E-payments – the modern form of money transfers

Posted Posted in Corporate Law, General, Legislation

By Tuulia Heiskanen, Junior Associate, Aliant Finland. Electronic payments (e-payments) are used increasingly around the world and are especially convenient in purchasing things online. In Finland, services providing e-payment solutions are broadly available. To list a few, there is online banking, digital wallets, mobile payment services, electronic bank card payment services, contactless payment services, and […]


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Finland will adopt a three-tier hybrid plan. Under this strategy, restrictions will be tightened tier by tier depending on the development of the pandemic. At tier 1, travel restrictions will be tightened. In fact, this means that non-residents’ arrival to Finland is restricted. Also, all measures for the community under so called “transmission phase” ruling […]


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The 5th Annual Aliant® Conference took place on October 21st – 23rd. Both, the program and the most advanced virtual technology were well organized. Special thanks to Jacob Stein and Alysia Leigh Camp who made this unique Aliant Annual Conference happen. Among us, Jonathan Fitzgarrald, Managing Partner of Equinox Strategy Partners and Lawrence (Larry) Kohn, president of Kohn Communications, shared great advices on “Business […]

COVID-19: Yt-neuvottelut. Labour law and Co-operation negotiations.

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Hallitus hyväksyi useita väliaikaisia muutoksia työlainsäädäntöön tarkoituksena helpottaa yrityksien ja työntekijöiden tilannetta koronavirustilanteen aikana. Muutokset mahdollistavat toiminnan ja työvoiman sopeuttamisen nopeasti kysynnän heikentyessä poikkeusoloissa.

The government of Finland approved a number of temporary changes to labor law to ease the situation for companies and workers during the coronavirus pandemic. The changes will enable operations and the workforce to adapt quickly as demand weakens in exceptional circumstances.

Recent changes to Finnish labour legislation due to COVID-19

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In addition to the Emergency Powers Act, The Finnish government has reacted to the situation by submitting several temporary changes to legislation. The amendments to the Employment Contracts Act, the Maritime Employment Contracts Act, and the Act on Co-operation in Enterprises are in force until 30 June 2020 (government bill HE 26/2020). Moreover, the amendments […]

Tokyo, May 8-10, 2019

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Last week Tuomo Kauttu had a meeting with colleagues at Kuroda Law offices regarding actual cross-border transaction between a Japanese company and a Finnish company. Following said meeting, Tuomo Kauttu participated IR Global Conference at the Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo.