Competition & Public Procurement

Landmark experience from transactions, infringements proceedings and damages cases

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The extremely high competence and a long experience within the business of key lawyers brings value to the customer.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2023, EU and competition

Partner Ilkka Leppihalme has been ranked on Global Competition Review’s guide WWL: Competition as one of the world’s leading practitioners in this field.

Who’s Who Legal, WWL: Competition (most recently in 2020)

Sources highlight the firm’s commercial approach, especially noting the team’s ability to “see things from the client’s perspective and find practical solutions.”

Chambers Europe 2019, Competition/European Law

Extremely precise, very fast when necessary, provide the information and are knowledgeable.

Chambers Europe 2017, Competition/European Law

D&I delivers on-the-spot advice with a great understanding of market conditions.

The Legal 500 2016, EU and competition

The lawyers have a strong ability to handle complex matters and they are very good at simplifying things.

Chambers Europe 2023, Competition/European Law

Clients describe the practice as ‘very practical and solution-oriented.’

Chambers Europe 2018, Competition/European Law

The lawyers provide solid knowledge about rules and procedure, and from a timing perspective they are very efficient.

Chambers Europe 2021, Competition/European Law

They have a very structured way of leading projects, which makes it easy for the client to get involved.

Chambers Europe 2021, Competition/European Law

Dittmar & Indrenius has a strong team that always provides good advice and is quite straightforward.

Chambers Europe 2022, Competition/European Law

The important goal of speedy and high quality assistance is well achieved by the team.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2020, EU and competition

Ranked among the world’s 100 leading competition law practices already for several years; most recently in December 2021, again “Highly Recommended”.

Global Competition Review (GCR 100)

An interviewee goes on to praise the lawyers’ focus on “ensuring our understanding of competition law and the possible risks.”

Chambers Europe 2021, Competition/European Law

A solid law firm that operates at a high quality, you know that the issue will be sorted with them.

Chambers Europe 2020, Competition/European Law

Always ready to help, with an excellent attitude and a fast and flexible service.

Chambers Europe 2017, Competition/European Law

Excellent work, good understanding of customer situations.

Chambers Europe 2017, Competition/European Law

A leading Finnish firm with broad and at the same time deep experience in all aspects of Finnish competition law. They stand out as they are always on top of new developments and trends.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2024, EU and competition

Business acumen and no-nonsense approach.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2023, EU and competition

Ranked as a leading law firm in ‘EU and competition’ for more than a decade; most recently in 2021, again “Tier 1”.

The Legal 500, EU and competition

Very broad competition law practice

The Legal 500 2018, EU and competition

Partner Ilkka Leppihalme has been recognized on Who’s Who Legal’s Thought Leaders: Competition 2018 edition. Who’s Who Legal’s research identifies Thought Leaders as being truly outstanding practitioners and the very best in their field.

Who’s Who Legal, Thought Leaders - Competition 2018

Dittmar’s team has probably the best know-how on EU competition legislation in Finland.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2023, EU and competition

Ranked as a Leading Firm in ‘Competition/European Law’ for more than a decade; most recently in 2021.

Chambers Europe, Competition/European Law

We focus on challenging assignments where experience matters, with an emphasis on transactional work, infringement proceedings and damages cases.

The lawyers of our practice are known for having been involved in all of the biggest competition cases in Finland – covering the infringement and/or the damages aspects, including e.g. several of the largest cartel cases and the largest ever abuse of dominance case. Furthermore, we have acted as counsel and as Finnish legal experts in some of the most notable international competition damages cases.

Our lawyers have been involved in many landmark cases which have been the first of their kind: They have, for example, submitted the first-ever leniency application in Finland, obtaining immunity from fines for the client; represented clients in the first-ever oral hearing of the Supreme Administrative Court in a competition case; and been lead counsel in precedent-setting competition damages cases – the first major cartel damages cases in which court rulings have been rendered.

We have also participated in the government’s legislative processes, e.g., in the government’s Expert Committee responsible for drafting the Finnish law implementing the EU directive on antitrust damages actions; and through our involvement in the Competition Law Expert Group of the Finnish Bar Association.

We have significant international experience in the practice as many of our lawyers have worked for top tier international law firms in Brussels, as well as for the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission in Brussels. Our lawyers have gained experience also from working with the Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority.

Our highly-ranked practice is one of the largest in Finland. Its cutting-edge expertise covers for example merger control and other transactional work, cartel investigations, legality of so-called horizontal and vertical agreements, abuses of dominance, dawn raids, litigation, competition damages cases, compliance programs and training, public procurement, and state aid.

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