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Proactive contracting in Finnish PPP projects

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-228
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of Strategic Property Management
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2009
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


Public-private-partnership projects are long term, complex and very challenging contractual arrangements and relationships. They bring new roles for public sector and also for private sector in terms of construction and services. This paper will go through some features of the Finnish PPPs. Proactive law focuses in practical views as regards contract law and contractual issues. The main target is to prevent problems instead of confronting them. This paper will clarify what proactive law is about in terms of contract law and contracting especially in PPPs. For instance, 20-40 years' partnership relation with PPPs brings up also dozens of different risks into the picture. This paper will discuss the risks and risk management in terms of proactive law and after that, focus on PPPs in Finland.

ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • Proactive contracting, Public-private partnership, Risk management