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Roschier represents the Eltel companies in the cartel proceeding, in which the FCCA has alleged an infringement and proposed to the Market Court the imposition of a € 35 million fine. The FCCA's fining proposal was dismissed by the Market Court in March 2016 as time-barred. The case is now pending before the Supreme Administrative Court based on the FCCA's appeal. (Pending)

Roschier represented Digita Networks Oy in FICORA's investigation related to Digita's significant market power in the Finnish digital terrestrial television and radio broadcasting markets. The work included, inter alia, substantial statements to and meetings with FICORA and the European Commission, and a subsequent appeal of FICORA's decision to the Supreme Administrative Court where an oral hearing held in January 2018. (Pending)

Roschier represents Trygg-Hansa in relation to the Swedish Competition Authority investigation into the insurance sector. A series of on-site inspections (dawn raids) took place in spring 2017. All major insurance companies in Sweden, as well as the largest insurance broker are being investigated. (Ongoing)

Roschier represented YIT Corporation in its combination with Lemminkäinen. The combination was effected through an absorption merger whereby Lemminkäinen was merged into YIT. The combination was subject to multijurisdictional merger notification which Roschier was handling as lead counsel assisted by local counsels in several jurisdictions. The merger was approved unconditionally in all jurisdictions it was notified in, including by the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority which approved it on 26 January 2018 after a second phase investigation. (1/2018)

Roschier represented Sandvik as their full service deal counsel including handling the global coordination of  competition authority approval processes of 1) the SEK 5 billion carve-out and divestment of the Sandvik Process Systems division to Foundation Asset Management AB, owned by the three largest Wallenberg foundations, and 2) in the SEK 4 billion sale of Hyperion, a company delivering advanced wear-resistant tools, applications and components in hard and super-hard materials, to KKR, the US-listed investment firm. (6-12/2017)

Roschier represented Telia Company as a full service deal counsel including handling the notifications of the transactions to the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA) in relation to Telia Company's recent acquisition of Inmics Oy, a Finnish ICT company, and acquisition of Nebula, a cloud services provider. The acquisition of Nebula was cleared by the FCCA in June 2017 and the acquisition of Inmics in January 2018. (6-12/2017)

Roschier represented Nokia Corporation in its recommended cash tender offer for Comptel Corporation. Shareholders representing jointly approximately 48.3 percent of the shares and votes in Comptel had given irrevocable undertakings to accept the offer. Nokia gained title to more than 90% of the shares in Comptel and commenced squeeze-out proceedings to redeem the remaining shares in Comptel. The acquisition was part of Nokia's strategy to build a standalone software business. Roschier's competition team was lead counsel in the multijurisdictional merger control review of the transaction.With the assistance of local counsels the transaction was notified in Germany and Austria as well as certain non-EU jurisdictions. (4/2017)

Roschier represents Fortum Corporation in the restructuring of its ownership in Hafslund. (4/2017)
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Roschier represents the international dairy company Arla in a dominance case in Finland, in which the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority found Valio, biggest dairy in Finland, guilty of predatory pricing. The Market Court of Finland confirmed the FCCA’s decision in June 2014 and ordered Valio to pay a fine of EUR 70 million. Valio has appealed the decision to the Supreme Administrative Court of Finland (10/2014).
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Roschier represented Nokia Corporation in merger control processes in approximately 20 jurisdictions globally required by Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s mobile phone unit. (4/2014)
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Roschier represented Rautaruukki Oyj in the merger control notification processes before the European Commission and certain non-EU jurisdictions in relation to the EUR 1.1 billion combination of SSAB AB (publ) and Rautaruukki. (6/2014)
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Roschier represented the Swedish Book Publishing Association (Förläggarföreningen) and the Swedish Association for Booksellers (Svensk Bokhandel) in an investigation initiated by the Swedish Competition Authority related to a project on sales information. The cooperation was ultimately cleared and a new joint and more detailed statistic for book sales in Sweden was introduced in September 2014. (9/2014)
Recent national merger control assignments in Finland and Sweden include inter alia the creation of a fitness club JV by Elixia and SATS (conditional Phase II clearance in Finland), the acquisition of Permobil by Investor, the acquisition of Synsam and Bonnier by CVC, acquisition of PocketShop by Bonnierförlagen (unconditional Phase II clearance in Sweden), the acquisition of Pöyry buildings and project management business by Rambol Finland, Itella’s outsourcing of IT-services to IBM Finland, and the acquisition of control in Efora from ABB by Stora Enso. (2012-2014)
Representation of several companies in relation to damages actions in the Finnish district courts based on competition law infringements, such as cartels and abuse of dominant market position.