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Here you will find the decisions and judgments from the Patent and Market Court and the Patent and Market Court of Appeal in competition cases as well as the decisions or summons applications made by the Swedish Competition Authority before the case went to court. You will also find information on decisions on injunctions, fine orders and commitments, as well as decisions to close a case in selected cases of a wider interest. The summaries in English cover cases concluded from 2012 onwards. Summaries of older cases are available in Swedish.

 

 Company/actor

Swedish Competition Authority

Patent and Market Court (Stockholm District Court in cases prior to 01/09/2016)

Patent and Market Court of Appeal (Market Court in cases prior to 01/09/2016)

Logstor/
Powerpipe

16/08/2016
(Ref. no. 118/2016)
The Authority filed an action asking the court to prohibit Logstor from acquiring sole control of Powerpipe, under penalty of a conditional fine of SEK 250 million.

04/08/2016
(T 1805/16)
Stockholm District Court did not uphold the Authority’s claim.

24/11/2016
(PMT 7499-16)
Patent and Market Court of Appeal confirmed the District Court’s judgement.

Kronfågel Holding AB, Lagerberg i Norjeby AB

22/01/2016
(Ref. 52/2016)
The Authority filed an action asking the court to prohibit Kronfågel from acquiring sole control of Lagerberg, under penalty of a conditional fine of SEK 100 million.

16/03/2016
(T 830/16)
The case was dismissed when the parties decided not to complete the transaction and the Authority withdrew its application.



 

Orkla ASA/Cederroth Intressenter AB

08/07/2015
(Ref 514/2015)
The Authority claimed in the first hand that the parties should be ordered to divest Cederroth’s brand Allévo, or in the second hand that the deal should be prohibited.

29/12/2015
(Ref 549/2016)
The Authority approved a purchaser of the brand Allévo. 

29/07/2015
(T-9162-15)
After the summons application the parties offered commitments which corresponded to the Authority’s first claim. The District Court then upheld the Authority’s claim and ordered the parties to divest the brand Allevó.

 

Swedbank Franchise AB and Svensk Fastighetsförmedling AB

17/04/2014
(Ref. 426/2014)
The Authority filed an action asking the court to prohibit Swedbank Franchise’s purchase of Svensk Fastighetsförmedling, under penalty of a conditional fine of SEK 250 million.

16/12/2014
(T 3629-14)
The Court upheld the Authority’s action. Swedbank Franchise and Svensk Fastighetsförmedling appealed the case.

13/03/2015
Case dismissed after the main hearing after Swedbank Franchise chose to cancel the acquisition. The judgement would have been issued on 7 April 2015.

ASSA Sverige AB, Prokey AB

12/07/2013
(Ref 437/2013)
The Authority filed an action asking the court to prohibit ASSA Sverige’s acquisition of Prokey AB under penalty of a conditional fine of SEK 100 million.

03/10/2013
(T 10470-13)
Case dismissed when the parties decided not to complete the transaction and the Authority withdrew its action.



 


Decisions to close cases

 Company/actor

Swedish Competition Authority

KPA–SPP


Press release

04/09/2013
(Ref. 276/2013)
The Swedish Competition Authority decided to take no further action in respect of the proposed acquisition by KPA Pensionsservice AB of SPP Liv Pensionstjänst AB and the proposed acquisition by KPA Pensionsförsäkring AB of a life insurance portfolio for the occupational pensions agreement area KAP-KL from SPP Livförsäkring AB, after an in-depth investigation opened in June 2013.

 

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