Mannheimer Swartling is one of the largest firms in Sweden, with a competition practice to match. Its competition team consists of five partners, one senior counsel, two senior associates and 12 associates and is the largest Swedish group in the GCR 100. Stockholm-based partners Tommy Pettersson and Johan Carle lead the team, which handles a mixture of behavioural and transactional work. Both are nominated inWho’s Who.
Mannheimer is advising Posten on its merger with Post Danmark. The tie-up is the first cross-border merger between post offices in the EU. DG Comp cleared the transaction subject to commitments.
The team represented Assa Abloy, the world’s largest lock-maker, in its acquisition of security product wholesaler Copiax. The authority began court proceedings in a bid to block the deal, after conducting a rare phase II investigation, but the court dismissed the authority’s case on procedural grounds, allowing the merger to proceed.
The firm successfully defended Nasdaq, owner of the Nordic and Baltic Stock Exchanges, against allegations of abuse of dominance
Mannheimer also boasts the largest litigation department in Sweden. It continues to represent Skanska in the long-running asphalt cartel case. The company is facing private damages suits after it was fined for cartel offences in 2007.
The team represents Europe Investor Direct and its sister companies, and Hydro Kraft and E2/Energi in private damages cases. Meanwhile, other competition clients include Scandinavian Airlines, Securitas, Trioplast, Green Cargo, Ratos and HeidelbergCement.
Mannheimer Swartling’s EU and Competition practice includes specialists in Sweden and Brussels with over 25 years of experience advising Swedish and international clients on all aspects of competition law. The strength of the practice is consistently confirmed by independent ranking institutes, and the firm’s presence in China, Germany, Russia and the United States and full service approach ensures wide-ranging coverage as well as specialist knowledge. Our competition law practitioners regularly handle merger notifications to the European Commission, the Swedish Competition authority, and other national competition authorities. We also are frequently called upon for our experience in litigation and instructed in complex antitrust cases, including cartel investigations, other alleged violations of competition rules and private litigation based on competition law. With 12 offices in 6 countries of strategic importance for our clients, Mannheimer Swartling is truly the most “international” of the Nordic firms and well-positioned to advise on all EU and competition matters.
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