Public Procurement from A to Z

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5-7 September 2018 | Stockholm

3-day Summer Course on the Legal Framework and Procurement Procedures, the Applying Procurement Rules in Different Sectors, and the Fraud, Corruption and Collusive Tendering.

If you have any questions in regards to the programme of the upcoming training or would like to get more information about it please contact Gaël Langosch.

Speakers & Chair


Christopher Bovis
Chair in Law and Professor of European Business Law, University of Hull, United Kingdom and Managing Editor of Lexxion's European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review

Professor, JD, MPhil, LLM, FRSA is H.K. Bevan Chair in Law at the University of Hull. Christopher Bovis is a leading authority in EU public procurement and public-private partnerships. He specializes in European Business Law, antitrust law and policy, with particular emphasis on public sector management. He advises international institutions on public sector reforms and has acted on behalf of government and industry on numerous high profile projects. He has been instrumental in structuring flagship public-private partnerships in the UK, EU and overseas. He has published extensively in international legal and management journals and has produced numerous books, monographs and articles on European and business subjects. His academic work has been translated into different languages, including Chinese, French and German.


Despina Pachnou
Expert in Competition Law Enforcement, Competition Division, OECD, Paris

Despina Pachnou is a competition expert at the OECD, where she oversees the work of the OECD Competition Committee Working Party on International Co-operation and Enforcement. Despina conducts peer reviews and capacity-building in competition and procurement. Before joining the OECD, she worked as a lawyer in public procurement and corporate transactions, advising companies and public sector bodies in structuring and implementing large scale projects in Greece. Despina has advised the Greek Chapter of Transparency International on transparency and compliance in public contracts.
She holds a PhD in public procurement law from the University of Nottingham and a Master’s degree in European Union law from the College of Europe in Bruges.

Tünde Tátrai
Professor at  Corvinus University of Budapest

Graduated as economist and lawyer, Tünde Tátrai currently works as an associate professor at the Corvinus University of Budapest with the Institute of Business Economics. She teaches electronic procurement, supply chain management and sustainable public procurement. She wrote her Ph.D. on Public Procurement and its potential further development in Hungary. She also specialises in ethical procurement. Tünde has been playing leading role in international research projects and is the author of numerous books and international publications. She is correspondent of the European Procurement and Public Private Partnership Law Review and reviewer of Journal of Public Procurement a Journal of Public Administration. Tünde playes active role in Scientific and Organizing Committees of several public procurement research programmes and conferences. She has also been teaching at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.

Michael Varney
Senior Lecturer and School Academic Manager,Faculty of Business, Law and Politics, Hull University

(CV will follow)

Erik Gadman
Managing Associate, Hannes Snellman attorneys

Erik Gadman is a managing associate in the top-ranked Competition & Public Procurement practice group of Hannes Snellman attorneys in Stockholm where he advise clients on all aspects of public procurement law.

Erik has extensive experience of successfully representing both suppliers and contracting authorities in review procedures, ineffectiveness proceedings, and applications for the imposition of alternative penalties. He has also successfully represented clients in a large number of actions for damages for alleged infringements of public procurement law. Legal 500 has ranked him as a Next Generation Lawyer in the field of public procurement.

Erik holds a juris kandidat degree from Uppsala University and an LL.M. degree from UCLA School of Law.

Dr. Sarah Schoenmaekers
Assistant Professor European Law, Maastricht University Advocaat

Sarah Schoenmaekers graduated at the European Law School of Maastricht University in 2005. In October of that same year she successfully passed for the Aptitude Test organised by the Examination Committee of the Flemish Bar Association in Brussels. Since 2006 she is a practising lawyer in Belgium (Advocaat).
In 2010 Sarah Schoenmaekers defended her PhD dissertation entitled: 'The Regulation of Architects in Belgium and the Netherlands. A Comparative Analysis.' Her thesis contains an analysis of the profession of architect in both countries (public law), an analysis of the free movement of architects (EU law), an analysis of the contractual responsibilities of architects (private law) and a law and economics analysis to determine which set of regulations is most efficient.

Sarah Schoenmaekers publishes frequently on European integration issues in European and national journals. She focusses on European public procurement, competition law, building law and free movement (e.g. diploma recognition). Her practical experience as a Belgian lawyer allows her to create a bridge between business and academia. She has also edited several books.

She has been the project leader of a CEDEFOP research project on 'The role of qualifications in governing professions and occupations' and was a core member of the team that successfully applied for a European Commission's tender on the 'Evaluation of the legal framework for the free movement of lawyers'. She was also highly involved in the application leading to the establishment of ITEM,  the Institute for Transnational and Euregional Cross Border Cooperation and Mobility.
Since 2017 Sarah is the programme coordinator of the Master Programmes 'European Law School' and 'International Laws' of Maastricht University.

Dr.  Wojciech Hartung
Counsel at Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka, Infrastructure and Energy Practice, Warsaw

Wojciech Hartung has been at Domanski Zakrzewski Palinka Law Firm since 2009 in their Infrastructure and Energy Practice.  He has had over 15 years of experience in Public Private Partnerships and Public procurement in areas of waste management, energy, transportation and public infrastructure.  Woijciech was previously Director at the Department of European Union and International Co-operation at the Public Procurement Office, the Polish representative on the Advisory Committee for Public Works Contracts set up by the European Commission and the Polish representative on the European Council’s Working Group on Public Procurement. In 2007 he attained his PhD in law from the Mikołaj Kopernik University in Toruń where he wrote his dissertation concerning Services of General Economic Interest (SGEIs) comparatively amongst European, French and Polish legal regimes.


Dr Spyros Panagopoulos
Legal Officer, European Central Bank

(CV will follow shortly)


Alexandra Terzaki, Terzaki Unternehmensberatung, Vienna
Alexandra Terzaki was born in Greece and studied law in Vienna, where she lives since 1987. She is a recognized public procurement law expert and business consultant in Austria for public procurement strategy, planning and implementation. 1998 she was Secretary-General of the Tender Club Austria. This was followed by six years as a Senior Consultant and public procurement law expert at Van Melle & Partner OEG. In 2006, she finally founded the TERZAKI  business consulting firm. As public procurement law expert, Aleka Terzaki exclusively supports the public sector in Austria.
Alexandra Terzaki is constantly in demand as a lecturer at seminars and conferences for public procurement law. In 2013 she was awarded  as "Speeker of the Year" by the Institute IIR in Public Procurement Law in Vienna. She is the technical director of the Austrian Public Procurement Law Day, which was successfully held in Austria for the 9th time in June 2018.


Further speakers will be announced soon.



Head of Unit for Public Procurement Strategy

European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review
Publication frequency: quarterly
approx. 60 pages
ISSN 21 94-73 76

Further information
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2018 10 Banner EssentialsPP Bovis Vienna Epppl 315x110M

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Publication frequency: quarterly
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ISSN 16 19-52 72

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