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The European Commission employs a new procedure to remove obstacles to the free movement of goods

The Commission has, on 30 September 2021, adopted the first opinion in a new problem-solving procedure that aims to improve the free movement of goods within the EU. According to the opinion, national authorities incorrectly refused a company’s application to sell food supplements that were lawfully marketed in another Member State. The new procedure facilitates a cost-efficient way to challenge unfounded restrictions imposed by Member States. Read more

The Finnish Supreme Administrative Court rejected penalty payment in high-voltage transmission line cartel case as time-barred

The main legal issue in the case was the determination of the duration of the infringement period. The Supreme Administrative Court found, after consulting the Court of justice of the European Union, that the restrictive effects to the competition of the cartel ceased to exist when the contract was concluded. Read more

Practical Law – Competition Global Guide: Finland Q&A

Published by Thomson Reuters Practical Law, January 2021.

Merger control in Finland: overview

This Q&A is part of the global guide to merger control. Areas covered include the regulatory framework, regulatory authorities, relevant triggering events and thresholds. Also covered are notification requirements, procedures and timetables, publicity and confidentiality, third party rights, substantive tests, remedies, penalties, appeals, joint ventures, inter-agency co-operation, powers of intervention and proposals for reform.

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Waselius & Wist represented Loomis AB in merger control proceedings in connection with its acquisition of Automatia Pankkiautomaatit Oy

Waselius & Wist represented Loomis AB (Nasdaq OMX) in merger control proceedings in the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA) in connection with its acquisition of Automatia Pankkiautomaatit Oy from present owners Danske Bank, Nordea, and OP Financial Group. Read more

Waselius & Wist successfully represented Ascensia Diabetes Care Finland Oy

Waselius & Wist successfully represented Ascensia Diabetes Care Finland Oy in public procurement litigation in the Market Court relating to a major procurement by the Joint Municipal Authority of the East Savo Hospital District of blood glucose meters, test strips, lancing devices and lancets. Read more

Waselius & Wist advised the winning tenderer Marfina S.L. in the public tender regarding the Vantaa City Bike System

Waselius & Wist advised the winning tenderer Marfina S.L. and its subcontractor CityBike Finland Oy in the public tender, and in the negotiation of the procurement contract, relating to a major procurement by the City of Vantaa of a City Bike System comprising in total 1,000 bikes and 100 city bike stations in the Tikkurila, Aviapolis, Myyrmäki and Martinlaakso areas in Vantaa. Read more

Waselius & Wist successfully represented Ascensia Diabetes Care Finland Oy

Waselius & Wist successfully represented Ascensia Diabetes Care Finland Oy before the Market Court in litigation against the Joint Municipal Authority of the Hospital District of Central Finland regarding a major procurement of blood glucose meters and test strips. Read more

Waselius & Wist successfully represented Maksuturva Group Oy

Waselius & Wist successfully represented Maksuturva Group Oy in Market Court proceedings relating to a major procurement of card payment services and invoice based payment services by Helsinki Regional Transport (”Helsingin Seudun Liikenne”). Read more

Waselius & Wist successfully represented Ascensia Diabetes Care Finland Oy

Waselius & Wist successfully represented Ascensia Diabetes Care Finland Oy in public procurement litigation before the Market Court relating to a major procurement by the Joint Municipal Authority of the Hospital District of South Ostrobotnia of blood glucose meters and test strips. Read more

Waselius & Wist successfully represented Bayer Oy

Waselius & Wist successfully represented Bayer Oy in two major public procurement litigation proceedings before the Market Court. Read more

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