The Handbook of Competition Economics 2012

Sweden

The high expectations placed on the new general director, Dan Sjöblom, by the competition bar in Stockholm are yet to be fulfilled. But some changes to the way the competition authority works have been noted by the lawyers we have interviewed. The dialogue with the authority during cases is more open, especially for merger cases. Regarding the use of economic analysis, there seems to be almost consensus among lawyers regarding what constitutes a successful contribution from the economists in competition law cases. In preparing this article, we have met prominent practitioners from Ashurst, Baker & McKenzie, Cederquist, Delphi, Eric Ericsson, Gernandt & Danielsson, Hannes Snellman, Kastell, Lindahl, Nord & Co, Mannheimer Swartling and Öberg Associés.