1.6.2017 – Associate Trainee Mira Mutru

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It is our great pleasure to announce that we have hired Ms. Mira Mutru (LL.M. candidate at University of Helsinki) as our first Associate Trainee. Mira has worked previously at major law firms in Helsinki and is a member of our crew now. Mira assists our clients in dispute resolution and competition law related cases. Welcome aboard Mira!

24.5.2017 – Matti J. Huhtamäki Nominated as a Rising Star

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Our partner Matti J. Huhtamäki is one of only a handful of competition lawyers from Finland nominated by Legal Media Group’s independent research with in-house lawyers for recognition in the third edition of Euromoney’s Expert Guides – Rising Stars 2017. Matti has been nominated as a Rising Star in Competition and Antitrust Law. The guide has been published in May. Matti is honoured and humbled by this recognition, and takes this opportunity to warmly thank both clients and peers for their confidence.

4.5.2017 – We Are Hiring an Associate Trainee for Autumn 2017

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We are now looking for our first Huhtamäki Brothers’ Associate Trainee to join us in Autumn 2017.

What we require?

You study law in a Finnish university and, when applying, you have successfully completed all mandatory courses related to procedural law, contract law and competition law. The completion of any additional courses regarding these areas of law and strong command of the English language are considered as clear advantages.

You have prior work experience in private practice (as a legal trainee/intern in a law firm either in Finland or abroad).

You are eager to learn more and enthusiastic about the mentioned fields of law.

What we offer?

We offer a part-time traineeship during your studies from September until December 2017. By working with us you will have the opportunity to learn the basics of contract drafting, commercial disputes, competition law, and M&A assignments. This part-time traineeship will definitely benefit you in the remainder of your law studies and improve your future employment possibilities.

We offer a competitive salary and flexible working hours in accordance with the recommendations of the Finnish Lawyers’ Association.

How to apply?

If you fulfil the abovementioned requirements, and are interested in working with us, please send your application and CV in English via e-mail to office@huhtamakibrothers.fi by May 31, 2017. If you have any questions regarding this traineeship opportunity, please call Heikki (at +358 40 865 8385) on May 11 between 9am-10am, on May 12 between 1pm-2pm, or May 25 between 9am-12am.

 

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24.4.2017 – Heikki A. Huhtamäki Speaking at MoneyFintech 2017

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Our partner Heikki A. Huhtamäki has been selected as a keynote speaker to the MoneyFintech 2017 seminar held in Helsinki on 16 and 17 May 2017. Heikki will be speaking about the subject of his doctoral dissertation concerning the new EAPO-regulation and freezing (bank) account assets in the EU. For more information, please visit the seminar’s homepage here.

11.4.2017 – Matti Huhtamäki Ranked Top in Global Competition Review

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Our partner Matti J. Huhtamäki is one of only a handful of competition lawyers from Finland selected by Global Competition Review’s independent research with clients and peers for recognition in the first edition of Who’s Who Legal: Competition – Future Leaders 2017 – a guide to the world’s leading competition experts aged 45 or under. The guide will be published in May. Matti is honoured and humbled by this recognition, and takes this opportunity to warmly thank both clients and peers for their confidence.

17.3.2017 – Legal Alert – Proposed Amendments to the Finnish Competition Act

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The working group compiled by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has submitted its report on the proposed amendments to the Finnish Competition Act.  The report is highly controversial as it includes several strongly dissenting opinions (from i.a. the Finnish Bar Association’s representative) regarding both the proposed changes and neglected areas/issues of improvement.  It will be interesting to see how these amendments evolve during the course of the commentary rounds which are set to be completed by mid-May.

We are closely following the drafting proceeding of the act. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the matter, please contact Matti.

For further details, please also see the actual report (in Finnish) here.

7.3.2017 – Heikki A. Huhtamäki’s Article Published in Liikejuridiikka-journal

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Heikki A. Huhtamäki’s 25-page referee article (co-writer Mr Atte Kaira) was published as the opening essay of the Liikejuridiikka-journal’s  (i.e. “Business Law Journal”) 2017 edition. Liikejuridiikka-journal is the leading Finnish business law journal. The subject of the article analyses the clawback (i.e. recovery) requirements of dividend payments. For more information on the article, please contact Heikki.

1.3.2017 – The Brothers Are Lecturing

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The Brothers, Matti J. Huhtamäki and Heikki A. Huhtamäki, are lecturing about competition law infringements and damages at the Helsinki Region Chamber of Commerce on 31 May 2017. The legislation concerning competition law damages has been modified in December 2016. Based on the new legislation, an undertaking (business entity or private individual) which has suffered from a competition law infringement may rely on a lower burden of proof when demanding damages from the infringing party. For more information of the lecture (held in Finnish), please visit the homepage of the lecture here.