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  1. Legal news
    19 March 2020
    Governmental grants and financial assistance available for Finnish companies in distress due to COVID-19

    With the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continuing to spread globally, the effort to contain the viral outbreak by governments and health organisations has put pressure on major economies. Many companies are facing ...

  2. Legal news
    05 November 2020
    DAC6 reporting has commenced – new reporting obligations imposed on corporations operating internationally with potential fines for non-compliance

    The Finnish Act on the Reporting Obligation for Cross-Border Tax Planning Structures (in Finnish: Laki raportoitavista järjestelyistä verotuksen alalla) came into effect on 1 January 2020, which is based on the ...

  3. Legal news
    16 April 2020
    Strong rankings for Bird & Bird's Finnish office in the Legal 500 EMEA 2020

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

  4. Legal news
    12 May 2020
    Finland considering amending the merger control thresholds and the investigative powers of the competition authority

    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 ...

  5. Legal news
    17 November 2020
    The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority proposes prohibition of a three-to-two merger in the healthcare sector

    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 ...

  6. Legal news
    24 August 2020
    We advised Bocap and Tech Consulting Group TCG Oy in a transaction

    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 ...

  7. Legal news
    02 May 2018
    Vaccination requirements to the health care sector in Finland

    A new Infectious Diseases Act (the "Act") came into force on 1 March 2017 in Finland. As a new obligation, Section 48 of the Act stipulates that specific employees and interns in the health care sector must have ...

  8. Legal news
    15 March 2021
    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 ...

  9. Legal news
    08 February 2019
    Setting up a business in Finland

    Finland is a welcoming environment to foreign investors. Finland is an advanced industrial economy with a thriving private sector and a business environment that is highly conducive to foreign investors. The government ...

  10. Legal news
    27 April 2017
    Significant amendments in the field of Finnish employment law

    Notifications related to dismissals on financial and production-related grounds will be removed