Finnish Competition Authority

Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (Helsinki)

The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA) began operations on 1 January 2013. The agency was created by joining the Finnish Competition Authority and the Finnish Consumer Agency. The responsibilities of the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority relate to implementing competition and consumer policy, ensuring good market performance, implementing competition legislation and EU competition rules, and securing the financial and legal position of the consumer. The agency also handles the supervision responsibilities of the Consumer Ombudsman.

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Finnish Competition Authority The Finnish Competition Authority announces it will not apply the Competition Act to cooperations between undertakings needed to ensure adequate supply of goods to consumers during COVID-19 pandemic

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Exceptional circumstances caused by the coronavirus to affect the application of the Finnish Competition Act* The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA) will take into account the exceptional circumstances caused by the coronavirus when applying the Competition Act. During (...)

Finnish Competition Authority The Finnish Market Court upholds the Competition Authority’s decision to block a merger between grocery wholesalers, making it the first merger ever prohibited in the country (Kesko / Heinon Tukku)

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Kesko’s acquisition of Heinon Tukku blocked by the Finnish Market Court* The merger between Finnish grocery wholesalers, Kesko and Heinon Tukku, was prohibited by the Market Court on 17 February 2020. In accordance with the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority’s (FCCA) proposal, the Market (...)

Finnish Competition Authority The Finnish Competition Authority clears a merger subject to remedies in the market for outsourced internal logistics services (Suomen Transval Group / Posti Group)

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The FCCA approves Posti’s acquisition of Transval, subject to conditions* Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA) has approved, subject to conditions, the acquisition of Suomen Transval Group Oy by Posti Group Oyj. A condition for the approval of the acquisition was that Posti (...)

Finnish Competition Authority The Finnish Competition Authority clears a merger subject to remedies on the retail and purchasing markets of the grocery sector (SOK / Stockmann Delicatessen)

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FCCA approves the acquisition between SOK and Stockmann Delicatessen subject to conditions* Today, the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA) approved the acquisition of Stockmann Group’s Delicatessen business by Suomen Osuuskauppojen Keskuskunta, SOK (The Central Finnish Cooperative (...)

Finnish Competition Authority The Finnish Competition Authority welcomes the judgement of the EU Court of Justice clarifying the position of standard-essential patent holders from the perspective of competition law (Huawei / ZTE)

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The Court of Justice of the European Union has clarified the position of standard-essential patent holders from the perspective of competition law* On Thursday 16 July, the Court of Justice of the European Union gave a judgment on the relationship between patent law and competition law. The (...)

Finnish Competition Authority The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority approves acquisition of provider of vehicle financing and administration services by a domestic leasing company (Axus Finland / Easy KM)

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FCCA approves acquisition of Easy KM by ALD Automotive* On 8 July 2014, the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA) approved a transaction in which Axus Finland Oy, a subsidiary of the French company ALD Automotive, acquired the entire issued share capital of Easy KM Oy from Governia (...)

Finnish Competition Authority The Finnish Competition Authority issues report on collective management organisations and the promotion of healthy competition in the market of the copyrighted works (Teosto / Gramex / Kopiosto / Tuotos)

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Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority : Numerous problems on the copyright market* The ambiguity of the legislation and the complexity of the market serve to fortify the monopoly of the collective management organisations on the market, says the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (...)

Finnish Competition Authority The Finnish Market Court rejects the appeal and imposes the fines proposed by the FCCA for abuse of dominant position in the production and wholesale market of fresh milk (Valio)

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FCCA satisfied with Market Court ruling on Valio By a decision issued on 26 June, the Market Court rejected Valio’s appeal and imposed on the company a €70m fine proposed by the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA) for abuse of dominant position in the production and wholesale (...)

Finnish Competition Authority The Finnish Competition Authority and the Ministry of Employment and the Economy examine a report on the desirability of introducing criminal sanctions for cartel activities

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Report on the Criminalisation of Cartels was Presented to Stakeholders* Yesterday, the Ministry of Employment and the Economy (MEE) and the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA) organised at the House of the Estates an expert seminar presenting the report on extending personal (...)

Finnish Competition Authority The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority investigates the phenomena related to the use of buying power with questionnaires directed retailers and the food industry

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An abridged English version of the Finnish Competition Authority’s study on the Trade in Groceries is now available* According to the FCA study on buying power in the trade in groceries, retailers use their firm position with respect to suppliers in several ways that may be considered (...)

Finnish Competition Authority The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority concludes that contract practices and regulation put at disadvantage primary producers within the food supply chain

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Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority study : contract practices and regulation put primary producers in a difficult position in the food supply chain The position of primary producers in the food supply chain is made more difficult both by tight regulation and groceries trade and food (...)

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