Customs procedures in the event of a hard Brexit in UK trade

General | About using a customs representative | Customs procedures in the event of a hard Brexit In intra-EU trade, goods move freely, meaning there is no need for customs...


Road carrier’s liability in a contractual chain situation

Background The Appeal Court of Turku in its judgment nro 294, dnro S 13/2163 evaluated whether under the Finnish Road Carriage Act (345/1979) (”RCA”) a performing road carrier is liable...


PRECEDENCE | The Finnish Supreme Court

Precedence | Jurisdiction The Finnish Supreme Court has provided a precedence in a transportation matter regarding jurisdiction of Finnish courts. The case has been ongoing for years. Now the European...


The Finnish Maritime Act to be amended in respect to bareboat charter

Background on bareboat charter under the Finnish Maritime Act According to the Finnish Maritime Act (674/1994) (“FMA”), a double registration of a vessel is in practise not currently possible. The...


Freight forwarding sector, sympathy strikes and a precautionary measure

Precautionary measure and sympathy strikes applied on freight forwarding sector FINLAND – The Finnish Supreme Court has handed down a verdict (KKO 2020:50) affecting Finnish freight forwarding sector (DHL -case)....


LEGAL UPDATE | Working Hours Act

Working Hours Act | Significant changes The new Finnish Working Hours Act (872/2019) (the “New Act”) to become effective as of 1.1.2020. The New Act is generally applicable and therefore...