René M. Kieselmann
Selection procedures in the area of population protection are exciting, because clients can specifically and sustainably create 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. Among others he is a member of SKW Schwarz’s IT & Digital Business and Life Sciences & Health 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, i.e. the prevention of health hazards. 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, in healthcare/pharmaceuticals and IT/banking sectors. He is also familiar with the structures of rescue services, civil protection, and disaster control as well as the regulatory context (SGB). Here 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.
Studies: Freiburg i. Br.
Awards & Recognitions
Handelsblatt in cooperation with Best Lawyers: Germany's best lawyers 2021, 2022
Recommended lawyer in the category "Public Private Partnership" (2021, 2022)
JUVE Handbook: Commercial Law Firms 2017–2022/2023
Frequently recommended lawyer in the category “Public Procurement Law” (2017–2022/2023)
Competitor about him: “pleasant & competent”
Client about him: "very good and strategically smart consulting plus deep detailed knowledge” (2020/2021)
Client about him: “very high professional expertise combined with a holistic approach to real-world problems” (2019/2020)
Quote of competitor about him: “Bei Rettungsdienstvergaben der Beste, kniet sich tief in die Materie ein.“ (2017/2018)
The Legal 500: Germany 2020-2023
Recommended lawyer in the category "Public Law: Public Procurement” (2022, 2023)
Named lawyer in the category “Public Procurement” (2020, 2021)
"René Kieselmann has very profound professional knowledge and is able to put it to use in the right places." (2023)
“Mr. Kieselmann has a particular ability to classify specific legal issues for an individual constellation and is thus able to offer advice that is strongly geared to the needs of the client.” (2021)
“René Kieselmann successfully represented the German Red Cross Solingen before the European Court of Justice together with Dr Mathias Pajunk on the subject of rescue service exemptions and expects an increased demand for advice in this segment as a result.” (2020)
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” (bit.ly/2l2nMzm)
René M. Kieselmann is member of the DVNW (Deutsches Vergabenetzwerk), Examination Board Hunters' Examination Berlin Senate Department, Mountain Rescue Schwarzwald, DLRG and Outdoorschule Süd.
Paramedic, Mountain rescuer and water rescuer