Emily De La Ronde-Wilton
Emily is an Associate in our Cardiff office specialising in public procurement and State aid law.
Main areas of practice
Emily advises on the whole procurement process for both regulated and non-regulated procedures, from advising on EU-compliant tendering procedures and drafting effective procurement and contract documents through to providing advice on standstill requirements and contract award.
She has worked on a range of procurements from multi-million pound competitive dialogue procedures for high profile clients to smaller open procedure procurements for colleges.
Emily also advises on State aid and issues relating to grant funding by public bodies in the UK and EU structural funds, advising both the public and private sector.
Emily qualified as a solicitor in September 2015, having trained at Capsticks Solicitors LLP in London and qualified into their commercial team. She joined the commercial team at Eversheds Sutherland LLP in March 2016 where she specialised for 3.5 years in procurement and State aid law.
- Legal Practice Course – Cardiff University – Distinction
- Law Degree – University of Manchester – First Class Honours
- Advising a consortium of contracting authorities on the competitive dialogue procurement for an energy provider to deliver energy worth £900m over 8 years.
- Advising several higher education establishment clients on the redevelopment of their campuses – including advising on the procurement of project management services, engineering services, architectural services, quantity surveying services, the main contractor, including inputting into the procurement strategy, assisting with preparing the procurement documents, advising on standstill letters and providing ongoing support.
- Advising a college on the appointment of a development manager to oversee the proposed redevelopment of the college (mixed use development including residential).
- Advising a high profile utility on several of its procurements (including on the process, multi-lots, legal scoring, standstill, substantial change) and preparing template procurement documentation and guidance for the business.
- Advising various clients on the way in which state resources (including EU funds) are being applied in terms of compliance with the State aid rules including in relation to applications for grant funding. This includes considering and applying provisions of the GBER, the De Minimis aid regulation and industry specific legislation, guidance and case law e.g. fisheries, research and development etc.
Insights by Emily
A Romanian court requested a preliminary ruling on the interpretation of Article 57(4)(g) of Directive (2014/24/EU) ("the Directive") which is the discretionary exclusion ground for significant or persistent deficiencies in...Read More
A reminder that procurement claims must be brought within time and by economic operators with the necessary standing
A national health trust (and incumbent provider of the services being procured) ("the Trust") challenged a contracting authority's contract award decision. The Trust had decided not to bid for the...Read More
An Italian court requested a preliminary reference ruling from the European Court of Justice ("ECJ") around the meaning of the "grave professional misconduct" discretionary exclusion, pursuant to Directive 2004/18. In...Read More