Outi Jousi

Title: 
Counsel
Office: 
Helsinki
Telephone: 
+358 9 2288 4284
Mobile: 
+358 405637343
Language: 
English
Finnish
Assistant: 
Mari Ukkonen

Assistant's telephone:

+358 9 228 84460

Assistant's e-mail:

PRACTICE AND EXPERIENCE

Outi is a member of our Intellectual Property & Technology practice, and she assists our clients in matters relating to public procurement and technology. She offers strategic advice and assists our clients – both contracting authorities and companies – in negotiations, market surveys, tendering competitions, Market Court proceedings, compliance analysis, and contractual disputes. 

Prior to joining us, she established the Finnish IT public procurement practice in a global law firm.

In addition to her legal degree, Outi has a software developer background. She brought agile contracting to the Finnish public sector while working at the state central procurement body Hansel and was certified as a Scrum Master.  

Outi regularly arranges seminars and writes articles on public procurement, agile contracting, software development methodologies as well as data security and privacy. 

RECENT REFERENCES

  • Counsel to Microsoft in public procurement.
  • Counsel to Nordic Packaging and Container Holdings (NPAC Holdings) in the sale of Powerflute Group Holdings Oy to Mondi Group.
  • 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 in IT outsourcing.
  • Counsel to Sodexo Oy in public procurement.
  • Counsel to State Treasury in public procurement.*
  • Counsel in the re-engineering of a large-scale and complex distressed IT delivery project. *
  • Counsel to MPY Palvelut Oyj in Market Court proceedings concerning procurement of IT equipment, procurement value EUR 19 million. *
  • Counsel to Innovation Fund Tekes after the first Finnish public procurement design contest - hackathon, resulting in a novel, secure and agile development contract for Tekesmatch, a ground-breaking digital tool, which brings innovators and investors together through the use of artificial intelligence and semantic search algorithms.*
  • Counsel to contracting authorities in various issues concerning public procurement of IT systems and products.*
  • Counsel to suppliers in tender procedures concerning several business fields and various stages of tendering competitions.*
  • Counsel to several contracting authorities and bidders in Market and Supreme Administrative Court proceedings.*

(*=references from prior to joining Hannes Snellman)

RANKINGS

  • Financial Times Innovative Lawyers’ Awards 2017: Commended.*

(*=rankings from prior to joining Hannes Snellman)

PUBLICATIONS

MEMBERSHIPS AND POSITIONS OF TRUST

  • Member of the Government Information Security Management Board VAHTI’s Working Group on Data Security Requirements in Public Procurement
  • Member of the Government Information Security Management Board VAHTI’s Working Group on Data Security in Social Media
  • Member of the IT2010 Contract Model Follow-up Group
  • Finnish Public Procurement Association, Member of the Board 2018-
  • Finnish Public Procurement Association, Vice Member of the Board 2017-2018
  • 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 Legal Tech Forum
  • Member of Finnish Fashion Law Association
  • Member of European Legal Network (Open Source)

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Counsel, Hannes Snellman, 2017-
  • Senior Associate, Tech & Comms, Bird & Bird Attorneys Ltd, 2016-2017
  • Lappeenranta University of Technology, studies in supply management, 2015-2017
  • Part-time secondment, Government ICT Centre Valtori, 2015-2016
  • Part-time secondment, Finnish Tax Administration, 2015-2016
  • Certified Scrum Master, 2010
  • Legal Counsel, Hansel Oy, 2008-2016
  • Legal Counsel, Mutual Insurance Company Pension Fennia, Investments department, 2007-2008
  • Master of Laws, University of Turku, 2007
  • Thesis Writer, TeliaSonera Oyj, 2006-2007 (Best Thesis Award by Finnish IT Law Association)
  • Trainee, Attorneys at Law Brander & Manner, 2004
  • Software Developer / Thesis Writer, PerkinElmer Life Sciences Inc, 2000-2001
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, software engineering, Turku University of Applied Sciences, 2001
  • Web Designer, Lingonet Oy, 1996-1997