Competition Law in Finland: Third edition

Petri Kuoppamäki, Sari Hiltunen, Susanna Kärkelä, Jussi Nieminen

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Derived from the renowned multi-volume
International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this practical
analysis of competition law and its interpretation in
the Finland covers every aspect of the subject – the
various forms of restrictive agreements and abuse of
dominance prohibited by law and the rules on
merger control; tests of illegality; filing obligations;
administrative investigation and enforcement
procedures; civil remedies and criminal penalties;
and raising challenges to administrative decisions.
Lawyers who handle transnational commercial
transactions will appreciate the explanation of
fundamental differences in procedure from one legal
system to another, as well as the international
aspects of competition law. Throughout the book,
the treatment emphasizes enforcement, with
relevant cases analysed where appropriate.
An informative introductory chapter provides
detailed information on the economic, legal, and
historical background, including national and
international sources, scope of application, an
overview of substantive provisions and main notions,
and a comprehensive description of the enforcement
system including private enforcement. The book
proceeds to a detailed analysis of substantive
prohibitions, including cartels and other horizontal
agreements, vertical restraints, the various types of
abusive conduct by the dominant firms and the
appraisal of concentrations, and then goes on to the
administrative enforcement of competition law, with
a focus on the antitrust authorities’ powers of
investigation and the right of defence of suspected
companies. This part also covers voluntary merger
notifications and clearance decisions, as well as a
description of the judicial review of administrative
Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the
practical quality of the information it provides, make
this book a valuable time-saving tool for business and
legal professionals alike. Lawyers representing
parties with interests in the Finland will welcome this
very useful guide, and academics and researchers will
appreciate its value in the study of international and
comparative competition law.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages200
ISBN (Print)978-90-411-9213-4
Publication statusPublished - 30 Aug 2017
MoE publication typeC1 Separate scientific books

Publication series

NameIEL -International Encyclopaedia of Laws
PublisherWolters Kluver, ISBN 978-90-411-9213-4
ISSN (Print)978904119


  • competition law, Finland


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