Peter Trepte is a practicing barrister with Littleton Chambers in London and of Counsel to Grayston & Company in Brussels. He is a Senior Fellow in Public Procurement Law at the University of Nottingham, Head of the Unit on Corruption and Public Procurement and Deputy Director of the Public Procurement Research Group.
In private practice, he concentrates on public procurement advising and representing public and private sector clients. At the international level, he has extensive and wide geographical experience in public procurement reform, including the drafting of national laws and implementing rules and regulations in the field of public procurement; drafting standard bidding and contract documents and guidance; developing appropriate procurement regulatory and institutional frameworks and dispute resolution mechanisms; and the design and implementation of public and private sector procurement capacity building programmes.
Peter is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply. He was a dispute panelist in the procurement dispute (DS-163) between the U.S. and South Korea under the WTO’s Government Procurement Agreement. He is currently Chair of the Procurement Review Board of the European Space Agency.
He has lectured and published widely on public procurement issues and is the author of Public Procurement in the EU, 2nd edition (OUP, 2007), Regulating Procurement (OUP, 2004) and “The Agreement on Government Procurement” in Macrory, Appleton and Plummer (eds.) The World Trade Organization: Legal, Economic and Political Aspects (Springer, New York, 2005), Volume I. He is co-editor of Public Procurement and Aid Effectiveness (Hart, 2019).