Region: Finland

Finland proposes first fine for merger remedy breach

Dairy products manufacturer Valio is facing a €900,000 fine from the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority for breaching a merger commitment to refrain from using competitors’ pricing information.

04 December 2023

Finland: economist perspective

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24 November 2023

Consumer goods wholesalers cancel tie-up in Finland

Two consumer goods wholesalers have abandoned their proposed merger after concluding it was “unlikely” that Finland’s Competition and Consumer Authority would clear the deal on acceptable terms following an in-depth probe.

23 August 2023

Three-to-two telecoms infrastructure deal collapses in Finland

Enersense International has abandoned its purchase of Voimatel Oy in the midst of a Phase II investigation by Finland’s antitrust authority, after the latter warned the deal could have harmed competition in the market for the construction and maintenance of telecoms networks.

16 February 2023

Finland deepens probe into three-to-two infrastructure deal

Finland’s competition watchdog is launching a Phase II investigation into a merger between two providers of critical infrastructure services, after its initial review warned of harm in both the telecommunications and energy sectors.

16 January 2023

Finnish court slashes real estate cartel fines by €17 million

Finland’s Market Court has cut proposed price-fixing fines on six property management companies and their trade association by more than 75% upon finding their cartel was not as severe as the national antitrust enforcer alleged.

16 December 2022


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Finland’s sanctions regime provides the local antitrust bar with plenty of opportunities to challenge proposed fines before the country’s courts.

12 December 2022

Finnish companies restructure JV to avoid in-depth probe

One of Finland’s largest energy companies and a local heat pump supplier have withdrawn a joint venture notification to the country's competition authority during a Phase II probe after indicating they will restructure the deal so it no longer hits turnover thresholds.

07 December 2022

Finland proposes €43 million cartel fines after 10-year probe

Finland’s competition watchdog has asked the national Market Court to fine the country’s two largest plastic pipe manufacturers and three largest plastic pipe wholesalers a combined €43 million for operating a seven-year market-sharing cartel, marking the agency’s fourth-largest fining proposal.

09 September 2022

Finnish court slashes rare RPM fine

Finland's Market Court has fined a hardware manufacturer for setting the online resale prices of its products, but reduced the recommended penalty by 80% because the national competition enforcer failed to prove the supplier also set brick-and-mortar resale prices.

12 August 2022

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