Monthly Archives: January 2013

Additional Transmission Capacity Proposed to Reduce Price Dispersion in the Swedish Electricity Market

A new report recommends that the state-owned Swedish National Transmission Company (Svenska Kraftnät) is given the task to guarantee a minimum transmission capacity of 4 000 MW to the southernmost region and to initiate tests with auctions of Contracts for Differences. Continue reading

Towards Technology Neutral Regulation of Public Service Broadcasting in Sweden?

The Swedish regulation of public service broadcasting will be changed to open for competition between technologies . Continue reading

The KIA Motors Anti-Trust Case

Lars Henriksson
This week CELEC’s Vice Chairman, Professor Lars Henriksson, discusses the recent ruling of the Swedish Market Court against KIA Motors and the tensions which it highlights. The case finds that KIA Motors’ seven year warranty policy – which entails that a warranty is only maintained if the customer uses an approved dealer or repairer – restricts competition in the after-sales market and hence should be prohibited. However, this is in contradiction with the SCA assessment, who decided not to proceed, and raises the question of whether there is a disparity between the two institutions’ interpretation of the law.

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Recent Developments in Swedish Antitrust

A recent investigation by the Swedish Competition Authority (SCA) into a merger between Bokia and Akademibokhandeln concluded that the change in market concentration would not harm effective competition.  Continue reading

Vertical Agreements and Antitrust

The antitrust of vertical agreements is investigated and explained in detail in a recently published book by CELEC’s vice chairman Professor Lars Henriksson.

Distribution agreements are one of the most common and important types of agreements between undertakings. These agreements often play a crucial role when goods and services are put on the market. Continue reading

New Year, New Challenges

The Center for European Law and Economics (CELEC) is a private research center conducting advanced and innovative research in economics and econometrics. Continue reading