EU and Competition

Competition law presents risks for companies in most sectors, for example in the form of competition fines, damages for breaching rules and blocked mergers and acquisitions. But this legal area also presents opportunities, for example for those wishing to challenge a monopoly or state aid which distorts competition.

Gernandt & Danielsson has wide-ranging and extensive experience of handling all kinds of competition-related matters, including notifying mergers to the Swedish Competition Authority and the European Commission, and advising clients in the case of intervention by these authorities. We also represent clients in litigation proceedings concerning, for example, competition fines and damages.

We also provide our clients with general EU law advice and act as counsel in litigation proceedings concerning the compatibility of Swedish law with EU law. Our team has extensive experience of working at, among other things, the Swedish Competition Authority, the European Commission and the Court of Justice of the European Union. Consequently, the team possesses an in-depth understanding of the workings of the Swedish Competition Authority, the EU institutions and the legislative process in the EU.

Our clients value in particular Gernandt & Danielsson’s extensive industry experience and commercial-mindedness.