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Dr Albert Sanchez GraellsPhD (Eur), LLB, BA (Hons)

Reader in Economic Law

Albert Sanchez Graells

Dr Albert Sanchez GraellsPhD (Eur), LLB, BA (Hons)

Reader in Economic Law

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External positions

Member of the Brexit Working Group, Procurement Lawyers Association

1 Jan 2017 → …

Member of the Stakeholder Expert Group on Public Procurement, European Commission

15 Jul 201515 Jul 2018

Research interests

Dr Albert Sanchez Graells is a Reader in Economic Law at the University of Bristol Law School, a Member of the European Procurement Law Group, a Member of the Procurement Lawyers Association Brexit Working Group and a former Member of the European Commission Stakeholder Expert Group on Public Procurement (2015-18).

Albert is a specialist in European economic law, with a main focus on competition law and public procurement. He is also interested in general issues of sector regulation and, more broadly, in the rules supporting the development and expansion of the European Union's internal market. He takes a law and economics approach to his 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 disruptive technologies on procurement governance.

Albert has authored the leading monograph Public Procurement and the EU Competition Rules, 2nd edn (Bloomsbury-Hart, 2015). He has recently coauthored 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 coedited 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 and his analysis of current legal developments is published in his blog

He is a regular speaker at international conferences and has been recently invited by the European Court of Auditors and European Commission as an academic expert in public procurement and competition matters. He has also advised the World Bank and other international institutions regarding public procurement reform, as well as submitted written evidence to the House of Commons and the House of Lords on Brexit-related issues.

Prior to joining academia, Albert was a practising 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 of the University of Oxford, and the Law Department of the 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.

Albert welcomes applications for PhD supervision in the areas of law and economics, EU law and policy, competition law, public procurement and economic law more generally.

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • LAW Global Law on Innovation and Digital Economies
  • LAW Brexit
  • LAW Centre for Law and Enterprise
  • LAW Centre for Health, Law, and Society
  • Health Science and Technology

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