Faced with an increasingly complex regulatory landscape, demand for advice on the public and utilities procurement rules has never been greater. Our lawyers have advised on some of the most sensitive, high-profile and complex government projects of recent years, with a combined value in excess of £40 billion, and we excel at helping awarding authorities meet their commercial, policy and social value goals whilst ensuring legal compliance. We have experience of advising a large number of central government departments, local authorities and utilities on the award of major contracts, framework agreements, outsourcings, public/private sector partnering arrangements and privatisations. We act across a broad range of sectors, with particular expertise in energy, water, waste, transport, defence and IT.
We also help bidders understand and navigate the constraints that apply to the award of government contracts, and to develop their tendering strategy. We add value by working with our clients to manage the implementation, financial, legal and reputation risks of working with government bodies both domestically and abroad, including in relation to anti-corruption/bribery and freedom of information legislation. We also regularly advise on State aids, golden shares and other EU law issues.