Helena Haapio


Helena Haapio

DSc., LL.M. 



Helena Haapio works as Associate Professor of Business Law at the University of Vaasa and as Legal Management Consultant at Lexpert Ltd based in Helsinki. She also acts as arbitrator in cross-border contract disputes.

After completing legal studies at the University of Turku, Finland, and Cambridge University, England, she served for several years as in-house Legal Counsel in Europe and the United States. Since her doctoral dissertation on Next Generation Contracts her multi-disciplinary research focuses on ways to enhance the quality – especially functionality and usability – of contracts. Through a proactive approach, information design and visualization, she seeks to fundamentally change the way contracts and the law are designed, communicated, perceived, and taught. 


A shortlist of Dr. Helena Haapio's publications can be found here.