Robert Eriksson

Stevens & Bolton (London)
Managing Associate

Robert Eriksson is a Solicitor (England & Wales) at Stevens & Bolton LLP with 20 years’ experience of advising on EU and UK competition law matters in various industries, including life sciences, retail, oil & gas and financial services. He has particular expertise in advising clients on merger control and national security matters; abuse of dominance and cartel investigations, including attending dawn raids; and market investigations. Robert is a former Senior Case Officer of the Swedish Competition Authority and secondee to the FCA’s Competition Division; and studied law at Stockholm University, Sweden; Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen, the Netherlands; and at BPP Law School, UK. He is listed as a Future Leader in Competition Law (UK) by Who’s Who Legal.


21354 Bulletin

Robert Eriksson The UK Competition Authority publishes its decision to fine manufacturers of Hydrocortisone tablets £260 million for excessive pricing relying on a "Cost+" model (Auden Mckenzie / Actavis)


The CMA’s full text decision in the long-running Hydrocortisone case, originally initiated in 2016 and in which the CMA imposed record fines, is now published and it shows a slight rethink of the CMA’s approach to excessive pricing in the pharma sector. The definition of excessive pricing as an (...)

Robert Eriksson The UK Competition Appeal Tribunal denies permission to bring follow-on damages actions while appeals to the EU General Court are pending (Emerson Electric / Morgan Crucible)


Background 1. On 3 December 2003, the European Commission (the “Commission”) adopted a decision finding that various undertakings had participated in a series of agreements and concerted practices within the meaning of Article 81 EC Treaty ( “Article 81”) in the market for carbon and (...)

Robert Eriksson The UK High Court rules that restitution damages are not an available remedy in antitrust cases, nor will an account of a defendant’s profits be appropriate (Devenish / Sanofi-Aventis)


Background The present case involves "follow on" claims for compensation in respect of damage suffered as a result of the vitamins cartel, which was famously subject to a Commission decision in 2001. The Commission found that notwithstanding the number of producers involved in eight distinct (...)

Robert Eriksson The UK High Court of Justice holds "serious and arguable” a request for interim measures based on alleged abuse of dominant position on the VoIP mobile telephone service market (Software Cellular Network / T-Mobile)


This case involved an interim application from Software Cellular Network Limited (trading under the name Truphone (“Truphone”) to the High Court of England and Wales on 11 July 2007. Truphone sought an injunction against T-Mobile (UK) Limited (“T-Mobile”) requiring it to activate Truphone (...)

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