Competition Law

Mari Matjus, the competition law specialist of NOVE, has practiced competition law for 10 years and has advised both private and public sector clients in all areas related to competition law. Mari Matjus has been a lecturer of competition law as a responsible faculty member for the master programme students at Tartu University for 7 years. 

In relation to competition law, we assist our clients in the following areas: 

  • Competition law compliance audit 
  • Preparation of competition law compliance guidelines and providing respective training for a company
  • Assessment of the need for submission of a notice of concentration 
  • Preparation of a notice of concentration and representing a client in the proceedings conducted by the Estonian Competition Authority regarding a notice of concentration 
  • Post-trade restraints of trade clauses regarding sellers
  • Restraints of trade clauses in supply, distribution and other agreements 
  • Cooperation projects with competitors 
  • Exchange of information in professional associations 
  • Restrictions on the activities of undertakings in dominant position (e.g. pricing)
  • Competition law training

Our portfolio includes: 

  • Advising and representing Medicum in the proceeding regarding a notice of concentration in the sale of Medicum Tartu clinic to BaltCap 
  • Representing BaltCap in the proceeding regarding a notice of concentration in acquisition of exclusive control over TREV-2 by BaltCap
  • Advising a wholesaler in relation to holding a dominant position and pricing
  • Advising a wholesaler in relation to restraints of trade clauses in the supply contracts with suppliers 
  • Advising an undertaking in relation to restraints of trade clauses in an international franchise contracts’ network 
  • Advising an undertaking in relation to disclosure of sensitive information by a competitor 
  • Advising an undertaking in relation to a claim for damages deriving from an alleged violation of competition law 
  • Advising an undertaking in connection with foundation of a joint undertaking with a competitor 
  • Advising a professional association in relation to exchange of sale information for the purpose of statistics 

Competition law team:

Mari Matjus (team leader)
Veiko Vaske