The Swedish government passes a new Competition damages act in order to implement the Directive on antitrust damages actions

The new Swedish Competition Damages Act* The Swedish implementation of the Directive on Antitrust Damages Actions (the “Directive”) is in force as of 27 December 2016 with the entering into force of the Swedish Competition Damages Act (Sw. Konkurrensskadelag (2016:964)) (the “Act”). The previous provisions on competition damages in the Swedish Competition Act (Sw. Konkurrenslag (2008:579)) have thereby ceased to apply Background Unlike in many other Member States, it has been possible to pursue damage claims against companies that have violated the competition rules since the entering into force of the Swedish Competition Act in 1993. The rules were modified in 2005 to include indirect purchasers and consumers. In conjunction with this change the limitation period for bringing an

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Elisabeth Eklund, The Swedish government passes a new Competition damages act in order to implement the Directive on antitrust damages actions, 27 December 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin December 2016, Art. N° 83538

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