A Swedish Court rules on alleged illegal State aid from the City of Stockholm to promote local broadband infrastructure (Thomas Svensson)

Introduction There are no specific rules with regard to state aid in Sweden and the number of cases brought before a Swedish court are few. This, of course, causes a certain amount of unpredictability and uncertainty as regards the application of the EC state aid rules in the national legal system and therefore the commented case is of interest. In addition, the loosing party has been granted leave to appeal by the Administrative Court of Appeal in Stockholm (the "Appeal Court") and as the case concerns a request to abolish a decision by the City Council of Stockholm (the "City"), the likelihood that the case will be settled between the parties is low. Background In November 2005, Thomas Svensson ("Svensson") appealed a decision by the City to the Stockholm County Administrative

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  • Mercer Sverige (Stockholm)
  • Hudson Advisors (London)

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Jakob Lundström, Emma Mähler, A Swedish Court rules on alleged illegal State aid from the City of Stockholm to promote local broadband infrastructure (Thomas Svensson), 25 May 2007, e-Competitions Bulletin Burden of proof, Art. N° 21526

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