International Procurement Developments in 2022: New Perspectives in Global Procurement

25 Pages Posted: 3 Mar 2023

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Michael Bowsher

King’s College London

Pascal Friton

Independent

Paul Lalonde

Heenan Blaikie LLP

Andrea Sundstrand

Stockholm University

Christopher R. Yukins

George Washington University - Law School

Date Written: 2023

Abstract

This piece reviews the past year’s developments in international public procurement in several parts, including: (I) the United Kingdom’s first steps in developing a post-Brexit procurement law (in a part prepared by Michael Bowsher KC, visiting professor at King’s College, London and a barrister at Monckton Chambers); (II) potentially protectionist measures by the European Union (by Pascal Friton, partner at the BLOMSTEIN law firm in Berlin) through the International Procurement Instrument (IPI), the Foreign Subsidies Regulation (FSR), application of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and measures being taken in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, such as trade sanctions and Germany’s Bundeswehr Procurement Acceleration Act; (III) important developments in Canada’s approach to defense procurement and enforcing international trade agreements involving procurement (by Paul Lalonde, partner in Dentons’ Toronto offices); (IV) very significant changes in Sweden’s public procurement laws triggered by the Russian invasion of Ukraine (by Andrea Sundstrand, professor at Stockholm University); and, (V) a proposed rule from the Biden administration that marks a key global development in environmental sustainability (by Christopher Yukins, of George Washington University Law School’s Government Procurement Law Program).

Note: Reprinted from THOMSON REUTERS GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS YEAR IN REVIEW COVERING 2022 CONFERENCE BRIEFS, with permission of Thomson Reuters. Copyright © 2023. Further use without the permission of the publisher is prohibited. For further information about this publication, call 1-800-328-9352 or visit http://legal.thomsonreuters.com.

Keywords: International public procurement, UK procurement, German procurement, EU procurement, Foreign Subsidies Regulation (FSR), GDPR, Canadian procurement, Swedish procurement, U.S. procurement, green procurement

JEL Classification: F52, H57, K23

Suggested Citation

Bowsher, Michael and Friton, Pascal and Lalonde, Paul and Sundstrand, Andrea and Yukins, Christopher R., International Procurement Developments in 2022: New Perspectives in Global Procurement ( 2023). 2022 Gov. Contr. Year in Rev. 59 (Thomson Reuters 2023) , GWU Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2023-11, GWU Law School Public Law Research Paper No. 2023-11, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4372066

Michael Bowsher

King’s College London

Strand
London, England WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

Pascal Friton

Independent

Paul Lalonde

Heenan Blaikie LLP ( email )

P.O. Box 185, Suite 2600
South Tower, Royal Bank Plaza
Toronto, Ontario M5J 2J4
Canada
416-643-6828 (Phone)

Andrea Sundstrand

Stockholm University

Universitetsvägen 10
Stockholm, Stockholm SE-106 91
Sweden

Christopher R. Yukins (Contact Author)

George Washington University - Law School ( email )

2000 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20052
United States
202-994-9992 (Phone)

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