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  1. Legal news
    15 March 2021
    A single, continuous cartel found to have taken place on the Finnish EPS market
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/finland/a-single-continuous-cartel-found-to-have-taken-place-on-the-finnish-eps-market

    On 3 March 2021, the Market Court agreed with the submission of the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority ("FCCA"), that three manufacturers of expanded polystyrene (“EPS”), a building insulation material, had ...

  2. Legal news
    12 May 2020
    Finland considering amending the merger control thresholds and the investigative powers of the competition authority
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/finland/finland-considering-amending-the-merger-control-thresholds-and-the-investigative-powers

    According to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment ("Ministry"), the Ministry will examine whether the turnover thresholds of Finnish merger control should be amended. Another issue ...

  3. Legal news
    17 November 2020
    The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority proposes prohibition of a three-to-two merger in the healthcare sector
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/finland/the-finnish-competition-and-consumer-authority-proposes-prohibition-of-a-three-to-two-merger

    On 29 September 2020, the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority ("FCCA") proposed the Market Court to prohibit the merger between two national healthcare market players, Mehiläinen and Pihlajalinna. If not ...

  4. Legal news
    24 August 2020
    We advised Bocap and Tech Consulting Group TCG Oy in a transaction
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/finland/edustimme-bocapia-ja-tech-consulting-group-tcg-oyta-transaktiossa

    We assisted Bocap and Tech Consulting Group TCG Oy in an investment in Quuppa Oy, a leading provider of real-time locating systems. The leading investor in Quuppa's first-ever round of funding, in which Quuppa received ...

  5. Legal news
    16 April 2020
    Strong rankings for Bird & Bird's Finnish office in the Legal 500 EMEA 2020
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/finland/strong-rankings-for-bird-and-bird-in-the-legal-500-emea-2020

    Bird & Bird's Finnish office has maintained strong rankings in the newly published Legal 500 EMEA 2020 edition.

  6. Legal news
    16 February 2021
    Court of Justice of the European Union confirms: A bid-rigging infringement ends when the essential characteristics of the contract are concluded with the contracting authority
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/finland/court-of-justice-of-the-european-union-confirms-a-bid-rigging-infringement-ends

    On 14 January 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a preliminary ruling relating to a Finnish bid-rigging case stating that a bid-rigging infringement ends on the day the essential ...

  7. Legal news
    20 January 2021
    A lenient stance on price recommendations by the Finnish Market Court
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/finland/a-lenient-stance-on-price-recommendations-by-the-finnish-market-court

    As a part of the implementation of the ECN+ Directive, a new competition act has been proposed by the Danish Government. The proposed competition act entails several extensive and intrusive changes to the current ...

  8. Legal news
    12 June 2020
    Finland prolongs the time limits for merger review due to the COVID-19 crisis
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/finland/finland-prolongs-the-time-limits-for-merger-review-due-to-the-covid-19-crisis

    The Finnish Competition Act is amended temporarily. The time limits for merger control proceedings are amended so that the processing time limit for the phase II is extended by 23 working days, allowing a total ...

  9. Legal news
    14 August 2020
    FCCA's policy to prohibit recordings of hearings declared unlawful
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/finland/fccas-policy-to-prohibit-recordings-of-hearings-declared-unlawful

    According to the decision of the Deputy Chancellor of Justice ("DCJ"), the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority ("FCCA") cannot restrict the right of attorneys to record the hearings conducted by the FCCA under ...

  10. Legal news
    24 March 2020
    Impacts of COVID-19 on public procurement in the EU
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/finland/koronaviruksen-vaikutukset-julkisiin-hankintoihin

    The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has in a short time driven the whole world into a state of emergency. The pandemic may cause situations for which contracting authorities cannot have prepared for in advance. In this article, ...