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Consortium around PwC Legal to provide legal advice to European Satellite Agency GSA

Düsseldorf, March 15, 2018

PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (PwC Legal) and its Czech Partner law firm PwC Czech Republic, as part of a consortium, won the bid to become the legal advisor for the European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA).

Together with German law firm Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek and Czech law firm Kocián Šolc Balaštík (KSB), PwC Legal will provide comprehensive legal advice services to the European Satellite Agency, in particular regarding public procurement, competition law and contract management. GSA announced its decision in January. The decisive factors why GSA came out in favour of the consortium partners were their expertise and experience in the satellite, aviation and technology sectors combined with their broad positioning and wide presence.

The European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA) headquartered in Prague was founded by the European Union. Its main task is to develop and implement the navigation satellite programs Galileo and EGNOS.

Advisors to GSA:

PwC Legal (Düsseldorf/Berlin)

Lead: Dr. Jan-Peter Ohrtmann (IP/IT), Marc Oliver Brock (IP/IT, Telecommunications, Air and Space Law), Dr. Friedrich Hausmann (Procurement), Dr. Georg Queisner (Procurement), Dr. Andreas Stricker (Grants)

PwC Legal Czech Republic (Prague)

Lead: Borivoy Libal (Grants), Milan Fric (Procurement)

Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek

Kocián Šolc Balaštík (KSB)

About PwC Legal:

In our global, rapidly changing business world, cooperation, restructuring, transactions, financing and social responsibility are topics that increasingly concern our clients. They need legal certainty for a wide range of complex tasks. That is why we advise them holistically and in close cooperation with PwC’s tax, human resources and finance experts and our international legal network in over 100 countries. Whether a globally active company, a public corporation or a wealthy private individual, every client has a personal contact at our firm who supports them responsibly in all matters of commercial law. In this way, we help our clients to secure their economic success in the long term.

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About PwC:

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