International Perspectives on Public Procurement Law

Join the GW Law Government Procurement Law Program and the International Procurement Committees of the American Bar Association for a colloquium on International Perspectives on Public Procurement Law. The two sessions will be moderated by Christopher Yukins, Lynn David Research Professor and Co-Director, Government Procurement Law Program. 


Agenda

9:30 - 11 am: Emerging Issues in European and Canadian Procurement Law - Room E412

This panel will discuss how the Trump administration’s policies compare to developments around the world, from labor policies to protectionism.

  • Christopher Yukins, Lynn David Research Professor and Co-Director, Government Procurement Law Program (moderator)
  • Michael Bowsher QC, King's College, London
  • Allen Green, Dentons
  • Paul Lalonde, Dentons Toronto
  • Roland Stein, BLOMSTEIN Berlin
  • Andrea Sundstrand, Stockholm University

6 - 8pm: Too Huge to Fail? Public-Private Partnerships and the Trump Administration - Tasher Great Room

After decades of opposition to public-private partnerships in the federal government, the Trump administration is poised to rely broadly on PPPs. This panel will review lessons learned from PPPs abroad, including the aftermath to the Carillion bankruptcy in the United Kingdom and the AP6 highway “snowtastrophe” in Spain.

  • Christopher Yukins, Lynn David Research Professor and Co-Director, Government Procurement Law Program (moderator)
  • Michael Bowsher QC, King's College, London
  • Seth Miller Gabriel, Director, DC Office of Public-Private Partnerships 
  • Paul Lalonde, Dentons Toronto
  • Roland Stein, BLOMSTEIN Berlin
  • Andrea Sundstand, Stockholm University