Finland chapter for ICLG: Competition Litigation 2022

Global Legal Group’s International Comparative Legal Guide

14th edition of ICLG’s practical cross-border insight into competition litigation work

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8 Oct

2021

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The ICLG to: Competition Litigation covers common issues in competition litigation law and regulations – including interim remedies, final remedies, evidence, justification/defences, timing, settlement, costs, appeal, leniency and anticipated reforms.

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