Allen & Overy (A&O) has launched a pan-European public procurement group to service its corporate practice.
There will be 14 partners in the group that will service clients in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. Group head John Wotton said that clients had asked for the service. He said that the area was becoming increasingly important. "The group will make the advice more convenient and it will also make clients more aware that we now have European expertise," he said. The group will look at regulatory and compliance measures both at national and at European level and provide specialist advice in antitrust and administrative law.