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Gemma Cowap

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Gemma is a senior commercial lawyer with a number of years' experience in supporting private and public sector clients on a wide range of projects.

She practices in all aspects of commercial work including reviewing, drafting and negotiating a variety of contracts, with a particular focus on structuring and deployment of models for the delivery of projects, goods and services, private and public sector strategic partnering, joint ventures and other forms of commercial collaboration and large public sector outsourcings.

Gemma is a member of DLA Piper's Government Contracting practice and has worked on a number of major, high profile regulated and non‑regulated public procurement projects.


North West: Public sector

Local government

Within: Rising stars

Gemma Cowap - DLA Piper UK LLP

Within: Local government

DLA Piper UK LLP is 'very dedicated and the team is quick to understand issues at hand'. It advises its local government clients across the UK on a range of matters such as corporate and commercial projects, planning, outsourcing; real estate; projects; pensions; and disputes. Peter Brook is experienced in large scale outsourcing transactions, legal director Sophie Stewart handles planning, highways and compulsory purchase matters. Legal director Gemma  Cowap handles commercial matters, while Sarah Bell and Liam Cowell , who is 'always available', jointly head the team.

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