Krogerus advises Abloy in FCA investigation
Krogerus advised Abloy, a manufacturer of of locks, locking systems and architectural hardware, in an investigation by the Finnish Competition Authority (FCA) that ended on 14 March 2013 with a decision to terminate the proceedings with no further action to be taken.
The long and complex investigation began in summer 2006 with surprise inspections on the company’s premises by the FCA.
Abloy was investigated for alleged abuse of dominant market position in several markets. The FCA had various concerns about the authorisation system that Abloy was using for locksmith stores to distribute its products, as well as the marketing subsidies, discounts and project-specific prices granted to these stores in particular situations.
After a series of negotiations, the FCA chose not to take action against Abloy in any of these matters.
The Krogerus team was led by partner Katri Joenpolvi. She was assisted by partner Petteri Metsä-Tokila, counsel Mikko Pirttilä and associate Simo Autio.
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