Michael Winder

Michael is a commercial lawyer with particular expertise on the application of EU procurement law matters. Michael forms part of Brabners LLP public procurement law team, providing expert advice on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious EU public procurement law matters to both contracting authorities (including local authorities and registered providers of social housing) and major utilities. In addition, Michael advises private sector companies on the bidding process for public contracts, how to engage with public bodies and how to challenge award decisions. Michael is the Brabners expert on drafting and advising on framework agreements. Michael has previously worked in both the public and the private sector. Michael’s public sector experience includes time spent in-house at a large county council and time on secondment to a London borough council. Michael’s role in the public sector included the provision of legal advice on a number of high-profile projects and procurements as well as providing day to day commercial legal advice and support. Prior to going in-house, Michael worked in private practice specialising in projects and procurement work, including providing legal advice on a number of Private Finance Initiative (PFI) and Public Private Partnership schemes.
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EU procurement thresholds
Practice Note

This Practice Note examines the thresholds set out in the EU Procurement Directives which apply to public sector contracts. It considers how the thresholds are set, what the current thresholds are, how a contract value is determined and the position relating to contracts whose value is below the relevant threshold.

Contracting authority contract sharing clause—Buyer’s partners contract directly with the supplier

A Precedent clause for use by a contracting authority acting as a buyer to set up an arrangement through which its partner(s) can contract directly with its supplier(s) in compliance with obligations under PCR 2015.

Contracting authority contract sharing clause—lead contracting authority engages supplier on behalf of its partners

A Precedent clause for use by a contracting authority acting as buyer to set up an arrangement through which it can engage its supplier(s) to supply its partner(s) via a change process in compliance with obligations under PCR 2015.

Human rights clause for public sector contracts

This Precedent is a short form clause for use by contracting authorities in the public sector to ensure the supplier adheres to the requirements of the Human Rights Act 1998.

Practice areas


  • LLB (Hons) Exempting


  • Member of the Procurement Lawyers Association


  • Specialist Panel

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