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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.