Petteri Uoti

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Petteri Uoti

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An employment litigation specialist, Petteri Uoti is “highly regarded” in the market within this area.

Chambers Global & Europe 2018, Dispute Resolution

Petteri Uoti is one of the most widely known and respected figures in the field. Clients frequently turn to him for his in-depth knowledge of benefits and pensions.

Who's Who Legal 2018, Labour, Employment & Benefits

Hailed as “one of the best-known Finnish labour law experts,” Petteri Uoti is a market leader for dispute resolution within this area.

Chambers Europe 2018, Employment

Recognised master of Finnish employment law.

The Legal 500 2017, Employment

The top employment lawyer in Finland. He handles the high-profile cases and is a really well-known figure in this area.

Chambers Europe 2015, Employment

A top talent and very likeable legal expert; his presence is reassuring.

Chambers Global & Europe 2016, Dispute Resolution

One of the best lawyers in Finland in his area of profession.

Chambers Europe 2017, Employment

Cutting-edge knowledge of Finnish employment laws and litigation practices, superb appreciation of client needs, and achieves excellent results.

Chambers Europe 2016, Employment

He has an extraordinary talent for explaining details in an understandable way and he is very open and convincing.

Chambers Europe 2018, Employment
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Focus on employment law matters relating to mergers and acquisitions and company restructurings and employment dispute resolution.

Petteri Uoti is known for his extensive experience and practical advice on broad range of Finnish national and international employment law matters, including establishing human resource policies in Finland, drafting of employment-related contracts and individual and collective dismissals.

He has advised employers in several high-profile landmark cases in general and specialised courts, including the Labour Court, the European Court of Justice and the Finnish Supreme Court.

He is a board member representing Finland at European Lawyers’ Association EELA.

Education

University of Helsinki (LL.M., 1988)

Admitted: Finnish Bar Association

First chair of the Employment law expert group of the Finnish Bar Association.

Languages

Finnish, English and Swedish

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Valio fined for competition infringement, amount largest in Finnish history
29 Dec 2016 In 2012, the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority considered Valio Ltd, a Finnish producer of dairy products and other foodstuffs, to have engaged in predatory pricing in the markets for basic milk with the intention of abolishing effective competition in dairy markets in Finland. The Authority, in its decision handed down in late 2012, ordered Valio to cease its abuse of a dominant position and submitted to the Finnish Market Court for ruling a MEUR 70 fine for infringement of competition law. 'Predatory pricing' refers to sub-cost pricing by a company in a dominant position with the intention of excluding competition. The Market Court ruled on the matter on 26 June 2014, imposing on Valio a MEUR 70 fine in accordance with the Competition and Consumer Authority's submission. Thereafter, Valio appealed to the Finnish Supreme Administrative Court. The Supreme Administrative Court, with a ruling handed down today on 29 December 2016, upheld the outcome of the Market Court ruling. The Supreme Administrative Court viewed Valio's pricing of milk as a prohibited restriction of competition and imposed on Valio a MEUR 70 fine. The fine is the largest such administrative fine to be imposed on a single undertaking in Finnish history. Dittmar & Indrenius' Competition practice acted as counsel to the Competition and Consumer Authority, whose submission was approved both in the Market Court as well as in the Supreme Administrative Court. Prior to the current matter, the largest fine for a competition infringement on a single undertaking in Finland had been imposed by the Supreme Administrative Court on Lemminkäinen Corporation in what is known as the 'asphalt cartel' case, decided on 29 September 2009 with an amount of MEUR 68. The MEUR 82.55 aggregate of all fines imposed on the asphalt cartel still stands as the largest aggregate of fines ordered in a single matter in Finland. Likewise, Dittmar & Indrenius' Competition practice acted as counsel to the Competition and Consumer Authority in this matter. Victims of a competition infringement may claim damages from the infringing company. The relevant statute, the Finnish Act on Damages for Competition Infringement, entered into force on 26 December 2016. In addition to acting as counsel to the Competition and Consumer Authority in the Valio matter, Dittmar & Indrenius' Competition lawyers have assisted or currently assist various parties in all other major cases of competition infringement and/or the damages litigation related thereto, including for example in the asphalt, raw wood, car spare parts, power line, and coach cartel cases.

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