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Hans-Joachim Priess
Course Leader at King's College London


Hans-Joachim's skill lies in the brokering of pragmatic and creative solutions and in his assured and effective negotiating manner. He advises governments, trade associations and multinational companies and represents them in litigation, in particular before the European courts. He has also represented many clients before the German procurement review bodies.

He was a member of a Federal Ministry of Economics commission of experts tasked with the reform of German public procurement law and is a member of the board of the external trade law centre at the University of Münster. In May 2009, he was appointed a board member of forum vergabe e.V., the German association for procurement law.

He writes extensively on public procurement, customs and trade issues and has a long list of publications to his credit, including Handbuch des europäischen Vergaberechts (3rd edition, 2005) and WTO Handbuch (2003). He is the joint editor and author of Beck’sches Formularbuch Vergaberecht (2nd ed, 2011) and VOL/A-Kommentar (2nd ed, 2011), and co-editor and author of Kommentar zur VOB/A (2011). He is also a member of the board of editors of Neue Zeitschrift für Baurecht und Vergaberecht, a leading German procurement law periodical.

The German legal directory JUVE (2011/12) describes him as a leading authority with a brilliant mind.