Bird & Bird (Helsinki)

Päivi Tammilehto

Bird & Bird (Helsinki)
Lawyer (of Counsel)

As a Counsel in the international Competition & EU Law group here in Helsinki, Täivi advises clients in all areas of competition law as well as public procurement. She has over 15 years of experience in handling complex competition law matters. Advising clients in competition law requires much more than just knowing the relevant provisions, it also requires understanding how the markets operate and what the underlying reasons for regulating how companies can compete, are. Over the years, she has built-up significant experience in a variety of sectors including transport, construction, retail, gambling, agriculture, media and postal services, in addition to which she also has a Master’s degree in Economics of Competition Law. Before joining Bird & Bird, she worked with the Finnish Competition Authority for over ten years, which gives her in-depth understanding of the enforcement priorities of competition authorities as well as their working methods. Due to her background in public administration, she also assists international clients in regulatory reviews across sectors, e.g. in telecommunications, gambling and media markets. Building on her experience, her goal is to give clients tangible advice on competition law, be it from the likelihood for obtaining merger clearance for a given transaction to assessing different distribution strategies from competition law and economics perspectives. She is a member of the Finnish Bar Association, the Finnish Competition Law Association and the Finnish Public Procurement Association. She speaks Finnish, English, French and Swedish.

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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 organisers 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 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 (...)

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 / 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 (Danish agro / Konekesko)

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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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