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Dr. Annette Mutschler-Siebert, M. Jur. (Oxon)

Dr. Annette Mutschler-Siebert is a partner in the firm's Berlin office. She advises clients on public procurement law as well as European, competition and commercial law. One focus of her work is the structuring and support of complex award procedures, privatization projects and public private partnership projects, both on the client and bidder side. 

Annette also advises clients on all antitrust law issues, including the structuring of distribution, the drafting of research and development agreements and antitrust compliance. She advises and assists clients in merger control registration proceedings. She also regularly represents clients before public procurement review bodies, the German Federal Cartel Office and the EU Commission as well as the German and European courts.

Annette is regularly recommended by legal handbooks such as JUVE Handbuch, Who's Who Legal, Chambers Europe and Best Lawyers/Handelsblatt für Vergaberecht.

In Chambers Europe 2020, clients describe Annette as "one of the big names" in Public Procurement/PPP. In the JUVE Handbook 2018/2019 clients praise her "great expertise in public procurement law"; competitors describe her as "excellent lawyer, careful and solution-oriented". In the JUVE Handbook 2019/2020 competitors emphasize her antitrust law know-how: "good at the junction with antitrust law". Legal 500 Deutschland 2020 also praises her far-reaching skills: 'Annette Mutschler-Siebert has high professional competence in all areas of public procurement law but also in antitrust law. ’ 

Annette joined the firm in July 2009. From 2003 through 2009 she worked for another renowned international law firm in Berlin, where she was principal associate between November 2007 and 2009.

Apart from her lecture and publication activities on issues regarding procurement, antitrust and European law, Annette is:

  • Chairwoman of the Executive Committee of the Working Group Public Procurement Law of the German Bar Association “DAV
  • A member of the advisory committee of the procurement law journal “VergabeR”
  • Member of the Board of the German Bar Association.
  • MA course of studies in Real Estate Law – University of Münster, course on procurement law, since 2009
  • “Digital Platform Competition: Reshaping advertising, data and online sales in Australia and Europe” K&L Gates Australia-Berlin Webinar
  • Lecture in the context of the training for specialist lawyers for public procurement law “Primary legal protection in contract award review proceedings” (Primärrechtsschutz im Vergabenachprüfungsverfahren), 2020
  • Lecturer in the context of the Euroforum-Seminar “The qualified procurement practitioner”- „Der qualifizierte Vergabepraktiker“- Publication of national and EU-wide award procedures, competition and eligibility („Der qualifizierte Vergabepraktiker“- Veröffentlichung nationaler und EU-weiter Vergabeverfahren, Teilnahmewettbewerb und Eignung), 2019
  • “Current developments in the field of public procurement self-cleansing” (Aktuelle Entwicklungen im Bereich der vergaberechtlichen Selbstreinigung), lecture at the German Public Procurement Law Day, 2019
  • “Hands off my employees!” Are agreements in the personnel area permissible under cartel law? („Finger weg von meinen Mitarbeitern!” Sind Absprachen im Personalbereich kartellrechtlich zulässig?); German Syndicate Attorney Day 2019
  • Competition register at the Federal Cartel Office - Who is registered and how to get out (Wettbewerbsregister beim BKartA – Wer wird eingetragen und wie kommt man wieder raus) – BUJ Antitrust Law Summit 2018
  • K&L Gates Luxury & Fashion Webinar –Optimizing Your Brand Equity and Distribution Strategy; 2018
  • Changes to the subject of the contract in negotiated procedure Broadcast of § 132 GWB? - A mental game; Public Procurement FORUM 2017 (Änderungen des Auftragsgegenstandes im Verhandlungsverfahren Ausstrahlung des § 132 GWB? - Ein Gedankenspiel; VergabeFORUM 2017)
  • Lecturer in the specialist attorney course of the German Lawyer Academy (2016-2020)
  • Lecturer in the context of the further training course to gain the “Qualification as a funds manager for companies” (Qualifizierung zum Fördermittel-Manager für Unternehmen) by Emcra (2011-2014) – Public tendering: opportunities and pitfalls from the bidder's point of view
  • SPNV workshop “Procuring vehicles at favorable prices“ (Fahrzeuge günstig beschaffen), in cooperation with  TÜV Rheinland Intertraffic GmbH
  • Master Class: Awarding and Managing Concession Contracts using Directive 2014/23/EC, Maastricht 09/10 June 2016, EIPA
  • Procuring transport services, vehicles and other services for the local and regional transport network pursuant to the new procurement law regiment, expert conference on development, tendering and procurement of suburban and tram railway systems, 05/06.04.2016, Breidenbach & Frost
  • Lecture at the 7th K&L Gates Rail and Infrastructure Finance Conference (12 November 2015): procurement of transport services and vehicles pursuant to the new procurement law regiment
  • “Public procurement sanctions and self-cleansing: current practice and the future corruption database” (Vergabesanktionen und Selbstreinigung: Aktuelle Praxis und das künftige Korruptionsregister), BUJ KartR Summit (2014)
  • “Strategic public procurement: opportunities, risks, implementation“ (Strategisches Beschaffungswesen: Chancen, Risiken, Umsetzung), Wegweiser Media & Conferences GmbH Berlin, 16th Procurement Conference (2014)
  • Speaker at various Euroforum events, e.g. key focus procurement law 2012: “The end of distinguishing between suitability and award criteria?” (Kein Mehr an Eignung – das Ende der Trennung zwischen Eignungs- und Zuschlagskriterien?) and 2011: “Admission or admissibility and evaluation of alternative tenders” (Zulassung bzw. Zulässigkeit und Wertung von Nebenangeboten)
  • In-house workshops on antitrust and procurement law and compliance trainings for companies, for example recently for an international telecommunications company
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Dr. Mutschler-Siebert is, inter alia, the author of the "Beck’s Manual of Public Procurement Law" (Beck'sches Handbuch des Vergaberechts), the "Juris- Practical Commentary on Public Procurement Law" (Juris- Praxiskommentar Vergaberecht), the "Beck’s Form Book Public Procurement Law" (Beck'sches Formularbuch Vergaberecht) and the "Beck’s PPP-Manual" (Beck‘sches PPP-Handbuch) as well as the "BeckOK Public Procurement Law" (BeckOK Vergaberecht) and the report on "PPP in public building construction" (PPP im öffentlichen Hochbau) commissioned by the Federal Government

  • 2016, The accommodation of refugees - constructional, regulatory and public procurement law aspects, together with Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ewer (Die Unterbringung von Flüchtlingen – bau-, ordnungs- und vergaberechtliche Aspekte, zusammen mit Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ewer); Article
  • 2016, Euroforum: The procurement of Local Public Transport Services - Innovations or Clarifications by the Public Procurement Law Reform? (Die Vergabe von SPNV-Leistungen – Neuerungen oder Klarstellungen durch die Vergaberechtsreform?); Article
  • January 2013, Global Government Solutions® 2013: Annual Outlook,“ K&L Gates Publication
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