Marche takes over restaurant and food service at Wilhelma - procedures and contract managed by Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek

May, 2018 - Duesseldorf, Germany

Marche Moevenpick Deutschland GmbH has taken over the restaurant and food service at the Wilhelma in Stuttgart with effect from May 1, 2018. The zoological-botanical gardens attract more than one million visitors each year.

The price was not the only factor behind the decision to award the contract to Marché. It also offered the best catering and structural concepts. Marche is committed to offering regional, seasonal, sustainable, and organic food and beverages. Marche will also convert and sustainably modernize the three restaurant and food service buildings.

"The tender has been a complete success for the Federal State. In the context of the bidding process, Wilhelma was able to set specifications for the conversion work as well as for the operation of the restaurant and food service," Dr. Ute Jasper is pleased to report. "The specifications for a sustainable and geological offer also enable the Wilhelma to live up to its role-model function in the catering area," adds Dr. Christopher Marx.

Dr. Jasper and her team have already successfully concluded numerous multi-billion regional rail transportation contracts for the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg in the past, enabling significant savings for the State.

The Public Sector & Public Procurement department led by Ute Jasper has been one of the three best procurement law practices for years. Since 1991, it has advised on awards, restructuring, large-scale projects, and cooperations in the public sector and has accompanied several hundred large-scale projects of the federal, state, and local authorities and their subsidiaries with a total volume of more than EUR 20 billion without any procedures having been successfully challenged.

Dr. Ute Jasper is one of the most renowned lawyers for procurement and infrastructure projects in the public sector. She advises federal and state ministries, municipalities, and businesses, particularly on innovative and complex projects. Ute Jasper heads Heuking Kuhn Luer Wojtek's "Public Sector & Public Procurement" department. For years, she has been ranked number 1 in JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms, most recently in its 2017/2018 issue, and according to "Law Firms in Germany," is the "premier contact on the market" for infrastructure. In October 2016, she received the JUVE Award for Regulated Industries with her team.

Dr. Christopher Marx is a lawyer in the "Public Sector & Public Procurement" Practice Group, Duesseldorf. His work focuses on designing contracts under civil law.