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By Hanna Vuoira
The CJEU found incompatible with EU legislation a Finnish collective agreement provision, according to which a pregnant employee who interrupts a period of unpaid parental leave to take a maternity leave does not benefit from the maintenance of the remuneration to which she would have been entitled had that period of maternity leave been preceded by a period of resumption of work.
By Arttu Mentula
The extensive asphalt cartel trial in Finland attracted the interest of the European Commission and the other EU Member States.
By Veli Siitonen
The Securities Market Association has published a new Helsinki Takeover Code, which entered into effect on 1 January 2014, relevant for all parties involved in public takeover bids, including bidders, target companies and their advisors.
By Risto Riikonen
Groups' bankruptcies have increased in recent years in Finland, and several companies that have declared bankruptcy share a common owner.
By Meri-Tuuli Vuotari
An employee's obligations towards his or her employer generally terminate when their em-ployment relationship terminates, unless the parties specifically agree otherwise.
By Sakari Aalto, Petra Liesvirta
The Directive on Consumer Rights (2011/83/EC) will replace the Directive on the protection of consumers in respect of distance contracts (97/7/EC) and the Directive to protect consumer in respect of contracts negotiated away from business premises (85/577/EEC) as of 13 June 2014.
By Mira Holmberg
In November, the Finnish Parliament approved Government Bill 84/2013 on the Amendment of Land Use and Building Act (the "Amendment" and the "LBA", respectively).
By William Sjoberg
A new Co-operatives Act will come into effect in Finland on 1 January 2014.
By Heidi Hiltunen
In case 2013:48, the Supreme Court set a precedent regarding the protection of directors against dismissal.
By Antti Karanko
As of 1 September 2013, the statutory venue for new civil IPR cases (IPR disputes, IPR petitions and IPR registration appeals) in Finland has been the Market Court. Previously, such cases were processed in civil courts (district courts, courts of appeal and the Supreme Court).
By Katrin Puolakainen
As of 1 September 2013, the Finnish Competition Act has a new addition—Chapter 4a.
By Mikko Laitinen
The EU directive concerning alternative investment fund managers known as the AIFM Directive came into effect in the EU and Finland on 22 July 2013. Based on the Directive, the only type of fund management not covered is, in practice, the type that involves UCITS funds.
By Tommi Härmä
The Finnish Consumer Protection Act was amended in June 2013.
By Kai Salonen
The Supreme Court has taken a position on the binding nature of a contract in a ruling 2013:47, in which the founding shareholder had, "during the construction stage", entered into the contract with the contractor in the name of the housing company.
By Sakari Aalto
The Market Court of Finland, in its recent decision, MAO: 198/13, rendered on May 7, 2013, ruled that a packaging of the plaintiff was not sufficiently known to the relevant audience to justify cease and desist order against the defendant using potentially confusingly similar packaging for their products, based on the Unfair Business Practices Act (1061/81).