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  1. Legal news
    13 July 2021
    FCCA calls for expanding the obligation to notify mergers

    According to the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (“FCCA”), the current national turnover thresholds allow harmful merges to escape scrutiny by the authority. The FCCA suggests that Finnish turnover thresholds ...

  2. Legal news
    18 August 2021
    Amendments to the Finnish Competition Act due to the ECN+ Directive

    On 24 June 2021, the latest amendments of the Finnish Competition Act entered into force. The modifications were mostly based on the Directive 2019/1 (“ECN+ Directive”), which sought to ensure more effective enforcement ...

  3. Legal news
    19 April 2021
    Competition on the market for digital platforms in Sweden

    In February 2021 the Swedish Competition Authority (“SCA”) published a report which covers the increasing influence of digital platforms within the field of competition law.

  4. Legal news
    13 July 2021
    The Swedish Competition Authority, Konkurrensverket, (“the SCA”) has developed a new method for determining the size of fines for infringements of competition law

    The revision of the method for determining the size of fines has inter alia happened as a result of the recent implementation of the ECN+ Directive, which has increased the decision-making powers of the SCA, including ...

  5. Legal news
    14 September 2020
    The DCCA accepts commitments from a digital platform to remove a mandatory minimum hourly fee for regular cleaning services from providers on the platform

    A Danish digital platform facilitating contact between providers of cleaning services and customers, (‘Hilfr’), operated with a minimum hourly fee as a prerequisite for the providers to offer their services ...

  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

    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
    17 November 2020
    The Nordic competition authorities in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden release a joint memorandum on digital platforms and the future of European policy on issues of competition in digital markets

    In order to contribute to the ongoing policy discussion on the challenges following the rise of digital technologies, the Nordic competition authorities have published a memorandum entitled “Digital platforms and the ...

  8. Legal news
    13 October 2020
    Restrictions on online advertising through Adwords can constitute infringements of competition law

    Restrictions between vertical undertakings on online advertising such as Adwords can constitute infringements of TFEU article 101 (1), if the restrictions deprive the restricted undertakings’ ability to sell their ...

  9. Legal news
    12 October 2021
    The Limits Of Time-Barring Once Again Being Tested By The FCCA

    The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (“FCCA”) has on 27 September proposed a penalty payment of nearly 1,9 million euros to be imposed on six coach operators for having submitted illegal joint tenders in three ...