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Adrian Brown

Adrian Brown

Of Counsel

Adrian is an experienced adviser on competition and procurement law.



Adrian has been helping clients on competition and procurement law matters for over 25 years.

Adrian is a recognised leading expert on procurement law.  He has worked with clients on procurement aspects of a wide range of projects, including in the fields of infrastructure, transport, urban redevelopment, IT and energy.  Adrian always strives to provide clients with practical solutions in this potentially complex area.

Having assisted clients on these subjects for over 25 years, Adrian is a highly experienced advisor on EU competition and procurement law. His recent work on competition has included acting for a major bank (confidential) on all stages of the worldwide regulatory investigations into LIBOR and FOREX trading.

Adrian regularly advises the firm's public and private sector clients on a wide range of procurement projects.  These include ongoing advice to HS2 Ltd on currently the largest infrastructure project in Britain: the High Speed 2 rail link between London and the north of England. Clients appreciate Adrian's commercially-driven approach towards finding practical solutions to issues and risks in this potentially complex area.

Adrian has spoken at more than 40 conferences on procurement and has had numerous articles published on the subject.  He has been the assistant editor of the Public Procurement Law Review for over 20 years.

Adrian has advised:

  • A major global bank on the regulatory investigations into LIBOR and foreign exchange rates

  • High Speed Two (HS2) Limited on procurement procedures and issues arising from the huge project to construct the High Speed 2 railway line in England

  • EDF and NNB on the EU procurement and State aid aspects of their plans to build four new nuclear plants in the United Kingdom

  • Transport for London on the procurement of various projects in London, including New Tube for London trains and systems, Information Management Support Services and real estate joint ventures      

  • Greater London Authority on the competitive dialogue to select the development partner for Silvertown Quays, Royal Docks