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Reform of Public Procurement Law after Brexit

Reform of Public Procurement Law after Brexit

14 Jan 2021 - Online

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In 2019 the Government announced its intention for a radical overhaul of public procurement law after Brexit and a Green Paper has recently been published on this topic. In this event you will hear from the experts in the field, Professor Sue Arrowsmith and David Hansom who will explain in detail the ideas put forward in the Green Paper and their potential implications for procurement practitioners.

This is an essential webinar for all practitioners, suppliers to the public sector and their advisers who are looking for:
• Early information on likely changes to the law
• An in-depth understanding of the potential impact of proposed changes for procurement in your organisation
• The knowledge needed to provide informed input into the Government’s consultations.

Our speakers

Professor Sue Arrowsmith QC (hon), is Professor Emerita at the University of Nottingham, where she was formerly Achilles Professor of Public Procurement Law and Policy. She has been instrumental reforming public procurement rules and was a member of the UK’s Procurement Transformation Advisory Panel, advising on post-Brexit procurement reform and of its Thematic Working Group on Procurement advising on public procurement rules in trade agreements. She has been a member of the UNCITRAL Procurement Experts Group, the World Bank International Advisory Group on Procurement, (for nearly 20 years) the European Commission’s independent Advisory Committee on procurement, and an Expert with the International Partnership against Corruption in Sport (IPACS), Taskforce 1. She has also been consultant for the UK, UN, WTO, OECD, EU, European Central Bank, ILO and the Law Commission of England and Wales.

David Hansom, Partner and specialist in procurement law, Clyde & Co. David leads Clyde & Co’s global procurement and state aid practice. He has significant experience in advising clients in the UK and internationally across a wide variety of sectors and infrastructure asset classes, and is head of the firm’s Public Sector Group.


  • Welcome and Introductions, Jennifer Smith, Head of Contract Management, Achilles
  • The Green Paper Part 1: Analysis of the proposals on coverage (public sector), award procedures and contract modifications, Prof. Sue Arrowsmith, Professor Emerita at the University of Nottingham
  • Current trends in procurement law from clients and case law, both U.K. and EU, and what the green paper will mean in practice, David Hansom, Partner and Head of Procurement Law, Clyde & Co
  • The Green Paper Part 2: The utilities and defence sectors, recurring purchasing methods and enforcement, Prof. Sue Arrowsmith, Professor Emerita at the University of Nottingham.


£99 + VAT

Register today and get 30% discount on our half-day procurement online training session ‘Public Procurement Reform Update’.

Register your interest for this event

There are limited spaces available, so please complete the form below to register your interest in attending. A member of the Achilles team will be in touch with you in order to complete your registration. If any questions or queries, please contact