HPP assisted Finavia on a Competition and Consumer Authority investigation ground handling services

The Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority (FCCA) launched on its own initiative an investigation into suspected collaboration between competitors on the market of ground handling services and in connection  with the investigation carried out inspectionsof the premises of Finavia Corporation and ISS Aviation Ltd on 5 June 2012. Finavia manages the airport network in Finland and controls 25 of the 27 Finnish airports. In addition, Finavia operates ground handling services business at the airports via its two subsidiaries, Airpro Ltd and RTG Ground Handling Ltd.

Neither the FCCA inspections, the hearing of both companies nor other inquiries into the matter did not provide the FCCA with evidence of the companies having committed an infringement of the competition rules by participating in a market sharing arrangement. The FCCA closed the case by a decision issued on 15 May 2013.

Finavia was advised by partner Jouni Alanen, attorney-at law, senior associate Maarika Joutsimo, attorney-at-law, and associate Kiti Karvinen.

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