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Helena Haapio is the author, co-author or editor of nine books, five in English and four in Finnish. Her articles have appeared in many Law Journals and business and professional publications. The following list includes some of her English publications. A list of her Finnish publications is available on request.

Books

Next Generation Contracts: A Paradigm Shift, Doctoral dissertation, Lexpert Ltd, 2013

A Short Guide to Contract Risk, Gower Publishing, 2013 (co-authored with George Siedel)

Proactive Law for Managers: A Hidden Source of Competitive Advantage, Gower Publishing, 2011 (co-authored with George Siedel)

Industrial Services and Service Contracts: A Proactive Approach, The Federation of Finnish Technology Industries, 2009  (co-authored with Katri Rekola)
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A Proactive Approach to Contracting and Law, International Association for Contract and Commercial Management IACCM & Turku University of Applied Sciences TUAS, 2008 (Ed. Helena Haapio)
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Book Chapters and Articles

Rob Waller, Helena Haapio & Stefania Passera: Contract Simplification: the Why and the How. Contracting Excellence Journal, 24 July 2017.

Helena Haapio & Thomas D. Barton: Business-Friendly Contracting: How Simplification and Visualization Can Help Bring It to Practice, in Kai Jacob, Dierk Schindler & Roger Strathausen (Eds.), Liquid Legal – Transforming Legal into a Business Savvy, Information Enabled and Performance Driven Industry. Springer International Publishing 2017, pp. 371–396.

Gerlinde Berger-Walliser, Thomas D. Barton & Helena Haapio: From Visualization to Legal Design: A Collaborative and Creative Process. American Business Law Journal, Vol. 54, No. 2, 2017, pp. 347–392. Manuscript available at SSRN.

Helena Haapio, Daniela Alina Plewe & Robert de Rooy: Contract Continuum: From Text to Images, Comics and Code. Jusletter IT, 23 February 2017. Manuscript available at SSRN. See more examples of Comic Contracts.

James Hazard & Helena Haapio: Wise Contracts: Smart Contracts that Work for People and Machines. Jusletter IT, 23 February 2017. Manuscript available at SSRN.

Robert Waller, Jenny Waller, Helena Haapio, Gary Crag & Sandi Morrisseau: Cooperation through Clarity: Designing Simplified Contracts. Journal of Strategic Contracting and Negotiation, Vol. 2, Issue 1–2 (Special Issue: Contracting for Innovation and Innovating Contracts), 2016, pp. 48–68.

Thomas D. Barton, Gerlinde Berger-Walliser & Helena Haapio: Contracting for Innovation and Innovating Contracts: an Overview and Introduction to the Special IssueJournal of Strategic Contracting and Negotiation, Vol. 2, Issue 1–2 (Special Issue: Contracting for Innovation and Innovating Contracts), 2016, pp. 3–9.

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Conference Publications

Helena Haapio, Daniela Alina Plewe & Robert de Rooy: Contract Continuum: From Text to Images, Comics, and Code. In E. Schweighofer et al. (eds), Trends and Communities of Legal Informatics. Proceedings of the 20th International Legal Informatics Symposium IRIS 2017. Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft / books@ocg.at, Wien 2017, pp. 411–418. See more examples of Comic Contracts.

James Hazard & Helena Haapio: Wise Contracts: Smart Contracts that Work for People and Machines (LexisNexis Best Paper Award). In E. Schweighofer et al. (eds), Trends and Communities of Legal Informatics. Proceedings of the 20th International Legal Informatics Symposium IRIS 2017. Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft / books@ocg.at, Wien 2017, pp. 425–432.  LexisNexis Best Paper Award.

Helena Haapio & Margaret Hagan: Design Patterns for Contracts. In Erich Schweighofer et al. (eds.), Networks. Proceedings of the 19th International Legal Informatics Symposium IRIS 2016. Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft OCG / books@ocg.at, Wien 2016, pp. 381–388. LexisNexis Best Paper Award.

Helena Haapio, Daniela Alina Plewe & Robert de Rooy: Next Generation Deal Design – Comics and Visual Platforms for Contracting. In Erich Schweighofer et al. (eds.), Networks. Proceedings of the 19th International Legal Informatics Symposium IRIS 2016. Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft OCG / books@ocg.at, Wien 2016, pp. 373–380.

Marika Salo, Helena Haapio & Stefania Passera: Putting Financial Regulation to Work: Using Simplification and Visualization for Consumer-Friendly Information. In Erich Schweighofer et al. (eds.), Networks. Proceedings of the 19th International Legal Informatics Symposium IRIS 2016. Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft OCG / books@ocg.at, Wien 2016, pp. 399–406.

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Other Publications

Design patterns for contracts: or how you’ve been doing contracts wrong this whole time (and how to fix it), (invited guest blog post, co-authored with Margaret Hagan) Juro Better legal design blog post, February 5, 2018. Juro blog Legal design in practice.

Visual law: What lawyers need to learn from information designers (invited guest blog post, co-authored with Stefania Passera) VoxPopuLII Blog post, May 15, 2013. Cornell University Law School.

See Helena Haapio’s publications at SSRN, Academia.edu and ResearchGate.

Press

Privacy by design: building a privacy policy people actually want to read. Richard Mabey, 2 May 2018. Juro blog / Better legal design.

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A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words. J. Kim Wright, 4 April 2018. Enlivening Edge Magazine.

Bringing Legal Design and Legal Tech to Contracts. Stefania Passera, 28 March 2018.

Legal Design WTF? 22 March 2018. Legal Geek

Plain Language Contracts On The Rise. Kate Vitasek, 19 March 2018. Forbes.

Sign on the dotted line: Are ‘comic book contracts’ the user-friendly future? (Holy Boilerplate, Batman!) Mary Hallissey, Law Society Gazette, Jan/Feb 2018, p. 40–45

Next Generation Contracts have arrived! Gavin Bluett, 30 November 2017. Leman Solicitors.

Legal Design Pattern Libraries. Margaret Hagan, Legal Design Lab

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