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  1. Legal news
    13 July 2021
    FCCA calls for expanding the obligation to notify mergers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/finland/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
    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 ...

  3. Legal news
    19 April 2021
    Competition on the market for digital platforms in Sweden
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/sweden/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
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/sweden/the-swedish-competition-authority

    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
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/denmark/the-dcca-accepts-commitments-from-a-digital-platform-to-remove-a-mandatory-minimum-hourly-fee

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

  6. Legal news
    18 August 2021
    Amendments to the Finnish Competition Act due to the ECN+ Directive
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/finland/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 ...

  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
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/the-nordic-competition-authorities-in-denmark-finland

    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
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/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
    16 April 2021
    When does an agreement have as its purpose the restriction of competition?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/denmark/when-does-an-agreement-have-as-its-purpose-to-restrict-competition

    The Danish High Court has affirmed that Article 6(1) of the Danish Competition Act (corresponding to Article 101(1) TFEU), was infringed by a natural gas company, Hovedstadsregionens og Midt-Nords Naturgasselskab I/S ...