As previously described, the Swedish Competition Act (2008:579) will be amended in several important respects on 4 February 2021. We recommend that you revise your current compliance policies and manuals for dawn raids to ensure adherence with the new rules.
Early in 2021, the Swedish Competition Act (2008: 579) will be amended in several important respects. The background to the amendments is Directive (EU) 2019/1 of the European Parliament and of the Council, which aims to harmonize the investigative and sanctioning powers of the European competition authorities in their enforcement of the EU competition rules. Undertakings active in Sweden will be affected by the amendments in several ways.