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...


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...


NSAB 2015 effective

NEW NSAB 2015 EFFECTIVE – TIME TO REVIEW CONTRACT TERMS BACKGROUND The new General Conditions of the Nordic Association of Freight Forwarders 2015 terms and conditions (“NSAB 2015”) are effective...


Legislation changes

FINLAND – A new Employment Accident and Occupational Disease Act proposed to become effective as of 1.1.2016 The Parliament on Finland on 6.3.2015 has accepted in second hearing the proposal...


Sanctions a legal labyrinth to business lawyers

CROSSFIRE OF SANCTIONS CAUSES UNCERTAINTY AMONG BUSINESS LAWYERS Business lawyers do not like uncertainty. Nevertheless, business lawyers repeatedly describe various sanction regimes vague. Furthermore, opposing regimes also cause headache to...


Contractor’s be aware – Finland

Contractor’s be aware – Tilaajavastuulakia tiukennetaan – Finland Contractors in Finland have liability to review that their contracting partner fulfils statutory obligations. The Act on the Contractor’s Obligations and Liability...