15 November 2010
The Finnish Lawyers’ Society granted D.Sc.(Bus.Adm.), LL.M. Mika Oinonen an award for the best legal doctoral dissertation in Finland in 2009 on 12 November 2010, the Day of Legal Culture. Dr Oinonen is employed as a Senior Research Officer at the FCA's Merger Control Unit. His dissertation "Does EU Merger Control Discriminate against Small Market Companies? Diagnosing the Argument with Conclusions" was examined at the University of Tampere, and published in Kluwer's International Competition Law publication series.
In the same event, the FCA's Senior Research Officer LL.M. Minna Heikinsalmi received one of four awards for Excellent Master of Laws Thesis. Her Thesis, "Competition Infringement Fine in Cartel Cases in Finland - grounds for determination thereof and the level of the infringement fines" has been published in the FCA's Investigations Series (1/2009).
Source: Press release of the Finnish Lawyers´ Society on the awards and grants distributed in 2010