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Dr Albert Sanchez Graells

Dr Albert Sanchez Graells

Dr Albert Sanchez Graells
PhD (Eur), LLB, BA (Hons)

Reader in Economic Law

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

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.

His research interests are in law and economics, especially regarding competition and public procurement law, on which he completed his PhD (Eur) and published Public Procurement and the EU Competition Rules, 2nd edn (Bloomsbury-Hart, 2015). He has recently also coedited Reformation or Deformation of the Public Procurement Rules (Edward Elgar, 2016), with Prof GS Ølykke (Copenhagen Business School). 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.

Albert joined the University of Bristol Law School in September 2015 as a Senior Lecturer and was promoted to Reader in August 2017. He was previously a Senior Lecturer in Commercial Law at the Law School of the University of Leicester (2013-15) and the acting Director of its Centre for European Law and Internationalisation (2014-15). Before that, he was a Lecturer at the University of Hull, where he was Director of the Hull Commercial Law and Policy Centre (2012-13), and a Lecturer in Commercial and European Law at the Law Faculty of the Comillas Pontifical University (Madrid, Spain), as well as Director of its Master in International and European Business Law (2009-12).

Prior to joining academia, he 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.



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