Mikko Eerola

Dittmar & Indrenius (Helsinki)
Lawyer (Partner)

Mikko Eerola heads the Energy, Infrastructure and Natural Resources practice of Helsinki based law firm, Dittmar & Indrenius. Mikko Eerola’s main area of expertise is M&A and he has broad experience of energy and infrastructure related transactions and regulatory matters. He regularly advises leading industrials and financial sponsors in a wide range of industries including pharmaceuticals, retail, consumer goods, automotive and paper. Before joining Dittmar & Indrenius in 2015 Mikko made a distinguished career as a partner at Waselius & Wist. Mikko is a member of the Finnish Bar Association, Association of Finnish Lawyers, Finnish Association of Competition Law and the International Bar Association. Mika graduated from the University of Helsinki (LL.M., 1998) and received a Postgraduate Diploma in EC Competition Law from King’s College in 2002.

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Krogerus (Helsinki)

Articles

30565 Bulletin

Mikko Eerola The Finnish Administrative Court approves the applicant’s claim on alleged State aid and rules that the measures may not be put into effect before the EC Commission has made its final decision on compatibility (Mikkeli City Council)

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Factual Background The City Council of Mikkeli had on 8 December 2008 made a decision, by which it granted deferments to amortizations of a debt to an company operating within food manufacture subject to reorganization proceedings. In addition, the City Council had decided to postpone some (...)

Mikko Eerola The Finnish Supreme Administrative Court sends a case back to the Administrative Court as it had not ruled on the question whether the arrangement constituted State aid (Atlas-Invest)

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Factual Background The City Council of Kouvola had resolved to approve the purchase offer of 500,000.00 euros on a parcel of land. The purchase offer amounted to the equivalent of the price announced by the City of Kouvola, but after the approval of the offer, two other offers with higher (...)

Mikko Eerola The Finnish Supreme Administrative Court upholds the earlier decision of the Administrative Court and rules that such a small-scale activity as the one in question does not affect the competition circumstances to the extent that it could be regarded as constituting State aid (Ylä-Savo Board)

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Factual Background The applicants were private entrepreneurs operating a driving school business in Eastern Finland. As a result of an amendment of the Decree on Driving Licenses (Ajokorttiasetus, statute number 433/1996), driving instruction for heavy articulated vehicles and buses required a (...)

Mikko Eerola The Finnish Supreme Administrative court prohibits the enforcement of a national measure aiming at subsidizing a construction project by an undertaking majority-owned by the national authority granting the aid until the Commission has taken its final decision on the matter (Dalbo Affärsfastigheter Ab)

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Factual Background The applicant is a company operating within the construction, sale and leasing of business premises in the province of Åland. It contested the decision of the Province Government of Åland, by which the government granted a provincial guarantee of 2,587,500 euros for the (...)

Mikko Eerola The Finnish Supreme Administrative Court rules that an investment aid by a municipal institution had been granted in breach of Art. 88.3 EC (City of Hämeenlinna)

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Factual Background The City of Hämeenlinna had applied for an investment aid in order to establish a new leisure centre in cooperation with two limited liability companies. The aid was intended for a new real estate company, which was to be established for the purposes of the building project (...)

Kirsi Peltomäki, Mikko Eerola The Finnish Competition Authority grants for the first time immunity from fines for a cartel whistleblower (Oy Arwidson Ab, HL Group Oy, Koivunen Oy...)

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The Finnish Competition Authority (“FCA”) has for the first time granted immunity from fines to a cartel member who, according to the Finnish leniency programme provisions, had come forward and revealed an alleged cartel on the Finnish vehicle spare parts wholesale market (the so-called (...)

Kirsi Peltomäki, Mikko Eerola The Finnish Supreme Administrative Court rules on right of access to documents related to cartel investigations on the basis of the Finnish Act on Openness of Government Activities (Skanska Asfaltti Oy - Metsäliitto Ossuskunta)

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The Finnish Supreme Administrative Court has in April 2006 given two rulings concerning the right of a party to obtain information related to cartel investigations from the Finnish Competition Authority (FCA). The cases cover the definition of an official document to which access must be given (...)

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