The UK's recent enactment of the Public Contracts Regulations makes it the first among the EU member states to implement Directive 2014/24/EU, the new public sector directive. Totis Kotsonis of Eversheds clarifies the complex rules that relate to the modification and termination of contracts.
Who’s Who Legal brings together Peter Curran of Eversheds and Pedro García of Morales & Besa to discuss public sector investment, government initatives and the nature of the legal market in this field.
Looking at endemic corruption in the construction sector, Júlio César Bueno of Pinheiro Neto Advogados highlights the need for new regulations, transparency and better governance within the industry.
Who’s Who Legal has brought together Claire Barclay of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, Anna-Marie Curran of A&L Goodbody and Peter Elliott of Bird & Bird to discuss the impact of government policies and initiatives on the sector, levels of tender litigation and the legal market in their jurisdictions.
Álvaro Remón of De Lucas Remón, Anna Kuusniemi-Laine of Castren & Snellman, Ricardo Levy of Pinheiro Neto and Martin Schellenberg of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek discuss the key issues facing public procurement lawyers today, including the areas of focus for government investment in their jurisdictions, competition in the legal market and increasing intenationalism in this sector.
This year, Public Procurement has been renamed Government Contracts for the sixth edition, listing a comprehensive 368 practitioners from 225 firms across 40 countries in this growing area of public law.
Public procurement commands ever-increasing attention from the world’s top law firms and lawyers. This owes much to the maturing of the relatively young market and the near constant reforming of its legislation. A new host of policymaking and plurilateral agreements are looking to liberalise the market, which should ensure that its global stock will continue to rise.
This year, we identify 342 practitioners from 216 firms and 44 countries as the world's leading public procurement lawyers. Allen & Overy leads the way in our research, achieving 10 listings across eight different jurisdictions. Following closely behind are Hogan Lovells and Mayer Brown. Blake Cassels & Graydon, Bird & Bird and Dentons all also perform strongly.
Furhermore, we recognise the 10 most highly regarded individuals in the world and single out the five leading practitioners at the UK bar.
Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the global public procurement market.
In this section we select the 10 individuals who stand out worldwide this year and the seven firms that field the most lawyers to this edition.
Allen & Overy is the leading firm in our research with nine lawyers featured. These practitioners are based in eight different countries, demonstrating the firm’s impressive international expertise. Following close behind is Ashurst, which fields seven "brilliant" individuals, as does "top" global firm Hogan Lovells. Blake Cassels & Graydon has five “outstanding” lawyers listed, as do Linklaters, the newly merged Norton Rose Fulbright and the "world-class" White & Case.
Our research reveals that public procurement is becoming increasingly focused on litigious work. This boom in litigation is great for top barristers and large law firms, many of whom have received a steady, if not necessarily well-paid, flow of work from these disputes. But it is not good news for everyone. Many of our respondents have noted an increased specialisation and sophistication of the market, with clients preferring to turn to large and established market players with a strong litigation department, rather than smaller firms.
This year we recognise the leading public procurement firms, private practitioners and independent counsel, selected for their expertise and reputation in this field. We have identified the leading ten lawyers from around the world, and four of the world’s most recommended barristers, as a reflection of the distinction between private practice and the Bar and their jurisdictional scope of practice.
With the benefit of over 15 years research and tens of thousands of votes from clients and privates practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in the global public procurement legal marketplace.
Building on the research from the previous two editions of this publication, Who’s Who Legal analyses votes and interviews from clients and private practitioners the world over to establish a picture of recent trends and developments in public procurement law.
In this section we analyse the findings of our research in greater depth to identify the firms and practitioners who stand out worldwide.
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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.