Roland Stein specialises in public procurement law and international trade law, including customs law and excise taxes, export controls and sanctions law as well as foreign direct investment reviews, antidumping and safeguard measures as well as general EU and WTO law. He represents clients in negotiations with the European Commission and EU member state authorities as well as before European and German courts.
In the area of public procurement, he advises both contracting authorities and bidders. Most of his clients that are contracting authorities are federal ministries or contractors in the fields of finance and energy. He furthermore advises bidders active in the services, technology, infrastructure and transport as well as in the defence and security sector. He has considerable experience with regard to public procurement compliance and self-cleaning – acting both for contracting authorities and bidders. This includes advising on sanctions imposed by the World Bank or other multilateral development banks.
Roland is recognised as a leading international trade lawyer as well as public procurement lawyer by Who’s Who Legal. Moreover, he is ranked among the best lawyers in the section of foreign trade and export control by kanzleimonitor.de (a survey of German in-house counsel) 2017/2018.
Before founding BLOMSTEIN, Roland worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP Berlin for almost ten years, most recently as counsel. He was seconded to the London office for six months and to two clients from the transport and industry sectors. Before joining Freshfields, he spent one year as an associate at a law firm in Frankfurt.