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Competition law update – Latvia

Competition law update – Latvia

New rules for retailers regarding cooperation with suppliers The Parliament of the Republic of Latvia – the Saeima – has recently adopted a new act on Prohibition of unfair retail practice and related amendments in the Competition law (the “New...

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Contractor’s be aware – Finland

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 when Work is Contracted Out (1233/2006) (”the Act”) is to...

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Road carrier’s liability in a contractual chain situation

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 to a party or its underwriter who has ordered the...

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Legislation changes

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 to adopt a new mandatory Employment Accident and Occupational...

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Protect Business Secrets

Protect Business Secrets

Tekes – the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation- has announced that a security breach was detected in the online application system. What makes this announcement alarming is that Tekes is the most important publicly funded organisation for financing research and...

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