Speaker details

18th Annual IBA Anti-Corruption Conference

14 Jun - 15 Jun 2022

OECD Conference Centre, Paris, France

Speaker information

Roland Stein


Roland Stein specialises in public procurement law and international trade law. He is a founding partner of the leading boutique law firm BLOMSTEIN based in Berlin, Germany. Besides, Roland is co-chair of the IBA subcommittee on debarments and exclusions. Roland has been advising international clients for more than 15 years. He is particularly experienced in the areas of energy, general industry, infrastructure, IT and technology as well as defence and security. In the area of public procurement, he mostly advises bidders. He has considerable experience regarding public procurement compliance (exclusions, debarments and self-cleaning). This includes advising on sanctions imposed by national authorities, the World Bank and other multilateral development banks. In addition to that, he assists sanctioned companies in reviewing their compliance systems by acting as a World Bank admitted monitor. Furthermore, Roland advises international companies (and sometimes the government) in German foreign investment control proceedings in connection with cross-border M&A transactions. His expertise also covers other international trade law areas such as customs law and excise taxes, export control and sanctions law. Roland is regularly listed as one of the leading lawyers in Government Contracts (“Thought Leader”) and Trade & Customs by Who’s Who Legal. He is also represented in rankings by JUVE, The Legal 500 Deutschland, Chambers and Best Lawyers and is ranked among Germany’s most renowned lawyers according to German business magazines “Wirtschaftswoche” and “Handelsblatt”. Moreover, he is listed in WorldECR’s Directory of Experts as a specialist for export control and sanctions compliance. Roland studied law at the Universities of Heidelberg and Leeds and holds both a Master of Laws degree and a Doctor of Laws degree from the University Frankfurt. He is half German and half Brazilian and grew up in São Paulo, Brazil. He has close relationships to Brazilian law firms and regularly gives speeches on issues affecting Brazil and the EU. Roland is admitted to the Bar in Germany (Rechtsanwalt).


ESG-related violations as exclusion grounds?

Wednesday 15 June (1015 - 1115)