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...


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...


Business law with NewLaw Concept

Transport law | Maritime law and NewLaw concept LKOS Law Office is a boutique business law office established in Helsinki, Finland. We are specialised in transport law and maritime law....


Our team succeeds in a maritime case

Seafarer has specific rights under Finnish Maritime Code – FINLAND The Finnish Maritime Code has specific rules regarding e.g. jurisdiction, liability and applicability. Therefore to avoid confusion and to protect...


Hardship clause in international contracts

Hardship | Be prepared for change of economic circumstances Changes in economic background and in overall circumstances nowadays are fast. Such changes can be e.g. change in gasoline and oil...