René M. Kieselmann
Certified Expert in Public Procurement Law
What was your most complex case?
Invitations to bid in the area of population protection are exciting, because clients can specifically influence safety structures for the benefit of the people. Complex awards in IT are also challenging, because it is necessary to moderate between public procurement law, technical aspirations, and innovations.

René M. Kieselmann specializes in EU public procurement law and associated legal fields. He is a member of SKW Schwarz’s IT & Digital Business Practice Group and has wide-ranging technical expertise in various areas. In addition to IT law, he advises on state aid law, subsidy law/grant law, and on rescue services and civil protection. Jointly with his team he is designing complex public procurement projects. René Kieselmann ensures adequate communication between bidders and clients, constructively conducting negotiations. SKW Schwarz advises on major bidding projects, including in the housing and IT/banking sectors. He is also familiar with the structures of rescue services, civil protection, and disaster control where he constructively designs award procedures on a long-term basis (“planning model”). In this connection, he also deals with issues of medical law ranging from emergency physicians to paramedics. While he is not litigating in court or before the Public Procurement Tribunal frequently, he has nevertheless gained considerable forensic experience since 2009, including at the Court of Justice of the European Union.



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Mountain rescuer, Water rescuer

Member of

  • DVNW (Deutsches Vergabenetzwerk)
  • Examination Board Hunters' Examination Berlin Senate Department
  • Mountain Rescue Schwarzwald; DLRG; Outdoorschule Süd

Awards / Recommendations

The Legal 500: Germany 2020

Named lawyer in the category “Public Procurement”

“René Kieselmann successfully represented the German Red Cross Solingen before the European Court of Justice on the subject of rescue service exemptions and expects an increased demand for advice in this segment as a result.”

JUVE Handbook: German Commercial Law Firms 2019/2020

Frequently recommended lawyer in the category “Public Procurement Law”

Client about him: “very high professional expertise combined with a holistic approach to real-world problems”

JUVE Handbook: German Commercial Law Firms 2018/2019

Frequently recommended lawyer in the category “Public Procurement Law”

German Public Procurement Network: Authors’ Award 2017

3rd place at the Authors’ Award of the 4th German Public Procurement Day 2017 for the contribution to the topic “civil protection and emergency rescue services” (

JUVE Handbook: German Commercial Law Firms 2017/2018

Frequently recommended lawyer in the category “Public Procurement Law”

Quote of competitor about him: “Bei Rettungsdienstvergaben der Beste, kniet sich tief in die Materie ein.“

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