Wolf Theiss has advised OBB in a tender for up to 200 freight locomotives in areas dealing with procurement and contract law. Siemens succeeded as the best bidder in the tendering procedure.
According to Wolf Theiss, prior to the tendering procedure, OBB had been working to comprehensively overhaul the language of its contracts used in the acquisition of what the company calls 'rolling material' (i.e., engines, trains and cars) – a process in which Wolf Theiss had been advising over the course of several months. According to Wolf Theiss, "all the experience that the client had gained in remedying defects, lifecycle costs, the availability of replacement parts and other related issues was brought to bear on the new contractual language."
The new freight trains will be used in more than 10 countries in East and Southeast Europe as well as in Germany and Italy.
The Wolf Theiss team was led by Partner Christian Hoenig, assisted by Counsel Doris Buxbaum. Partner Manfred Essletzbichler led the project in matters concerning procurement law and was assisted by Counsel Philipp Marboe and Associates Alexandra Avram and Klara Durrhammer.