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Marika Harjula

White & Case (Brussels)

Marika Harjula is a counsel at White & Case, Brussels. She joined White & Case in March 2012 and is a member of the Brussels European law practice. She advises clients on a variety of EU competition law issues and foreign direct investment (FDI) reviews. Marika has represented clients before the European Commission in a number of Phase I and Phase II merger control reviews, including complex in-depth investigations involving remedies. She has experience in remedies design and has represented clients purchasing assets sold as part of the EU divestment procedure. Marika regularly coordinates global merger filings and FDI reviews. Marika’s practice also spans Finnish competition law and FDI reviews. She has represented a number of clients before the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment. In addition to EU and Finnish competition law, Marika advises on UK competition law. She has represented clients before the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority, including in Phase II merger reviews. Marika also advises on cartel investigations, abuse of dominance, horizontal and vertical agreements, and compliance. She has advised companies active in a broad range of industries, including the financial sector, private equity, IT, data centers, automotive, consumer electronics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food, energy, chemicals, oil & gas, industrial, transport, media, technology and professional services. Marika has been on secondment to the firm’s Paris and Singapore offices and regularly works in the Helsinki and London offices. In 2020-2021, she spent six months seconded to a client. Prior to joining White & Case, Marika worked for a major international law firm in London and Brussels.

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Katarzyna Czapracka, Marika Harjula, Tilman Kuhn, Peter Citron The EU Commission adopts new Horizontal Cooperation Guidelines and publishes the final version of the R&D and Specialisation Block Exemption Regulations


The EU Commission (EC) has published its final revised Horizontal Cooperation Guidelines and adopted new R&D and Specialisation Block Exemption Regulations (HBERs). The EC’s aim is to provide more guidance for competitors wishing to cooperate in areas such as R&D and production, but (...)

Martina Castrén, Marika Harjula The Finnish Competition Authority identifies competition concerns in a proposed merger in the telecommunications network design, construction, and maintenance market, leading to the abandonment of the deal by the parties (Enersense / Voimatel)


Prohibition decisions and withdrawals of deals have traditionally been rare in Finnish merger control, as the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (“FCCA”) and merging parties usually find remedial solutions in cases raising competition concerns. However, in 2020 the Market Court (...)


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