Halonen Kirsi Maria

University of Lapland

Kirsi-Maria Halonen is a Law Professor at the University of Lapland, Finland. She is a member of the Swedish Competition Authority’s research council, the co-lead of the European Procurement Law Group and a former member at the European Commission Stakeholder Expert Group on Public Procurement. She currently leads several research projects funded by the Academy of Finland and Finnish Ministries relating to public procurement, security of supply and state aid rules. Kirsi-Maria founded the Finnish Public Procurement Association in 2016, which currently has 350 members. She has more than 15 years of experience from research and practice regarding public procurement law. Her publications include several peer reviewed articles published among others in Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, Public Procurement Law Review and Journal of Public Procurement. She is a co-editor of European Procurement Law Series (Elgar Publishing) and an associate editor of the Journal of Public Procurement. She has co-edited two research books on public procurement published by Edward Elgar on transparency in 2019 and on contract changes in 2023. Her Ph.D. from 2015 concerned contractual ineffectiveness and its consequences to contracting parties. In addition to her Ph.D, she has authored other two books in Finnish on public procurement and several peer-reviewed research articles and other research papers.