The Cross-Border Licensing Regime Enters into Force on 20 March 2019
March 18, 2019

The new Finnish cross-border licensing regime enters into force on Wednesday 20 March 2019. As mentioned in our previous blog, the new legislation permits third-country firms, including UK firms after Brexit, to apply for a permission to provide investment services on a cross-border basis to per se professional clients and eligible counterparties in Finland under […]

Secrets of Continuous Development The biggest difference I find between professional sports and working life is the intense strive to become better. Aiming for an Olympic medal in any sports requires years of uncompromised dedication to make your team and yourself better and facing your weaknesses every single day of the year. Working life and […]

Brexit nyt tai myöhemmin – mihin verovaikutuksiin tulisi varautua?
March 13, 2019

Iso-Britannian ja EU:n välinen neuvotteluaika EU-erosopimuksen voimaan saattamiseksi päättyy 29.3.2019. Mikäli erosopimusta ei saada aikaiseksi tai neuvotteluaikaa ei lykätä, eikä Iso-Britannia myöskään peru eroilmoitusta, Britanniasta tulee 30.3.2019 lukien EU:n ulkopuolinen valtio. Sopimuksettomassa tilassa Iso-Britanniaa eivät sido EU-lainsäädäntö tai EU:n solmimat kauppasopimukset. Vaikka kova brexit ei tapahtuisi nyt, erosopimus tai neuvottelujen lykkääminen vain siirtävät Iso-Britannian statuksen […]

Legal Issues to Consider Regarding Augmented/Virtual Reality
March 8, 2019

Commercial augmented reality (“AR”) and virtual reality (“VR”) are not everyday solutions yet, but almost everyone has at least heard of Pokémon GO, the AR game that made the imaginary monsters viral for the second time since the ‘90s and reached over 50 million active monthly users in less than a year. As the term […]

Legal Update: New Restrictions on Interest Rates and Credit-Related Costs on Consumer Credit
March 7, 2019

The Government Bill (HE 230/2018) on amending acts related to consumer credit agreements proposes several changes to the Finnish consumer credit legislative framework, in particular to the interest rate-cap and credit-related costs. On 27 February 2019, the Commerce Committee of the Finnish Parliament proposed more stringent regulation compared to the Government, including decreasing the interest […]

A GLIMPSE OF TEAMWORK BEHIND THE OLYMPIC MEDAL Six and a half years have passed since our team of three women stepped on the podium in the London Olympics. Now, nearly three years into full-time work life, it seems like a good time to reflect on the lessons learned during the intensive years of Olympic […]

Data Protection Impact Assessments – National Requirements in Finland and Sweden
February 26, 2019

When the processing of personal data is likely to result in a high risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) requires that a Data Protection Impact Assessment (“DPIA”) be conducted. Furthermore, the GDPR provides national data protection authorities with the competence to decide, within the scope of […]