Competition and EU law

We offer services in a wide range of competition and EU law matters, having nearly 20 years’ experience of handling also highly complicated assignments. We have vast experience in merger control matters, follow-on damages litigation, cartel and abuse of dominant position cases, distribution systems, co-operation between competitors, compliance programmes, state aid and EU law matters as well as public procurement litigation.

Merger control

We regularly advise clients in various merger control cases before the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA) and the European Commission. We have experience in complex merger control cases in phase 2 investigations. In addition, we have successfully defended clients before the Market Court when the FCCA or third parties have tried to block mergers. We have experience in remedy negotiations with the FCCA to find good solutions even in the most challenging cases (e.g. in 4 to 3 mergers). We assist our clients by analysing the likely competition law impact and risk of a proposed transaction before entering into a transaction.

Private follow-on damages litigation

We have experience in successfully litigating many follow-on damages cases before the courts related to cartels and abuse of dominant position. We have been involved in many of the follow-on damages litigation cases in Finland and work regularly together with various highly-skilled economic experts also in this area of law.

Cartel cases

We have experience from several dawn-raids in various cartel investigations. We have represented many companies before the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA), the Market Court and the Supreme Administrative Court in cartel cases.

Abuse of dominant position cases

We have experience in several abuse of dominant position cases, defending both the dominant companies as well as their challengers in the market before the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA), the Market Court, the Supreme Administrative Court and the European Commission. We also regularly assist dominant companies in their daily operative businesses.

Compliance programmes

We will help companies and other corporations to develop a proactive compliance strategy through compliance programmes. A compliance programme summarises the key competition rules companies should respect and sets out generally recognised basic methods to help companies ensure compliance with Finnish and EU competition law rules. If required, we will also work with clients to prepare e-training in competition law, in addition to providing internal competition law audits and competition law training. We have been involved in preparing several compliance programmes to avoid competition law risks.

Public procurement

We have extensive experience in public procurement litigation before the Market Court and the Supreme Administrative Court, where we have successfully represented various clients.