Region: Finland

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

Finland

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One of Finland’s largest energy companies and a local heat pump supplier have withdrawn a joint venture notification to the country's competition authority during a Phase II probe after indicating they will restructure the deal so it no longer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

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11 October 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

Finnish Supreme Court upholds insulation cartel fines

Finland’s Supreme Administrative Court has upheld the national competition enforcer’s decision to fine two insulation manufacturers for colluding to fix the prices of expanded polystyrene insulation used in buildings.

05 July 2022

Community round-up: Former CADE commissioner joins LeFosse to open new office

A former commissioner at Brazil’s antitrust watchdog has joined LeFosse to open its new office in Brasília, while Hannes Snellman has added a new counsel in Helsinki and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has poached a senior lawyer from Slaughter and May in London.

04 April 2022

Copenhagen Economics promotes in Brussels and Helsinki

Copenhagen Economics has promoted competition economists Tuomas Haanperä and Julia Sabine Wahl to its partnership in Helsinki and Brussels.

04 February 2022

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