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Selling Products and Services to Governments in the European Union - Critical Legal Developments

April 5, 2011
Arnold & Porter LLP
555 12th St., NW
Washington, DC
20004

The European public procurement market is becoming increasingly attractive to U.S. companies. Governments at all levels  in the European Union will invest an estimated US$ 3.4 trillion in government contracts in 2011. This special event, hosted by Arnold & Porter LLP, will provide an ideal opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge on key emerging issues in European public procurement law.

International experts, including experienced attorneys from Wolf Theiss, a leading European firm in the area of government contracts, will discuss pitfalls and opportunities when entering the European market. The session will focus on the new European Defense Directive, which will liberalize and harmonize the European defense market when the directive enters into force in August 2011. The program will also review bid protests under the European Union rules, and the European's Commission's pending initiative to reform the general procurement rules -- the "European Procurement Directives" -- which govern this enormous market

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