(UPM, Helsinki, 29 January 2019 at 9:30 EET) - In 2011, Metsähallitus (a Finnish state enterprise, which administers state-owned land) filed a claim for damages against UPM and two other Finnish forest companies. The claim relates to the decision of December 2009 in which the Finnish Market Court held that the defendants had breached competition rules in the Finnish roundwood market.
On 21 May 2018, Helsinki Court of Appeal rejected the damages claim of Metsähallitus and ordered Metsähallitus to pay compensation for legal expenses. Metsähallitus requested leave to appeal from the Supreme Court. The principal amount of Metsähallitus claim was in total EUR 61.8 million, of which EUR 3 million is based on agreements between UPM and Metsähallitus.
The Supreme Court announced today that it did not grant Metsähallitus leave to appeal, as a result of which the judgment of the Court of Appeal remains final.
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