The court judgment in the raw wood buying cartel case

The Helsinki court of appeal reached a decision in the so called raw wood buying cartel case in May 2018. The Finnish government establishment, Metsähallitus, demanded compensations about the alleged damages suffered due to the competition infringement (over 100 million Euros).

The court of appeal dismissed the claims. The judgment was based heavily on the economic evidence provided to the court by the parties. The court of appeal concluded that the plaintiffs failed to provide convincing economic evidence about the alleged damages.

Tempo acted as the economic expert for one of the defendant companies. We produced numerous expert reports during the process and participated in the oral hearings before both the district court and the court of appeal.