Author Archives: Jonas Andreasson

The Global Merger Control Index 2013

For the fourth consecutive year, the Center for European Law and Economics has conducted an extensive survey of legal experts to construct the 2013 Global Merger Control Index. The index compares 65 jurisdictions based on the responses of 192 legal experts, specialising in competition and anti-trust.

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On the Forthcoming Price Regulation of District Heating in Sweden

forsk_rap_2013-1In a recent commissioned report for the Swedish Competition Authority, Professor Jerker Holm at Lund University, argues that introducing price regulation in the District Heating market is risky, difficult and a challenging task. Professor Holm stresses that the ongoing political and legal work related to price regulation of District Heating in Sweden must be based on sound economic principles and regulatory caution. Continue reading

Article 102 Cases in the Energy Sector

Photo: Linda Danhall, NSDIn a recent paper on Article 102 cases, Dr Malte Abel and Mr Peter Willis review pricing abuse cases in the European energy sector between January 2010 and September 2012. The authors conclude that an interesting feature of the national competition authorities (NCAs) investigations has been the focus on narrow geographic and product markets. The authors also conclude that a number of cases highlight ongoing concerns about restrictions of competition resulting from the control of network infrastructure.  Continue reading

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

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