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Christina Paul

Keynote Roundtable- Public Private Partnerships- Failure, Success, or Need for Reform?

The World Bank

Oct 23
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08:30 - 09:00 30 mins
Badge Collection
09:00 - 09:15 15 mins
Chair’s Opening Remarks
  • Professor Laurence Gormley - Professor of European Law & Jean Monnet Professor, University of Groningen (Netherlands)
09:15 - 10:15 60 mins
Keynote Roundtable- Public Private Partnerships- Failure, Success, or Need for Reform?
  • Christina Paul - Legal Counsel- Infrastructure and PPPs, The World Bank
  • Helga Van Peer - Partner, Allen & Overy (Belgium)
10:15 - 10:55 40 mins
Practical Issues in Evaluating Tenders and Awarding Contracts
  • Evaluation Models: Proposed Changes after Carillion and Energy Solutions EU v Nuclear Decommissioning Authority
  • Michael Bowsher QC - Barrister, Monkton Chambers (UK)
10:55 - 11:15 20 mins
Breaks
Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:00 45 mins
The contracting authority’s duty to verify information provided by the tenderers
  • The implications of the general regulation in the directive stating that contracting authorities must only verify the accuracy of the information provided by the tenderers in case of doubt.
  • Anders Nielsen - Partner, Bech-Bruun (Denmark)
12:00 - 12:40 40 mins
Assessing and Excluding Tenderers: Establishment and Operation of Debarment and Self-Cleaning Operations
  • Pascal Friton - Partner, Blomstein (Germany)
12:40 - 13:40 60 mins
Breaks
Lunch
13:40 - 14:20 40 mins
Utilities procurement- recent developments and dilemmas
  • Challenges and increased clarity
  • An analysis of the Danish claims practice which now see a much higher number of challenges within the utility sector and how this helps with the interpretation of the boundaries of the vague rules of the Utilities directive compared to the Procurement directive
  • Johan Kennemyr - Principal Associate, Eversheds Sutherland LLP (Sweden)
14:20 - 15:00 40 mins
Lessons From Recent Procurement Case Law Before the EU Court of Justice and General Court
  • Adrian Brown - Of Counsel, Herbert Smith Freehills (Belgium)
15:00 - 15:20 20 mins
Breaks
Coffee Break
15:20 - 16:00 40 mins
Admissibility and Restrictions of In-House Procurements

Admissibility and restrictions of in-house procurements

  • Johannes Stalzer - Counsel, Schoenherr (Austria)
16:00 - 16:40 40 mins
Changes to Specifications and Agreements After Awards of Contracts
  • Pieter Kuypers - Partner, AKD (Netherlands)
16:40 - 17:10 30 mins
Digitizing Public Procurement
  • Benefits and drawbacks of e-procurement
  • Utilising e-procurement efficiently
  • Bob Martens - Partner, DLA Piper (Belgium)
17:10 - 17:25 15 mins
Chair’s Closing Remarks
  • Professor Laurence Gormley - Professor of European Law & Jean Monnet Professor, University of Groningen (Netherlands)