The Swedish Competition Authority focus on the notion of single economic entity in price fixing cartel case (Scandorama and Ölvemarks Holiday)

On 9 December 2010, the Swedish Competition Authority (“the Competition Authority”) initiated proceedings in the Stockholm City Court against the two bus companies Ölvemarks Holiday AB and Scandorama AB. According to the Competition Authority, the two companies have engaged in a price fixing and market sharing cartel. The bus companies dispute the allegations of the Competition Authority, claiming that they should be treated as a single economic entity. I. The Swedish Competition Act Like Article 101 TFEU, Chapter 2, Article 1 of the Swedish Competition Act prohibits anti competitive cooperation between undertakings. However, unlike the European Commission, the Competition Authority lacks the general power to impose fines on companies engaging in anti-competitive practices. It is only

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Helene Andersson, The Swedish Competition Authority focus on the notion of single economic entity in price fixing cartel case (Scandorama and Ölvemarks Holiday), 8 December 2010, e-Competitions December 2010, Art. N° 33618

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