EU & Competition

Which agreements are permitted regarding market sharing, pricing and discount schemes? When is a company concentration to be notified to the Swedish Competition Authority or the EU Commission? How can competition clauses be properly formulated in a company acquisition?

Competition law forms a central part of corporate law in today’s business world, and competition law analyses are often necessary for decisions regarding company co-operation, mergers, sales and/or purchases of products and services.

Wistrand assists clients with all types of EU and competition law issues, whether it concerns contract or procurement matters, registration of a company acquisition or representation with respect to the Competition Authority and the European Commission. In addition, we have extensive experience in handling issues regarding state support e.g. by way of assessing procedures that concern support from municipalities and other public institutions.

We provide advice in areas such as:
  • Merger control
  • Joint ventures and other co-operation agreements
  • Abuse of dominant position
  • Distribution, licensing and other commercial agreements
  • Public procurement
  • State support
  • Formulating compliance programs, including internal investigations and training
  • Dawn raids and other forms of contact with competition authorities
  • Dispute resolution in litigation and arbitration, including competition law damages