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What do the authorities want you to hear?

  • Jakob Hald, Director General, Danish Competition and Consumer Authority
  • Rikard Jermsten, Director General, Swedish Competition Authority
  • Lars Sørgard, Director General, Norwegian Competition Authority
  • Timo Mattila, Head of Competition Division, Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority
  • Anna Vernet, Head of Unit, DG Competition, European Commission

Guidance on the year’s most important developments – customised for the Nordic region: Read more

Book Review: Between Regulation and Deregulation

In the fall 2016, Associated Professor at the University of Copenhagen, Christian Bergqvist, published a study on the limitations of competition law and its ambiguous application to the supply of electricity and telecommunications in the EU. The publication analyses the impact of competition law in the electricity and telecommunications sectors across the EU. The general perception is that competition law has played a limited role in the electricity and telecoms markets. “Between Regulation and Deregulation” rebuts the presumption but then offers some words of caution on the matter, as competition law is not well equipped to deal with some of the unique forms of market power in these sectors. Nordic Competition Blog has been invited to review the publication.     Read more

Taxi Case Reaches Final Destination

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The Swedish Competition Authority has lost its court case against Swedavia, the owner of Stockholm Arlanda Airport, for alleged abuse of dominance. The District Court has found that while there was an abuse of dominance, it was objectively justified and therefore no damages have been imposed. The Authority has chosen not to appeal the decision.

A recap of the story

Previously we reported on this blog about the action raised by the Swedish Competition Authority (SCA) against Swedavia for alleged abuse of dominance – see here. Read more

FINLAND ABOUT TO IMPLEMENT THE EU DAMAGES DIRECTIVE

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As some of you are aware, Finland has proceeded to a final phase to implement the EU Directive on antitrust damages actions. A government bill for an entirely new act on antirust damages actions (No. 83/2016) is before the national parliament at the moment. The minimum requirements to be adopted by the Act are well known but the proposal is not one-to-one aligned with the Directive. Here’s a brief note on the proposed key national particularities: Read more