Services

Public Procurement

We advise major private companies and contracting authorities in their most challenging projects. Our public procurement team advise on all phases of complex procurement projects and contracts, and the team has advised on some of Finland’s and Sweden’s largest procurements.

We provide contracting authorities with strategic advice and assist them during the whole procurement processes, including the structuring of the procurement process, drafting of procurement documents, assisting in negotiations with suppliers, and evaluation of tenders. For our clients on the supplier side, we provide advice on all procurement law issues that arise in connection with public procurements, including negotiations, tendering, and disputes. 

Our team frequently represents suppliers and contracting authorities in court proceedings such as appeals of contract award decisions, fines for public procurement breaches and damages claims made under procurement law. We have handled some of the largest cases and have on several occasions successfully assisted clients in the highest courts in Finland and Sweden.

We have exceptional knowledge of public procurements relating to technology, life science, healthcare, telecom, real estate, and public transportation, and the team also has substantial experience of Public-Private Partnership projects.

Our public procurement services include:

  • providing strategic and operative advice both to contracting authorities and suppliers at all phases of the public procurement process
  • drafting and reviewing procurement documents, tenders, and clarifications
  • assisting in the market surveys and Q&As
  • assisting in the assessment and evaluation of tenders before and after submission to identify flaws and to maximise points
  • assisting in the assessment of the correctness of the procurement award decisions
  • providing advice in relation to demands for correction, appeals, and damages claims based on procurement law and to fines for public procurement breaches, as well as to contacts with the supervisory authority
  • assisting in negotiations and any issues arising before or during the public procurement contract period
  • providing advice on public information and confidentiality and other commercial public law matters, as well as litigating these issues
  • providing advice on M&A-related public procurement questions, such as the amendment and transfer of agreements
  • assisting with the assessment of in-house procurements, contracting authority status, and legality of contract amendments
  • sharing our expertise and experience through customised seminars and lectures on public procurement rules based on our clients’ needs

References

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 | Helsinki
rabbe.sittnikow@hannessnellman.com
Janna Pihanurmi

Janna Pihanurmi

Associate | Helsinki
janna.pihanurmi@hannessnellman.com
Meri-Katriina Pyhäranta

Meri-Katriina Pyhäranta

Counsel | Helsinki
meri-katriina.pyharanta@hannessnellman.com
Santeri Jääskeläinen

Santeri Jääskeläinen

Associate | Helsinki
santeri.jaaskelainen@hannessnellma.com
Heikki Majamaa

Heikki Majamaa

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
heikki.majamaa@hannessnellman.com
Mikko Huimala

Mikko Huimala

Partner | Helsinki
mikko.huimala@hannessnellman.com
Päivi Tammilehto

Päivi Tammilehto

Counsel | Helsinki
paivi.tammilehto@hannessnellman.com
Outi Jousi

Outi Jousi

Counsel | Helsinki
outi.jousi@hannessnellman.com
Annika Juhola

Annika Juhola

Associate | Helsinki
annika.juhola@hannessnellman.com
Klaus Metsä-Simola

Klaus Metsä-Simola

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

Jesper Nevalainen

Partner | Helsinki
jesper.nevalainen@hannessnellman.com
Anniina Hämäläinen

Anniina Hämäläinen

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

Johanna Haltia-Tapio

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

Anna Nyberg

Associate | Helsinki
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 | Helsinki
outi.jousi@hannessnellman.com
Jesper Nevalainen

Jesper Nevalainen

Partner | Helsinki
jesper.nevalainen@hannessnellman.com
Anna Mäkinen

Anna Mäkinen

Associate | Helsinki
anna.makinen@hannessnellman.com
Eeva Tiainen

Eeva Tiainen

Associate | Helsinki
eeva.tiainen@hannessnellman.com
Jari Tukiainen

Jari Tukiainen

Specialist Partner | Helsinki
jari.tukiainen@hannessnellman.com
Sanna Boow

Sanna Boow

Counsel | Helsinki
sanna.boow@hannessnellman.com
Antti Kuha

Antti Kuha

Partner | Helsinki
antti.kuha@hannessnellman.com
Stefan Stellato

Stefan Stellato

Managing Associate | Helsinki
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 | Helsinki
matti.lajunen@hannessnellman.com
Rauli Elenius

Rauli Elenius

Associate | Helsinki
rauli.elenius@hannessnellman.com
Outi Jousi

Outi Jousi

Counsel | Helsinki
outi.jousi@hannessnellman.com

Counsel to IBM on public procurement.

Outi Jousi

Outi Jousi

Counsel | Helsinki
outi.jousi@hannessnellman.com
Eeva Tiainen

Eeva Tiainen

Associate | Helsinki
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 | Helsinki
outi.jousi@hannessnellman.com
Jesper Nevalainen

Jesper Nevalainen

Partner | Helsinki
jesper.nevalainen@hannessnellman.com

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

Outi Jousi

Outi Jousi

Counsel | Helsinki
outi.jousi@hannessnellman.com
Jesper Nevalainen

Jesper Nevalainen

Partner | Helsinki
jesper.nevalainen@hannessnellman.com

Counsel to the Finnish Transport Agency in a railway renovation project (alliance contract model) with a procurement value of approximately EUR 80 million (2015-2016).

Counsel to the winning tenderer in a high-tech documentation procurement project with a value of approximately EUR 65 million (2015-2016).

Counsel to the contracting authority in the design and construction of a social and healthcare centre (alliance contract model) with a procurement value of approximately EUR 50 million (2013-2016).

Counsel to the contracting authority in a development project (alliance contract model) with a procurement value of approximately EUR 30 million (2016).

Counsel to the petitioner in contesting an award decision on equipment procurement with a value of approximately EUR 150 million (2012-2016).

Counsel to the city of Tampere in a tramway design and construction project (alliance contract model) with a procurement value of approximately EUR 250 million (2014-2015).

Counsel to the contracting authority in a renovation project with a procurement value of approximately EUR 200 million (2015-2016).

Counsel to the contracting entity against another governmental organization in a precedential damages litigation based on purported breach of public procurement rules in a competitive bidding for the construction of a motor highway, the value of which exceeded MEUR 50.

Counsel to the contracting entity at the Supreme Administrative Court in a public procurement case concerning utilisation of waste as energy. This is one of the largest public procurement matters that have been the subject of legal proceedings in Finland – the value of the procurement totalling MEUR 282.

Counsel to a Finnish municipal waste management enterprise in a public procurement case concerning the construction of a Waste-to-Energy plant – the value of the procurement totalling MEUR 130.

Counsel to a theatre operator in a public procurement case concerning the renovation construction of a theatre building – the value of the procurement totalling EUR 50 million.

Counsel to the contracting entity in a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project regarding the construction and maintenance of a motorway section. The total value of the project was EUR 623 million.

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Main Contacts

Joakim Lavér

Partner | Stockholm
joakim.laver
@hannessnellman.com

Outi Jousi

Counsel | Helsinki
+358 9 2288 4284
outi.jousi
@hannessnellman.com

Team

Sarah Ek

Sarah Ek

Associate | Stockholm
sarah.ek@hannessnellman.com
Peter Forsberg

Peter Forsberg

Partner | Stockholm
peter.forsberg@hannessnellman.com
Emma  Fröderberg Shaiek

Emma Fröderberg Shaiek

Associate | Stockholm
emma.froderbergshaiek@hannessnellman.com
Oskar Helsing

Oskar Helsing

Associate | Stockholm
oskar.helsing@hannessnellman.com
Joakim Lavér

Joakim Lavér

Partner | Stockholm
joakim.laver@hannessnellman.com
Outi Jousi

Outi Jousi

Counsel | Helsinki
outi.jousi@hannessnellman.com
Annika Juhola

Annika Juhola

Associate | Helsinki
annika.juhola@hannessnellman.com
Lars Lundgren

Lars Lundgren

Associate | Stockholm
lars.lundgren@hannessnellman.com
Nathalie Miskin

Nathalie Miskin

Senior Associate | Stockholm
nathalie.miskin@hannessnellman.com
Philip Thorell

Philip Thorell

Managing Associate | Stockholm
philip.thorell@hannessnellman.com
Eeva Tiainen

Eeva Tiainen

Associate | Helsinki
eeva.tiainen@hannessnellman.com