EU & Competition
You need to be competitive when it comes to competition law.
It has become increasingly important to stay competitive while not acting in an anti-competitive manner. Our team has years of experience in advising clients in a wide range of issues related to competition law, including cartels, vertical agreements, abuse of dominance, dawn raids, merger control and anti-competitive public sales activities.
Breaches of the competition rules can lead to significant bad will, substantial fines and claims for damages. We assist our clients with preventative measures to ensure that the business is in line with Swedish and EU competition law. We frequently provide training and assist with the drafting of guidelines to help companies, public entities and trade associations to comply with the applicable rules.
When a company is under investigation by the European Commission or the Swedish Competition Authority, we assist in the contacts with the authority. This could be in relation to dawn raids, interrogations or when responding to an order. We also represent our clients in court proceedings and arbitrations.
Furthermore, competition law presents opportunities that can be used to a party’s advantage in contract negotiations. Together with our clients we identify solutions that are practically and commercially viable.
Delphi assists clients in all matters relating to EU and competition law, including;
- Risk assessment of collaborations with competitors, distribution agreements, licensing and other commercial agreements
- Negotiations, drafting or reviewing contracts – can competition law be used to the advantage of the company?
- Mergers & acquisitions – assessment of the duty to notify the transaction to a competition authority and identifying possible competition concerns regarding the whole or parts of the transaction, drafting of merger filings, contacts with competition authorities etc
- Coordination of multi-jurisdictional projects
- Dawn raids – preparatory work as well as assistance in the event of a dawn raid or investigation and a subsequent investigation
- Contacts with the European Commission, the Swedish Competition Authority and other authorities
- Court proceedings concerning fines for alleged breaches of competition law, invalidity of contracts and damage claims
- State aid and regulatory issues
- Free movement of goods and services
- Tailor-made trainings and drafting of guidelines to ensure compliance with applicable rules and regulations
"Recognised for competition litigation, abuse of dominance procedures and public procurement as well as transactional matters including merger filings."