Buying Defence and Security in Europe is the first critical evaluation of the EU Defence and Security Procurement Directive 2009/81/EC, which is w the basis for public and private entities buying armaments and sensitive goods and services in the EU. This instrument aims to ensure n-discrimination, competition and transparency in the security sectors. Part one provides a critical analysis of the ecomical, 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.
Martin Trybus is Professor of European Law and Policy and Director of the Institute of European Law at University of Birmingham. He has been involved in many studies of the OECD, the European Commission and the European Defence Agency on matters of public procurement and the European armaments market. He currently serves on the Procurement Review Board of the European Space Agency and is the legal expert on a team led by RAND Europe providing advice and research for the European Commission on the transposition and implementation of the Defence and Security Procurement.