Mario Comba (born 1965) is Professor of Public Comparative Law at the University of Torino (Italy), where he teaches Comparative Economic Law and Comparative Public Law. He is President of SCR Piemonte SpA. (the central purchasing body of the Regione Piemonte) and of the European Health Public Procurement Alliance (EHPPA) and member of the Council of the European Law Institute. He is Reporter, with Jeffrey Jowell and Sabino Cassese, of the ELI Freedom of Expression as a Common Constitutional Tradition in Europe project, funded by the European Law Institute, Aix-Marseille University, University College London, and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg.

Mario Comba has published extensively in the field of comparative public procurement: recently, he was co-editor with Steen Treumer of the volume ‘Award of contracts in EU procurements’ (Djoef, 2013) and published ‘Variation in the scope of the new EU public procurement Directives of 2014: Efficiency in public spending and a major role of the approximation of laws’ in F Lichère, R Caranta, S Treumer, ‘Modernising public procurement: The New Directive’ (Djoef, 2014). He is now editing a book with Carina Halonen on ‘Central purchasing bodies in Europe’, Elgar publishing, 2021 (forthcoming).