Hogan Lovells

Public Procurement Department

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What the team is known for Go-to contentious practice for many of the biggest public sector organisations and bidding parties. Frequently instructed in EU procurement challenges and assists corporations with high-value bids. Demonstrates expertise in state aid and judicial review challenges.

Strengths A source says: "They're the sort of firm you want on your side to support you in heavy litigation."

Another commentator remarks: "They have a good understanding of large-scale litigation."

Work highlights Defended the GNSS Agency against a claim concerning an operating contract for the Galileo satellite system.

Notable practitioners

Ciara Kennedy-Loest leads the firm's procurement team and is one of the leading authorities on state aid working today. She regularly litigates high-value cases before UK and EU courts.

"Ciara has an unrivalled pedigree in public procurement and an absolutely encyclopedic knowledge of the law." "She has a huge advantage over her opponents through her enormous experience in EU law."

Kate Rees is a magisterial authority on procurement law recommended for advisory work, bid preparation and challenges. Recent work has covered a number of sectors including transport, healthcare and infrastructure.
"Kate can assimilate a lot of information quickly, focus on the right issues and express her ideas clearly." "Calm, methodical and experienced."

Rupert Sydenham is commended for his expertise and successful litigation record in procurement challenges arising in the realms of transport and capital projects.

"Attentive and solutions-oriented." "Rupert is well regarded for his strength in public procurement litigation."