Region: Sweden

Sweden ends e-commerce probe with rare settlement

The Swedish Competition Authority has fined two furniture retailers for allegedly sharing online pricing information, in the enforcer’s first known settlement of a probe examining unlawful information exchanges relating to online sales.

13 July 2020

Swedish enforcer analyses its own ability to issue fines

Sweden’s Competition Authority has launched a review into its organisational structure to determine if it could impose fines without turning to a court, but lawyers are sceptical that such a power is imminent.

25 March 2020

Bruce faces interim measures in Sweden

Sweden’s Competition Authority has imposed interim measures against a fitness aggregator, forcing the company to remove exclusivity clauses in its contracts with training facility owners while the enforcer conducts its investigation.

06 December 2019

Sweden launches digital platforms study

Sweden’s Competition Authority has launched a market study into digital platforms, focusing on digital advertising, mobile app stores, digital marketplaces and food delivery.

11 November 2019

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06 November 2019

Sweden unconditionally clears TV production deal after Phase II probe

The Swedish Competition Authority has unconditionally cleared a deal between two television production service providers after a Phase II investigation, as the enforcer found low barriers to entry in the market.

21 October 2019

Firms hire and promote in London, Hungary and Sweden

CMS, Latham & Watkins and Alston & Bird have hired partners in London, where Compass Lexecon has appointed a senior vice president and Fingleton has promoted a managing director.

27 September 2019

Nordic enforcers reject politicisation of EU merger control

Competition, not politics, should determine EU merger policy, the heads of five Nordic competition authorities have said, as they add their voices to criticism directed at the French and German governments for proposing radical changes to the EU’s merger regime.

28 June 2019

Swedish enforcer says it can’t act against rail sector restrictions

Sweden’s Competition Authority has asked the country’s government to regulate the online rail ticket sales sector, because the agency’s own enforcement tools might further entrench the dominance of the incumbent rail network.

05 June 2019

Nordic cooperation agreement takes effect

A new cooperation agreement between Sweden and Finland is now in force, allowing the two countries’ competition authorities to send requests for information and to conduct dawn raids on behalf of each other to assist national antitrust investigations.

30 November 2018

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