Franchise law and Competition law

Franchise law and Competition law

This is an important area of law for business, particularly with regard to the fundamental principle of prohibiting anti-competitive agreements and the abuse of a dominant market position. Within the EU, the principle of free movement of goods, services, capital and people applies. In practice, there are two main types of anti-competitive practices: firstly, in the business sector as a result of agreements, etc.; secondly, in public regulation through legislation and the regulation of markets such as pharmaceuticals, TV and radio, telecoms, etc. This area of law can play an important part in certain corporate acquisitions, joint ventures, mergers, etc. It is often necessary to reconcile Swedish law and EU law, and we can also assist in contacts with the Swedish Competition Authority, the European Commission and the competition authorities in other countries. Damages relating to competition law may be claimed in cases where, for example, cartels have been formed.

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Lars Berkesköld

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