Roschier Insights Webinar: Competition law developments in 2021

We are have seen a significant development in the field of competition law over the past year. Roschier’s competition law team is delighted to be able to invite clients to a Q&A-type of interactive discussion about experiences and lessons learned during the past year.

Merger control continued to be in the focus of and under strict review by the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA), with several cases being closely followed even by the media. What are the main takeaways and how can companies planning transactional activity prepare for the arguably increasingly long, in-depth and data intensive merger control processes? Is the EU Commission’s recent push to use Article 22 EUMR something to start taking into account?

Public procurement processes, both before the FCCA and the Market Court, have remained active. Direct procurements during the pandemic were closely followed and it remains to be seen whether the procuring entities have kept to what can be seen as reasonably warranted in these exceptional times. State aid and its combination with procurement processes have held center stage during the last year and the EU Commission has reviewed and is reviewing several Finnish aid schemes. These decisions will be critical for the inevitable support required in several industries in order to turn things around after the pandemic.

The monitoring of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has increased on an EU level as well as nationally. Partly due to the pandemic, the parameters of what has been considered “critical for the functioning of society” have evolved considerably. We will be happy to share our latest learnings regarding the depth, timing and scope of the FDI regime in Finland.

The webinar, held on Wednesday 2 June, will be in Finnish and for clients, by invitation only. If you haven’t received an invitation and would like one, please contact We want to give participants the opportunity to influence the content of the webinar, so please let us know when registering if there are any topics or questions that you would like us to address. Warmly welcome!