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20 & 21 March 2014 - Criminal Law Conference

3 April 2014 - State Aid Masterclass & Update

8 May 2014 - Constitutions and Courts in the EU

20 June 2014 - Annual Public Procurement Conference

3 October 2014 - Annual Environmental Law Conference in association with the EPA



Friday, 20th June 2014 (9am - 4.30pm)
Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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Rates: Standard €280 | ICEL Member €140 | ICEL *Associate Member €70

*Associate Membership of ICEL, €50 per annum, is open to lawyers in their first five years of practice and full-time academics

Speakers include:

Paul Quinn, Chief Procurement Officer, Office of Government Procurement
Andrew Beck, Barrister at Law, Law Library
Aaron Boyle, Partner, Arthur Cox
Michael Bowsher QC, Monckton Chambers, London
Judge Anthony M. Collins, General Court of the EU
Kerri Crossen, Head of Projects and Procurement, Philip Lee Solicitors
Anna Marie Curran, Partner, A&L Goodbody
Brian Doherty, Departmental Solicitor's Office, Belfast
Nathy Dunleavy, Barrister at Law, Law Library
Niamh Hyland SC, Law Library
The Hon. Mrs Justice Fidelma Macken, Retired Judge of the Supreme Court and CJEU
Jenny Mellerick, Partner, McCann FitzGerald
Diarmuid Rossa Phelan SC, Law Library and Trinity College Dublin

Topics include:

OCS v Dublin Airport Authority (High Court, 30th May 2014) - Test for lifting the Automatic Suspension
Gaswise v Dublin City Council [2014] IEHC 56
The impact of the Office of Government Procurement on Public Sector Purchasing
The New Directives - the most important changes
Case Law Review - The Top 10 Cases of 2013-2014
How much Transparency is Enough?
Persistently difficult issues in the Procurement Process
Verifying bids at Selection Stage
Material Amendments to Existing Contracts
Debriefing Losing Bidders
Procurement claims as a Means of Facilitating Collusion
Experience of the Public Sector in Northern Ireland with Procurement Challenges
Using Experts in Procurement Litigation
Should Notice Parties Participate in Procurement Litigation/Costs implications
How can commercial confidentiality be respected in the context of discovery?

Further Details to be added shortly

Details of other 2014 Events to be announced shortly

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