Public procurement is a highly significant and growing area of legal practice. Each book in this series addresses one of the most pressing topics in EU public procurement law and practice, taking a comparative approach and combining cross-cutting thematic chapters with detailed country information. This is both valuable and necessary in understanding how public procurement law is developed and applied – or misapplied – in the EU and in its Member States. In so doing, the series hopes to inspire new approaches and offer guidance in applying the principles and basic (though at times very detailed) rules. The clear descriptions of the practices, regulations, case law and interpretations of public procurement law throughout the EU will assist practitioners both in better understanding the rules as applied in their own jurisdiction and in developing best practices. The books are written by academics and experts from a broad range of Member States who have worked closely together since 2010 in a cross-border research group specialized in public procurement law.