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Elisabeth Eklund and Karin Roberts appointed as Non-Governmental Advisors to the International Competition Network

Two of Delphi’s competition law experts, Elisabeth Eklund and Karin Roberts, have been appointed as Non-Governmental Advisors by the Swedish Competition Authority within the authority’s participation in the International Competition Network (ICN).

Elisabeth Eklund, partner and responsible for Delphi’s team within EU & Competition law, has for the seventh year in a row been appointed as one of several Non-Governmental Advisors to the team within Unilateral Conduct that is working to increase the understanding of issues related to unilateral conduct by companies with a dominant position as well as vertical restraints.

– I am very proud to continuing being part of the important collaboration that ICN entails, which aims to achieve more effective and aligned competition rules for the benefit of both consumers and companies. My hope is that I have a lot to contribute from a practical perspective through my long and broad experience of these issues, says Elisabeth Eklund.

Karin Roberts, counsel specialized in competition law and regulatory issues, has been appointed as a Non-Governmental Advisor to the team within Effective Working Methods, which focuses on identifying and developing methods for competition authorities to be able to conduct well-functioning supervisory activities. The group also works to promote the importance of economic analysis in the authorities’ assessments.

– I am really looking forward to be a part of this interesting network. I hope and believe that I will be able to contribute to a discussion about increasing the efficiency of the authorities’ working methods and increasing the constructive exchange between authorities and various market players. I particularly value a good dialogue between authorities and companies, effective tools, evaluation and a pragmatic approach, says Karin Roberts.

ICN is an informal network of over 100 competition authorities worldwide with the common goal to address issues related to the application of competition rules and competition policies. The Non-Governmental Advisors consist of lawyers, in-house counsels, competition economists, academics, judges, among others. The assignment refers to the period 2 November 2021 to 31 May 2023.

Read more about the Swedish Competition Authority’s participation in ICN here.