Our specialist team of regulated procurement lawyers advise on all aspects of UK, European Member State and international regulated public and utilities procurement law. We advise public bodies and regulated utilities on structuring and delivering high value procurements for contracts across all of our sectors.

Many of our clients are suppliers to the public and utilities sector who come to us for strategic support in bidding for contracts. We have a team of specialist disputes lawyers who represent clients in contentious procurement proceedings before national and European courts and in front of the European Commission and national regulators.

Lessons from the Post Office Inquiry - when can a bidder be excluded under public procurement rules?

In our latest podcast Craig McCarthy, Laura Thornton and Kate Davies reflect on the current discussion around Fujitsu and its role in the Post Office Inquiry. 

Experience

Scottish & Southern Energy

Worked with the SSE legal and procurement teams on the application of the Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 and EU Treaty principles. Advised on the whole procurement process from pre-market engagement, PQQ, ITT and contract award.

European Investment Bank

Advised the EIB on European Union the procurement requirements for the investment of EU funds in the UK via groups of combined local authorities.

Nutricia Medical

Advised on NHS public procurement, including on bidding strategy and procurement challenges.

PwC

Supported on a range of public procurement matters including a dispute over a £multi-million Ministry of Defence outsourcing contract.

Babcock International Group

Advised the Marine & Technology Division and Defence & Security Division on complex regulated procurement issues relating to major Ministry of Defence contracts.

EE

Advised on the procurement aspects of the deal to provide a resilient 4G network to the Emergency Services as part of the Home Office’s £1.2bn procurement for a new Emergency Services mobile communications network in Britain.

Municipality of Sanremo

Advising in the private initiative project financing relating to the concession for the design, construction, management and operation of the entire "Porto Vecchio" area, an initiative involving an overall investment of approximately Euro 665 million.

Milano Santa Giulia S.p.A

Advising on an estimated 95 million euros of building work including the arena connection infrastructures where many of the 2026 Milan-Cortina Winter Olympic events will take place.

ALER Milano, Azienda Lombarda per l’Edilizia Residenziale

Advised this public body and owner and manager of a stock of public housing in and around Milan, on a series of key works valued at over 800 million Euro aimed at improving of energy efficiency at its properties and plant.