Name: Steen Bruun-Nielsen

Nationality: Danish

Education: Cand.Jur. (Master of Law), University of Copenhagen.

Professional background and activities:

Employment in central government, universities and private business. During recent many years participation in numerous international projects as independent legal expert. Main activities included:

  • Design of bespoke solutions for public procurement/concession/PPP legislation based on good international practices
  • Review of national legislation to verify compliance with international rules      
  • Development of legislative and institution –building strategies
  • Evaluation of risk allocation and contractual mechanisms in PPP infrastructure projects
  • Preparation of tender documentation and designing the tender process of PPP infrastructure projects
  • Advise on strategies and planning of the EU association process, including negotiation strategies  
  • Development and delivery of various types of legal training 
  • Advice on legislative preparation and law drafting

Country Experience:

Europe: Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria,Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Georgia, Ireland, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine Middle East: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon Asia: Cambodia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan Africa: Comoro Islands,Americas: St Vincent and Grenadines.

Languages: English, French, German, Danish (mother tongue)

Recent International Projects:

CAMBODIA: EU Project on Reform of Public Procurement Law (2022 – on-going):

  • Analysis of existing legislation on the basis of good practices as defined by procedures/model laws of UN,WTO, EU, OECD and international financial institutions.
  • Assistance to development of legislative mechanisms and concrete drafts.
  • Various training activities

ARMENIA: EU project concerning Justice Reform (2021 – 2022):

  • Development of draft revisions to the Armenian Public Administration legislation
  • Review of relevant international norms and national legislations as basis for developing the draft revisions.
  • Assessment of the impact of the possible draft revisions.

KOSOVO: UK bilateral project concerning Assistance to Kosovo institutions in charge of public procurement, competition and state aid (2018 – 2020)

  • Development and overall management of assistance concerning competition, state aid and public procurement. 
  • Advisory support to the public procurement review body (PRB) concerning decision-making and organisational reform. 
  • Preparation and implementation of a training program for PRB staff to improve legal interpretation skills.

LEBANON, EGYPT, JORDAN AND TURKEY: OECD/SIGMA asistance to public procurement reform (2015- 2021)

  • Development of concept documents as basis for legislative reform and review of draft legislation. 
  • Assessment of institutional structures and  capacities. 
  • Training in tender evaluation techniques and public private partnerships/concessions.

UKRAINE: EU project concerning support to public procurement reform (2013 – 2017)

  • Development of legislative strategies and planning for reform of concession, PPP and public procurement legislation in the context of the EU association process. 
  • EU compliance assessments (gap analysis) of existing legislation, concrete advice on drafting problems as well as clarifying the role of e-procurement. 
  • Development of bespoke standard procedures and guidelines for various phases of the tender process
  • Preparation and implementation of a training programme for the Public Procurement Complaints Committee. 
  • Training in legislative drafting for central government officials and other capacity building in government entities involved in control – and contract management activities.

I am happy to email my full CV on request.