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By Peter Forsberg, Liana Thorkildsen
In April 2012, the Swedish government appointed a committee to review legislation applicable to the activities of the Swedish Competition Authority in order to ascertain effective competition law enforcement.
By Mikael Wahlbeck, Maija Häll
In the first half of 2013, the Finnish Supreme Administrative Court and the Finnish Market Court handed down several interesting judgments clarifying various aspects of liability in competition law infringements.
By Katja Jaakkola
On 24 May 2013, the Finnish Market Court approved, subject to conditions, a joint venture between Uponor Oyj and KWH-Yhtymä Oy, which would merge the parties' infrastructure solutions businesses into a jointly owned company.
By Mikael Wahlbeck, Maija Häll
Labor laws with profound historical, social and economic significance have recently been changed by the Italian legislator, following a lengthy debate aimed at reconciling employee's protection with access to employment.
By Peter Forsberg, Liana Thorkildsen
The European Commission recently imposed a EUR 561 million fine on Microsoft for failure to comply with its binding commitments to enable Windows users easily to choose their preferred web browser.
By Tapani Manninen, Mikael Wahlbeck
The Finnish Parliament has approved a Government Bill which has the effect of imposing a dominant position on two major Finnish retailers, S-group and Kesko.
By Panu Siitonen
Of two long-debated IP initiatives, the one concerning centralization of Finnish IP disputes has reached its goal and the other one concerning EU wide patent protection has reached a remarkable milestone.
By Peter Forsberg, Liana Thorkildsen
On 22 November 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union dismissed an appeal by E.ON Energie AG against an earlier European Commission decision imposing a EUR 38 million fine for breaking a seal during a dawn raid.
By Mikael Wahlbeck, Tapani Manninen
Competition policy enforcement is a top priority for the European Commission and national competition authorities. The consequences of non-compliance with competition laws are severe.