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David Hansom



David Hansom

David Hansom



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David leads Clyde & Co's global procurement and state aid practice. He has significant experience in advising clients in the UK and internationally across a wide variety of sectors and infrastructure asset classes, and is head of the firm's Public Sector Group.

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David's practice focuses on advising clients in the public, education, utility and private sectors on procurement, state aid and complex commercial arrangements. He has wide experience in delivering large scale concessions, works contracts and framework agreements for both contracting authorities and bidders. David has been involved in some of the biggest regeneration and infrastructure projects in the market, and has developed particular experience in structuring deals outside of the procurement regime.

He frequently advises on related public law and competition issues in procurement activity. His work includes advising on operational contract changes, public sector trading/ grant funding, and investment models. David works strategically alongside our market-leading litigation team in the full range of procurement law disputes including automatic suspension and damages claims. In state aid, his team advises on compliance with the regime as well as the full range of enforcement and recovery proceedings.

David co-leads Clyde & Co's global education group with Ross Barfoot. As lead partner for our integrated Brexit Response Group, he regularly advises on cross-border commercial arrangements in supply chains  

He has been recognised as an Acritas Star by client recommendation every year since 2017 and is ranked in all major directories for procurement law. David is a member of the Procurement Lawyers' Association and speaks French and German.

  • High value EU proceedings relating to grant recovery and Court of Justice of the European Union claims
  • Advising a leading ports operator on a range of significant projects on both utilities procurement and state aid
  • Leading in advising a number of universities on their status under the UK public procurement regime
  • Advising in relation to a £100m public sector grant investment project for both state aid and procurement law compliance
  • Advising NHS trusts and clinical commissioning groups on procurement structures and exemptions to the procurement regime
  • Structuring a range of local authority redevelopment deals both in and outside of the procurement regime


  • Commerce et biens de consommation

  • Droit réglementaire et enquêtes

  • Éducation

  • Transport et logistique



  • Approvisionnement public

  • Assurance commerciale

  • Conformité

  • Lutte contre la corruption

  • Projets et construction

  • Réglementation et enquêtes

  • Risques liés aux changements climatiques

  • Technologie, externalisation et données