Dechert (Brussels)

Michael Okkonen

Dechert (Brussels)
Lawyer (Associate)

Michael I. Okkonen focuses his practice on all aspects of EU competition law, with a particular focus on cartel and abuse of dominance matters, and complex merger control proceedings.Mr. Okkonen has experience advising clients in sectors such as chemicals, consumer products, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining the Brussels team, Mr. Okkonen completed a traineeship at the European Commission (DG Competition) in an Antitrust unit working on Pharmaceuticals. He has also completed an internship in a Finnish law firm focusing on EU law matters, in particular, the four free movements. Mr. Okkonen regularly publishes on competition law topics.


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Alec J. Burnside, Marjolein De Backer, Michael Okkonen, Adam Levin, Christopher Field, Douglas Getter The UK Competition Authority drafts guidance on its powers and procedures regarding foreign direct investments


Key takeaways FDI rules in the UK have recently been tightened in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The UK can now intervene in transactions on the grounds of public health emergencies. Also, lower jurisdictional thresholds apply to transactions relating to artificial intelligence, (...)

Clemens York von Wartenburg, Craig G. Falls, Michael Okkonen The EU Commission fines consumer electronics manufacturers for imposing fixed or minimum resale prices on their online retailers (Asus / Denon & Marantz / Philips / Pioneer)


Recent EU Fines for Resale Price Maintenance Are Symptoms of Broader Challenges Faced by Today’s Consumer-Goods Manufacturers The European Commission (the “Commission”) issued four separate decisions on 24 July 2018, fining consumer electronics manufacturers Asus, Denon & Marantz, Philips and (...)

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