Modernising Public Procurement

The Approach of EU Member States

European Procurement Law series

Edited by Steen Treumer, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark and Mario Comba, Law Department, University of Turin, Italy

Modernising Public Procurement offers an in-depth analysis of the recent implementation of the Public Procurement Directive. The analysis is based on the experiences of twelve Member States including the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Poland. Within this work, Steen Treumer and Mario Comba alongside first-class experts in the field of public procurement law, focus on so-called gold-plating (overimplementation) and issues where the legality of the implemented legislation is questionable.

‘The book is an essential tool both for scholars and practitioners, as well as for judges, to improve the dialogue between different legal systems and the subsequent judicial activism.’
– Livio Girgenti, Review of European Administrative Law

‘Modernising Public Procurement offers a privileged view about the implementation of Public Procurement Directives of 2014 in several member States. The authors are outstanding scholars and experts, often involved in the process of implementation due to their institutional roles. The book is an essential tool both for scholars and practitioners, as well as for judges. It fruitfully combines a national, comparative and European approach and offers the reader a rich and comprehensive perspective on the topic.’
– Marta Cartabia, Italian Constitutional Court

‘Modernising Public Procurement offers a most interesting perspective on the new Public Procurement Directive (2014/24/EU) by describing and analysing the different legislative choices made by different EU Member States when implementing the directive in their national legislation, with a particular focus on some of the new substantial rules of great practical importance.’
– Nikolaj Aarø-Hansen, Judge, Chairman/President of the Danish Complaints Board for Public Procurement, Denmark

‘This work highlights with success problematic issues in the implementation of the most important Public Procurement Directive. A well-structured comparative law approach binds together the 12 national chapters on implementation in as many Member States. In my view, the editors have succeeded in drawing up relevant conclusions and giving guidance on how to develop best practices.’
– Jesper Svenningsen, Judge, General Court of the European Union

2018 368 pp Hardback 978 1 78811 453 0 £105.00 £94.50 $155.00 $139.50

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