The Stockholm District Court authorises dawn raids based on documents disclosed during a merger review (Assa)

Stockholm District Court allowed the Swedish Competition Authority to carry out an unannounced inspection based on documents disclosed by the notifying party during a merger filing process. Authority shuts the door on locks merger The Swedish company ASSA AB (“ASSA”), part of the international ASSA ABLOY group, manufactures and sells security solutions and locks. In December 2012, ASSA entered into an agreement to acquire Prokey, a Swedish competitor at the wholesale level. Due to Prokey’s limited turnover, the transaction did not trigger a mandatory notification. However, the Swedish Competition Authority used its power under Swedish merger control rules to issue an individual order requiring ASSA to notify the deal (a condition for such

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Simen M. Klevstrand, The Stockholm District Court authorises dawn raids based on documents disclosed during a merger review (Assa), 15 November 2013, e-Competitions Due Process Research Program, Art. N° 68830

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