Riikka Aarikka

Bird & Bird (Finland)
Lawyer (Associate)

I am a senior associate in our Competition & EU Law Group based in Helsinki. My expertise lies especially within public procurement matters. I assist our domestic and international clients, with an emphasis on matters relating to public procurement issues. In addition, I mainly focus on assignments relating to ICT agreements as well as various contract and business law related matters. Prior to joining Bird & Bird, I worked in the public sector for several years, where I dealt with ICT procurement related legal issues. I also have several years of work experience from a Finnish listed ICT company, where I held a versatile in-house legal counsel role. Besides matters relating to public procurement I also have significant amount of experience in matters relating to contract law. As a part of my work at Bird & Bird I have been on a secondment at a large global ICT company where I have been able to utilise my previous broad experience as well as build on my comprehensive outlook on issues relating to the business world gained partly from my business studies. Throughout my 12 year professional career I have mainly dealt with issues relating to the ICT industry but I’m also happy to work with clients from other industries as well. I speak Finnish and English.

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Riikka Aarikka, Aarne Puisto, Katia Duncker The EU Commission confirms the Parliament and Council’s procurement directive to answer the question of COVID-19 may affect the use of the negotiated procedure without prior publication and amending contracts during their term


The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has in a short time driven the whole world into a state of emergency. The pandemic may cause situations for which contracting authorities cannot have prepared for in advance. In this article, we will look at the question of how COVID-19 may affect the use of the (...)

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