Dr. Thomas Kirch

Fachanwalt für Vergaberecht
Partner, Berlin
Tel. 030 - 20 64 19 - 0


Since March 2005, Dr. Kirch has been working for the Leinemann Partner Rechtsanwälte office in Berlin. His main area of focus is on supporting contracting parties and bidders during the procurement process, in particular during complex procurement procedures involving public transportation, IT or construction projects or in the defense and security sector. As the project preparation and realization phases progress, Dr. Kirch works hand-in-hand with his clients to not only develop a respective conflict-avoidance strategy but, if necessary, to also defend their interests vis-à-vis other parties involved in the procurement process before the review bodies. The portfolio of services rendered to the public sector also includes handling complete procurement procedures in the role of external awarding office. The resolution of legal questions related to state aid and public funding rounds off the range of consulting services offered in the procurement law sector.

In addition, Dr. Kirch also provides ongoing consulting services during infrastructure and structural engineering projects and, where necessary, sues for the payment of debts resulting from construction and planning projects.

Dr. Kirch is a procurement law specialist and one of the editors of the “VergabeNews” [procurement news] information service run by the Federal Gazette. He also lectures at procurement law seminars and symposiums and regularly publishes contributions in procurement law journals and books.

The “Legal 500 Deutschland” service for the legal trade in Germany ranks Dr. Kirch as a “highly recommended” procurement law expert and “a next generation lawyer”. “Who’s Who Legal 2018 Germany” describes him as “highly regarded for his extensive expertise in public procurement procedures, with commentators praising his ‘natural ability to grasp the fundamental issues of complex procurement procedures and present effective solutions’.”In addition, the Handelsblatt named him one of the best lawyers in Germany in the field of "Public Commercial Law" in 2021.


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2021 | Zeitschrift
Bitte wörtlich nehmen: Die Korrektur unternehmensbezogener Unterlagen

2021 | Publikation
Die Vergabe öffentlicher Aufträge

2018 | Publikation
International Comparative Legal Guide to: Public Procurement 2018 - Germany

All Publications by Dr. Thomas Kirch