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Press releases and law firm thought leadership

This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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New Waste Act to enter into force on May 1, 2012 in Finland

The EC waste directive (2008/98/EC) will be implemented in Finland by the new Finnish Waste Act, which will enter into force on May 1, 2012.


In a unanimous yearbook decision the Finnish Supreme Administrative Court ruled that guarantee insurance is an adequate environmental permit security. Further, the Court, by referring to the free movement of financial services within the EU, stated that a party in an arrangement for security regarding adequate and proper security may be a financial institution based in another EU-country.

A practical insight to cross-border Public Procurement

The award of contracts by contracting authorities is regulated by the Act on Public Contracts (Laki julkisista hankinnoista 30.3.2007/348; “APC”) and the Act on the Procurement Procedures of Entities Operating in the Water, Energy, Transport and Postal Services Sectors (Laki vesi- ja energiahuollon, liikenteen ja postipalvelujen alalla toimivien yksiköiden hankinnoista 30.3.2007/349; “Utilities Act”) which entered into force on 1 June 2007.

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