Sebastian Schnitzler, LL.M. (UK)
Sebastian Schnitzler leads Deloitte Legal's EU/Public Procurement team in Germany from the Hamburg office.
Sebastian is passionate about EU public procurement law issues of all kinds. Sebastian has extensive experience with public-facing and legally complex projects at federal and state level as well as involving the private sector. Sebastian has proven expertise in public-public and public-private partnership projects. A particular focus is on IT procurement and digitisation projects as well as the R&D area, most recently for example in the context of the Hospital Future Fund as well as in the areas of quantum technology, ecosystem of digital identities, interdepartmental classified information communication, online access law and IT consolidation of the federal government.
His impulses go beyond legal advice and often create the basis for a successful implementation of the respective procurement and cooperation project or successful participation in a tender. Sebastian sees himself as a strategic advisor who is able to recognise business realities and political contexts and bring together heterogeneous interests. Sebastian develops and implements compliance structures and self-cleaning measures and has extensive experience in accompanying due diligence processes related to public procurement law as well as in conducting complex special audits in connection with procurement violations (public procurement compliance). He regularly represents his clients in review and appeal proceedings before the competent public procurement chambers and higher regional courts and has the necessary experience in dealing with public procurement litigation.
Sebastian is a licensed lawyer, specialist lawyer for public procurement law and mediator. He regularly conducts seminars and workshops and participates in academic discourse through lectures and specialist publications. Sebastian is a speaker at the Academy of the German Procurement Network, author of Beck's Online Commentary on Procurement Law and a member of forum vergabe e.V., the Procurement Law Working Group of the German Bar Association and the German Procurement Network. Sebastian is listed as "Best Lawyers" for regulated industries in Germany (Handelsblatt/Best Lawyers 2022).