Mario Comba (born 1965) is professor of public comparative law at the University of Torino (Italy). He is President of the University Institute of European Studies and Director of the Master “Public procurement management for sustainable development” jointly managed by the University of Torino and ITC-ILO Turin. He is member of both the research networks Public Contracts in Legal Globalization / Contrats Publics dans la Globalisation Juridique and PLAN – Procurement Law Academic Network. He is responsible for the Turin unit of the national research project, funded by the Ministry of education, about Jurisdiction and Pluralisms.
Prof. Comba has extensively published in the field of comparative public procurements: he wrote a book in 2011 about the execution of public contracts and, more recently, he was co-editor with Steen Treumer of the volume Award of contracts in EU procurements, (Djoef, 2013) and published: Variation in the scope of the new EU public procurement Directives of 2014: Efficiency in public spending and a major role of the approximation of laws, in F. Lichère – R. Caranta – S. Treumer, Modernising public procurement: The New Directive (Djoef, 2014).
Professor Comba also works as a consultant for public bodies and for private entities in the field of public contracts, PPP and facilities.