Region: Sweden

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

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

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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

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