Delphi EU and Competition Blog

Delphi EU and Competition Blog




Important judgment from the Swedish Supreme Court regarding the duty for last instance courts to request preliminary rulings – even when no such claim has been made by the parties

The Swedish courts have not been on the forefront when it comes to requesting preliminary rulings – despite a rather obvious need for such rulings in many cases where claims from one or both parties have been denied by the courts. The unwillingness to seek guidance from the Court of Justice of the E...

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Welcome to Delphi’s EU and Competition Law Blog!

The area of EU and competition law is in constant motion. Both the EU legislators and courts make sure that this field of law is developing at high speed. It is therefore becoming increasingly difficult to keep up to date with the latest developments in this area. At the same time, many of these dev...

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Hear Me Out!

Recent Rulings from the EU Courts in Qualcomm, Optical Disk Drives and Google Android Show That Failure to Respect the Parties’ Defence Rights May Come at a High Price. In recent years, there has been much talk of ‘due process’ and of ensuring a fair and impartial case handling by competition author...

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One Year with the Swedish Unfair Trading Practices Act (the UTP Act)

It is now a year since the Swedish Act on the Prohibition of Unfair Trading Practices in the Purchase of Agricultural and Food Products (the so-called UTP Act, Sw. ”lagen om förbud mot otillbörliga handelsmetoder vid köp av jordbruks- och livsmedelsprodukter”) entered into force on 1 November 2021....

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