Photo, Prof. Dr. Marc Gabriel LL.M. (NTU UK)

Prof. Dr. Marc Gabriel LL.M. (NTU UK)

Baker McKenzie Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH von Rechtsanwälten und Steuerberatern


Prof. Dr. Marc Gabriel is a lawyer, a specialist lawyer for medical law, for public procurement law and for administrative law and a partner in the Berlin office of Baker McKenzie. With over twenty years of professional experience, Prof. Dr. Gabriel co-heads the Public Law Practice Group and the Regulatory & Public Sector in Germany. He is an honorary professor at the Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, a member of the specialist lawyers' committee for public procurement law of the Berlin Bar Association, editor and author of numerous specialist publications and standard works on public law and in particular on healthcare law and public procurement law. Prof. Dr. Gabriel has been named among the leading and most recommended lawyers in these fields for many years by JUVE, Chambers, Legal 500, etc.

Practice Focus

Prof. Dr. Gabriel's practice focuses on advising regulated industries on all public law, healthcare law and, in particular, public procurement law issues. He legally supports globally active companies as well as governments and state institutions in major projects affecting the public sector. He also advises and represents bidders and contracting authorities in procurement and review proceedings. Prof. Dr. Gabriel has more than 20 years of project experience and extensive industry expertise, particularly in the pharmaceutical and healthcare, infrastructure and transport, and defense and security sectors. Another focus of his advisory practice is the accompaniment of infringement proceedings, state aid review proceedings, public-private partnerships and privatisations as well as state selection/bidding procedures under European law.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising and representing international pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers and commercial enterprises in connection with major procurement projects of the German Federal Government and the European Commission to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Advising and representing leading global pharmaceutical companies as bidders in health insurance tenders and award review proceedings as well as in defending contractual penalty and damage claims of statutory health insurance companies due to supply shortfalls in the implementation of drug discount agreements with contract and litigation values in the billion euro range.

  • Advising a European government and several European defense ministries on the national implementation of the Defense Procurement Directive 2009/81/EC and on the award of various major defense-related projects.

  • Advising a leading pan-European passenger transport operator on public procurement and state aid law aspects with regard to the implementation and application of the Regulation 1370/07 on passenger transport services by rail and road.

Professional Honors

  • Leading name in public procurement law and healthcare law in JUVE Germany, Chambers Europe and Chambers Global, Legal 500, Who's Who Legal, Handelsblatt / Best Lawyers, Wirtschaftswoche et al. for over 10 years
  • Lawyer of the year for public commercial law, Handelsblatt / Best Lawyers 2021/2022
  • Lawyer of the year for pharmaceutical law, Handelsblatt / Best Lawyers 2018/2019
  • Lawyer of the year for healthcare law, Handelsblatt / Best Lawyers 2016/2017
  • Law firm of the year for public procurement law, JUVE Germany 2014/2015 and 2021/2022

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • AG Generika of Bundesverband der Arzneimittel-Hersteller (B.A.H.) - Member
  • ARGE Vergaberecht of Deutscher Anwaltsverein (DAV) - Member
  • Specialist lawyers' committee for public procurement law of the Berlin Bar Association - Member
  • Forum Vergabe (Public Procurement Forum) - Member
  • Gesellschaft für Umweltrecht (Society for Environmental Law) - Member


  • Germany (2001)


  • Goethe University of Frankfurt (Honorary Professor)
  • Fachanwalt für Medizinrecht (Attorney specializing in Medical Law) (Attorney specializing in Medical Law)
  • Fachanwalt für Vergaberecht (Attorney specializing in Public Procurement Law)
  • Fachanwalt für Verwaltungsrecht (Attorney specializing in Public Administrative Law)
  • Nottingham Trent University (Master of Laws - LL.M.)
  • Free University of Berlin (Doctor of Law - Dr. iur.)
  • Leuphana University Lueneburg (Post Graduate Studies Environmental Law)
  • Higher Regional Court, Berlin (Assessor Exam)
  • Free University of Berlin (Referendar Exam)


  • English
  • German

I. Editorships and Monographs

Editor and author, Art. 17 Bietergemeinschaften, Art. 18 Nachunternehmer, chapter 14 (Art. 74-80) Auftragsvergaben im Bereich der gesetzlichen Krankenversicherung: Krankenkassenausschreibungen (SGB V), chapter 16 (Art. 82-86) Strukturierte Bieterverfahren nach europarechtlichen Verfahrensvorgaben (AEUV), "Handbuch Vergaberecht," edited by Gabriel/Krohn/Neun, Verlag C.H.Beck, 3rd edition, 24 March 2021

Editor and author, Teil 6 Wettbewerbliche Selektivverträge für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte (Art. 13 Individualvertragliche Steuerungsinstrumente, Art. 14
Ausschreibung von Verträgen in der GKV), "Pharmarecht – Arzneimittel- und Medizinprodukterecht," edited by Meier/v. Czettritz/Gabriel/Kaufmann, Verlag C.H.Beck, 2nd edition, 2018

Editor and author of the commentaries on Art. 128, 129, 160 GWB, "Beck'scher Online- Kommentar zum Vergaberecht," edited by Gabriel/Mertens/Prieß/Stein, BeckOK VergabeR, Verlag C.H.Beck, 2016 (since then continuous)

Editor and author of the chapter on requirements under public procurement law regarding bidding consortiums, "Die Bietergemeinschaft – Ausschreibungsphase, Auftragsdurchführung und Auseinandersetzung," edited by Gabriel/Benecke/Geldsetzer, Carl Heymanns Verlag, 2007