GCR 100 - 10th Edition

Mannheimer Swartling

14 January 2010

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.

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