The Finnish Supreme Administrative Court rules on right of access to documents related to cartel investigations on the basis of the Finnish Act on Openness of Government Activities (Skanska Asfaltti Oy - Metsäliitto Ossuskunta)

The Finnish Supreme Administrative Court has in April 2006 given two rulings concerning the right of a party to obtain information related to cartel investigations from the Finnish Competition Authority (FCA). The cases cover the definition of an official document to which access must be given and the right of access to documents during cartel investigations. The cartel investigations in question concerned purely national cartels. The FCA's recordings found to be official documents The first of the two cases concerned the asphalt cartel that, according to the investigations of the FCA, had operated in Finland in 1994-2002. Upon the conclusion of the FCA's investigations into the asphalt cartel in March 2004, the FCA proposed that the Market Court impose considerable fines, largest

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  • Dittmar & Indrenius (Helsinki)
  • Krogerus (Helsinki)

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Mikko Eerola, Kirsi Kannaste, The Finnish Supreme Administrative Court rules on right of access to documents related to cartel investigations on the basis of the Finnish Act on Openness of Government Activities (Skanska Asfaltti Oy - Metsäliitto Ossuskunta), 12 April 2006, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2006, Art. N° 12127

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