The Stockholm City Court inflicts the highest amount of fines ever but casts doubts on fining predictability and consistency with EU law (Asphalt Cartel)

Introduction This article comments on the most comprehensive cartel case in Swedish history. On 10 July 2007, the Stockholm City Court (SCC) delivered its nearly 600 page ruling in the Asphalt Cartel case. Although this case concerns the highest amount of fines ever imposed in a Swedish competition case, one may ironically question whether those fines meet their intended objective [1]. Another issue concerns the discrepancy between the amount of fines claimed by the Swedish Competition Authority (SCA) and the amount finally imposed by Swedish courts in this type of cases. A final question, arising from the case at hand is whether the Swedish fining policy is consistent with that of the European Commission. This article examines these issues. The facts In October 2001, the SCA

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  • General Court of the European Union (Luxembourg)
  • SNP Schlawien (Munich)

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Anders Flood, Andreas Jasper, The Stockholm City Court inflicts the highest amount of fines ever but casts doubts on fining predictability and consistency with EU law (Asphalt Cartel), 10 July 2007, e-Competitions Bulletin Public procurement, Art. N° 14832

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