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 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.

Louis 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.

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Key points for councils: Government Response to the Transforming Public Procurement consultation

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Local Government Matters Newsletter November 2021

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COP26 – Five takeaways for local government

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PPN 03/21: The Sourcing and Consultancy Playbooks

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