The filing of the transfer tax has changed in November 2019. When a real estate, shares in a housing company or other shares are bought, transfer tax must be paid. The changes concern the procedure for the filing and payment of the transfer tax. The changes apply to purchases that have been made on 1 November 2019 or later.
The new Working Hours Act enters into force on the first day of 2020. It contains several significant changes that affect even those companies that have organized work around a collective agreement. The applicable framework in its entirety will, in the end, also still depend on the applicable collective agreement and any local agreements.
Beneficial owners must be listed to the Finnish Trade Register at the latest on 1 July 2020. If the beneficial owners or their details change, the details must be updated in company’s internal list of the beneficial owners as well as with the Trade Register.
The Supreme Court of Finland ruled in its precedent KKO:2019:88 on whether a reclamation letter sent by a customer to a contractor had interrupted the expiration of a debt. In its letter to the contractor, the customer had asked the contractor to inform and agree together with the customer when and how the contractor would conduct repairs for the issues mentioned in the letter. After the contractor disputed its liability to conduct the repairs, the customer had the repairs made.
The Court of Justice of the European Union has interpreted EU law on privacy in electronic communications. A company called Planet49 used a pre-ticked checkbox in order to receive consent for saving cookies from users who participated in promotional lotteries in the internet.
Pekka Holopainen and Panu Skogström were the authors of the Finland chapter of the Getting the Deal Through – Mining 2019 edition.
Pekka Kiviniemi and Tuuli Willgren wrote an article for Lexology Getting the Deal Through – Labour & Employment 2019.