Helsinki Area Cooperative Bank – Court case

We represented Helsinki Area Cooperative Bank, part of the OP Financial Group, one of Finland’s largest banking groups, in court proceedings concerning the scope of the bank’s obligation to accept non-EU/EEA identity documents before providing services under the Electronic Identification Services Act and concerning the nature of the assessment that must be performed by the bank. The Administrative Court of Helsinki fully upheld our client’s position setting a major precedent for the Finnish banking sector at large.