Kerry Teahan - Partner
Kerry is a partner and head of the firm’s Procurement and Competition teams.
In terms of procurement, Kerry specialises in all aspects of the procurement and contracting process, from structuring and pre-procurement market engagement, through to conduct of the tender process, supporting evaluation and contract negotiations. Kerry is trusted to advise on some of the most complex and challenging projects in procurement, both within Northern Ireland and beyond, and has extensive experience in working with NDPBs, local authorities, universities, transport bodies, utilities and private contractors in a wide variety of market sectors.
Kerry has particular expertise in advising on the procurement and supply of technology solutions, and at an early stage of her career undertook a secondment to the in-house legal department of a major CRM supplier.
Kerry also has extensive experience in competition law, having worked for a number of high profile clients on a variety of competition issues, including anti-competitive arrangements, abuse of dominance, joint selling and promotional arrangements. She also frequently advises clients on competition compliance programmes, including advice in relation to dawn raids.
Kerry is recognised in the Chambers UK guide 2021, in which an impressed client described her as "a straight-talker who is strong in non-contentious procurement matters."