Region: Finland

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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06 November 2019

Hockey league engaged in collective boycott

Finland’s competition authority has found that an ice hockey league and its teams violated competition law by collectively boycotting transfer deals and training games with a former member.

01 November 2019

Finnish court amends bus cartel fines

A Finnish court has fined members of a bus cartel €8.9 million, significantly reducing the competition authority’s proposed €38 million fine.

21 August 2019

Nordic enforcers reject politicisation of EU merger control

Competition, not politics, should determine EU merger policy, the heads of five Nordic competition authorities have said, as they add their voices to criticism directed at the French and German governments for proposing radical changes to the EU’s merger regime.

28 June 2019

Finland extends authority’s enforcement powers

Finland’s competition authority has taken on new powers to improve the effectiveness of its enforcement work, including more freedom to inspect data and more collaboration with other institutions.

25 June 2019

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