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INTERNATIONALES VERGABERECHT

  • Opening doors to EU and GPA markets for Ukrainian business: How to move from theory to praxis?”, presentation at the International Public Procurement Conference “Public Procurement Reform in Ukraine – Continuing the Momentum”, organized by the EU funded project “Harmonisation of Public Procurement System in Ukraine with EU Standards” (Kiev, Ukraine, September 29, 2017)
  • Practical effects for foreign bidders due to Ukraine’s accession to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement”, presentation at the seminar "Recent Developments in the Ukrainian Public Procurement Regime: How can Foreign Bidders Benefit from Ukraine’s recent Accession to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement and the new Ukrainian Electronic Procurement Platform “Prozorro?", organized by the Austrian Embassy in Ukraine and SCHNITZER LAW (Kiev, Ukraine, March 20, 2017)
  • Practical problems for an international company following compliance rules when competing for public contracts in Ukraine”, presentation at the seminar "Recent Developments in the Ukrainian Public Procurement Regime: How can Foreign Bidders Benefit from Ukraine’s recent Accession to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement and the new Ukrainian Electronic Procurement Platform “Prozorro?", organized by the Austrian Embassy in Ukraine and SCHNITZER LAW (Kiev, Ukraine, March 20, 2017)
  • Domestic Review Procedures in other GPA Member Countries: The case of Austria”, member of panel and presentation at the “Workshop on the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement and its Implementation in Ukraine”, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) in Coordination with the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (Kiev, Ukraine, July 23, 2015)
  • E-Procurement and its Evolution in the WTO Government Procurement Agreement and how e-procurement combats Corruption”, member of panel and presentation at the “Workshop on the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement and its Implementation in Ukraine”, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) in Coordination with the  Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (Kiev, Ukraine, July 21, 2015)
  • "Expanding the GPA’s membership: Any change of “picking up the pace”? – The accession of New Zealand and Montenegro: New Models for Success?”, member of panel and presentation at the conference "Public Procurement Global Revolution VI" (Nottingham, United Kingdom, June 15, 2015)
  • "Status of Ukraine’s accession to the WTO GPA", member of panel and presentation at the “Public Procurement Reform in Ukraine: Review Session” organized by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) (Kiev, Ukraine, May 27, 2015)
  • "Implementation strategy for the use of framework agreements in Mongolia – A consultant’s proposal”, member of panel and presentation at the workshop on “Best practice for framework agreements in Mongolia” organized by the Government Procurement Agency of Mongolia and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) (Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, March 31, 2015)
  • UNCITRAL Model Law on framework agreements”, member of panel and presentation at the “Capacity Building Session for Observers from Eastern Europe/Central Asia to WTO Agreement on Government Procurement” organized by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) (Geneva, Switzerland, February 13, 2015)
  • UNCITRAL Model Law guidelines for review procedures”, member of panel and presentation at the “Capacity Building Session for Observers from Eastern Europe/Central Asia to WTO Agreement on Government Procurement” organized by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) (Geneva, Switzerland, February 11, 2015)
  • Challenges for GPA-acceding nations”, member of panel and presentation at the colloquium “Brazil and the WTO Government Procurement Agreement” organized by the Washington University Law School (Washington, DC, USA, November 4, 2014)
  • "The WTO Government Procurement Agreement: What is negotiable?”, member of panel and presentation at the “Capacity Building Session for the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan” organized by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) (Vienna, Austria, September 23, 2014)
  • "The WTO GPA: Coverage issues & problems of coverage", member of panel and presentation at the “Capacity Building Session for Observers from Eastern Europe/Central Asia to the WTO GPA” organized by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) (Geneva, Switzerland, June 24, 2014)

  • "Synergies between international regimes and domestic reforms: 2011 UNCITRAL Model Law in the WTO GPA accession process", member of panel and presentation at the “Capacity Building Session for Observers from Eastern Europe/Central Asia to the WTO GPA” organized by the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) (Geneva, Switzerland, June 23, 2014)

  • "Implementing the GPA and Regional Trade Agreement’s: Legal issues and practical solutions", member of panel and presentation at the "WTO National Seminar for Armenia on the Agreement on Government Procurement" organized by the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Ministry of Finance of Armenia and the US Department of Commerce (Tsaghkadzor, Armenia, April 27, 2014)
  • "The government procurement regime in Armenia: Relevant developments and considerations regarding implementation of the revised GPA", member of panel and presentation at the "WTO National Seminar for Armenia on the Agreement on Government Procurement" organized by the World Trade Organization (WTO), the Ministry of Finance of Armenia and the US Department of Commerce (Tsaghkadzor, Armenia, April 26, 2014)
  • "The relevance of the WTO Government Procurement Agreement principles and international best practices for good procurement policy: Experiences from the region", member of panel and presentation at the “WTO Regional Workshop on Government Procurement for Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus Countries” organized by the World Trade Organization (WTO) (Vienna, Austria, October 24, 2013)
  • "The WTO Government Procurement Agreement cornerstone principles: Non-discrimination and transparency" member of panel and presentation at the seminar "Commitments of Montenegro Undertaken Through Membership in the World Trade Organization" organized by the World Trade Organization (WTO), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Public Procurement Administration of Montenegro (Podgorica, Montenegro, September 13, 2013)
  • "Montenegro’s potential accession to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement: Procedural and institutional requirements" member of panel and presentation at the seminar "Commitments of Montenegro Undertaken Through Membership in the World Trade Organization" organized by the World Trade Organization (WTO), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Public Procurement Administration of Montenegro (Podgorica, Montenegro, September 13, 2013)
  • "What is the WTO Government Procurement Agreement: global context and potential benefits" member of panel and presentation at the seminar "Commitments of Montenegro Undertaken Through Membership in the World Trade Organization" organized by the World Trade Organization (WTO), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Public Procurement Administration of Montenegro (Podgorica, Montenegro, September 12, 2013)
  • "Montenegro’s potential accession to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement: Key issues", member of panel and presentation at the seminar "Commitments of Montenegro Undertaken Through Membership in the World Trade Organization" organized by the World Trade Organization (WTO), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Public Procurement Administration of Montenegro (Podgorica, Montenegro, September 12, 2013)
  • "The UNCITRAL Model Law – challenges and opportunities: The use of the Model Law on the international stage", member of panel and presentation at the conference "Public Procurement Global Revolution VI" (Nottingham, United Kingdom, June 24-25, 2013)
  • "What is the WTO Government Procurement Agreement: Global context and potential benefits" member of panel and presentation at the "Capacity Building Session regarding potential accession to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement" organized by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) (London, UK, March 27, 2013)
  • "The WTO Government Procurement Agreement cornerstone principles: Non-discrimination and transparency", member of panel and presentation at the "Capacity Building Session regarding potential accession to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement" organized by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) (London, UK, March 27, 2013)
  • "The WTO Government Procurement Agreement: How did other nations handle input from industry on the need for reservations" member of panel and presentation at the "Capacity Building Session regarding potential accession to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement" organized by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) (London, UK, March 26, 2013)
  • "The WTO Government Procurement Agreement: Procedural and institutional requirements" member of panel and presentation at the "Capacity Building Session regarding potential accession to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement" organized by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) (London, UK, March 25, 2013)
  • "WTO Agreement on Government Procurement – Refresher training", workshop leader, member of panel and presentation at the workshop "Ukraine's potential accession to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement" organized by the European Bank for Reconstruction (Kiev, Ukraine, 27 January, 2012)
  • "The coverage negotiations under the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement", workshop leader, member of panel and presentation at the workshop "Ukraine's potential accession to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement" organized by the European Bank for Reconstruction  (Kiev, Ukraine, November 17-18, 2011)
  • "Enforcement mechanism, once markets are opened per the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement", workshop leader, member of panel and presentation at the workshop "Ukraine's potential accession to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement" organized by the European Bank for Reconstruction  (Kiev, Ukraine, November 17-18, 2011)
  • "How did other nations handle input from industry on the need for reservations", workshop leader, member of panel and presentation at the workshop "Ukraine's potential accession to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement" organized by the European Bank for Reconstruction  (Kiev, Ukraine, November 17-18, 2011)
  • "Legal effects of the WTO Government Procurement Agreement in the European Union" member of panel and presentation at the Thomson West Government Contracts Year in Review Conference (Washington, D.C., USA, February 22, 2011)
  • "Regulating Public procurement Law at the Supranational Level: The Example of EU Agreements on Public Procurement", presentation at the 4th International Public Procurement Conference (Seoul, South Korea, August 27, 2010)