Monthly Archives: March 2020

European and Swedish Antitrust News (Mar 30, 2020)

Nynäshamn LNG terminal.
Photo: Jan Arrhénborg

The SCA has approved Gasum’s acquisition of some of Linde AG’s assets after a commitment to 3rd party access to the LNG-terminal in Nynäshamn, in what has been described as a “phase-one-and-a-half-investigation”. The SCA has also approved the Easypark-‘SMS park’-merger on market entry possibilities and has filed a report evaluating 10 years of legislation against anti-competitive activities by public entities, PTS is ordering a railway construction to coordinate with Skanova, and the Commission has adopted a Temporary Framework for COVID-19 state aid.

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European and Swedish Antitrust News (Mar 16, 2020)

Logo Göteborgs Stads Parkering AB

The Swedish Competition Authority has ended its investigation of a Gothenburg municipality owned mobile payment solution for parking services, once again failing to achieve any meaningful results against anti-competitive activities by public entities. The SCA has also ended its investigations of Trustly and Svenska Spel for abusing dominant positions. In other news, the European Commission presents a roadmap towards an innovative internal energy market, a SCA survey finds lack of monitoring a major problem in public procurement, and an IFN paper finds that local corruption has a strong deterring effect on potential entrepreneurs.

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European and Swedish Antitrust News (Mar 2, 2020)

Photo: H Ellgaard

The Swedish Patent and Market Court of Appeal has overturned previous decisions, ruling that FTI didn’t abuse its dominant position when restricting access to its infrastructure, arguing that it wasn’t an essential facility as downstream competitor TMR could establish its own network of public recycling stations. In other news, the Court of Appeal upheld the interim prohibition of Bruce’s exclusive agreements, the Commission approved the Assa Abloy – Agta Record merger subject to conditions, the SCA has ended its investigation of the music instrument market, and the SCA has extended yet another phase-I-investigation.

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