Region: Sweden

Swedish enforcer calls for market investigation powers

The Swedish Competition Authority has urged its government to change the country’s antitrust rules to empower it to conduct market investigations, after finding during a digital platforms market study that the current law has "built-in limitations".

09 March 2021

Community round-up: Firms hire in UK and Sweden

An associate director at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner has moved to Walker Morris in the UK, while an ex-official at the Swedish Competition Authority has joined Norburg & Scherp.

11 February 2021

Third Nordic enforcer takes drinks merger to Phase II

A tie-up between leading Nordic alcoholic drinks companies Altia and Arcus is receiving in-depth scrutiny in Finland, Norway and Sweden over concerns that the deal will significantly impede competition.

11 January 2021

From the enforcer: Competition Authority

Featured in Enforcer Hub

18 December 2020

Sweden

Featured in GCR 100 2021

Sweden’s compact antitrust bar advises on a mix of merger control and high-profile local cartel matters.

11 December 2020

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

Sweden

Featured in Competition Economics Handbook 2020

06 November 2019

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