Gemma Cowap is a senior commercial lawyer who has 15 years’ experience in advising a variety of private and public sector clients on an extensive range of commercial contractual matters.

As well as advising a number of household-name companies across a variety of sectors (including sport and retail), Gemma is a member of DLA Piper's Government Contracting practice, having worked on a number of major, high-profile public sector projects over the past 15 years.

Her work in this area has had a particular focus on strategic partnering (including contractual and corporate joint ventures) and the structuring and deployment of models for the delivery of projects, goods and services within Government (including the creation and governance of GovCos).