Region: Finland

ECJ: Restructuring doesn’t block private damages claims

Dissolving or restructuring a company that participated in a cartel does not protect its successor or acquirer from being pursued for antitrust damages, the European Court of Justice has ruled.

14 March 2019

Cartelist’s right to fair hearing not infringed, ECtHR rules

The European Court of Human Rights has dismissed an appeal by an asphalt company that was fined for participating in a cartel, ruling that its right to a fair hearing was not infringed when a local court relied on hearsay evidence from unidentified sources.

15 February 2019

AG Wahl: restructuring shouldn’t protect against damages claims

Private claimants should be able to seek damages from the successor of a dissolved or restructured cartel participant, Advocate General Nils Wahl has said.

07 February 2019

DG Comp takes agro deal from national enforcers

The European Commission has required two industrial machine manufacturers to notify it of their proposed merger, though four national enforcers were independently reviewing the deal.

07 February 2019

Finnish enforcer proposes rare cartel fine

Finland’s competition watchdog has asked a local court to fine the country's largest polystyrene manufacturers a combined €4.3 million for colluding to fix prices.

04 December 2018

Nordic cooperation agreement takes effect

A new cooperation agreement between Sweden and Finland is now in force, allowing the two countries’ competition authorities to send requests for information and to conduct dawn raids on behalf of each other to assist national antitrust investigations.

30 November 2018

Finland

30 October 2018

Finland clears three-to-two security merger with conditions

Finland’s Competition and Consumer Agency has cleared a three-to-two merger in the security market, subject to the acquirer divesting parts of its security business and subcontracting work.

12 October 2018

Hannes Snellman hires in Helsinki

Hannes Snellman has hired former DLA Piper Helsinki competition head Mikko Huimala.

20 November 2017

Former Merilampi practice head sets up new boutique

Arttu Mentula has departed Merilampi to open a new boutique law firm in Helsinki.

09 May 2017

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