In a corporate crime related case Huhtamäki Brothers advised a creditor client company as an injured party in the District Court of Pirkanmaa. The criminal charges in this case concerned the illegal transfer of funds in a debtor company by its executive and a third person. The District Court convicted the mentioned executive and third person, and held them jointly liable in compensating our client for the damages it had suffered as a result of illegal asset transfers in the debtor company (including all legal fees). The judgement of the District Court was later successfully enforced and our client was compensated in full. The judgement is final. November 2017
Huhtamäki Brothers assisted an owner-entrepreneur of a medium-sized construction company as its client in the Helsinki Court of Appeal in a proceeding concerning an alleged financial offense. The Act on Contractor’s Obligations and Liability as well as legislation and contractual practices of the construction sector were assessed in light of criminal liability. Huhtamäki Brothers had not assisted the entrepreneur in the District Court of Helsinki, where the entrepreneur had formerly been, according to charges, sentenced to imprisonment and significant financial liability. The Helsinki Court of Appeal overturned the District Court’s judgement in its entirety and acquitted our client of all liability adjudicated by the District Court. In addition, the Court of Appeal ordered the Finnish State to reimburse our client’s legal expenses of over 50 000.00 € and to restitute to our client over 100 000.00 € previously paid to the Finnish State. The decision is final. November/2017
Huhtamaki Brothers represented ProtectPipe, a Finnish microbiotechnology company, in the structuring and agreement drafting of its distribution arrangements in the EU and various other countries. ProtectPipe is a rapidly growing Finnish company specialized in the manufacture and production of non-toxic and environmental friendly bacteria which cleans household and industrial sewers. June/2017
We are representing our client as a claimant in an arbitration proceeding concerning the terms of a shareholders’ agreement. The dispute is governed by the rules of The Arbitration Institute of the Finland Chamber of Commerce. February/2017
Represented a major Finnish listed company and market leader in notifying two add-on acquisitions of competing businesses to the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA). The first acquisition was unconditionally approved by the FCCA in Phase II while the second was unconditionally cleared before the end of Phase I (reference prior to the founding of Huhtamäki Brothers).
Represented various companies in assessing the competition law implications of their (vertical and horizontal) agreements and business decisions (reference prior to the founding of Huhtamäki Brothers).