Martin Trybus' book on defence procurement translated into Chinese


In April 2018 the monograph Buying Defence and Security in Europe: The EU Defence and Security Directive in Context (CUP, 2014) by Martin Trybus was translated into Chinese and published by Cambridge University Press  and the National Defence Industry Press (China).

Buying Defence and Security in Europe is the first critical evaluation of the EU Defence and Security Procurement Directive 2009/81/EC, which is now the basis for public and private entities buying armaments and sensitive goods and services in the EU. This instrument aims to ensure non-discrimination, competition and transparency in the security sectors. Part one provides a critical analysis of the economical, historical, political, military-strategic and legal contexts of the new EU Defence and Security Procurement Directive. Part two covers the main aspects of the Directive: its scope, procedures, security of supply and information, offsets and subcontracting, and finally its review and remedies system.

This book is an essential overview of a legislative milestone in the field and received favorable reviews inter alia in the Common Market Law Review and the European Procurement and Public Private Partnerships Review.  

Professor Trybus is Professor of European Law and Policy at Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham.