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Avance Attorneys

Competition/European Law

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What the team is known for

Often instructed to handle merger notifications on behalf of major domestic clients. Assists with complex transactions in the healthcare, industrial maintenance and construction sectors. Advises on complaints made to the EC seeking the denunciation of public funding for certain Finnish companies as illegal state aid.

Strengths

Sources say that the lawyers are "reliable, effective and flexible," with "good experience and contacts in Brussels."

Work highlights

Advised Mehiläinen Yhtiöt on the merger control issues arising from its planned acquisition of Pihlajalinna. The deal was subject to a phase II investigation by the FCCA.

Notable practitioners

Mikko Alkio has demonstrable experience in complex merger control mandates, including phase II investigations carried out by the FCCA into planned transactions in the healthcare or construction sectors. Clients highlight his business-oriented approach and note his understanding of the wider political context surrounding competition law matters.

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Overview

Avance has broad experience in advising clients on matters relating to competition law, public procurement, state aid and market regulation. Our competition law team focuses on complex merger control proceedings in connection with our transactional practice, abuse of dominant market position and cartel investigations. Members of our team have broad experience in effectively managing diverse regulatory proceedings and matters at the EU and domestic levels and in interacting with the various EU and domestic institutions.

Members

Alkio, Mikko (Head of Department)

Jaakkola, Katja

Lampinen, Jenna

Nordström, Lasse

Ovaskainen, Emmi

Clients

Adelis Equity Partners

Alfa Laval AB (publ)

Alma Media Oyj

CapMan Oyj

CVC Capital Partners

Huawei Technologies Oy

If P&C Insurance Ltd (publ)

Medialiitto ry (the Finnish Media Federation)

Mehiläinen Oy

Synlab Finland Oy

Tradeka-Yhtiöt Oy

Veikkaus Oy

Industries

Energy and Infrastructure

Gaming

Healthcare

Insurance and Pension Institutions

Life Science

Media and Communications

Policy and Regulation

Competition/European Law Department

Avance Attorneys

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Department location

Mannerheimintie 20 A

7/F

Helsinki

Uusimaa

Finland

00100

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Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 3 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Highlight

Alma Media to sell its regional news media business and printing operations to Sanoma

Authors: Mikko Alkio, Carl-Henrik Wallin, Rasmus Sundström, Katja Jaakkola, Henrik Aro, Christa Anttila, Anton Johans, Topi Siniketo

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Competition/European Law


Mikko Alkio
Band 1