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Interest Rates in Sweden (Dec 2019)

Market Expectations of End-user Electricity Prices in Sweden (Jan 7, 2020)

European and Swedish Antitrust News (Jan 7, 2020)

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The Swedish Competition Authority concluded that there are “unreasonable differences” in fees paid by different municipal housing companies to ensure that they are ran on commercial terms. In other news, the Swedish competition authority has initiated a special investigation of the Easypark – ‘SMS Park’ merger, the Commission approved state aid to a Swedish testbed for electromobility and to a Swedish seafarer scheme.

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The Swedish Market Court Rules in an Important Margin Squeezing Case Involving TeliaSonera

Lars Henriksson
In April, the Swedish Market Court ruled that telecom operator TeliaSonera engaged in margin squeeze in the broadband market during the period April 2000–January 2003. The judgement upheld a previous judgement by the Stockholm District Court made in December 2011 and was widely expected to. However, the Market Court’s decision substantially reduced the severity of the imposed fines due to the competition authority failing to satisfy the burden of proof. As professor Lars Henriksson (CELEC’s Vice Chairman) explains, this raises a number interesting legal questions and precedents related to the standard of proof in Swedish competition law cases.

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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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Market Expectations of End-user Electricity Prices in Sweden 2013-2018


Market Expectations of End-user Electricity Prices in Sweden 2013-2018

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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