Ulf Öberg

General Court of the European Union (Luxembourg)
Judge

Born 1966; graduated in law from the University of Stockholm (1991); diploma in higher specialised studies at University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne (1992); diploma at the Institut d’études politiques, Paris (1993); researcher at the Swedish Defence Research Agency (1992 and 1994); participated in the training programme for Swedish civil servants (1993-94); Legal Adviser for European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1994-95); Legal Secretary at the Court of Justice of the European Communities (1995-2000); Lecturer at the University of Stockholm (2000-16); lawyer (2001-06), then founder and name partner at Ö&A, Sweden’s first boutique law firm in competition and EU law (2006-16); Judge at the General Court since 19 September 2016.

Linked authors

Swedavia AB
Öberg & Associés
Copenhagen Business School - Innovation and Organizational Economics
Copenhagen Economics (Brussels)
Belgian Competition Authority (Brussels)
Université de Namur
White & Case (Brussels)
Copenhagen Economics (Brussels)

Articles

28207 Bulletin

Ida Otken Eriksson, Jakob Lundström, Ulf Öberg A Swedish Administrative Court finds that the transfer of a number of public schools and kindergartens to a private undertaking constitutes illegal aid under national law (Lagergreen)

1837

Factual Background In 2008 the Municipality Board in Upplands Väsby decided to transfer a number of public schools and kindergartens to a private company, Magnetica Education AB. The transfer price was 2 136 000 SEK which was the estimated value of the inventory and equipment in the schools and (...)

Ida Otken Eriksson, Jakob Lundström, Ulf Öberg A Swedish Administrative Court finds that a guarantee undertaken by a municipality in favour of a private company that has constructed a building to be leased by the municipality for kindergarten activities does not constitute illegal aid under national law, nor is competition distorted on the relevant market under EC State aid or competition rules (Rydfeldt)

1748

Factual Background In 2008 the Municipality Board in Kungsbacka decided to undertake a guarantee of 17 million SEK in favour of a private undertaking. The private undertaking had constructed a building to be leased by the municipality for kindergarten activities. A private citizen, resident in (...)

Ida Otken Eriksson, Jakob Lundström, Ulf Öberg The Swedish Administrative Court of Appeal states that a municipality’s sale of a high school constitutes illegal State aid on the basis of national provision while declining to rule on the EC State aid point of law (Christer Backstrom)

1930

Factual Background In May 2007, the municipal council in Täby, north of Stockholm, decided to close down the public activity at the high school “Tibble Gymnasium” and to approve that the school activity be carried on by a private undertaking (“Tibble Friståande Gymnasium AB” - “Tibble Indepedent (...)

Ida Otken Eriksson, Jakob Lundström, Ulf Öberg The Swedish Administrative Court of Appeal finds that the municipality’s decision to privatise the home-help service constitutes illegal aid to an undertaking on the basis of national provision while refusing to consider the EC State aid point of law (Jonas Eklund)

2092

Factual Background In May 2008, Stockholm municipality decided to transfer the public home-help service in Rågsved and Hagsätra to a private undertaking, Vantörs Hemtjänst AB. Jonas Eklund, a resident in the municipality, initiated court proceedings pursuant to the Local Government Act. He argued (...)

Ida Otken Eriksson, Jakob Lundström, Ulf Öberg The Swedish Administrative Court of Appeal in Göteborg finds that the decision taken by a municipality board to participate in a subscription of shares in a company owned by the municipality constitutes illegal aid to an undertaking (Ingemar Basth)

1839

Factual Background In 2007, the municipality board in Ulricehamn decided to participate in a subscription of shares in a company owned by the municipality to a total value of 15 million SEK. A private citizen resident in the municipality brought court proceedings in accordance with the Local (...)

Ida Otken Eriksson, Jakob Lundström, Ulf Öberg The Swedish Administrative Court of Appeal finds investment by the City Council of Stockholm in expansion of broadband to be illegal State aid that should have been notified to the Commission according to Art 88.3 EC (Thomas Svensson)

1718

Factual Background In 2005, the City Council of Stockholm approved an “action plan” meaning that the four important housing corporations controlled by the City would make considerable investments in broadband infrastructure. Thomas Svensson, being a local resident, appealed the decision claiming (...)

Ida Otken Eriksson, Jakob Lundström, Ulf Öberg The Swedish Administrative Court in Kalmar rules that a guarantee undertaken by local government in favour of construction of a football arena is in line with the Local Government Act (Christian Bildsten)

1786

Factual Background On August 25, 2009, the Municipality of Kalmar decided to support a football arena construction project by subsidising the project and guaranteeing for the loan that Handelsfastigheter i Kalmar 2 AB (a real estate company) had to take out in order to finance the arena (...)

Ida Otken Eriksson, Jakob Lundström, Ulf Öberg A Swedish Administrative Court annuls a decision of a municipal council to sell a swimming arena but refuses to consider the EC State aid point of view on the basis of possible de minimis exemption (Ingolf Falk)

2347

Factual background The applicant is a local resident. He appealed the municipal council in Övertorneå’s decision to sell a swimming arena for 1,00 SEK to the Administrative Court. The sale was not preceded by a public bidding procedure, nor by any independent expert evaluation of the property (...)

Ida Otken Eriksson, Jakob Lundström, Ulf Öberg A Swedish Administrative Court rules that a sale of real estate is not made below market price and thus can not be considered as State aid (Per Gillberg)

1820

Factual Background On March 31, 2008, the municipal council of Årjänge decided to make a trade-off sale whereby it sold the real estate Årjäng Slätten 7 to Tom Hedefur, and in exchange the municipality bought the real estate Årjäng Åsen 1 from him. Local resident Per Gillberg appealed the decision to (...)

Ida Otken Eriksson, Jakob Lundström, Ulf Öberg A Swedish Administrative Court rules that a sale of a hotel to former leaseholder was made below market price and annuls the decision but withou considering the EC State aid point of view (Petra Nyström)

1829

Factual Background On June 17, 2008, the municipal council of Kristinehamn decided to sell the city hotel in Kristinehamn for 3 million SEK to the leaseholder of the hotel. Petra Nyström, a local resident, appealed the decision to the Administrative Court arguing, inter alia, that the decision (...)

Ida Otken Eriksson, Jakob Lundström, Ulf Öberg A Swedish Administrative Court finds that an agreement on sale of and decontamination of a piece of land constitutes illegal State aid under national law as well as under the EC law (Egeskans)

1725

Factual Background The municipal council in Karlskrona decided to sell a piece of land to the building contractor NCC for 5 million SEK. Moreover, it was agreed that the municipality should pay the costs of NCC decontaminating the land (which was required if the land was to be exploited). The (...)

Ida Otken Eriksson, Jakob Lundström, Ulf Öberg A Swedish Administrative Court of Appeal finds that costs from the European Regional Development Fund can not be considered as State aid since they favoured an individual undertaking and were hence illegal (Länsstyrelsen I Örebro län)

1714

Factual Background In 2005 the private undertaking AB Göta Kanalbolag was given a grant from the European Regional Development Fund as regards the project “Göta Kanal fortsättning 2006” (Göta Kanal Continues 2006 - Göta Kanal being a famous channel that crosses Sweden from West to East). The purpose (...)

Ida Otken Eriksson, Jakob Lundström, Ulf Öberg The Swedish Administrative Court in Stockholm rules that the sale of a local care centre to a private company is in line with national State aid legislation (Dag Larsson)

2233

Factual Background On December 19, 2007, the Stockholm County Council (”Landstingsstyrelsen”) decided that a transfer of public activities to staff of the municipality (so-called “avknoppningar”), within particular areas, should be allowed. In line with this decision, the County of Stockholm (...)

Ida Otken Eriksson, Jakob Lundström, Ulf Öberg The Swedish Administrative Court of Appeal in Göteborg rules that financial support from local government to a regional film production company infringes national State aid law (Uddevalla kommun )

1837

Factual Background In September 2005, the municipality of Uddevalla decided to give financial support of 900 000 SEK to Film i Väst, a regional film production company. Hans Jonasson, a local resident, appealed the decision to the Administrative Court. The Administrative Court considered that (...)

Ida Otken Eriksson, Jakob Lundström, Ulf Öberg The Swedish Administrative Court in Kalmar dismisses an appeal regarding the decision of a municipality to sell real estate under national State aid law (Mörbylånga kommun)

1752

Factual Background In June 2009, the municipal council in Mörbylånga decided to sell the real estate Fröbygårda 1:1 (a bathing place) to Mattias Johansson. Local resident Margareta Lööf-Johansson and non-local resident Peter Norrby appealed the decision to the Administrative Court in Kalmar. (...)

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