Christopher Bovis JD, MPhil, LLM, FRSA is Professor of International Business Law at the University of Hull. He is an internationally renowned specialist in public sector management, public procurement and public private partnerships. His fields of expertise cover international business, EU law, competition, energy, transport and telecommunications. His research has influenced parliamentary debate, scrutiny and brought responsible change at government level. His work has been published extensively, disseminated internationally and regularly quoted by the Court of Justice of the EU. Professor Bovis has advised the EU, national governments on growth strategy, industrial policy, SMEs and public sector procurement. Professor Bovis was elected Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce in 2006, and made a Life Fellow in 2011. He was appointed by the United Nations as Rapporteur to the Millennium Development Commission on Public-Private Partnerships in 2009. He has extensively published peer-reviewed articles in leading academic journals, produced internationally acclaimed books and presented numerous papers on his specialisation. Professor Bovis's academic work has been translated into different languages, including Chinese, French and German. He is peer reviewer for legal academic journals such as European Public Law, Common Market Law Review, European Law Journal, Federal Law Review, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Journal of Business Law and Journal of Public Policy and Administration and Journal of European Integration. He is peer reviewer for the ESRC, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Leverhulme Trust for evaluation of research grants applications. He is Editor in Chief of the European Procurement and Public Private Partnerships Law Review, published by Lexxion.