A Swedish Court of first instance renders judgment in a private enforcement case (Gävle harbour)

Introduction Judgment of the Stockholm District Court (the "Court") dated 31 May 2012 in case T 5995-09 regarding Preem Aktiebolag's ("Preem") claim for damages against Gävle Hamn AB (the "Port") for abuse of a dominant position. The Court found that the Port held a dominant position and had applied different prices for similar services without any countervailing economic justification. However, as Preem was not put at a competitive disadvantage, the claim was dismissed and Preem was ordered to pay the Port's litigation costs amounting in total to SEK 3 395 000. Preem has appealed to the Svea Court of Appeal which, as per 13 November 2012, is still pending. Background Preem is one of the largest oil companies in Sweden. Among other activities, Preem

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Carl Fahleryd, A Swedish Court of first instance renders judgment in a private enforcement case (Gävle harbour), 31 May 2012, e-Competitions Bulletin May 2012, Art. N° 48634

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