Region: Sweden

Infrastructure company abandons merger after Swedish authority hints at deal block

Construction services provider Vestum has dropped its proposed purchase of a moisture protection material supplier after Sweden’s competition enforcer indicated it would likely block the tie-up, but will proceed with a below-threshold acquisition of another company included in the same deal.

10 January 2023

Brazil, Sweden and Poland open fuel pricing investigations

Brazil’s antitrust watchdog has opened a preliminary probe into a suspected fuel resale cartel, as enforcers in Sweden and Poland have launched market inquiries into rising fuel prices.

09 January 2023


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Sweden’s competition bar contains some Nordic powerhouses and strong local firms, as antitrust teams handle cross-border merger cases before the Swedish Competition Authority and the European Commission.

12 December 2022

Community round-up: Firms announce raft of promotions

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Latham & Watkins, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Norburg & Scherp have promoted competition specialists across Brussels, the UK, Italy and Sweden.

21 November 2022

Philip Morris allays vertical concerns with divestiture in Swedish Match acquisition

The European Commission has approved Philip Morris International’s $16 billion acquisition of Swedish Match, subject to the divestiture of the latter’s logistics business to a pre-approved buyer.

26 October 2022

Sweden hands down first penalties with new fining powers

Sweden’s Competition Authority has issued its first fines since it was given decision-making powers in March 2021, sanctioning two taxi companies for colluding to rig a tender to supply a small town with transport services.

24 October 2022

Sweden: economist perspective

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11 October 2022

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

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