There are many factors relating to competition law that need to be considered when advising on public procurement.

Whether you work in-house or for a law firm, this webinar will help you understand how to avoid competition law breaches and foresee the difficulties that can arise with public procurement.

This webinar covers:

  • bid rigging - a public procurement law perspective
  • joint bidding - a ‘by object’ restriction?
  • information sharing in the context of a public procurement
  • state aid and public procurement
  • the definition of an ‘understanding’ in the context of public purchasing

By attending this webinar, you will gain a better understanding of:

  • how competition law issues can arise in the context of public purchasing
  • how to mitigate competition law risks in the context of a public procurement


Graeme Young, partner, CMS UK

Graeme Young is a partner specialising in all aspects of EU and UK competition law. This includes advising on compliance issues, provision of dawn raids, supply and distribution agreements, joint ventures and strategic commercial agreements, and merger control.

He has also advised on a number of competition law investigations under the Competition Act and competition litigation before the courts (in Scotland and in England and Wales). Graeme has specific experience in the regulated utilities sectors, including airports and aviation and other transport sectors.

Totis Kotsonis, partner, Eversheds Sutherland

Dr Totis Kotsonis is a competition and EU law partner recognised for his particular expertise in public procurement, state aid and regulatory law, including aviation, rail and energy regulation.

Totis leads the firm’s procurement, state aid and EU regulatory practice, which spans all major sectors, including aerospace and defence, transport, energy and infrastructure. He advises on both compliance and contentious matters, including in relation to litigation in national courts and the CJEU.

Totis has been recognised in legal directories for his ‘unparalleled knowledge’ and ‘stellar reputation for his work in relation to state aid rules, EU procurement law and sector and utility regulation’, and for combining ‘impressive legal knowledge with execellent judgement and pragmatism, offering multinational clients a wealth of insight into areas including utilities and energy’.

Amongst other accolades, Totis is listed as a top tier of procurement experts in Chambers UK 2018 while the latest edition of international legal directory Who’ Who Legal lists Totis as the highest ranking ‘thought leader’ for government contracts in Europe, the Middle East and the Africa region.

Recorded 21 November 2018