Carl Wetter

Vinge (Stockholm)
Lawyer (Senior Partner)

Senior partner Carl Wetter is the head of Vinge’s EU and antitrust practice and a member of the Swedish Bar Association. Mr Wetter provides specialist advice on EU and Swedish competition law. Mr Wetter is the author of several publications and a popular speaker. Education: LL.M. (Jur Kand), Uppsala University, 1977, B.A, Uppsala University, 1974. Languages: Swedish, English, French and German.

Linked authors

Svea hovrätt (Swedish courts)
Vinge (Stockholm)
Vinge (Stockholm)
Cosmetics Europe (Brussels)

Articles

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Carl Wetter, Emma Trogen The Swedish Market Court prohibits the national postal operator’s rebate system and made its decision subject to the penalty of a fine of SEK 100 million (Bring CityMail Sweden / Posten Meddelande)

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Introduction The claimant, Bring CityMail Sweden AB (“CityMail”) brought a claim against the Swedish Post (“Posten”), arguing that the discounts offered by Posten to its clients had foreclosure effects. The Market Court placed the burden of proof on Posten to prove that the discount programme was (...)

Carl Wetter, Emma Trogen The Swedish Competition Authority approves after an in-depth investigation acquisition by a wholesaler of 100 % of the shares of its retailer and service provider (Assa Sverige/Swesafe)

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Introduction On 23 March 2011, the Swedish Competition Authority (“SCA”) approved after an in-depth investigation ASSA Sverige AB’s (“ASSA”) acquisition of 100 % of the shares in the retailer and service provider Swesafe AB (“Swesafe”). During its investigation, the SCA considered whether the (...)

Carl Wetter, Emma Trogen A Swedish Court of Appeal awards damages due to a refusal to supply, which was considered to constitute an abuse of a dominant position (Euroclear Sweden / Europe Investor Direct)

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Introduction In one of the first actions for damages due to a competition law infringement the Stockholm District Court and the Svea Court of Appeal awarded damages due to a refusal to supply, which was considered to constitute an abuse of a dominant position. Background Euroclear Sweden AB (...)

Carl Wetter, Emma Trogen The Swedish Competition Authority accepts a commitment from a make up retailer to cease resale price maintenance agreements with franchisees (Make up Store)

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Introduction The Swedish Competition Authority (“SCA”) accepted a commitment subject to a fine of SEK 750 000 from a franchiser to, firstly, cease fixing prices centrally via its online system for cash registers and secondly, to make clear that the prices set by the franchiser were recommended (...)

Carl Wetter, Emma Trogen The Swedish Competition Authority orders electrical company, subject to a fine, to connect the street and road lightning network installed by the municipality, to the company’s electricity mains (Ekfors)

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Introduction In the hope of putting an end to a lengthy dispute whereby the inhabitants of the municipality of Haparanda in the north of Sweden had been regularly deprived of street light during the winter seasons, the Swedish competition authority ordered Ekfors Kraft, subject to a fine, to (...)

Carl Wetter, Emma Trogen A Swedish Court of Appeal holds that the agreements whereby authors had entrusted the administration of their literary works to a collecting society constitutes the basis of an unlawful cooperation and thus were null and void (Mediearkivet)

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Introduction In two cases concerning the administration by a collecting society of literary works, the Stockholm District Court and, on appeal, the Court of Appeal, examined the agreements whereby authors had entrusted the administration of their literary works to a collecting society. It was (...)

Carl Wetter, Emma Trogen The Swedish Competition Authority investigates a merger between to book wholesalers on specific grounds but decides to take no further action (Bonnierförlagen/Pocket Grossisten)

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Introduction Further to a complaint from a competitor in a case that did not fall within the Swedish merger control notification thresholds, the Swedish Competition Authority decided to request the submission of a notification based on a clause in the Competition Act according to which the (...)

Carl Wetter, Emil Fahlén Godö, Helena Höök The Swedish Competition Authority orders three undertakers to pay administrative fines for anticompetitive cooperation in the form of collusive tendering in public procurement processes (Funeral services)

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Introduction On May 19, 2010, the Swedish Competition Authority (“SCA”) ordered the three undertakers (funeral directors), Fonus ekonomisk förening (”Fonus”), Säffle-Åmåls Begravningsbyrå AB (”Säffle-Åmåls”) and Begravningsbyrån Roland Andersson Aktiebolag (“Roland Andersson”) to pay administrative fines (...)

Carl Wetter, Emil Fahlén Godö, Helena Höök The Swedish Market Court upholds the Competition Authority’s interim order imposing an obligation on an electrical company to provide a potential customer access to its electricity mains (Ekfors)

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Background On February 26, 2010, the Market Court delivered one of its judgments in the long running conflict between the municipality of Haparanda (Haparanda) and the energy company Ekfors Kraft AB (Ekfors). The dispute between the parties mainly concern allegations of abuse of a dominant (...)

Carl Wetter, Emil Fahlén Godö, Helena Höök The Swedish Market Court upholds the Competition Authority’s interim order to prohibit a state-owned airport operator to implement a planned reallocation of the queuing system for taxis at Arlanda airport as the planned system would have amounted to an abuse of a dominant position (Luftfartsverket)

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Background Luftfartsverket (“LFV”) is a state-owned company that operates Swedish public airports. In the autumn of 2009, LFV announced that it planned to implement a new queuing system for taxis at Terminals 2 and 5 at Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Subsequent to LFV’s announcement, several smaller (...)

Carl Wetter, Emil Fahlén Godö, Helena Höök The Swedish Competition Authority accepts a commitment, subject to penalty of a fine, from a trade association for laboratories to amend its general terms (Föreningen ackrediterade Laboratorier)

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Introduction On November 16, 2009, the Swedish Competition Authority (“SCA“) accepted a commitment offered by Föreningen ackrediterade Laboratorier (“FaL”), a trade association for private laboratories, thereby closing its investigation about FaL’s general terms for laboratory services. Background (...)

Carl Johan Sundqvist, Carl Wetter The Swedish Competition Authority closes investigation pursuant Art. 82 EC and its Swedish equivalent provision (Konkurrensverket/Ticnet)

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Background Following a complaint, the Swedish Competition Authority (the “SCA”) decided to initiate an investigation to determine whether Ticnet AB’s (“Ticnet”) exclusivity arrangements with promoters and other customers obstructed other firms from being active on the market for ticket handling. (...)

Carl Johan Sundqvist, Carl Wetter The Swedish Competition Authority closes predatory pricing investigation relating to procurement of services pursuant to Art. 82 EC and its Swedish equivalent (Konkurrensverket / Banverket Produktion)

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Background During 2004, the Swedish Rail Administration (Sw. Banverket) procured services relating to the maintenance of four Swedish railway lines; Västkustbanan 1 and 2 and “Kust till Kust” 1 and 2. Banverket Produktion, which was affiliated to Banverket, submitted an offer. The price for the (...)

Carl Johan Sundqvist, Carl Wetter A Swedish Court applies the Commission’s notice on immunity from fines and reduction of fines in cartel cases before the Swedish Competition Authority’s corresponding notice (Keyvent / Building Systems)

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Background On 30 august 2001, the Swedish Competition Authority (the “SCA”) was contacted by ABB concerning an investigation that ABB, along with its subsidiary, YIT Building Systems AB (“Building Systems”) had conducted. The investigation raised concerns regarding Building Systems’ connections (...)

Carl Johan Sundqvist, Carl Wetter The Swedish Supreme Court declares that a concerted practice cannot be subject to nullity under section 7 of the [former] Swedish Competition Act (Boliden Mineral Aktiebolag / AB Fortum Värme samägt med Stockholms stad)

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Background In December 1992, Boliden Mineral Aktiebolag (“Boliden”) concluded an agreement with Korsnäs Aktiebolag (“Korsnäs”), in which Boliden undertook to purchase its entire requirement of electricity for a mining facility. A standard form agreement was attached to the aforementioned agreement. (...)

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