The Swedish Supreme Court rejects a claim for annulment of an arbitration award (Systembolaget / Absolut)

Arbitration award and antitrust appeals: Sweden’s Supreme Court discusses Eco Swiss doctrine* The EUCJ’s well-known Eco Swiss judgment of 1999 established an EU version of the so-called ‘second look’ doctrine originally developed in the USA. Arbitration tribunals may rule on competition law claims between private parties, but should a party initiate an annulment action on the basis that an award is in breach of competition rules, the ordinary courts may look at the competition law issue again. However, the scope of the Eco Swiss doctrine has remained somewhat unclear. For instance, what if the arbitration tribunal carried out a careful analysis of the competition law issue, but landed on a conclusion that seems questionable? In a judgment of 17 June 2015, Sweden’s Supreme Court finds

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Simen M. Klevstrand, The Swedish Supreme Court rejects a claim for annulment of an arbitration award (Systembolaget / Absolut), 17 June 2015, e-Competitions Effect on interstate trade, Art. N° 75447

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