Professor Martin Trybus

Professor of European Law and Policy

Birmingham Law School

Photograph of Professor Martin Trybus

Contact details

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Email m.trybus@bham.ac.uk

Birmingham Law School
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
United Kingdom

About

The research of Martin Trybus aims to make a contribution to the understanding and development of the Law of the European Union, especially its economic and constitutional aspects, to establish ‘European Union Defence and Security Law’ as a separate legal subject, and to contribute to the understanding and development of European Union Public Procurement Law.

Feedback and office hours

Mondays during term time: 10.00 am - 12.00 and 3.00-4.00 pm (office hour LLM General).

Qualifications

  •  LLM (Wales)
  •  PhD (Wales)
  •  Referendarexamen (Berlin)
  •  Assessorexamen (Düsseldorf)

Biography

Martin Trybus read law at the Free University of Berlin before completing his studies for a LL.M. in Business Law (1995) and for a Ph.D. (1997) at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. He qualified in Germany, having also completed a stage with the European Commission in Brussels (1999), before starting as a lecturer at the University of Nottingham (2000). He was visiting scholar at George Washington University Law School in Washington DC (2003), at the University of Cape Town (2004), and visiting fellow at the University of Utrecht (2004). An AHRC Research Leave Award (2003-2004) led to his European Union Law and Defence Integration (2005). At the beginning of his Senior Lectureship at the University of Sheffield (2006) he was seconded as Senior Adviser to the SIGMA programme of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris where he coordinated a number of major studies on public procurement in Europe financed by the European Commission. Professor Trybus joined Birmingham Law School in 2007. He is currently member of the Procurement Review Board of the European Space Agency (ESA). 

Teaching

  • Public Procurement Law (LLM)
  • EU Constitutional Law (LLM)
  • Legal Foundations of the European Union (LLB)
  • EU Defence and Security Law (LLM)
  • Law of the EU (LLB)

Postgraduate supervision

  • European Law
  • European defence and security integration
  • Public procurement

Current doctoral supervision

Professor Trybus is currently supervising two doctoral students undertaking research in the following areas:

  • Barriers to a transatlantic defence procurement market
  • The EU-ACP Cotonou Partnership Agreement: A Legal Framework For Peace and Security in EU-Africa Relations
  • Public procurement and State aids

Doctoral research

PhD title European Defence Procurement Regulation

Research

The research of Martin Trybus aims to make a contribution to the understanding and development of the Law of the European Union, especially its economic and constitutional aspects, to establish ‘European Union Defence and Security Law’ as a separate legal subject, and to contribute to the understanding and development of European Union Public Procurement Law.

He is the author of two monographs (‘European Defence Procurement Law’ and ‘European Union Law and Defence Integration’) and four edited collections. He is currently working on a monograph on the new EU Defence Procurement Directive for Cambridge University Press and on two edited collections, one on the Lisbon Treaty with Luca Rubini for Edward Elgar and one on the EU Law of public contracts with Roberto Caranta and Gunilla Edelstam for Bruylant (Brussels).

You can listen to a podcast of Professor Trybus' inaugural lecture below:

Other activities

Professor Martin Trybus has been involved in consultancy projects for the British, Dutch, and French governments, the European Defence Agency, the European Commission, and the OECD. These projects concerned public procurement regulation, in particular public procurement reform in Central and Eastern Europe and the legal aspects of the European armaments market.  In 2008 he gave evidence to the European Parliament on the ‘defence package’ of armaments related directives. Apart from Birmingham he teaches regularly at the International Training Centre of the International Labour Organisation in Turin and the European Institute of Public Administration in Maastricht. In 2010 Professor Trybus was appointed to the Procurement Review Board of the European Space Agency (ESA) in Paris.

Professor Trybus is the Director of the Institute of European Law. He is a member of the Public Contracts in Legal Globalisation Network, the Procurement Law Academic Network (PLAN), and the European Procurement Law Group. He is a member of the Peer Review Panel of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and also reviews research funding applications for the Danish Council for Independent Research and the Czech Science Foundation

Publications

BOOKS

  1. (Eds. with L. Rubini), The Treaty of Lisbon and the Future of European Law and Policy (Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, 2012), XLVII + 506 pp
  2. (Eds. with R. Caranta), The Law of Green and Social Procurement in Europe (Djøf Publishing: Copenhagen, 2010) 330 pp
  3. (Eds. with N. D. White), European Security Law (OUP: Oxford, 2007), XVIII + 381 pp
  4. (Ed.), Pravo i politika javnih nabavki EU: izbor tekstova (EUPPP: Sarajevo, 2006), XXII + 370 pp
  5. European Union Law and Defence Integration (Hart: Oxford, 2005), XXXII + 407 pp
  6. (Eds. with S. Arrowsmith) Public Procurement: The Continuing Revolution (Kluwer Law International: The Hague, 2002), XX + 330 pp
  7. European Defence Procurement Law: International and National Procurement Systems as Models for a Liberalised Defence Procurement Market in Europe (Kluwer Law International: The Hague, 1999), XL + 312 pp

RECENT ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. “The hidden Remedies Directive: review and remedies under the EU Defence and Security Procurement Directive”, forthcoming (2013) 22 Public Procurement Law Review
  2. “The tailor-made EU Defence and Security Procurement Directive: limitation, flexibility, description, and substitution” (2013) 39 European Law Review 3-29
  3. (With Almuth Berger), “The Transposition of the Services Directive in the United Kingdom”, in U. Stelkens, W. Weiß, M. Mirschberger (eds.), The Implementation of the Services Directive – Transposition, Problems, and Strategies (T. M. C. Asser Press: The Hague, 2012) 633-65   
  4. “Großbritannien” in C. Baldus, T. Finkenhauer, Bologna und das Rechtsstudium (Mohr Siebeck: Tübingen, 2011) 77-96
  5. “An Overview of the United Kingdom Public Procurement Review and Remedies System with an Emphasis on England and Wales” in Steen Treumer and François Lichère, The Enforcement of the EU Public Procurement Rules (Djøf Publishing: Copenhagen, 2011) 34 pages, 201-234
  6. “Public Contracts in European Union Internal Market Law: Foundations and Requirements” in R. Nogouellou and U. Stelkens (eds.), Comparative Law on Public Contracts Treatise (Bruylant: Brussels, 2010) 81-121
  7. (With P. P. Craig), “Public Contracts: England and Wales” in R. Nogouellou and U. Stelkens (eds.),Comparative Law on Public Contracts Treatise (Bruylant: Brussels, 2010) 339-366
  8. “Sustainability and Value for Money: Social and Environmental Considerations in United Kingdom Public Procurement Law” in R. Caranta and M. Trybus, The Law of Green and Social Procurement in Europe (Djøf Publishing: Copenhagen, 2010) 259-297  
  9. “From the Indivisible Crown to Teckal: the In-House Provision of Works and Services in the United Kingdom” in M. Comba and S. Treumer, The In-House Providing in European Law (Djøf Publishing: Copenhagen, 2010) 187-211
  10. “Annotations to Case C-337/05, Commission  v. Italy (‘Agusta and Agusta Bell Helicopters’), judgment of 8 April 2008, nyr” (2009) 46 Common Market Law Review 973-990.
  11. (With T. Medina), “La transposición de las Directivas comunitarias sobre contratación pública en los Estados miembros” (2009) 25 Noticias de la Unión Europea 83-94
  12. M. Trybus, „Anwaltskammern ersetzen den Staat: die Juristenausbildung in Großbritannien“, in C. Baldus, T. Finkenauer, T. Rüfner (ed.), Juristenausbildung in Europa zwischen Tradition und Reform (Mohr Siebeck: Tübingen, 2008) 167-186
  13. M. Trybus (with Teresa Medina), “La transposición de las Directivas comunitarias sobre contratación pública en los Estados miembros”, in J. Rodríguez-Arana Muñoz, I. Sanz Rubiales, and M. Ángel Sendín García, La Contración Administrativa en España e Iberoamérica (Cameron May y La Junta des Castilla y León: London, 2008) 577-599
  14. M. Trybus, “Die Vergabe im Verteidigungssektor” in M. Müller-Wrede (ed.), Kompedium des Vergaberechts (Bundesanzeiger Verlag: Bonn, 2008) 235-250

STUDIES

RECENT CONFERENCE CONTRIBUTIONS

  • “Security of Supply and Security of Information”, Defence Procurement Seminar, Procurement Lawyers Association, London, June 2011

  • Moderator of the Panel Discussion on the Future Reform of Public Procurement Systems, EBRD Business Forum (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development), Astana, Kazakhstan, May 2011
  • “The Scope of the Remedies System”, Enforcement of Public Procurement Rules: Lessons from a Comparative Perspective, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, London, April 2011
  • “The Scope of the new Defence Procurement Directive”, Defence Procurement Seminar, International Chamber of Commerce, Paris, France, February 2011
  • “Green Procurement in the EU”, Nordic Public Procurement Forum, Copenhagen, November 2010
  • “Defence Procurement Regulation in Europe: From Fragmentation to Harmonisation?“, 2nd International Public Procurement Forum, Beijing, China, October 2010
  • “The Public Procurement Review and Remedies System of the United Kingdom”, 3rd Network Meeting of the European Procurement Law Group, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, September 2010
  • “Social Considerations in Public Procurement in Germany”, Public Procurement: Global Revolution V, Copenhagen, Denmark, September 2010
  • “EU Public Contracts and Enlargement”, 6th Public Contracts in Legal Globalisation Network Workshop “EU Law of Public Contracts”, Stockholm, Sweden, May 2010
  • “The EU Green Procurement Legal and Policy Framework”, National Conference on Green Public Procurement, Dublin, Ireland, May 2010
  • “The Implementation of the Services Directive in the United Kingdom”, Conference on the Implementation of the Services Directive in the Member States of the EU, German University of Public Administration, Speyer, Germany, April 2010
  • “The New EU Defence and Security Procurement Directive”, Conference of the Czech Defence Industries Association, Prague, Czech Republic, December 2009
  • “The Flexibly Phalanx: Differentiation in the CSDP (A Case Study on Flexibility in the Lisbon Treaty)”, keynote address, Symposium on Future Treaty Reform, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, December 2009
  • “Die Umsetzung der Dienstleistungsrichtlinie in Grossbritannien”, Seminar on the Messe Moderner Staat, Berlin, Germany, November 2009
  • “The EU Defence and Security Procurement Directive in Context”, Conference on “Building a Strategic US -EU Partnership on Defense and Security Aspects” organised by the Atlantic Council in partnership with the Center for Transatlantic Relations and the Center for Strategic and International Studies Washington D.C., USA, October 2009
  • “Social and Environmental Considerations Public Procurement in the United Kingdom”, 2nd Network Meeting of the Turin Research Network on Public Procurement,Orta San   Giulio,Italy, September 2009
  • Discussant for Brian Doherty and Michael Bowsher, Current Issues in EU Public Procurement and State Aid, Irish Society for European Law and United Kingdom Association for European Law, London, June 2009
  • Moderator of workshop on public procurement on the OECD Forum on Governance, Building a Cleaner World: Tools and Good Practices for Fostering a Culture of Integrity, Paris, France, May 2009
  • “Social Considerations in Public Procurement inDenmarkandGermany”, Seminar on Social Considerations in Public Procurement, European Institute of Public Administration,Maastricht, theNetherlands, April 2009
  • “De la Private Finance Initiative (PFI)  au partenariat public privé : Les concessions  au Royaume Uni“, Colloque sur les marchés publics, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia, March 2009  
  • “Public Procurement Review and Remedies”, 3rd Network Meeting of the Public Contracts in Legal Globalisation Network, Science Po,Paris,France, December 2008
  • “Social Clauses in EU Public Procurement”, International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility, Business Responsibilities for Human Rights, and International Law, Copenhagen University and Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 2008

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