Michael specialises in all aspects of EU and UK public procurement law. He advises contracting authorities and utilities on the conduct of public procurement processes. Michael also advises bidders bringing procurement challenges. His work includes changes to existing public contracts, the use of framework agreements and the availability of grounds to negotiate direct awards.
Michael advises on the Public Contracts Regulations (2006 and 2015), the Utilities Contracts Regulations (2006 and 2016), the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016 and the Public Passenger Transport Regulation (EC No 1370/2007), as well as processes governed only by the general principles of the EU Treaty.
His procurement work includes advising:
- The Department for Transport on rail franchising competitions and the innovative "PQQ Passport"
- Manchester Airport Group on the £1bn Manchester Airport Transformation Project
- The NHS Business Services Authority in relation to the NHS Pension Scheme