Carson McDowell

Kerry Teahan

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Practice Areas

Kerry heads Carson McDowell’s Procurement and Competition teams.


Kerry is a Partner at Carson McDowell and specialises in all aspects of the procurement and contracting process, from structuring and pre-procurement market engagement, through to conduct of the tender process, supporting evaluation and contract negotiations. Kerry advises on some of the most complex and challenging projects in procurement, both within Northern Ireland and beyond. She has extensive experience in working with NDPBs, local authorities, universities, transport bodies, utilities and private contractors in a wide variety of market sectors.

Kerry has particular expertise in advising on the procurement and supply of technology solutions, and at an early stage of her career undertook a secondment to the in-house legal department of a major CRM supplier.

Kerry also has extensive experience in competition law, having advised a number of high profile clients on a variety of competition issues, including anti-competitive arrangements, abuse of dominance, joint selling and promotional arrangements. She also frequently advises clients on competition compliance programmes, including advice relating to dawn raids.

Professional Memberships

Kerry is a member of the Competition Law Association and Procurement Lawyer’s Association, the Law Society of Northern Ireland and the Law Society of Ireland.