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1.11.2019 – Huhtamäki Brothers Advised Finnish Ice Hockey Players

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Huhtamäki Brothers had the honour to successfully assist and advise the Finnish Ice Hockey Players’ Association in a complaint to the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (the FCCA) concerning the Finnish professional ice hockey league’s i.e. Jääkiekon SM-Liiga Oy’s (the Elite League) and its fifteen shareholders’ (the teams) agreement not to employ players who had a contract with the Kontinental Hockey League’s only Finnish team Jokerit during the playing season, and to not play practice games with Jokerit. This agreement was in force for several years.

In its decision on 31 October 2019, the FCCA declared such agreement to be in violation of competition law and ordered the Elite League and the teams to terminate the unlawful agreement immediately. The FCCA deemed the agreement to be a so-called “by object” infringement i.e. a hard core cartel and a severe restriction of competition. To enforce its decision, the FCCA imposed notice of a conditional fine of EUR 75,000 on each of the violating parties (the Elite League and the teams) for any breach of the termination order.

Our partner Matti Huhtamäki was interviewed by several newspapers as the counsel to Finnish Ice Hockey Players’ Association (e.g. Iltalehti and MTV3)

7.10.2019 – Are You Our New Trainee?

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We are once again looking for an Associate Trainee to join us during November 2019 / Spring 2020.

What we require?

You study law in a Finnish university and, when applying, you have successfully completed all / nearly 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 hopefully 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 November 2019 until May / June 2020. 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 October 31, 2019. If you have any questions regarding this traineeship opportunity, please call Heikki (at +358 40 865 8385) on October 25 between 11am and 3pm.

We look forward to receiving your application.

The Brothers, Heikki and Matti

 

5.6.2019 – Guide on Shareholders’ Agreements

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Huhtamäki Brothers has written a Guide on Shareholders’ Agreements (“Osakassopimusopas” in Finnish) for The Finnish Business School Graduates, Academic Engineers and Architects in Finland, and TEK Union of Professional Engineers in Finland. The guide has been published by the mentioned special interest organizations in May 2019, and intends to provide general guidance on the mentioned agreements to the individual members of these organizations.

Huhtamäki Brothers is a leading law firm that advises small and medium sized companies and shareholders thereof in drafting and solving disputes that concern shareholders’ agreements.

 

23.5.2019 Axel Gamba

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We are happy to announce that Axel Gamba has joined Huhtamäki Brothers as our new Associate Trainee.

Axel is currently finalizing his Master of Laws studies at the University of Helsinki. Previously Axel has worked at several major and medium-sized business law firms and has been actively involved in student association affairs. Axel also has a strong international background and studies from University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Stockholm University.

Here at Huhtamäki Brothers, Axel will be assisting our lawyers and clients in a vast variety of cases.

Welcome to the team, Axel!

11.3.2019 – Heikki A. Huhtamäki’s Doctoral Dissertation

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Our partner Heikki A. Huhtamäki has been writing his (LL.D.) doctoral dissertation focusing on Finnish and EU monetary injunctions for five years. The dissertation is now at its final stage and  will be published in fall 2019. The dissertation will include an English abstact section. For more information on the dissertation, please follow this link to the publisher’s homepage (in Finnish).

6.3.2019 – Heikki Huhtamäki Lecturing

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Our partner Heikki A. Huhtamäki, along with other experts, is once again lecturing at Alma Talent´s Contract, Damage, and Liability Seminar (i.e. in Finnish Sopimus, vahinko ja vastuu) on 19.3.2019. Heikki’s lecture will focus on expert liability under Finnish law. For more information, please visit the seminar’s home page here.

21.1.2019 – Are You Our New Associate Trainee?

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We are once again looking for an Associate Trainee to join us during the spring of 2019.

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 March until December 2019. 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 February 4, 2019. If you have any questions regarding this traineeship opportunity, please call Heikki (at +358 40 865 8385) on January 29 between 9am-10am, on January 30 between 9am-11am, or on February 1 between 9am-11am.

We look forward to receiving your application.

The Brothers