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Dr. Roland M. Stein


Blomstein, Berlin, Germany

Roland Stein specialises in public procurement law and international trade law, particularly in the fields of energy, general industry, infrastructure, IT and technology as well as in the defence and security sector. He assists his clients in Germany and abroad.

In the area of public procurement, he mostly advises bidders. He has considerable experience with regard to public procurement compliance (exclusions, debarments and self-cleaning). This includes advising on sanctions imposed by national authorities as well as by the World Bank and other multilateral development banks. In addition to that, he assists sanctioned companies in reviewing their compliance systems by acting as a World Bank admitted monitor.

Roland Stein also advises companies in all areas of international trade law, including customs law and excise taxes, export controls and sanctions law as well as WTO (particularly anti-dumping and safeguard measures) and general EU law. He furthermore guides his clients in market access strategies and assists in overcoming legal and political obstacles.

Roland is recognized as a leading public procurement lawyer since 2016 by Who’s Who Legal (Government Contracts) and was selected to the „Thought Leaders Global Elite 2019“ from Who’s Who Legal. Moreover, he is ranked among the best lawyers in the section of foreign trade and export control by kanzleimonitor.de (a survey of German in-house counsels) 2017/2018 and recommended by Who’s Who Legal Trade & Customs (2018).

Roland Stein is a member of the board of the Forum Contracting association, co-leader of the defence and security division of forum vergabe (Gesprächskreis Verteidigungs- und Sicherheitsvergaben), co-chair of the IBA subcommittee on debarments and exclusions, a coeditor of the journal Contracting und Recht and a coeditor of the public procurement law commentary from the publishing house Beck (Beck’scher Online-Kommentar zum Vergaberecht). He regularly gives speeches on international trade and public procurement law issues.

Module 4: European and International Business and Trade Law

EU Public Procurement Law