Peter’s practice covers public procurement and competition law and he has a wide background in EC law. He is described by Chambers & Partners International as “highly accomplished and academic” with an “all-encompassing understanding of the procurement rules and regulations”.
In the case of regulated procurement, he advises and represents public and private sector clients on issues of EC procurement rules as well as on the application of the WTO Agreement on Government Procurement and the effect on the procurement rules of the EC’s preferential trade arrangements. He is a leading practitioner in the field of procurement reform worldwide. He was one of three dispute panelists in the procurement dispute between the U.S. and South Korea under the WTO’s Government Procurement Agreement.
He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. He has lectured and published widely on EC matters with particular reference to public procurement and the utilities and is the author of Public Procurement in the EU, 2ndedition (OUP, 2007), The Government Procurement Agreement, in Macrory, Appleton & Plummer The World Trade Organization: Legal, Economic and Political Analysis (Springer, 2005) and Regulating Procurement (OUP, 2004).
He is a Special Professor with the Public Procurement Research Group, University of Nottingham.