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New obligation for employers using fixed-term employment contracts

Finland - August 24 2017 The Finnish Supreme Court ruled in August 2017 that, even though an employer had legitimate grounds for concluding several consecutive fixed-term

Reconciling competition law with non-competes for shareholder-managers

Finland - July 3 2015 It is often vital for companies to protect their confidential information and know-how to maintain a competitive advantage. Accordingly, companies

Stronger consumer protection in Sweden

Sweden - December 9 2013 The Swedish government has through a recent Government Bill (201314:15; the "Bill") proposed strengthened consumer protection in regard to distance

Deal facilitating features in M&A

Finland - May 5 2014 The past couple of years in private M&A in the Nordics have seen a shift from a predominantly seller-friendly market to a purchaser-friendly market

An employer may be entitled to read employees' private emails

European Union - March 29 2016 On 12 January 2016, the European Court of Human Rights (the "ECHR") ruled that no violation of Article 8 of the Convention (the right to respect for

Project Finance in Finland

Finland - March 25 2019 This interview discusses topics including PPP, risk allocation and notable deals within Finland

The Finnish Supreme Administrative Court confirms that the business model chosen by parties must be respected in transfer pricing context

Finland - September 18 2017 The Finnish Supreme Administrative Court published on 13 September 2017 precedent 2017:145 that further clarifies the scope of application of the

Finnish District Court ruling on trade secret misuse and violation

Finland - September 12 2017 On 31 August 2017, the District Court of Pirkanmaa rendered its judgment in one of the largest trade secret cases in Finland to date. The action was

Court of Justice of the European Union sets aside the General Court's ruling in Intel due to failure in analyzing loyalty rebates' capacity to restrict competition

European Union - September 6 2017 On 6 September 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") set aside the General Court's ("GC") ruling in a case concerning abuse of

The Administrative Council of the EPO decides that products obtained by an essentially biological process may no longer be patentable

European Union - September 4 2017 On 29 June 2017, the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation (EPO) made a decision by which it intends to change the earlier