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Andrew Dean

Andrew Dean

Director of Public Law

Director of Public Law
Andrew Dean

Andrew Dean is the head of the Clifford Chance UK public sector advisory team.

Andrew has been advising public bodies, suppliers and lenders on public law and procurement law issues for over 15 years. Andrew has wide-ranging experience in market first and nationally significant transactions including procurements, outsourcings, PPPs, asset disposals and government financial support instruments (including guarantees, grants and loans). Andrew advises across all UK and EU statutory procurement regimes (traditional public sector, defence, utilities and rail franchising) and the WTO's Government Procurement Agreement.

Andrew was heavily involved in the UK government's Covid-19 response including advising the Vaccine Taskforce on the procurement of vaccines and suppliers on their Covid-19 contracts with the UK government.

Andrew was formerly a senior lawyer at the UK Government Legal Department.

  • BEIS, UKGI and Vaccine Task Force on the production and roll-out of the country’s COVID-19 vaccination programme
  • Department for Transport on powers to provide financial assistance to distressed companies caused by COVID-19
  • Department of Health and Social Care on the modification and disaggregation of the IMS3 IT contract with Atos
  • Defence contractors on UK defence and security procurements
  • Lenders on rolling stock procurement processes
  • Lenders on UK Export Finance’s powers to provide export guarantees

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Contact details

UK government & public sector

Our UK Government team of market-leading experts and legal professionals advises central government and wider public bodies on the delivery of complex, innovative and strategically important work.

Career and qualifications

  • Lancaster University (Law (LLB)) 2005
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales and Northern Ireland 2009
  • Senior Lawyer, Government Legal Department 2012
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2018

Professional bodies

  • Procurement Lawyers' Association
  • Administrative Law Bar Association

Awards and citations

  • Ranked as a Leading Individual
    Legal 500 UK 2023: Administration and Public Law
  • Andrew Dean "has the additional unique and invaluable insight from his years in-house advising the most senior stakeholders in central government bodies and procurement authorities"
    Legal 500 UK 2023: Administration and Public Law
  • "The team provides first class public law and procurement advice. They bring a highly sophisticated understanding of the law and the way it interacts with the commercial and practical issues, differentiating them from the majority of their competitors"
    Legal 500 UK 2023: Administration and Public Law (Band 2)
  • “Andrew is an expert in procurement law…and widely recognised as an expert in his field"
    Hansard, 5 March 2019 Volume 655