Joakim LavérPartner | Stockholm
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:
Gasgrid Finland Oy, Excelerate Energy
Gasgrid Finland Oy's chartering of an LNG Floating Storage and Regasification Unit from Excelerate Energy.
EUR 460 million
Counsel to Gasgrid Finland Oy
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.
LähiTapiola Yhteiskuntakiinteistöt Suomi Ky, Espoo Hospital
Counsel to LähiTapiola Yhteiskuntakiinteistöt Suomi Ky in the acquisition of Espoo Hospital.
EUR 300 million
Counsel to LähiTapiola Yhteiskuntakiinteistöt Suomi Ky
Counsel to IBM on public procurement.
Counsel to Business Finland in public procurement of Business Finland Connection, a solution incorporating artificial intelligence, semantic search algorithms, and machine learning.
Counsel in strategic public procurement to Finavia Oyj, which maintains and developes all Finnish airports.
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.