Maailman johtavia asianajotoimistoja kilpailuoikeuden alalta listaava Global Competition Review’n GCR 100 on sijoittanut Merilammen kilpailuoikeus-teamin ”Highly Recommended” -kategoriaan vuoden 2014 julkaisussaan. GCR 100 on kansainvälisen kilpailuoikeudellisen julkaisun Global Competition Review’n kokoama selvitys maailman johtavista kilpailuoikeusasianajotoimistoista.
GCR 100 toteaa julkaisussaan Merilammen kilpailuoikeus-teamista seuraavaa:
“Who’s Who Legal nominee Arttu Mentula leads the competition group at Merilampi, practising with partner Erkko Ruohoniemi and a team of five associates, including recent addition Katrin Puolakainen.
The firm has a solid behavioural and transactional record, with particular expertise in the regulated energy and telecoms markets. On the merger side, the firm successfully represented Uponor in a merger control trial before the Market Court – the first time it has been asked to rule under the SIEC test. The court approved the deal with conditions despite efforts by the competition authority to block it. On the cartel side, it advised Koivunen in the authority investigation and later court cases regarding collusion in the car part market, and continues to defend the company from damages claims. It also represents Skanska in the asphalt follow-on litigation, and postal service provider Itella in an appeal procedure concerning decisions by the telecoms regulator on pricing and division of costs. The Supreme Administrative Court eventually accepted Itella’s appeal and overturned the initial decision.”