SJ taken to court over procurement penalties

Press According to the Swedish Competition Authority, SJ made an illegal move when acquiring cleaning services via direct procurement. Consequently, SJ is now required to pay penalties/procurement damages of SEK 8.5m.

New book: More Pros and Cons of Merger Control

Should all countries have regulations for merger control? How can we evaluate whether competition authorities apply the regulations in a good way?

Good for competitors, spectators and the development of automobile sports

The decision of the Swedish Market Court stating that the Swedish Automobile Sports Federation may not apply their loyalty rules is good for those involved in automobile sports as well as for the spectators. “I am very...

International meeting on Public Procurement

The Swedish Competition Authority, on behalf of the Swedish Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, is hosting an international conference on public procurement in Stockholm. The meeting sets an end to the Swedish chair of the...

Honest people affected by dodgy business practices

Press “When business operators choose to play unfairly it is the honest citizen who suffers and picks up the tab”. This was the view propounded by the Director-General of the Swedish Competition Authority when he spoke about...

Prohibition against municipal gym and spa operations at Strömstad public baths

Press Subsidies provided by the Municipality of Strömstad for gym and spa operations at the municipal baths are resulting in the distortion of competition and the disadvantage of private stakeholders. This is the opinion of the...

Demands made for procurement fines for the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth (Tillväxtverket)

Press The Swedish Competition Authority (KKV) has now gone to court demanding that the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth should pay SEK 45,000 as procurement fine as the Agency concluded an illegal direct award of a...

Updated General Guidelines on leniency and trading prohibition

The Swedish Competition Authority has decided on new General Guidelines on leniency from fines (KKVFS 2012: 1) and on trading prohibition (KKVFS 2012:2).