Copenhagen Economics has interviewed the management of the Swedish Competition Authority as well as 14 prominent Swedish competition law firms for this year’s chapter on Sweden. This chapter investigates the current and future role of competition economics in Sweden.
The conclusion is that economics will continue to play an important role in complex mergers, in abuse of dominance cases, and in damages cases. However, the role of economics will move towards one of two extremes depending on the case. Either to provide rock-solid economic evidence for courts in complex cases, or to support lawyers with quick and pragmatic economic advice early on or in simpler cases. The two extremes require different types of economic analysis and different types of collaboration between lawyers and economists.
Learn more in the Handbook of Competition Economics’ chapter on Sweden, written by Karl Lundvall and Mattias Almqvist.
An extract from GCR’s Competition Economics Handbook 2020, first published in November 2019.