Swedish Competition Authority

Swedish Competition Authority (Stockholm)

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Swedish Competition Authority The Swedish Competition Authority brings proceedings against companies in the removal business for non-compete agreements (Alfa Quality Moving / NFB Transport Systems / ICM Kungsholms)

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The Swedish Competition Authority brings action against companies in the removal business for anticompetitive agreements* The Swedish Competition Authority has petitioned that three companies in the removal business are sentenced to pay a total of SEK 42 million in fines since they have agreed (...)

Swedish Competition Authority The Swedish Competition Authority forwards an application for a prohibition order against the acquisition of the franchisors of two largest national real estate chains (Swedbank Franchise / Svensk Fastighetsförmedling)

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The Swedish Competition Authority is going to court to stop the real estate concentration* The Competition Authority is going to court to prohibit Swedbank Franchise from acquiring Svensk Fastighetsförmedling. The deal would significantly impede competition on a large number of local markets. (...)

Swedish Competition Authority The Swedish Competition Authority forwards an application on procurement fines for an illegal direct award on the market for the rental of machines and other equipment for construction works (Cramo / Malmö municipality)

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Malmö’s repeated procurement errors give higher demanded fines* A claim has been made for the municipality of Malmö to pay a fine/public procurement damages of SEK 325,000 following an illegal direct award. As the municipality of Malmö has previously been fined for an illegal direct award, the (...)

Swedish Competition Authority A Swedish Administrative Court rules that a state-owned undertaking must follow the public procurement laws when it acquires goods and services and orders payment of fines amounting to SEK 3 million (Akademiska Hus)

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Judgement against Akademiska Hus concerning compliance with the procurement rules* The state-owned company Akademiska Hus must comply with the Public Procurement Act when it purchases goods and services. This is the decision of the Administrative Court in Umeå. The company has now been ordered (...)

Swedish Competition Authority The Swedish Competition Authority welcomes undertaking by a sportive association not to suspend or fine members who participate in competing events (Bodybuilding Association)

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Swedish Bodybuilding Association changes its application of loyalty clause* The Swedish Competition Authority welcomes the Swedish Bodybuilding Association’s (SKKF) confirmation that it will not suspend or fine members who participate in competing events. The Swedish Competition Authority has (...)

Swedish Competition Authority The Swedish Administrative Court requires the National Competition Authority to comment on a pending case giving its interpretation for the concept of publicly controlled body (Systembolaget)

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The Swedish Competition Authority: Systembolaget is covered by the procurement rules* The Swedish Competition Authority has been demanded by the Administrative Court in Stockholm to comment on a pending case before the Court. The Swedish Competition Authority finds that Systembolaget is a (...)

Swedish Competition Authority The Swedish Competition Authority goes to court claiming procurement fines from a municipality for hiring consultants without previous advertising (Herrljunga)

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Herrljunga required to pay procurement fines* Herrljunga municipality has breached procurement rules by continuing to hire employment agency staff for several years without advertising the contracts. The Swedish Competition Authority is now going to court claiming procurement fines of SEK (...)

Swedish Competition Authority A Swedish Administrative Court orders payment of procurement award damages for use of company acquisition solely as a means of avoiding the public procurement procedure (Vega district)

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Haninge Bostäder hit with a SEK 10 million fine* It is not permissible for a municipal corporation to circumvent procurement rules by buying a company with assets instead of procuring. This is confirmed by the administrative court in a judgement against Haninge Bostäder which completely follows (...)

Swedish Competition Authority The Swedish Court of Stockholm City upholds the decision of the Competition Authority in a verdict which rules that a municipality is not permitted to compete on the private market (Services Office Borås)

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Municipality at fault for competing with private companies* The Services Office of the Municipality of Borås is prohibited from selling services to other parties than the Municipality. Stockholm City Court fully supports the Swedish Competition Authority in a verdict which rules that the (...)

Swedish Competition Authority The Swedish Competition Authority puts forward a number of proposals in order to make the regulatory framework more effective and decrease the lock-in effects for customers

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Competition on the financial services market - Deposits, mortgages and funds* In a report from last year, ‘Competition on the financial services market - Deposits, mortgages and funds’ the Swedish Competition Authority found that competition in the Swedish banking and finance markets is still (...)

Swedish Competition Authority The Stockholm City Court rejects petition for dismissing an application for competition damages subsequent to the issue of an injunction order giving rise to a liability to pay penalties in case of non-compliance (Swedavia)

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The City Court rules that there are no formal obstacles to charging Swedavia for competition damages* The Swedish Competition Authority may bring an action before the court to sue for competition damages even where the behaviour that forms the basis of the claim has already been forbidden by (...)

Swedish Competition Authority The Swedish Competition Authority files an application for procurement fines against alteration of a framework agreement concerning procurement of photo copiers (Stockholm County Council)

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Alteration of framework agreement led to an illegal procurement* The Stockholm County Council made such great changes to a framework agreement relating to the purchasing of copiers that the contract must be considered a whole new procurement. As this was not publicly advertised, it constitutes (...)

Swedish Competition Authority The Swedish Competition Authority requires payment of procurement fines for an illegal direct award as regards construction of appartments (Haninge Bostäder)

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Haninge Bostäder required to pay SEK 10 million in procurement fines* The Swedish Competition Authority demands that the municipal housing company in Haninge, Haninge Bostäder AB, pays procurement fines of SEK 10 million due to them having performed an illegal direct award. Haninge Bostäder has (...)

Swedish Competition Authority The Swedish Competition Authority files an application for competition damages against allegedly collusive health care undertakings (Aleris / Capio / Hjärtkärlgruppen)

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Fines demanded for collusion in care and treatment procurement* The Competition Authority has petitioned that three companies within the care and treatment business are to be sentenced to pay a total of almost SEK 30 million in fines as they have colluded during a public procurement. In 2008, (...)

Swedish Competition Authority The Swedish City Court finds violation of the competition law by chartering buses where the client is a party other than the municipality (Skelleftebuss)

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Prohibition against Skelleftebuss’ bus charters* The Stockholm City Court has sided with the Swedish Competition Authority and found Skelleftebuss AB guilty of violating the Competition Act by chartering buses where the client is a party other than the municipality. "We are very pleased that (...)

Swedish Competition Authority The Swedish Competition Authority files application for procurement fines against an allegedly illegal direct award of contract in connection with a staff party (Sveriges Radio)

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Sveriges Radio taken to court over procurement fines* Sveriges Radio carried out an illegal direct award of contract in connection with a staff party. The Swedish Competition Authority therefore requires Sveriges Radio to pay procurement fines of SEK 200,000. Sveriges Radio (public service (...)

Swedish Competition Authority The Swedish Competition Authority files an application for appeal in case of denial to grant a competitor access to a firefighting training area (Räddningstjänsten Dala Mitt)

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The Swedish Competition Authority appeals ruling* The Swedish Competition Authority wants the Market Court to reverse the acquittal of the Dala-Mitt Rescue Services. The Stockholm City Court’s assessment is incorrect on several points and includes evidence requirements that go above and beyond (...)

Swedish Competition Authority The Swedish Competition Authority requires payment of procurement fines for signing an agreement as regards rental of printers, scanners and copying machines without public procurement (Karolinska institutet)

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Rental of office equipment must be procured* The Swedish Competition Authority requests that Karolinska Institutet pays SEK 200,000 in fines/procurement damages for having signed an agreement pertaining to rental of printers, scanners and copying machines without public procurement. (...)

Swedish Competition Authority The Swedish Competition Authority accepts the commitments undertaken by office stationery supply chain not to indicate prices in a common marketing catalogue (Rationella Kontors Varuinköp)

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Putting a stop to common catalogue prices The office supplies chain, RKV, has undertaken to stop having common catalogue prices for office requisites. This commitment resulted from a review conducted by the Swedish Competition Authority. The office supplies chain RKV (Rationella Kontors (...)

Swedish Competition Authority A Swedish Administrative Court upholds decision on procurement fines following an illegal direct award of contracts for certain advertising services (Swedish Armed Forces)

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Fines for the Swedish Armed Forces following improper procurement* The Swedish Armed Forces has been sentenced to pay procurement fines for an illegal direct award of contracts. In an application to the administrative court, the Swedish Competition Authority has demanded that the Swedish (...)

Swedish Competition Authority The Swedish Competition Authority issues proceedings against bus companies in respect of a price fixing cartel on the market for package tours on coaches (Ölvemarks / Scandorama)

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Swedish Competition Authority issues proceedings against bus companies in respect of a cartel* According to the Swedish Competition Authority, two bus companies – Ölvemarks and Scandorama – have committed unauthorised collusion on prices, referred to as a ‘cartel’. They are now required to pay just (...)

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