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Zak Soithongsuk

Zak Soithongsuk is an associate in the Baker McKenzie Dispute Resolution team based in London. He is a member of the firm's Compliance & Investigations and Regulatory, Public, & Media law practice groups, as well as a member of the Business Crime Unit. Zak acts on a range of complex and high value dispute matters including commercial litigation, fraud and anti-bribery litigation, public law matters, and internal anti-corruption investigations. He also acts on various pro bono matters.

On 14 December 2021, the UK government launched a consultation on proposals to reform the Human Rights Act 1998 entitled the “Human Rights Act Reform: A Modern Bill of Rights”. The Consultation recently closed for most recipients, and its outcome could reshape existing constitutional norms and protections, as well as opening a path to the light-touch regulatory economy reportedly envisaged as part of the UK’s post-Brexit future.

These unusual and uncertain times call for rare and exceptional measures – that is the message emanating from recent guidance published by both the UK Cabinet Office and the European Commission on public procurement during the current COVID-19 crisis. Both sets of guidance provide advice to contracting authorities on the…