Trybus Martin

Martin Trybus is Professor of European Law and Policy and Director of the Institute of European Law at the University of Birmingham (Birmingham Law School), United Kingdom and Visiting Fellow at the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. His research focuses on EU law, especially law and policy relating to public procurement and to defense integration.


He is the author of Buying Defence and Security in Europe: The EU Defence and Security Procurement Directive in Context (CUP, 2014, in Chinese in 2018), and numerous academic articles. He is also the editor or co-editor of a number of collections, including EU Public Contract Law: Public Procurement and Beyond (Bruylant, 2014) with Roberto Caranta and Gunilla Edelstam and Public Procurement: The Continuing Revolution (Kluwer, 2002) with Sue Arrowsmith. His most recent publications dealt with small and medium-sized enterprises and public procurement.


Professor Trybus has been working with several international organisations and especially the OECD and the EDA, and for national governments on projects involving procurement reform and defence procurement, defence exports, and State aids. Previously he worked for the universities of Nottingham and Sheffield and OECD/SIGMA in Paris. 2010-2016 he served on the ESA Procurement Review Board, again since 2020. Professor Trybus is a member of the Academic Advisory Board of Forum Vergabe e. V., the German public procurement association and part of the prize committee of the International Procurement Award, the German thesis prize for public procurement. 2017-2021 he worked as Network Coordinator and Director of Research on the EU-funded Horizon 2020 project “EU Trade and Investment Policy (EUTIP)” and 2021-2025 as Director of Training on the EU-funded project “Sustainability and Procurement in International, European, and National Systems (SAPIENS NETWORK)” .