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28.4.2020

Green light from the Parliament: The Annual General Meeting may be postponed until 30 September 2020 and listed companies may hold the meetings without any shareholders present

The Parliament has today passed a temporary act (HE 45/2020 vp) concerning deviations from, among other things, the Companies Act and the Housing Companies Act. The contents of the act are in accordance with the report of the Commerce Committee TaVM 8/2020 vp. The purpose of the temporary legislation is to allow statutory and regular […]

24.4.2020

How does the coronavirus pandemic affect merger investigations?

In merger investigations, the competition authorities are subject to strict, statutory time-limits within which the transaction must be unconditionally or conditionally approved or prohibited altogether. Due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), competition authorities in different countries are mostly working remotely and have adopted other exceptional arrangements to protect the personnel and other resources as well […]


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April, 2020

17.4.2020

No cause for concern: Government proposal to allow postponing Annual General Meetings until 30 September 2020 and holding listed companies’ Annual General Meetings without shareholders physically present

15.4.2020

Financial uncertainty increases risks for management – Make sure you can answer the questions who, what and why

8.4.2020

BLOGI: Johtajan kuusi tärkeintä kysymystä

7.4.2020

Sovittelu on riidanratkaisun kruunaamaton kuningas – erityisesti poikkeusaikana

6.4.2020

The Dispute Resolution Review’s twelfth edition published

1.4.2020

Approved temporary amendments to labour law

March, 2020

24.3.2020

Temporary flexibility in State aid measures facilitates granting of support for more companies

20.3.2020

Government measures regarding labour law

18.3.2020

Does COVID-19 constitute a force majeure event?

5.3.2020

Possible effects of the coronavirus on the General Meetings of listed companies

February, 2020

26.2.2020

BLOGI: Asiantuntijaorganisaatiokin tarvitsee johtamista – Minkälainen on arvojohdettu asiantuntijaorganisaatio ja miksi arvoilla on merkitystä?

13.2.2020

Taxi reform raises competition concerns

January, 2020

27.1.2020

Hyödynnä mallin rekisteröinnin tuomat mahdollisuudet

December, 2019

19.12.2019

Chambers Litigation 2019 Guide’s chapter on Finland published

November, 2019

7.11.2019

BLOGI: Asiantuntijaorganisaatiokin tarvitsee johtamista – Onko kyse vain kasvun ja kannattavuuden maksimoinnista vai jostain muustakin?

October, 2019

11.10.2019

BLOG: Junior Traineenä Merilammella

September, 2019

26.9.2019

BLOG: Asiantuntijaorganisaatiokin tarvitsee johtamista – Johtajan sata ensimmäistä päivää

24.9.2019

The Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority imposed its first penalty payment exceeding EUR 1 million for violation of insider rules

16.9.2019

BLOG: Asiantuntijaorganisaatiokin tarvitsee johtamista

13.9.2019

KKO 2019:73 – valvo urakkaan perustuvat oikeudet kerralla ja lopullisesti yhdessä taloudellisessa loppuselvityksessä

August, 2019

21.8.2019

BLOG: Noora’s first months at Merilampi

June, 2019

25.6.2019

Arbitral award exceptionally set aside

12.6.2019

Amendment for the Competition Act enters into force on the 17 of June 2019

April, 2019

17.4.2019

The Dispute Resolution Review’s eleventh edition published

February, 2019

25.2.2019

European Court of Human Rights: No violation of right to a fair hearing in Supreme Administrative Court’s treatment of Asphalt cartel case

April, 2018

6.4.2018

The Court of Justice of the European Union: EU law is a barrier to the arbitration clause in the bilateral investment treaty

March, 2018

8.3.2018

Geo-blocking Regulation entering into force

October, 2017

30.10.2017

Improvements to the protection of trade secrets and clarity on how to draw the line between legal and illegal use of knowledge

2.10.2017

The increase in challenges of arbitral awards jeopardises arbitration as a dispute resolution mechanism

September, 2017

8.9.2017

The Intel-case was referred back to the General Court by the ECJ – The long running saga on rebates continues

August, 2017

29.8.2017

The Finnish Supreme Court extended the obligation to offer work and provide training to cover employees working under a fixed-term contract

7.8.2017

Selective distribution and online platforms – Opinion of AG Wahl in Coty-case

December, 2016

21.12.2016

New Finnish Antitrust Damages Act comes into force

21.12.2016

Finnish employment legislation is reviewed – what kind of amendments will come into effect next year, and what changes should still be expected?

September, 2016

30.9.2016

Commission published a preliminary report on e-commerce sector inquiry

16.9.2016

Use of phone call recordings in cartel cases

June, 2016

9.6.2016

Are multi-tier dispute resolution clauses always binding in all respects?

April, 2016

28.4.2016

The reform of the Act on Public Contracts – the Finnish legislation is delayed

March, 2016

31.3.2016

Can litigation become a viable alternative to arbitration in international commercial disputes?

February, 2015

15.2.2015

FCCA approves MTV’s application to lift conditions set on the merger of TV4 AB and C More Group AB

15.2.2015

A legislative amendment revises the mandate of the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA) to carry out inspections

15.2.2015

The Information Society Code clarifies the regulation of electronic communications and imposes more responsibilities on market operators

15.2.2015

Alliance agreements

15.2.2015

Recent employment law developments

November, 2014

15.11.2014

A decision on the expiration of claims of compensation in the wood procurement cartel by the Court of Appeal

15.11.2014

EUR 35 million fine proposed on power line builder for participating in a cartel

15.11.2014

How to agree on how to resolve disagreements? The use of multi-tiered dispute resolution clauses and split clauses

15.11.2014

Could guidelines on duration of sick leave reduce unnecessary absences?

15.11.2014

New precedent on the position of contractual penalty in the distinction between direct and indirect damage set by the Supreme Court

15.11.2014

The revised Brussels I Regulation will facilitate the enforcement of international judgement

15.11.2014

Supreme Court ruling 2014:65: The formal and factual requirements and time limitations concerning the acquisition of company’s own shares under the Limited Liability Act

15.11.2014

The Single Supervisory Mechanism assumes responsibility of bank supervision within the euro zone area

September, 2014

15.9.2014

Real estate sales can now be concluded electronically

15.9.2014

European Commission proposes changes to the corporate governance rules

15.9.2014

Record-high fine for predatory pricing in the Valio case

15.9.2014

Finland’s new legislative proposal will affect employers operating in the private sector

15.9.2014

Reform of the Transparency Directive might change periodic reporting requirements in Finland

15.9.2014

New General Conditions for Consulting KSE 2013 in use since March

15.9.2014

The need for criminalisation of cartels is being assessed in Finland

June, 2014

15.6.2014

New bribery-related Case Law: Case Wärtsilä

February, 2014

15.2.2014

A new Helsinki Takeover Code entered into effect on 1 January 2014

15.2.2014

Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority approved the acquisition in the meat sector

15.2.2014

The amendments of the Finnish Consumer Protection Laws provide for new obligations and rights to undertakings

15.2.2014

The CJEU declines employer’s right to require a period of work after an unpaid leave and before a new maternity leave as a condition for maternity leave remuneration

15.2.2014

Amendment to the Land Use and Building Act in respect of building wind power plants

15.2.2014

Employees’ non-compete agreements in Finland

15.2.2014

The Finnish Bankruptcy Act is not suitable for solving problems arising from groups’ bankruptcies