GCR 100 ranks Merilampi as leading competition law practice

GCR 100 ranks Merilampi as leading competition law practice


Merilampi’s competition law practice is ranked as “Highly Recommended” in the 17th Edition (2017) of the GCR 100, a guide to the world’s leading competition law and economics practices. GCR 100 is compiled by the staff of Global Competition Review, the world’s leading antitrust and competition law journal and news service, and it offers a comprehensive listing of the world’s top antitrust and competition practices.

GCR 100 states the following about Merilampi’s competition law practice in its survey:

"Arttu Mentula leads the two-partner practice at MERILAMPI, one of the longest-tenured groups in Finland; Mentula and partner Erkko Ruohoniemi helped in drafting Finland’s competition law. Mentula is backed by one counsel and seven associates, including new hire Lauri Putkonen, who joined the firm in August after spending time at the FCCA.

Over the past year, the firm has advised Kesko Food in its acquisition of Suomen Lähikauppa, which the FCCA took to Phase II but ultimately cleared after the companies agreed to sell off 60 stores to rivals. Kesko was again a client in the acquisition of Onninen, which was approved unconditionally. In behavioural matters, the firm remains active for Skanska Asphalt in the asphalt cartel follow-on case. That lawsuit was dismissed, but it remains before the Court of Appeal. Merilampi also advises a group of local dairies in the Valio abuse of dominance case."

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