GCR Insight Sweden: Private Litigation Guide – Second Edition

With private competition litigation spreading across the globe, specific and complex questions have been raised in several jurisdictions. The EU Damages Directive – which was implemented in Member States - has increased the ability of victims of anticompetitive conduct to seek compensation.

This makes the Second Edition of GCR’s Private Litigation Guide is a useful resource to discover more about key themes including territoriality, causation and proof of damages that are common to competition litigation around the world with jurisdictional overviews and Q&As with leading legal experts.

Andrew Bullion, managing partner for Hausfeld’s Stockholm office and associate Mikael Treijner from Hausfeld Berlin, compiled an in-depth Q&A overview for competition litigation in Sweden, alongside Trine Osen Bergqvist and Johann Karlsson of Advokatfirman Vinge, for the second consecutive year. The authors share an insight on a variety of topics, some of which include:

  • In depth answers on Sweden’s primary competition authority and how they operate.
  • Whether there is any mechanism for staying a stand-alone private claim while a related public investigation or proceeding (or an appeal) is pending.
  • Whether plaintiffs obtain access to competition authority or prosecutors’ files or the documents the authorities collected during their investigations.
  • If information submitted in a cartel settlement protected from disclosure.

To read the Q&A in more depthThe whole publication is available on GCR’s website.