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Answers to 9 thorny questions: Directly from 10 of Ireland’s most in-demand lawyers and doers
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Chaired by: Jenny Mellerick of Central Bank of Ireland
Jenny is a public procurement expert and former partner of McCann FitzGerald. She is highly skilled at advising on effective compliance, and legal and project delivery risks.
Ross and Greg will be taking questions and sharing real life examples of how to apply practically the legal solutions.
Answered by: Mary Dunne of Maples Group
Mary acted for the operator of Dublin's light rail network on its bid to secure a contract extension. "She is a problem solver – practical, positive and with ground-breaking knowledge."
Answered by: Angelyn Rowan of Philip Lee
Angelyn is "razor sharp, incredibly clued up and achieves sensational results for clients." She advised the NDFA on the procurement of its higher education PPP valued at €200m.
Answered by: Anna-Marie Curran of A&L Goodbody
Anna-Marie is one of the 10 "most highly regarded" individuals globally, for public procurement. She is advising on the N-M20 Cork to Limerick road improvement scheme.
Answered by: Margaret Gray SC QC, Law Library, Dublin, and Brick Court Chambers, London
Margaret “is a standout rising star for public procurement.” “Superb - and a joy to work with.” She handles cases for private challengers and for the UK and Irish governments.
Answered by: Ciara Kennedy-Loest of Hogan Lovells
Ciara is "pre-eminent"- "absolutely first class" - and a "Global Procurement Lawyer of the Year." She acted for ALSTOM in the £600 million Channel Tunnel rolling stock litigation.
Answered by: Bruno Herbots of Herbots Solicitors
Bruno is renowned for "his inventive solutions" and for being a highly gifted public speaker. He led the way on €20m Royal Irish Academy of Music refurbishment procurement.
Answered by: Joanne Finn of DAC Beachcroft
Joanne advised the DPER on its proposal to fund a national database of non-profits. She chairs the Procurement Law Forum. “She is clever, focused and a superb commercial problem solver."
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All speaker quotes are taken from Chambers Directory, Who’s Who Legal or Legal 500