Region: Finland

ECJ rules on bid-rigging infringement periods

Bid rigging schemes end on the date that the infringing company signs a contract with the party that put out the tender, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

14 January 2021

Third Nordic enforcer takes drinks merger to Phase II

A tie-up between leading Nordic alcoholic drinks companies Altia and Arcus is receiving in-depth scrutiny in Finland, Norway and Sweden over concerns that the deal will significantly impede competition.

11 January 2021

Three-to-two healthcare deal collapses in Finland

A Finnish court has refused to rule on the merits of a private healthcare deal due to its collapse, despite the companies indicating they would recommence merger proceedings if they received a favourable judgment.

05 January 2021

From the enforcer: Competition and Consumer Authority

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18 December 2020


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Much of Finland's competition bar advises on high-profile mergers that are investigated by the national authority and by the European Commission.

11 December 2020

Finland clears cash handling deal with behavioural commitments

Finland’s competition enforcer has cleared a vertical merger between cash handling company Loomis and bank machine operator Automatia, subject to the merged entity granting rivals access to its cash points and other services.

15 October 2020

Finland calls for rare merger block

Finland’s competition enforcer has challenged a three-to-two tie-up in the private healthcare sector, as it seeks to prohibit a deal for only the fifth time in its history.

30 September 2020

Finland seeks rare RPM fine against hardware supplier

For the first time in a decade, Finland’s Competition and Consumer Commission has referred a resale price maintenance case to its Market Court, asking for a €9 million fine to be imposed.

20 May 2020

Finland’s first merger block will not be appealed

A Finnish grocery retailer has said it will not appeal a court’s decision to block its acquisition of a rival, marking the first time the country’s enforcer has successfully prohibited a merger.

26 March 2020

Finland recommends rare merger block

Finland’s competition authority has issued its fourth-ever prohibition request to a national court, but the merging parties – Kesko and Heinon Tukku – have vowed to defend their deal.

21 November 2019

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