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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, Totis Kotsonis, London EC2V, ENGLAND

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Brexit and the legal implications for businesses

Dr Totis Kotsonis is a competition lawyer based in our London office recognised in legal directories for his “'stellar reputation' for his work in relation to state aid rules, EU procurement law and sector and utility regulation". Totis is also recognised nationally and internationally as a leading procurement lawyer who is "extremely efficient and co-operative" and who combines "an academic command of procurement law with a refreshingly pragmatic and commercial sensibility".

Totis regularly advises Governments and other public authorities, as well as utilities and contractors on all aspects of public procurement law compliance, State aid rules, and sector and utility regulation.

Totis has given advice in the context of major infrastructure, transport and energy projects in the UK and abroad. He also advises clients on how to limit risks and how to challenge or defend contract award decisions in the context of litigation proceedings.

He has advised, among others, The Crown Estate, the Department for Transport, Ofwat (the UK Water Regulator); the Republic of Greece; as well as major utilities, infrastructure providers and construction companies.

In July 2015, the European Commission appointed Totis on its Stakeholder Expert Group on Public Procurement. The Group is tasked with assisting the European Commission in shaping the public procurement policy of the European Union.

Totis is also a member of the editorial board of the Public Procurement Law Review and a regular speaker at conferences and contributor to the legal press and journals. His articles have been considered by the European Commission and the UK government and have been referred to by judicial authorities.

Totis is a member of the executive committee of the Procurement Lawyers' Association. He has a PhD from the London School of Economics and worked in another international law practice for 13 years before joining Eversheds in 2014.


The impact of Brexit will not be the same for all businesses. Our Brexit lawyers are working with a number of clients to help them with Brexit planning. We are helping them take steps to put themselves in the best possible position. For some clients, we have analysed the implications of Brexit on their business based on the different potential models of Brexit. We would be happy to discuss the potential implications of Brexit for your business too.

Contact Totis for more information on how Brexit may affect your business.

View our Brexit hub for our full range of Brexit resources.


Totis has recently contributed to new procurement and state aid law videos on how our procurement and state aid legal team can help you.
View the videos below

Procurement & State Aid, How can we help you?

Procurement & State Aid, Why work with Eversheds?

Procurement & State Aid, Our experience




Visit our Brexit Legal Advice Hub for in-house lawyers




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London: Risk advisory


Within: Brexit

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP’s Brexit group is jointly led by Ros Kellaway and Annabel Borg, who are members of the firm’s competition, EU and trade group. The team has particular expertise assisting with the Brexit elements of EU law, trade mandates and environment work and also has a designated parliamentary advisory service. The firm’s European network, which includes its Brussels office, enhances its EU law expertise, which includes advising multinational and UK clients on their goods and services in EU jurisdictions and the potential regulatory fallout of Brexit. On the trade side, the group is experienced in WTO rules, customs issues, contractual agreements, tariff changes, quotas and other trade barriers. James Lindop heads the international trade practice and has assisted clients with customs and WTO issues. Other key individuals include Manchester-based Tom Bridgford, who leads the international outsourcing group; and state aid and public procurement specialist Totis Kotsonis. Andrew Henderson is a partner in the financial institutions group. He recently advised multiple asset managers on their arrangements for providing services in the EU after Brexit.

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