Fiches Belges
Measure Implementation
Measure possibility

Legal Framework
Applicable Framework

Competent authority
Request/decision
Execute/recognise measure

Accepted Languages
Languages

Execution Deadline
Deadlines

Legal info
Special requirements
Other information

Fiches Belges: Финландия

Замразяване на банкови сметки (502)

1. MEASURE IMPLEMENTATION

Финландия

Is this measure possible in your Member State under International Judicial Cooperation?

Yes. Where a pecuniary confiscation order has been issued or is likely to be issued against a person by a criminal court of a foreign state, a restraint or freezing order may be issued upon request of an authority of that state, where there is reason to suspect that the person attempts to conceal his assets or otherwise avoid payment. In urgent cases the investigator-in-charge or prosecutor may issue a provisional restraint or freezing order, which however shall expire if not followed by an application to a court within a week. Finland has implemented the framework decision 2003/577/JHA. The measure may however not be used where not permitted under Finnish law, had the offence been committed in Finland under similar circumstances, unless otherwise is stipulated in the framework decision 2003/577/JHA.

2. LEGAL FRAMEWORK

Финландия

International legal framework applicable for this measure in your Member State

MLA 2000 and Council Framework Decision 2003/577/JHA of 22 July 2003 on the execution in the European Union of orders freezing property or evidence.

3. COMPETENT AUTHORITY TO:

Финландия

* receive the request/decision for judicial cooperation

MLA 2000: National Bureau of Investigation. 2003/577/JHA: Prosecution District of Southern Finland.

* execute/recognise the measure (if other than the receiving authority)

The court at the request of the investigator-in-charge or prosecutor. Provisional measure: an investigator-in-charge or prosecutor. The above mentioned prosecutors in cases where the framework decision 2003/577/JHA is applied.

4. ACCEPTED LANGUAGES

Финландия

Accepted languages for the request/decision

Finnish, Swedish and English.

5. EXECUTION DEADLINE

Финландия

Deadlines for the execution of the request/decision (where applicable)

2003/577/JHA: as in the FD

6. CONCISE LEGAL PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Финландия

a. Special requirements

N/A

b. Other useful information

A court, upon freezing a bank account, shall set a period of validity for the measure. The deadline may be extended at the request of the investigator-in-charge or prosecutor. The bank is ordered by an execution officer to freeze the account(s). When the framework decision 2003/577/JHA is applied, the prosecutor shall set a period of validity for the measure. The deadline may be extended at the request of the issuing authority of the freezing order.

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