Region: Sweden

Sweden hits Nasdaq with rare interim injunction in abuse of dominance probe

Sweden’s Competition Authority has banned Nasdaq from trading certain shares listed on a rival marketplace until the enforcer concludes an abuse of dominance probe into the company.

06 June 2022

Sweden drops obstruction case against bread company

Sweden’s Competition Authority has cancelled its first-ever investigation into a company it accused of obstructing an ongoing cartel probe, a year after it gained the power to sanction such behaviour.

01 June 2022

Gernandt & Danielsson adds new head of competition

Foad Hoseinian has left Sullivan & Cromwell in Brussels to join Swedish firm Gernandt & Danielsson to become the new head of its antitrust practice.

11 March 2022

Sweden drops coronavirus testing cartel probe

The Swedish Competition Authority has ended its three-month probe into an alleged coronavirus testing cartel because its members did not formally go through with drafted price-fixing agreements.

09 March 2022

Google faces €2.1 billion follow-on claim in Sweden

Price comparison site Pricerunner has filed a €2.1 billion antitrust damages claim against Google, alleging that it is still suffering from the unlawful conduct penalised by the European Commission’s Google Shopping decision.

08 February 2022

Sweden probes alleged coronavirus testing cartel

The Swedish Competition Authority has launched an investigation into two coronavirus testing providers for allegedly fixing the price of PCR tests at the country’s main international airport.

20 December 2021


Featured in GCR 100 2022

Although enforcement has decreased in Sweden in recent years, local antitrust lawyers continue to work on cross-border deals and advise clients in ongoing litigation.

10 December 2021

From the enforcer: Competition Authority

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27 November 2021

Enforcer says pandemic fast-tracked agency improvements and efficiencies

Technological advances and adjustments rapidly forced upon antitrust agencies because of the coronavirus pandemic will boost competition enforcement long after populations and economies have recovered, the head of the Swedish Competition Authority has said.

18 October 2021

Finland imposes first upfront buyer remedy on Scandinavian spirits merger

Competition authorities in Sweden and Finland have conditionally cleared the proposed combination of two Nordic alcohol suppliers, marking the first time the Finnish enforcer has required an upfront buyer remedy.

30 April 2021

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