Matthias Mehlwitz specialises in public procurement and EU state aid law. In the area of public procurement law, he focuses on advising contracting authorities or bidders on EU contract award procedures, national invitations to tender or structured bidding processes. In complex procedures, he regularly performs the functions of an external awarding office on behalf of contracting authorities. His responsibilities include compiling the tender documentation, evaluating the applications to participate and bids, and organising and conducting bidder presentations and negotiations. His responsibilities further include documenting and steering the entire contract award procedure via an e-procurement platform. He also represents his clients in review proceedings before public procurement tribunals or in appeal divisions at the competent higher regional courts.
In EU state aid law, Matthias Mehlwitz especially advises municipalities and municipal undertakings. He has considerable expertise when it comes to property development projects and also in the area of trade fairs and conferences, as well as in culture and art. Together with Luther’s Brussels office, he advises on matters involving services of general interest and the application of the EU General Block Exemption Regulation.
Matthias Mehlwitz studied law at the University of Münster (Germany). He then carried out his legal training at the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf (Germany), which included training periods at the Rhineland Public Procurement Tribunal – Düsseldorf Panel and at the German University of Administrative Sciences in Speyer (Germany), where he also successfully completed his LL.M. programme "State and Administration in Europe" in 2019. At the same time, he worked as a research assistant and then as a lawyer in a medium-sized business law firm. Matthias Mehlwitz was admitted to the German Bar in 2019 and joined Luther’s Essen office as a lawyer in 2020.