Päivi Tammilehto

Hannes Snellman (Helsinki)
Counsel

Päivi Tammilehto is a Counsel with Hannes Snellman based in the firm’s Helsinki office. She has extensive experience in all fields of competition law. She advises the firm’s international and Finnish clients in merger control procedures, antitrust issues, and state aid cases. Prior to joining Hannes Snellman, Päivi worked in the international competition law group of a global law firm. Before transitioning into private practice in 2017, Päivi lead antitrust investigations and proceedings for the national competition authority. In addition to her legal degree, Päivi also has a master’s degree in economics for competition law.

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Aarne Puisto, Päivi Tammilehto The Finnish Competition Authority calls for lowering turnover thresholds for merger notification and discretionary power to order below-threshold notifications

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According to the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (“FCCA”), the current national turnover thresholds allow harmful merges to escape scrutiny by the authority. The FCCA suggests that Finnish turnover thresholds be lowered and that the authority be granted the right to require a (...)

Päivi Tammilehto The Finnish Market Court finds that three manufacturers of expanded polystyrene engaged in a single and continuous national price-fixing cartel (Jackon Finland / UK-Muovi / Styroplast)

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On 3 March 2021, the Market Court agreed with the submission of the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority ("FCCA"), that three manufacturers of expanded polystyrene (“EPS”), a building insulation material, had engaged in a national price fixing cartel lasting one and a half years. One of (...)

Päivi Tammilehto The EU Court of Justice confirms that a bid-rigging infringement ends when the essential characteristics of the contract are concluded with the contracting authority (Eltel)

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On 14 January 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a preliminary ruling relating to a Finnish bid-rigging case stating that a bid-rigging infringement ends on the day the essential characteristics of the contract, in particular the price, are concluded with the (...)

Päivi Tammilehto The Finnish Market Court confirms that an association of driving schools has breached competition law by issuing price recommendations that sought to increase the price level of driving lessons (Uusimaa association of driving schools)

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On 15 December 2020, the Market Court agreed with the submission of the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority ("FCCA"), that the regional association of driving schools in Finland’s most populous region, Uusimaa, ("Association") as well as the Association’s Board members, had breached (...)

Päivi Tammilehto The EU Court of Justice receives a request for a preliminary ruling on restrictions for high-quality products regarding the block exemption regulation (Visma)

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A selective distribution system consists of a supplier selecting distributors based on specific, pre-determined criteria while committing to sell the products or services in question only to selected distributors. These distributors commit not to sell such products or services to unauthorised (...)

Aarne Puisto, Päivi Tammilehto The Finnish Deputy Chancellor of Justice declares that the Competition Authority’s policy to prohibit recordings of hearings is declared unlawful under the national Competition Act

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According to the decision of the Deputy Chancellor of Justice ("DCJ"), responsible for monitoring the lawfulness of the operations of public authorities, the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority ("FCCA") cannot restrict the right of attorneys to record the hearings conducted by the FCCA (...)

Päivi Tammilehto, Katia Duncker The Finnish Administrative Court allows game organizers to continue their fantasy sports operations while the definition of a lottery is being reviewed (Veikkaus Oy)

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The Finnish gambling market is one of the most regulated in Europe; state-owned Veikkaus Oy has the exclusive right to provide gambling services in Finland. The Lotteries Act (1047/2001) stipulates that the definition of a lottery is fulfilled when an activity includes three elements: a charge (...)

Päivi Tammilehto, Katia Duncker The Finnish Competition Authority proposes to the Market Court to prohibit the merger between two operators in wholesale services in the foodservice industry (Kesko / Heinon Tukku)

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On 18 November 2019, the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority ("FCCA") proposed the Market Court to prohibit the merger between Kesko Oyj and Heinon Tukku Oy, two operators in wholesale services in the foodservice industry. According to the FCCA, the merger would significantly impede (...)

Katia Duncker, Päivi Tammilehto The Finnish Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment considers amending the merger control thresholds and the investigative powers of the Competition Authority

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According to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment ("Ministry"), the Ministry will examine whether the turnover thresholds of Finnish merger control should be amended. Another issue to be considered is whether the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (...)

Päivi Tammilehto, Katia Duncker The Finnish Supreme Administrative Court rules on the scope of legally privileged material and finds that a memorandum found during a dawn raid contained a clear reference to external legal advice in the subject matter under investigation (Matkahuolto)

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The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority ("FCCA") had, during a dawn raid at a company’s premises, seized a memorandum drafted by this company which, among other things, referred to the legal advice provided to the company by an external attorney. The FCCA argued that as the internal (...)

Päivi Tammilehto, Katia Duncker The Helsinki District Court hands down two judgements regarding compensation of harm resulting from predatory pricing in the milk market (Maitomaa / Valio) (Maitokolmio / Valio)

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In June 2019, the District Court of Helsinki handed down two judgments regarding compensation of harm resulting from predatory pricing. The claims for damages were brought before the court by two milk producers’ cooperatives, Maitomaa and Maitokolmio, with respect to a predatory pricing case in (...)

Päivi Tammilehto, Katia Duncker The Finnish Competition Authority extends the merger control investigation periods to 23 working days for phase I and 69 working days for phase II investigations

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The Finnish merger control investigation periods have been extended to 23 working days for phase I investigations (instead of one month previously) and 69 working days for phase II investigations (instead of three months previously). The previous way of calculating investigation periods in (...)

Päivi Tammilehto, Katia Duncker The EU Commission conditionally approves a merger in the agrimachinery businesses in the Baltic countries (Agro / Konekesko Baltic)

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The recent decision of the European Commission (“EC”) regarding Danish Agro’s acquisition of Konekesko’s agrimachinery businesses in Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania provides for an interesting opportunity to compare the approach of the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (“FCCA”) and (...)

Päivi Tammilehto, Katia Duncker The Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Icelandic Competition Authorities agree to enhance their co-operation in antitrust investigations by signing a cooperation agreement

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The Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Icelandic competition authorities have agreed to enhance their co-operation in antitrust investigations by signing a cooperation agreement on 8 September 2017. Currently, Finland, Sweden and Denmark have already acceded to the new agreement by (...)

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