EFTA Surveillance Authority (Brussels)

Vaido Põldoja

EFTA Surveillance Authority (Brussels)
Senior Legal Officer

Senior Associate Vaido Põldoja holds an LL.M. degree in EU Law from Stockholm University. His studies include traineeship in DG Information Society and Media. He also participated in drafting the EU Roaming Regulation. Vaido specialises in EU and competition law. He also has experience with electronic communications regulatory framework, pharmaceuticals regulation and state aid matters. Vaido advises and represents undertakings of various sectors in connection with all aspects of competition law. His work experience includes representing a telecom operator in an action for damages against the incumbent operator, two global pharmaceutical producers in negotiating a distribution agreement and assisting clients in various merger control proceedings and advising Estonian Development Fund on the EC Treaty state aid provisions and the Commission`s venture capital guidelines. Vaido has also prepared dawn raid instructions and general compliance manuals for several clients. Besides advising and representing clients, Vaido has published series of articles and held seminars on Estonian and EU competition law and state aid issues.

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23538 Bulletin

Vaido Põldoja The Estonian Competition Authority ends proceedings against two oil tanking terminal operators without finding existence of anticompetitive agreements (Oiltanking Tallinn / Alexela Terminal)


Introduction On 17 January 2008 the Estonian Competition Authority (hereinafter: Authority) made a decision in two cases that were initiated in connection with a dispute between majority and minority shareholders (Alexela Terminal, AT) of Oiltanking Tallinn (OTT), a company providing oil (...)

Vaido Põldoja The Estonian Competition Authority ends proceedings against the telecommunications incumbent operator without finding abuse in the market of wholesale unbundled access to the local loop (Elisa / Elion)


Introduction On October 17th, 2005 the Estonian subsidiary of a Finnish telecom operator Elisa filed a complaint with the Estonian Communications Board claiming that the Estonian telecom incumbent Elion Ettevõtted AS (Elion) had committed an abuse of its dominant position. According to the (...)

Vaido Põldoja The Estonian Competition Authority analyses competition situation in the packaging and waste collection sector without finding the existence of anti-competitive agreements or abuse of dominant position (Taaraliit / Eesti Pandipakend)


1. Background information MTÜ Taara Liit (TL) is a non-profit organization for redemption centers collecting packaging of bottled drinks from the general public. OÜ Eesti Pandipakend (EPP) is a collective system for collection and recovery of waste. EPP was established by non-profit (...)

Vaido Põldoja The Estonian Parliament enacts the new national competition act


Introduction The primary rules of Estonian competition law are enacted in the Estonian Competition Act (hereinafter: ECA), in force from October 1, 2001. The current ECA is the third in a row. The very first Competition Act stepped into force on October 10, 1993 and the second on October 1, (...)

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