The Handbook of Competition Economics 2016

Sweden

16 October 2015

Overview Economics plays an increasingly important role in mergers and abuse of dominance cases in Sweden. Involvement early on by economists from the Swedish Competition Authority (SCA) is a trend during the past year. The SCA has also brought several cases to court recently and is considered to be very active. In addition to new court cases, the SCA also increasingly provides transparency as to reasoning and prioritisation through the use of longer and better motivated decisions to end investigations.