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Commentary: „European Public Procurement. Commentary on Directive 2014/24/EU”


Katarzyna Kuźma
Dr Wojciech Hartung

Last week, Edward Elgar Publishing published “European Public Procurement. Commentary on Directive 2014/24/EU” edited by Roberto Caranta, Full Professor of Administrative Law from University of Turin and Albert Sanchez-Graells, Professor of Economic Law from University of Bristol. We are happy to announce that our experts from DZP's public procurement team, Katarzyna Kuźma, Partner and Head of the Public Procurement Team and Wojciech Hartung, Counsel, are among the contributors to this book.

The commentary is a comprehensive guide to the interpretation of each provision of Directive 2014/24/EU, the main EU directive on public procurement. The editors – Roberto Caranta and Albert Sanchez-Graells – along with 36 renowned experts from 18 European countries not only provide a detailed critical analysis of the provisions of the 2014 Directive and case-law, but also underline the application problems and interpretative issues that have arisen in EU Member States, which will eventually make their way up to the CJEU or potentially demand additional legislative intervention.

Critical acclaim:

‘The editors are leaders in the field of public procurement law and have assembled an unrivalled set of authors from across Europe to provide an authoritative commentary of the crucial mother of all procurement regulation – Public Sector Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU. Here you will quickly find all there is to know about the Directive’s Articles 1 to 94. There are hardly any alternatives to this useful work and this commentary might well achieve the same importance for Directive 2014/24/EU as the Palandt has for German civil law. Procurement lawyers might come to say: quod non est in Caranta/Sanchez-Graells., non est in mundo.’

– Martin Trybus | professor at the University of Birmingham and Member of the Procurement Review Board of the European Space Agency

‘This Commentary is one of the most valuable additions to the public procurement literature for years. It combines the advantages of a legal commentary of the continental European tradition (comprehensiveness, structure, depth, etc.) with comparative perspectives, cutting-edge research, and the necessary contextualization, to understand the interactions between the Directive and the complex national systems of administrative and public law. The outstanding editors as well as the 36 contributors from 18 European countries deserve much praise for this important book!’

– Martin Burgi | professor at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich


The Commentary is available as a hardback and ebook on the website of Edward Elgar Publishing.

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