Legal 500

“Bruno Herbots is applauded as ’offering insight that would not be obvious to clients”

“Many consider him [Bruno Herbots] a young star with the ‘X’ factor in construction and procurement law”


“Practice head Bruno Herbots handles all aspects of construction and public procurement law. Clients appreciate his inventive solutions as well as the international experience gained from a number of jurisdictions”

“A “charismatic legal strategist” who is “very well versed in contract law and always available,” according to impressed sources.”

“Commended for being readily accessible and pleasant to deal with”

“Bruno Herbots is recommended as ‘a hard-working lawyer who is always pushing for the best result’. Recent highlights for the team include advising the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board on the development of the National Paediatric hospital Project”

“Construction and Procurement Department Head, Bruno Herbots has experience in both construction and projects, having applied his ‘thorough, pragmatic and efficient work ethic’ to some of the country’s major PPP projects, particularly in the rail sector.”

“Top notch on construction and procurement matters.”

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Paving the way for job creation through public procurement

PUBLIC PROCUREMENT rules focus on procedures that involve the use of taxpayers’ money. How can these procedures – right across the whole lifecycle of a public procurement – be used in a way that benefits taxpayers and wider society, while also ensuring that the process is fair to all vendors, foreign and domestic? Examining the…

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Marking A Milestone: The Long-Awaited Chinese ‘Civil’ Code

It might have been overshadowed by Coronavirus coverage, but the coming into force on 1 January 2021 of the new Chinese Civil Code is of major importance in the world of comparative law. It is the most extensive legislation of its kind in the history of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).   Historically, China…

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Crystal Ball Impact on Chinese Law

Could the fortune-telling crystal ball, made for Cixi, the empress dowager of the Qing (now on display in the museum of Philadelphia) have foreseen the COVID-19 outbreak in China?   This COVID-19 pandemic, related lockdowns and other preventive measures could make it difficult or even impossible for parties to perform certain contractual obligations. But could…

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Would Public Procurement Stretch Dante’s Imagination?

Would Public Procurement Stretch Dante’s Imagination?Download the PDF file here.If Dante lived amongst us today, he might, according to some, be forced to add a tenth ring to his Inferno: public procurement. Here’s how contracting authorities can make the tendering process more hospitable to humans.Dante’s Inferno created a world of pain and suffering beyond human…

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Doing Good, is Good Business Download the PDF file here. What if the Irish government had to consider the impact on society of every euro it spent? Not just to keep voters happy, but to improve the country’s societal function now and into the future. While most of us want to see our government spending…

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Chinese Law Download the PDF file here.   If your company is considering doing business in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), it’s vital for you to know the workings of Mainland Chinese law and its the People’s Republic of China (PRC), to avoid ending up in a Chinese court. To gain this understanding, it’s…

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Sorry, ladies; in Ireland ‘adjudication’ is a male-only affair!The attraction of a cheap and rapid dispute resolution procedure for construction claims without lawyers is comparable to the mythical Siren song to sailors, who dive headlong into the sea to their deaths at its irresistible call. The fear of Sirens may explain why only men were appointed…