Stephanie leads our specialist Procurement and State aid team.
With over 20 years' experience advising on and managing complex and high value procurements and projects, Stephanie can advise on all aspects of your procurement process as well as advising on bringing and defending procurement challenges. Stephanie also advises on State aid, grant funding applications and ancillary competition law issues.
Stephanie is part of our Coronavirus Response team and provides specialist support to public sector organisations and universities on the challenges posed by coronavirus.
Brexit has important implications for procurement and State aid. Stephanie can guide you through the changes and updating your procurement and State aid policies.
Stephanie's aim is to work with you to find practical strategies and risk-based solutions. She understands the need for high quality advice, delivered in a friendly and approachable way. She has a particular focus and interest in advising clients in the public sector and higher education sectors.
She can support your projects from conception to completion or provide support and assistance according to your requirements.
Stephanie can help you with planning and preparing your procurement strategy, drafting tender documents, designing the evaluation methodology and process, developing procurement compliance programmes, setting up and using framework agreements and advising on how to deal with procurement challenges. On state aid, she can advise on structuring agreements to ensure compliance, grant funding applications and collaborative projects.
On State aid and subsidy control, Stephanie can advise on structuring agreements to ensure compliance and can provide State aid opinions.
Stephanie's experience includes advising overseas bidders on navigating their way around the UK procurement rules and how to complain if the rules are not followed. She also has experience advising on the procurement process and documentation for international projects.
"She's thorough, detailed and puts legal concepts in plain English." - Chambers & Partners 2021
"Thorough and on top of the law in this area." - Chambers & Partners 2021
"We like working with Stephanie. She is responsive and provides consistently reliable advice in some challenging and complex matters” - University client
She provides regular training on procurement and State aid topics and has written for numerous publications. She is a member of the Procurement Lawyers Association, where she has contributed to several working groups, most recently on Brexit.
Stephanie has also spent time working in-house on secondment in the rail sector and at the European Commission.
Outside of work, Stephanie is a keen cellist.