Articles and publications


25.6.2019

Arbitral award exceptionally set aside

An arbitral award can be set aside, for instance, if it has been based on legal facts that have not been invoked by the parties. The circumstances on which the tribunal has based its award should never come as a surprise to the parties. The parties must always have an appropriate opportunity to present their […]

17.4.2019

The Dispute Resolution Review’s eleventh edition published

A new edition of the Dispute Resolution Review has been published. Tiina Järvinen and Nelli Ritala from our Dispute Resolution team contributed to the edition by writing the chapter on Finland. The edition contains an overview of the civil court system and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms of 36 jurisdictions in total, including Brazil, England, France, […]

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

On 6 March 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) handed down its judgement regarding the compatibility of the arbitration clause contained in the bilateral investment treaty between the Netherlands and the Slovak Republic (“BIT”) with the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (“TFEU”). The CJEU held that the arbitration […]

8.3.2018

Geo-blocking Regulation entering into force

The Geo-blocking Regulation(1) enters into force on 23 March 2018 in all EU Member States, and will apply from 3 December 2018. This means that companies have nine months to make sure that their internet sales practices comply with the requirements of the Regulation. Geo-blocking is a discriminatory practice of preventing online customers from accessing […]


Archive

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