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Finland Competition/European Law
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HPP’s Competition and EU law team is one of the leading teams in this area in Finland. Our lawyers have gained practical insight into the commercial and operational impact of competition and EU law on client businesses, as well as the potential risks and liabilities and mitigation strategies, also through their extensive work experience in both competition authorities and commercial organisations.

Our team has market-leading experience in assisting clients who are the subject of dawn raids and associated cartel proceedings and has acted as counsel to clients involved in cartel investigation processes in diverse sectors including asphalt, timber, power transmission and healthcare.

We have defended our client’s interests in follow-on damages claims related to cartels and potential abuse of dominant position, involving a large number of claimants and giving rise to a significant claim management process.

HPP’s competition team is regularly involved in merger control and clearance notifications to the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority and the European Commission and have significant experience of negotiating conditions for clearance of concentrations which present competition concerns. The team also regularly advise on state aid issues.

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What the team is known for

HPP Attorneys has significant experience assisting clients with antitrust compliance and training mandates. The lawyers are also knowledgeable in abuse of dominance and cartel investigations. The law firm is additionally well-versed in the notification of corporate transactions, including phase II investigations.

Notable practitioners

Tuomas Saraste has proven experience in cartel and abuse of dominance investigations. His broad practice also encompasses merger filings, including phase II investigations, as well as state aid advice and ongoing competition compliance and training mandates. Clients appreciate that "he has both a broad knowledge and a sense of the details."

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