Albert Sánchez Graells University of Bristol

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Professor Albert Sanchez-Graells specialises in EU economic law and, in particular, in competition and public procurement law and policy. His research concentrates on the way the public sector interacts with the market and in the way it organises the delivery of public services, especially healthcare. He is also interested in general issues of sectorial regulation and, more broadly, in the rules supporting the development and expansion of the European Union’s internal market. 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 such as machine learning, blockchain and the internet of things on procurement governance. Albert is a Member of the European Procurement Law Group and 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 also 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 also 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.

2022 Awards

Distinctions

Nominee, 2016 Antitrust Writing Awards: Academic, Procedure

Nominee, 2015 Antitrust Writing Awards: Business, Private Enforcement

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