The team advises a wide range of public authorities, utilities and private sector entities.
The team’s extensive competition experience includes advising on merger control, cartels, abuse of dominance, state aid, dawn raids and compliance programmes. On the procurement side, our experience includes advising on the procurement strategy for large projects, guiding clients through all steps of the procurement process, from the initial advertisement through to debriefing of unsuccessful tenderers, including drafting/advising on all procurement documents. The team also has an excellent track record in advising clients on the enforcement of the public procurement rules, both in defending and initiating procurement challenges. The team provides regular briefings on recent developments in competition and procurement law.
As a full service firm, we draw on the skills and technical knowledge of lawyers from other parts of the firm including construction, employment, corporate, commercial, property and litigation, enhancing our ability to deliver practical and commercial solutions to clients.
A housing group
On a wide range of procurement issues including advice on all aspects of the procurement of integrated design team services, on the options available for and the subsequent procurement of a design and build works contract, the consequences of contractor insolvency in a publicly awarded contract and the use of the Teckal exemption (in a previous role)
News media organisation
On merger control and competition issues arising from its acquisition of four magazine titles from Greer Publications. This was a media merger which was notified to, and cleared by, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission and the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment
On the successful challenge to the award of a contract by Central Bedfordshire Council for the construction of a leisure centre
National TV Channels
On a joint venture relating to the transmission of digital television in Northern Ireland, including State aid, broadcasting law and merger control issues
Equipment supplier to the NHS
In relation to the investigation by the then UK Office of Fair Trading regarding an alleged abuse of a dominant position
On merger control and competition issues arising from its joint venture with other dairies)
In relation to a substantial ICT managed service procurement. This involved advising on all aspects of the procurement process (in a previous role)
An international bank
In relation to all aspects of the investigation into the retail banking sector by the UK Competition & Markets Authority