Competition law

Competition law

Together, the attorneys at Kastell have over 100 years’ experience, covering the whole spectrum of competition law issues, including State aid. Kastell is highly ranked by several international ranking institutes on both an individual and firm-wide basis. The lawyers on the team have acted as counsel in several of the largest competition law litigations in Sweden and regularly represent clients before the Swedish Competition Authority and the European Commission. 

Kastell can assist with, inter alia:

Transactions

Advice at all stages of the transaction, including:

  • Risk analysis
  • Jurisdictional analysis
  • Due diligence
  • Reviewing transaction documents
  • Contact with and notification to competition authorities
Investigations by competition authorities
  • Advising companies accused of competition law infringements
  • Advising companies on bringing other companies’ potential competition law infringements to the attention of the competition law authorities
Dawn raids
  • Support during and after a dawn raid
  • Guidelines and manual on how to handle a dawn raid 
  • ”Mock dawn raids” to test routines
Litigation

Representation and advice on all types of cases within competition law, such as:

  • Competition law fines
  • Orders
  • Merger prohibitions
  • Damages
State aid
  • Advising on how to structure aid
  • Notifying aid to the European Commission
  • Representing companies that are the subject of a European Commission investigation into State aid
  • Submitting complaints to the European Commission where it is suspected that a competitor has received State aid
Ongoing advice

Reviewing and advising on proposed plans and agreements to reduce the competition law risk