Outi has extensive experience of public procurement and IT agreements
Outi is a senior associate in the Commercial group based in our Helsinki office. She advises on a broad range of public procurement, technology and commercial matters.
Prior to joining us, Outi worked for eight years for the central purchasing body of the State of Finland, Hansel Ltd, where she advised ministries and other central state procurement units in their major tendering competitions and state-wide framework agreements. She continues to advise public and private sector clients in tendering competitions, from market dialogue and invitations to tenderto negotiations and disputes.
She was a member of the IT2010 contract model follow-up group and member of two state cyber security working groups. She has also worked as a lawyer in the corporate financing team of a pension insurance company. Upon graduation, Outi was awarded Best Thesis of the Year award by the Finnish IT Law Association. Prior to her legal career, she worked for a life sciences company as a software developer. Outi is a Scrum Master and one of the first lawyers to develope contract models for agile software development. She has a strong interest in data privacy and security.
In addition to her LL.M. degree from the University of Turku, Outi holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, majoring in software systems. She has also taken supply management courses at the Lappeenranta University of Technology. Outi is licensed to represent clients in courts of law.
Outi is a frequent lecturer at seminars concerning public procurement and IT and a member of the Finnish IT Law Association, the Finnish Competition Association, Agile Finland and European Legal Network.