Summit Speakers 2014
Highlights (and lowlights) of the new European procurement directives
David Gollancz, barrister, Keating Chambers
Procurement, legal and public sector selling
How the new regulations will affect companies bidding for public sector contracts
The EU has enacted three new procurement directives, which the UK government intends to implement before the end of 2014. Two replace the existing legislation; the third introduces, for the first time, legislation governing the award of concession contracts. The directives codify the last 10 years’ European Court case law, andintroduce some important new features. David will explore the highlights, lowlights, clarifications and continuing ambiguities of the new legislation and consider what it will mean for economic operators.
Specialising in all aspects of public and private transactions, David is recognised in Chambers UK Guide to the Bar as leading advocate in the field of public procurement law. In 2014 he was appointed to the Attorney General’s panel of counsel accredited to represent the Crown.