Public law

We make public task fulfillment legally secure. And better.

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.

Consulting focus

  • Energy Law

    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.

  • European, constitutional, municipal and budgetary law

    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.

  • EU state aid and subsidy law

    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.

  • Higher education and science law

    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.

  • Law of the health care industry

    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.

  • Environmental and planning law

    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

    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 commercial law

    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.

Explore #more

29.04.2024 | KPMG Law Insights

Agreement on ecodesign regulation: products to become more sustainable

14.01.2024 | Press releases

Verena Poschmann and Robert Müller strengthen KPMG Law

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These legislative changes will affect companies in 2024

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Single-use plastic fund law: New levy to reduce single-use plastic

13.12.2023 | PR Publications

Guest article: More efficiency in response to the “budget gap”

09.11.2023 | KPMG Law Insights

Mantelverordnung: New rules for mineral substitute building materials

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EU third country subsidy regulation: This applies to M&A transactions


Guest article by Mario Urso and Simon Meyer in RECYCLING magazine


Guest article by Isabelle Knoché and Jasmin Runge on greenwashing in W&V

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eForms: New standard forms for contracting authorities

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Here you will find further articles by our KPMG Law Expert:in on current public law topics on KPMG Klardenker, the blog of our cooperation partner KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft:
10.02.2023 | Henrik-Christian Baumann

Start-ups and administration hand in hand: rethinking procurement

How startups can be better considered in public tenders.

14.10.2022 | Dr. Moritz Püstow

Commission takes a closer look at subsidies from non-EU countries

Internal market and European companies to be better protected.


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