Prof Albert Sanchez-Graells

I am a Professor of Economic Law at the University of Bristol Law School and a Member of the European Procurement Law Group. I specialise in European economic law, with a main focus on competition law and public procurement, on which I wrote my PhD and published Public Procurement and the EU Competition Rules, 2nd edn (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2015). I am currently researching the impact of digital technologies on procurement governance. Most of my working papers are available at and my analysis of current legal developments is published in this blog. 

I have been a Member of the European Commission Stakeholder Expert Group on Public Procurement (2015-18), a Member of the Procurement Lawyers' Association Brexit Working Group (2017), and have been invited by the European Court of Auditors as an academic expert in public procurement and competition matters (2014-15) and by the EFTA Surveillance Activity as a knowledge-exchange fellow (2017-18). I have also advised the World Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and other international institutions regarding public procurement reform, and delivered training on these topics.

Before joining the University of Bristol Law School in September 2015. I held academic positions at the University of Leicester Law School (2013-15, UK), at the University of Hull Law School (2012-13, UK), and at the Law Faculty of the Comillas Pontifical University (2009-12, Spain). Prior to joining academia, I was a practising lawyer advising multinational corporations on competition and public procurement.