Finland chapter for ICLG: Merger Control 2022

Global Legal Group’s International Comparative Legal Guide

18th edition of ICLG’s practical cross-border insight into merger control

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8 Dec


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The International Comparative Legal Guide to Merger Control Laws and Regulations 2022 covers common issues in merger control laws and regulations – including relevant authorities and legislation, notification and its impact on the transaction timetable, remedies, appeals and enforcement and substantive assessment.

Read the Finland chapter we contributed.

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