Andhov Marta

Marta Andhov is an associate professor at the Faculty of Law, the University of Copenhagen. Her main research interests focus on public procurement law, sustainability, governmental contracts and interaction between public and private law in the context of international trade.

Currently, Marta is involved in several exciting projects. She is a co-host of popularBestek Public Procurement Podcast, which hopes to contribute to solutions and better understand public procurement law through informal yet in-depth discussions. She is a member of the steering committee and leader of working package 6 in the SAPIENS – Sustainability and Procurement in International, European, and National Systems. SAPIENS has been awarded a Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Network (ITN) grant of €3.9 million. Marta also is involved the Connecting COnsumers and producers to REbalance farmers’ position through AmbassaDOrs Trainings (COCOREADO) which has been awarded a Horizon 2020 grant of €2.9 million. The project focuses on improving the conditions for sustainable public procurement of local and seasonal food within its working package four.

In the past, Marta has provided independent insight to key research projects, amongst others, for the European Commission, Danish Institute for Human Rights and multiple national procurement agencies and universities. Marta has led the cluster on public procurement law under Horizon 2020 research project: Sustainable Market Actors for Responsible Trade (SMART)

Her 2019 co-edited book Cost and EU Public Procurement Law – Life-Cycle Costing for Sustainability contributes to developing life-cycle criteria tools and methodologies for public procurement in the EU. It collects both sector-crossing contributions, analysing the most relevant theoretical and legal aspects, including EU law and contract theory, and sector-specific contributions to some of the most important sustainable goods and services markets.

In spring of 2019, Marta has been selected as one of the 2019 Haub Visiting Scholars at Pace University’s Environmental Law Program, ranked #1 program in the United States.

Before taking up her position at the University of Copenhagen, she conducted both her postdoctoral fellowship and her PhD at Aarhus University Denmark. During that time, Marta was also a visiting scholar at Murdoch University, Australia and at the Institute for Competition & Procurement Studies, Bangor University, United Kingdom.

At the University of Copenhagen, she teaches in following courses: EU Public Procurement Law, Governmental Contracting, International Commercial Arbitration, Law of Start-ups, Digi Lawyer, European Union Law.

Marta also regularly teaches abroad, including at the Procurement Regulation Postgraduate Diploma, MA at King’s College, the United Kingdom and the University of Torino in Italy.


Marta actively collaborates with research centres and practitioners all around the world with the most recent collaboration on sustainable capital cities with the George Washington University in the United States.