Albert Sanchez-Graells is a Professor of Economic Law and Director of the Centre for Global Law and Innovation at the University of Bristol Law School. He specialises in EU economic law and, in particular, in competition and public procurement law and policy. His research concentrates on the public sector’s interaction with the market and on the delivery of public services, especially healthcare. He takes an economically-informed approach to his legal research and is particularly keen on the analysis of the systems of incentives and enforcement mechanisms that law creates or facilitates. Albert is currently researching the impact of digital technologies on procurement governance.
Albert has authored the leading monograph Public Procurement and the EU Competition Rules, 2nd edn (Bloomsbury-Hart, 2015). He has also co-authored Shaping EU Public Procurement Law: A Critical Analysis of the CJEU Case Law 2015–2017 (Wolters-Kluwer, 2018), edited Smart Public Procurement and Labour Standards. Pushing the Discussion after RegioPost (Hart, 2018), and also co-edited Reformation or Deformation of the Public Procurement Rules (Edward Elgar, 2016) and Transparency in EU Procurements. Disclosure Within Public Procurement and During Contract Execution (Edward Elgar, 2019). Most of Albert’s working papers are available at http://ssrn.com/author=542893 and his analysis of current developments in his blog http://www.howtocrackanut.com.
Albert keeps close connections with leading research groups in the UK and abroad. He is a regular speaker at international conferences and regularly engages with policy-makers. Albert is a former Member of the Procurement Lawyers Association Brexit Working Group (2017) and of the European Commission Stakeholder Expert Group on Public Procurement (2015-18). Albert has been invited by the European Court of Auditors and the EFTA Surveillance Authority as an academic expert in public procurement and competition matters. He has advised the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and other international institutions regarding public procurement reform. His written evidence to the House of Commons and the House of Lords has influenced debates on Brexit-related issues and on procurement healthcare regulation.
Prior to joining academia, Albert was a lawyer advising multinational corporations on competition and public procurement matters. Albert has conducted research at the Library of Congress (Washington), the Centre for Competition Law and Policy, University of Oxford, and the Law Department, Copenhagen Business School. He has also been awarded research fellowships at the Collegio Carlo Alberto of the University of Turin and the Faculty of Law of University Carlos III in Madrid.