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Outi Jousi

Counsel

Outi Jousi heads Hannes Snellman's Public Procurement Practice in Helsinki and works within our Technology & Data and Public Procurement Teams. 

Outi specialises in complex questions relating to public procurement and technology giving practical advice to parties in projects both in the public and private sectors. Her focus areas include market entry, tendering competitions, regulation compliance, procurement related disputes and negotiations and M&A-related procurement questions. Outi also assists clients in matters relating to administrative proceedings and health care related questions and is active in Hannes Snellman's ESG Group. Prior to joining Hannes Snellman, Outi worked for another Finnish law firm and as an in-house counsel for government public procurement body Hansel. 

Outi is the president of the Finnish Public Procurement Association. She regularly arranges seminars and conferences and writes practical blog posts on public procurement and technology related questions. 

Outi gets the biggest thank you for her speed, clarity, and initiative. She is a gem.

Data Privacy & Protection | Client Choice 2024


References

Counsel to Mölnlycke Health Care in public procurement.

Outi Jousi

Outi Jousi

Counsel
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Annika Tiitola

Annika Tiitola

Associate
annika.tiitola@hannessnellman.com

Counsel to supplier of social services in a dispute against a public entity.

Anna-Maria Tamminen

Anna-Maria Tamminen

Partner
anna-maria.tamminen@hannessnellman.com
Outi Jousi

Outi Jousi

Counsel
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Counsel to Siemens Mobility in public procurement.

Outi Jousi

Outi Jousi

Counsel
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Eeva Tiainen

Eeva Tiainen

Senior Associate
eeva.tiainen@hannessnellman.com
Annika Tiitola

Annika Tiitola

Associate
annika.tiitola@hannessnellman.com

Counsel to Linde in public procurement.

Outi Jousi

Outi Jousi

Counsel
outi.jousi@hannessnellman.com
Eeva Tiainen

Eeva Tiainen

Senior Associate
eeva.tiainen@hannessnellman.com

Counsel to Dell Technologies in public sector ICT procurement.

Outi Jousi

Outi Jousi

Counsel
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Counsel to Axel Health in public sector ICT procurement.

Outi Jousi

Outi Jousi

Counsel
outi.jousi@hannessnellman.com
Eeva Tiainen

Eeva Tiainen

Senior Associate
eeva.tiainen@hannessnellman.com

Counsel to Takeda in public procurement.

Outi Jousi

Outi Jousi

Counsel
outi.jousi@hannessnellman.com
Annika Tiitola

Annika Tiitola

Associate
annika.tiitola@hannessnellman.com
Eeva Tiainen

Eeva Tiainen

Senior Associate
eeva.tiainen@hannessnellman.com

Parties:

Gasgrid Finland Oy, Excelerate Energy

Transaction:

Gasgrid Finland Oy's chartering of an LNG Floating Storage and Regasification Unit from Excelerate Energy.

Deal Value:

EUR 460 million

Role:

Counsel to Gasgrid Finland Oy

Rabbe Sittnikow

Rabbe Sittnikow

Partner
rabbe.sittnikow@hannessnellman.com
Janna Pihanurmi

Janna Pihanurmi

Senior Associate
janna.pihanurmi@hannessnellman.com
Santeri Jääskeläinen

Santeri Jääskeläinen

Associate
santeri.jaaskelainen@hannessnellman.com
Heikki Majamaa

Heikki Majamaa

Specialist Partner
heikki.majamaa@hannessnellman.com
Mikko Huimala

Mikko Huimala

Partner
mikko.huimala@hannessnellman.com
Päivi Tammilehto

Päivi Tammilehto

Counsel
paivi.tammilehto@hannessnellman.com
Outi Jousi

Outi Jousi

Counsel
outi.jousi@hannessnellman.com
Annika Tiitola

Annika Tiitola

Associate
annika.tiitola@hannessnellman.com
Klaus Metsä-Simola

Klaus Metsä-Simola

Partner
klaus.metsa-simola@hannessnellman.com
Jesper Nevalainen

Jesper Nevalainen

Partner
jesper.nevalainen@hannessnellman.com
Lasse Riski

Lasse Riski

Specialist Partner
lasse.riski@hannessnellman.com
Anniina Hämäläinen

Anniina Hämäläinen

Legal Assistant
anniina.hamalainen@hannessnellman.com
Johanna Haltia-Tapio

Johanna Haltia-Tapio

Specialist Partner
johanna.haltia-tapio@hannessnellman.com
Anna Nyberg

Anna Nyberg

Senior Associate
anna.nyberg@hannessnellman.com

Counsel to Finnish Customs in the public procurement of bitcoin brokerage services. The assignment is related to the Finnish Government’s decision to sell the Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies seized by Finnish Customs and allocate a significant share of the additional revenue to support Ukraine in the current war.

Outi Jousi

Outi Jousi

Counsel
outi.jousi@hannessnellman.com
Jesper Nevalainen

Jesper Nevalainen

Partner
jesper.nevalainen@hannessnellman.com
Anna Mäkinen

Anna Mäkinen

Associate
anna.makinen@hannessnellman.com
Eeva Tiainen

Eeva Tiainen

Senior Associate
eeva.tiainen@hannessnellman.com
Jari Tukiainen

Jari Tukiainen

Specialist Partner
jari.tukiainen@hannessnellman.com
Antti Kuha

Antti Kuha

Partner
antti.kuha@hannessnellman.com
Stefan Stellato

Stefan Stellato

Managing Associate
stefan.stellato@hannessnellman.com

Parties

LähiTapiola Yhteiskuntakiinteistöt Suomi Ky, Espoo Hospital 

Transaction

Counsel to LähiTapiola Yhteiskuntakiinteistöt Suomi Ky in the acquisition of Espoo Hospital.

Deal Value

EUR 300 million

Role

Counsel to LähiTapiola Yhteiskuntakiinteistöt Suomi Ky

Matti Lajunen

Matti Lajunen

Partner
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Rauli Elenius

Rauli Elenius

Associate
rauli.elenius@hannessnellman.com
Outi Jousi

Outi Jousi

Counsel
outi.jousi@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Basware Corporation (target), a consortium consisting of Accel-KKR, Long Path Partners, and Briarwood Chase Management (buyer)

Transaction

Counsel to the offeror consortium of Accel-KKR, Long Path Partners, and Briarwood Chase Management in the tender offer for all outstanding securities in Basware Corporation.

Deal Value

EUR 620 million

Role

Counsel to the consortium

Klaus Ilmonen

Klaus Ilmonen

Partner, Doctor of Laws
klaus.ilmonen@hannessnellman.com
Tommi Kovero

Tommi Kovero

Senior Associate
tommi.kovero@hannessnellman.com
Aki Salmela

Aki Salmela

Associate
aki.salmela@hannessnellman.com
Robert Gordin

Robert Gordin

Senior Associate
robert.gordin@hannessnellman.com
Joonas Vartia

Joonas Vartia

Associate
joonas.vartia@hannessnellman.com
Linnea Lehtonen

Linnea Lehtonen

Senior Associate
linnea.lehtonen@hannessnellman.com
Roope Sevón

Roope Sevón

Associate
roope.sevon@hannessnellman.com
Heikki Vesikansa

Heikki Vesikansa

Partner
heikki.vesikansa@hannessnellman.com
Harri Vehviläinen

Harri Vehviläinen

Specialist Partner
harri.vehvilainen@hannessnellman.com
Sofia Ropo

Sofia Ropo

Senior Associate
sofia.ropo@hannessnellman.com
Mikko Huimala

Mikko Huimala

Partner
mikko.huimala@hannessnellman.com
Markus Bremer

Markus Bremer

Partner
markus.bremer@hannessnellman.com
Pauliina Sutinen

Pauliina Sutinen

Senior Associate
pauliina.sutinen@hannessnellman.com
Johanna Haltia-Tapio

Johanna Haltia-Tapio

Specialist Partner
johanna.haltia-tapio@hannessnellman.com
Anna Nyberg

Anna Nyberg

Senior Associate
anna.nyberg@hannessnellman.com
Outi Jousi

Outi Jousi

Counsel
outi.jousi@hannessnellman.com
Annika Tiitola

Annika Tiitola

Associate
annika.tiitola@hannessnellman.com
Axel Hård af Segerstad

Axel Hård af Segerstad

Associate
axel.hard@hannessnellman.com

Parties

Telia Finland (Seller) and AddSecure (Buyer)

Transaction

Telia Finland’s divestment of Telia Alerta business to AddSecure

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to Seller/Telia Finland

Tuire Kuronen

Tuire Kuronen

Partner
tuire.kuronen@hannessnellman.com
Agda Vähä-Piikkiö

Agda Vähä-Piikkiö

Senior Associate
agda.vaha-piikkio@hannessnellman.com
Riikka Kuha

Riikka Kuha

Senior Associate
riikka.kuha@hannessnellman.com
Mikko Huimala

Mikko Huimala

Partner
mikko.huimala@hannessnellman.com
Helena Lamminen

Helena Lamminen

Senior Associate
helena.lamminen@hannessnellman.com
Outi Jousi

Outi Jousi

Counsel
outi.jousi@hannessnellman.com
Eeva Tiainen

Eeva Tiainen

Senior Associate
eeva.tiainen@hannessnellman.com

Counsel to IBM on public procurement.

Outi Jousi

Outi Jousi

Counsel
outi.jousi@hannessnellman.com
Eeva Tiainen

Eeva Tiainen

Senior Associate
eeva.tiainen@hannessnellman.com

Counsel to Business Finland in public procurement of Business Finland Connection, a solution incorporating artificial intelligence, semantic search algorithms, and machine learning.

Outi Jousi

Outi Jousi

Counsel
outi.jousi@hannessnellman.com
Jesper Nevalainen

Jesper Nevalainen

Partner
jesper.nevalainen@hannessnellman.com

Counsel to The Social Insurance Institution of Finland (KELA) in public procurement.

Parties

Tieto Corporation, EVRY ASA

Transaction

The combination of Tieto and EVRY through a cross-border merger

Deal Value

Value not public

Role

Counsel to EVRY ASA

Klaus Ilmonen

Klaus Ilmonen

Partner, Doctor of Laws
klaus.ilmonen@hannessnellman.com
Riikka Kuha

Riikka Kuha

Senior Associate
riikka.kuha@hannessnellman.com
Stefan Stellato

Stefan Stellato

Managing Associate
stefan.stellato@hannessnellman.com

Counsel in strategic public procurement to Finavia Oyj, which maintains and developes all Finnish airports.

Outi Jousi

Outi Jousi

Counsel
outi.jousi@hannessnellman.com
Jesper Nevalainen

Jesper Nevalainen

Partner
jesper.nevalainen@hannessnellman.com

Counsel to Finland’s national service center for counties, Vimana Oy, in assessment of Vimana’s function and operations concerning public procurement and competition law.

Parties

Nordic Packaging and Container Holdings (Seller), Mondi Group (Buyer), Powerflute Group Holdings Oy (Target)

Transaction

Nordic Packaging and Container Holdings' sale of Powerflute Group Holdings Oy to a division of Mondi Group

Deal Value

Enterprise value of EUR 365 million

Role

Counsel to Nordic Packaging and Container Holdings (NPAC Holdings)

Mikko Heinonen

Mikko Heinonen

Partner
mikko.heinonen@hannessnellman.com
Jesper Nevalainen

Jesper Nevalainen

Partner
jesper.nevalainen@hannessnellman.com
Outi Jousi

Outi Jousi

Counsel
outi.jousi@hannessnellman.com
Antti Kuha

Antti Kuha

Partner
antti.kuha@hannessnellman.com
Mikael Lustig

Mikael Lustig

Senior Associate
mikael.lustig@hannessnellman.com

Counsel to a significant IT service provider in a novel agile development project. The advice included strategic advice as well as contract drafting and negotiations.

Counsel to Greek government officials in public procurement of agile projects.

Counsel to Sodexo Oy in public procurement.


Rankings

  • "Outi Jousi is exceptional in her customer service and service attitude. Her reaction speed and accuracy are unparalleled. Her expertise is top-notch, and I consider her one of the most talented public procurement specialists currently. And best of all – her impeccable sense of style and humour. Outi takes one opportunity after another with great ease and makes others shine as well.", EU and Competition, Legal 500, 2024
  • Ranked as exclusive winner of the 2024 Client Choice Data Privacy & Protection category in Finland. Clients have described Outi as follows: 'Outi is particularly talented at clarifying complex questions in plain language and finding the "steak" in them.', 'Outi Jousi doesn't skimp on unnecessary things, but is issue-oriented and snappy, which customers like.', 'Outi seems to be on a good mood day after day and I love her humour!', 'Outi Jousi gets the biggest thank you for her speed, clarity, and initiative. She is a gem.'
  • Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards 2023: Highly Commended. “The firm helped Finnish customs authorities to conduct a public auction of bitcoin, then worth about €70mn, seized from illegal drug dealers. Funds of about $47mn raised by sale in 2022 were donated to the Ukrainian government.”
  • "It has been a true pleasure to work with Outi Jousi for some time now. She is something! Absolutely the best public procurement lawyer I have ever worked with. She is a true “Speedy Gonzales” – always answers before you expect anything. She follows what is going on (news etc.) and she is looking at things from a very wide perspective. When I need a “mirror” on my own conclusions – she is the first and only one I call – since I can count on her opinions to be deeply well founded views! Super kind, fun to be around – and her mind is sharp as a knife! 5-star lawyer.", EU and Competition, Legal 500, 2023
  • According to a client, Outi is 'an expert in procurement law and agile ICT contracts.' Another client says: 'Outi Jousi and Jesper Nevalainen worked as a team in our assignment. Their high quality performance is based on their high level expertise. They are experts in various kinds of legal technological challenges. We can trust that every significant detail will be thoroughly considered and solved.', TMT, Legal 500, 2020
  • Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards 2017: Commended (*=rankings from prior to joining Hannes Snellman)

Memberships and Positions of Trust

  • Member of the Finnish Bar Association
  • President of the Finnish Public Procurement Association, 2020
  • Finnish Public Procurement Association, Member of the Board, 2018
  • Finnish Public Procurement Association, Vice Member of the Board, 20172018
  • Member of the Government Information Security Management Board VAHTI’s Working Groups
  • Member of the Finnish IT Law Association
  • Member of the Finnish Competition Law Association
  • Member of Agile Finland, arranger of pro bono seminars for product owners, 2014
  • Member of Finnish Fashion Law Association
  • Member of ITechLaw


Education and Professional Background

  • Counsel, Hannes Snellman, 2017-
  • Senior Associate, Tech & Comms, Bird & Bird Attorneys Ltd
  • Legal Counsel, Hansel Oy
  • Legal Counsel, Mutual Insurance Company Pension Fennia, Investments department
  • Certified Scrum Master
  • Master of Laws, University of Turku
  • Software Developer / Thesis Writer, PerkinElmer Life Sciences Inc
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, software engineering, Turku University of Applied Sciences

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