Region: Finland

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

Finland clears healthcare deal with fix-it-first remedy

Finland’s competition enforcer has conditionally cleared a tie-up between a private healthcare services company and a physiotherapy provider after approving a fix-it-first divestment remedy for the first time.

31 January 2022

Finland

Featured in GCR 100 2022

Competition lawyers in Helsinki are keeping the local antitrust watchdog on its toes as firms continue to challenge decisions before the Finnish Market Court with much success.

10 December 2021

From the enforcer: Competition and Consumer Authority

Featured in Enforcer Hub

28 October 2021

Finnish enforcer calls for lower merger notification thresholds

Finland’s turnover thresholds for notifying mergers must be lowered to prevent harmful deals from escaping antitrust scrutiny, the country’s competition watchdog has said.

16 June 2021

Finland imposes first upfront buyer remedy on Scandinavian spirits merger

Competition authorities in Sweden and Finland have conditionally cleared the proposed combination of two Nordic alcohol suppliers, marking the first time the Finnish enforcer has required an upfront buyer remedy.

30 April 2021

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