Dr Marc Opitz

Specialist lawyer for public procurement law


  • Procurement law
  • Privately financed infrastructure (PFI)
  • Corporate compliance

Dr Marc Opitz advises contracting entities and bidders on all questions of procurement law and contract law. He structures, plans and executes contract award procedures including contract design and negotiations and represents contracting entities and bidders in procurement review proceedings and lawsuits. His practice is focussed in particular on utilities, information technology and public transport.


What others say

Listed as "frequently recommended"; "high technical expertise and constructive spirit", competitor – JUVE Handbook 2018/2019


Ranked as one of the best lawyers for public procurement law – WirtschaftsWoche "Top-Kanzleien" ranking of 20 November 2018


Recent work

  • Representing bidders and public entities in more than 50 federal and regional procurement review proceedings and before Germany´s Higher Courts
  • Advising a regional hospital company on a on a high-rise new build project
  • Defend a SME against permanent exclusion of awarding procedures
  • Advising a sectoral contracting entity on tendering insurance services
  • Representing several construction companies in damage claims against public entities
  • Procurement of Deutsche Bahn's new high-speed fleet ICx: Advising on public procurement law
  • Advising a bidding company with regard to the procurement of urban railway services
  • Advising on public procurement and contract law with regard to an IT outsourcing project
  • Procurement of proprietary software for an industrial company: contract design and contract negotiation
  • Advising a health insurance fund on an outsourcing project
  • Expertise on state aid and procurement law in the public transport sector for a transport association
  • Advising a housing company on a PPP in Wiesbaden


Further qualifications and memberships

  • Author and speaker on German and European Public Procurement Law
  • Member of forum vergabe e.V.
  • Staff Member of the journal „Vergaberecht“

Publications (in German)

Events (in German)

Curriculum vitae

  • Studied law at the Universities of Mainz and Geneva, 1991 to 1996
  • Legal clerkships at Germany’s centre of competence for administrative sciences in Speyer, at Germany´s Representative of Industry and Trade in Washington D.C. and at the Higher Regional Court of Koblenz, 1996 to 1998
  • Research assistant at the University of Mainz (Prof. Dr. Meinrad Dreher, LL.M.), 1998 to 2002
  • PhD at the University of Mainz, 2003
  • Lawyer in an international law firm, 2003 to 2007
  • Inhouse counsel at Deutsche Bahn AG, 2007 to 2013
  • Lawyer at Kapellmann since 2014