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Michael McAuley

Consultant

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
1 West Regent Street
Glasgow
G2 1AP
United Kingdom
Languages English

Michael McAuley is a consultant specialising complex and large scale projects across a range of sectors, including transport, water, education and health.

His current clients include Scottish Government, Scottish Water and a number of local authorities and health boards.

He provides strategic advice and guidance on procurement generally and EU procurement regulation compliance in particular; risk management and allocation; best value requirements; alternative business models and outsourcing; general advice on all relevant aspects of public law.

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"He is an effective lawyer, very experienced." "He has a good background in industry and knows what he is doing."

Chambers, 2014

Relevant experience

  • Transport Scotland on the M8 M73 M74 Network Improvements and Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (capital value of approximately GBP 1.1bn), the first roads to be procured through the Non Profit Distributing financing model.
  • Private sector developer on first Tax Incremental Financing Agreement signed in the UK.
  • In charge of legal team advising Scottish Exhibition Centre Limited in connection with the development of the Queen's Dock site, including infrastructure works, car parking and the new Hydro Arena.
  • Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited on procurement and financing of the ferry for Stornoway and Ullapool route.
  • NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde in providing six new health centres under the hub West Territory.
  • Structuring and procurement of private sector partners to work in partnership with Scottish Water to deliver approximately £687m capital investment to waste and water assets.
  • Forth Valley College on procurement of New College Campus NPD Project.
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Education

  • 1987 - Law, Dip LP, University of Glasgow, Glasgow
  • 1986 – Law, LLB (Hons), University of Glasgow, Glasgow
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Expertise

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November 2019
CMS Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Tool­box of Rem­ed­ies
Pub­lic pro­cure­ment is the largest single glob­al mar­ket­place, ac­count­ing for around one-fifth of world­wide GDP. In this in­creas­ingly in­ter­na­tion­al mar­ket­place, com­pan­ies need to have con­fid­ence that pub­lic...
31 March 2017
The great Re­peal Bill, how will Scot­land have its say?
On 29 March 2017 the Gov­ern­ment in­voked Art­icle 50, form­ally no­ti­fy­ing the European Coun­cil of the UK’s in­ten­tion to leave the European Uni­on. The UK now faces the sig­ni­fic­ant le­gis­lat­ive chal­lenge...
14 February 2017
Fi­nally, Third Party Rights in Con­tracts for Scot­land?
Fol­low­ing the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment’s com­mit­ment to third party rights in con­tracts in their 2016/17 le­gis­lat­ive pro­gramme, a Con­tract (Third Party Rights) (Scot­land) Bill (the “Bill”) was in­tro­duced...
21 December 2016
Changes on the way to the Coun­cil­lors’ Code of Con­duct?
On Monday 12 Decem­ber 2016 the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment opened a con­sulta­tion on a pro­posed amend­ment to the Coun­cil­lors’ Code of Con­duct (the “Code of Con­duct”) and is­sued the con­sulta­tion pa­per, ‘The...
13 October 2016
ESA10 – The New Guid­ance
On 29 Septem­ber 2016, Euro­stat and the European PPP Ex­pert­ise Centre (EPEC) pub­lished the much an­ti­cip­ated guide on ESA10 for PPP pro­jects - “A Guide to the Stat­ist­ic­al Treat­ment of PPPs” (the “Guide”)...