Public Procurement Law , Public Law
Peter Curran is a Partner in the Projects Group and Head of Public Procurement in Dublin and Belfast.
Market sources give praise for his “extensive knowledge of specialist areas, excellent client engagement and timely provision of advice and information.” – Chambers Europe
“He is ideally suited to any audience he works with and can advise on both sides of a public sector case.” – Chambers Europe
“one of Ireland’s experts on public procurement in the telecoms sector. He uses his great experience in this niche area to forecast, predict and steer how things go.” – Chambers Europe
According to Chambers legal directory, “Peter is the go-to lawyer for telecoms companies and public authorities in commercial, regulatory and technical matters in the TMT sector”.
“Head of [Public Procurement] department Peter Curran is ‘extremely professional and thorough’ according to his clients, who also praise his ‘excellent knowledge of procurement procedures and law’”. Chambers UK
“[Peter Curran] is highly regarded for his experience in advising clients on major projects and PPP/PFI. Peers note his strength in complex procurement for local authorities.” – Chambers UK
Sources say: “He is always available and his knowledge of procurement law and practice is second to none. His advice is pragmatic and informed.” – Chambers Europe
Peter has extensive experience of advising public and private sector organisations in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland on the procurement of projects and contracts across various sectors, including transport, waste, education, technology, communications, social housing, health and energy. He has advised awarding authorities, funders and bidders on some of the most significant procurement exercises on the island of Ireland in recent years. He also advises on procurement litigation and has been involved in a number of the leading cases, both challenging and defending award decisions. Peter has been recognised for his procurement expertise by leading independent directories such as Chambers UK, Chambers Europe, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal. The latter publication ranked Peter among the top five ‘Thought Leaders’ in Europe on Government Contracts in 2017.
Peter has a background in technology and communications law, having been legal counsel to Vodafone Ireland for six years. He has extensive experience of advising on regulatory, commercial and contractual matters in the areas of electronic/mobile commerce, data protection and privacy, outsourcing, gaming, broadcasting and telecoms. Peter counts among his clients various Government Departments, leading industry players and a range of other operators active in the ICT sector in Ireland and further afield.
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