At KPMG Law, we know the special requirements of the public sector. We are aware of the state’s focus on the fulfillment of public tasks and we are aware of its financing options or their limits. We always keep the challenges posed by the public’s attention in mind and combine them with our extensive experience in the special regulations governing governmental action.
That is why we have put together a team of advisors with experts from all relevant areas of law, in order to be able to advise the public sector holistically in the fulfillment of its tasks and in the interaction between the state and the private sector.
The implementation of the energy and climate turnaround is a tour de force for all areas of our society – in Germany, Europe and ultimately also worldwide. The extensive, constantly evolving regulatory requirements fundamentally interfere with existing business models for energy suppliers, grid operators, municipalities and (large) consumers. We support our clients in complying with regulatory requirements and turning new requirements into opportunities.
The framework for state action is set by European, constitutional, municipal and budgetary law. This framework regulates the economic activities of the state, the organization of public task fulfillment and the state’s relationship with citizens and companies. We advise the public sector and its companies on the resulting possibilities, obligations and limits. With our expertise in civil service law, we also advise on the structure of public sector employment relationships.
Government grants are used to cover efficiency gaps for investments and services. These benefits must not lead to distortions of competition and create duties of care for the recipients of the benefits. We advise the public sector and its companies on how these grants can be awarded and used in a legally secure manner.
The importance of research and science is constantly increasing. We advise universities, scientific institutions as well as research-based industrial partners on the design and implementation of successful projects on financing, contract design and contract management. We also have extensive expertise in advising on administrative and higher education law, IP and data protection law, employment law, infrastructure and legal project management.
Ensuring modern medical care is and remains one of the most important tasks for the public sector. Regulatory requirements, demographic change, shortage of skilled workers, cost pressure and digitization are the key challenges here. With our knowledge of the industry and our extensive legal expertise, we support our clients in taking advantage of the opportunities in the healthcare markets with legal certainty.
Construction of new infrastructure must be in compliance with environmental and planning laws. We advise the public sector and its companies on how to manage these processes safely, efficiently, and expeditiously while ensuring appropriate transparency to all parties involved.
Public procurement law is intended to ensure economic efficiency and competition in public sector procurement. We advise clients and bidders on how to make the best possible use of the possibilities offered by public procurement law, not only to procure in a legally secure manner, but above all to achieve the scheduled and economic goals.
Public business law defines the framework for economic activities of all public sector enterprises. It contains rules for admission to competition as well as rules for conduct in competition and includes regulatory law and trade law. We advise the public sector and its companies on the legally secure use of entrepreneurial freedoms.
To meet climate targets, emissions in the building sector must be reduced by over 43 percent in the current decade. This requires high investments, new materials and new building technology. We show how the law can be used to address these challenges
How the public sector can tender construction projects to achieve its climate protection goals
Training to educate procuring entities to contribute to strengthening sustainability through public procurement and to fulfill legal obligations.
There is a need for action on the part of states, cities and municipalities for more climate protection, otherwise there is a threat of risks. Our whitepaper provides recommendations.
KPMG for universities & research institutions
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