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.
Chambers and Partners UK Guide 2020 states: "Kerry Teahan advises public and private sector clients on all facets of the competitive dialogue process and compliance with competition rules. A client says she is 'very good at steering us, explaining things and pre-empting what could happen, and good at breaking down the legal jargon.'"
"Kerry Teahan has a broad competition law practice, advising clients on merger clearance mandates, as well as acting on abuse of dominance allegations and state aid matters. Interviewees report that she is 'impressive and clearly knows her stuff.' Teahan also assists with the competition law elements of commercial agreements, including non-compete clauses and restrictive covenants."