Louis Sebastian


Louis is a solicitor in the Corporate Commercial department with particular experience in public procurement, outsourcing and major projects.

He has acted for clients in both the public and private sectors, particularly in relation to commercial agreements and long-term partnering arrangements across a number of industries including Waste, Digital Technology, Supply Contracts, Leisure and Regeneration.

Louis has also advised on complex procurements, contributing to the drafting of procurement documentation, participating in the evaluation and clarification process and negotiating final contracts following selection of a preferred bidder. He has also advised on broader procurement issues stemming from legislation and case law such as timescales, vires and variations.

He has in-depth knowledge of public sector governance processes and vires matters. Having worked in-house as deputy monitoring officer at a local authority, he has first-hand experience of council constitutions, establishing and restructuring council committees and ensuring proper decision making processes are implemented and followed. He has also advised on defending procurement and other public law challenges.

Louis is also an expert on Data Protection law. He advises clients on their internal compliance processes and policies as well as the proper structuring of data transfers in commercial and contractual arrangements. 

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Procurement Act 2023 – Relaxation of section 17 Local Government Act 1988

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Webinar: Procurement Update

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Procurement on Demand – Contract Modifications

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Procurement in Profile – October 2023 

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Cabinet Office updates Cyber Essentials Scheme for public procurements – PPN 09/23

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Case Analysis: Dukes Bailiffs Ltd v Breckland Council 

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