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ICEL Eversheds Procurement Conference


This conference will examine a number of important issues in Procurement law, including the impact of the new regulations on practice and an analysis of all the recent important Irish and European cases.

The full programme is now availalbe for download.

Friday June 3rd, 9:30 to 16:30 (Registration from 9:00)

Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place

6 CPD Points

Registration is now open for this conference.  Click here to register, or here to download a registration form.


Confirmed speakers and chairs

The following speakers have confirmed for the conference:

  • Sarah Hannaford QC, Keating Chambers, London
  • Peter Curran, Partner, Eversheds
  • Totis Kotsonis, Partner, Eversheds London 
  • Niamh Hyland SC 
  • Catherine Donnelly BL 
  • Andrew Beck BL
  • David McMillen QC, Bar of Northern Ireland
  • Anna Marie Curran, Partner, A&L Goodbody
  • Philip Lee, Managing Partner, Philip Lee Solicitors


Procurement is an every changing area of law and the past year has seen a number of important Irish and European cases.  The new regulations are now available (Award of Contracts by Utility UndertakingsAward of Public Authority Contractsand the following topics will  be examined at the conference:

  • new rules on material change 
  • new rules on simplifying the procurement process
  • excluding bidders from competitions  - Pre qualification
  • social and green procurement.
  • lifting automatic suspensions
  • the duty to give reasons following RPS v Kildare County Council
  • procurement developments in Northern Ireland
  • the English experience of the new regulations
  • recent developments in English procurement litigation, including discovery


Registration is now open.  Book early to ensure you reserve a place at Ireland's leading legal procurement event, designed to suit both procurement lawyers and practitioners.  You can always received a full refund up to 7 days before the conference.  Registration costs €300 for non members, €150 for members and only €75 for associate members. Click here to register, or here to download a registration form.


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