An article by the Swedish Competition Authority’s director general Rikard Jermsten was recently published in the GCR’s European, Middle Eastern and African Antitrust Review 2019. Among other issues, the article describes the Swedish Competition Authority’s revised prioritisation policy.
“A new criteria in the revised policy is whether the conduct under investigation demonstrates signs of corruption. Corruption and conflicts of interest are harmful to competition and consumers, and can facilitate and aggravate competition infringements. We will therefore give particular attention to suspicions of corruption when we prioritise cases for further investigation” writes Rikard Jermsten.
The article also focuses on new methods employed by the Swedish Competition Authority to uncover competition infringements, as well as the ways that the Authority is enhancing its investigative toolbox to handle investigations in the digital economy.