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Competition law expert Helene Andersson returns to Delphi

Delphi boosts its EU and competition team by recruiting Helene Andersson, Associate Professor and former Delphi lawyer, as Counsel to the firm. Helene specializes in EU and competition law, and has been conducting research, teaching, and publishing books within the field for the past ten years.

Helene Andersson will return to Delphi on 17 January 2022. It will then be just over ten years since she worked as a lawyer at the firm. During this time, Helene has had a very successful academic career. She defended her dissertation, Dawn Raids under Challenge, which deals with dawn raids in competition cases from a due process perspective, at Stockholm University in 2017. That year, she received a grant from the Swedish Competition Authority which allowed her to carry out another major research project, examining the rules surrounding access to the European Commission’s cartel case files. The project resulted in her book Access and Cartel Cases – Ensuring Effective Competition Law Enforcement which was published, along with a revised version of her PhD thesis, by the Oxford-based publisher Hart Publishing. Both titles have received excellent reviews by international law journals.

Helene is currently based at Uppsala University, where she is managing a research project funded by the Nasdaq Nordic Foundation. The project concerns the EU Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) and its rules on insider trading and unlawful disclosure of inside information. The project addresses the due process concerns associated with the increasingly strict legislation within this area. Helene will complete the research project this fall, before returning to Delphi in January where she will join the EU and competition team.

– My years in academia have been fantastic, although I have missed the role as legal advisor lately. When I left Delphi ten years ago, the firm was already at the very forefront within EU and competition law, and it feels great to now re-join a firm that has only grown stronger within the field. I am looking forward to contributing with my experience from my years as a teacher and researcher. In the same way as my years as a practitioner contributed to the quality of my research and teaching, I now look forward to bringing my experience from academia into the firm, says Helene Andersson.

– We are seeing an increase in demand for both strategic advice and court proceedings within competition law, EU law and regulatory issues – and especially in court proceedings the focus on due process issues has increased a lot recently. In addition to Helene’s specialist competence within EU and competition law, she also adds valuable competence from that perspective. Helene is a very appreciated advisor, lecturer and colleague. We are very pleased that she is returning to Delphi, says Elisabeth Eklund, partner and responsible for Delphi’s EU and competition law team.