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)

For further information, please contact:

Sven Humann
PwC Press Department
Phone: +49 0211 981 – 21 88
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www.pwc.de

About PwC Legal:

PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal AG Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft (law firm PwC Legal) is represented with more than 230 lawyers at 17 locations in Germany. It provides integrated legal advice in cooperation with the business lines audit and assurance services (Assurance), tax consulting services (Tax) as well as deals and consulting (Advisory) of PricewaterhouseCoopers GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft. Sound technical know-how and practice-oriented economic understanding characterize the way we work.

PwC Legal is a member of the worldwide PwC Legal network, with more than 3,200 lawyers offering their services in 90 countries worldwide.

About PwC:

The common purpose of PwC is to build trust in society and solve important problems. With a network of firms in 158 countries, more than 236,000 people are committed to providing high-value sector-specific services in the fields of Auditing, Tax- and Business Consulting.

The brand name, PwC, refers to the PwC network and/ or to one or several of its member firms, each of which is a separate legal entity. Further details under www.pwc.com/structure.