Marcus Glader

  • Stockholm
  • Languages:
    Swedish, English, German, French

Marcus Glader specialises in competition law and is a partner in Vinge’s specialist practice group, EU, Competition & Regulatory. Marcus works with all types of EU and competition law matters and focuses in particular on transactions, abuse of dominance issues and competition law litigation. Marcus has a wealth of international experience and is ranked as one of the top five competition law specialists in Sweden. He holds a Doctor of Laws and is a guest lecturer at Lund University and is also regularly engaged as a guest speaker at conferences and seminars.  


‘We’ve been very pleased with professional service and advice received from Marcus Glader and Sebastian Örndahl.’ - Legal 500 2021

Marcus Glader is among the market's most expert antitrust advisers. He frequently assists major multinational corporations with abuse of dominance and merger control issues. Chambers & Partners 2021

‘Marcus Glader stands out for his availability and his commercial mindset. He can weigh risks and give clear recommendations to clients on what to do.‘

‘We have been very impressed by the performance of Magnus Glader and Sebastian Örndahl. They have in-depth knowledge of competition law matters and the quality of their work has been outstanding. Their availability is great and it has been a real pleasure to work with them.‘ - Legal 500 2020

Marcus Glader is highly regarded among peers, offering competition law expertise in merger processes, abuse of dominance claims and dawn raids. He acts at both a domestic and cross-border level, advising clients from a variety of sectors including TMT and finance. - Chambers & Partners 2020

Marcus Glader  is highly experienced with handling merger controls on a global scale, in addition to disputes pertaining to abuse of dominance and other competition-related litigation. A client says he "combines great legal skills with a solid business understanding, offering flawless and extremely well thought-through advice," also noting: "He is very good at managing different stakeholders." Chambers & Partners 2019

Described by one source as a "very smart lawyer who is open-minded," Marcus Glader is known for his particular focus on transactions and merger control, as well as handling abuse of dominance issues and competition law litigation. One client praises his appreciation of the "commercial angle," while emphasising that he "still has the technical skills and knowledge to tell the client the consequences." - Chambers & Partners 2018

Marcus is listed in Who's Who Legal: Thought Leaders - Competition 2018, featuring the top 10% of the world’s leading competition lawyers, as well as Who's Who Legal: Competition - Future Leaders 2017, profiling the foremost practitioners in the competition community aged 45 and under.

Marcus Glader remains a popular choice for his expertise in matters involving the EU Commission, including merger control mandates and cartel investigations. One source reports: “He is very commercial and helps the organisation to go for a risk-based decision understanding the consequences.” (EU& Competition). - Chambers & Partners 2017

Marcus Glader is praised by clients for having a "vast theoretical knowledge base combined with well-developed business acumen." He is particularly experienced in merger controls and competition litigation (EU& Competition). - Chambers & Partners 2016

Marcus Glader previously worked in Brussels for many years and is able to advise clients on EU law. He has particular expertise in the competition law aspects of corporate transactions. (M&A) - Chambers & Partners 2016

Marcus Glader has focused knowledge of EU competition law, particularly relating to transactions and antitrust issues. (EU& Competition) - Chambers & Partners 2015

Marcus Glader is an expert in EU competition law and has many years' experience working in Brussels. He is particularly knowledgeable when it comes to abuse of dominance proceedings. (M&A) - Chambers & Partners 2015


  • Lund University, LL.D. 2004
  • Lund University, LL.Lic. 2002
  • Suffolk University Law School, Boston, USA, Visiting researcher 2000
  • Lund University, LL.M. 1999
  • Universität Hamburg and Université de Droit, d’Economie et des Sciences d’Aix-Marseilles, European Master in Law and Economics 1998


  • Vinge, Resident Partner at the Brussels office, 2009 – 2011
  • Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Brussels 2005 – 2009
  • Lund University Lecturer 2000 – 2005
  • Magle International Business Law 1999 – 2004
  • European Commission, DG Competition 2002
  • Lund University Project Coordinator 1999 – 2000

Other qualifications

  • LL.D.



Mandate January 26, 2021

Vinge has advised EQT in connection with the combination with Exeter Property Group

Vinge has advised EQT in connection with the signing of a combination with Exeter Property Group, a…

Mandate January 08, 2021

Vinge advises EQT on merger of FocusVision and Confirmit

The Nordic-based PE-forms EQT and Verdance intends to merger their respective portfolio companies Fo…

Mandate September 24, 2019

Vinge has advised EQT AB (publ) in connection with the listing on Nasdaq Stockholm

Vinge has advised EQT AB (publ) (“EQT”) in connection with the offering and listing on Nasdaq Stockh…

Mandate March 11, 2019

Vinge advises CGI on its offer for Acando

CGI Inc. has announced a recommended cash offer to the shareholders of Acando AB (publ) to tender al…

Mandate November 13, 2018

The European Commission closes Tele2 investigation

On 25 April 2017 the European Commission conducted dawnraids at the premises of Tele2 and three othe…

Mandate April 30, 2018

Vinge advises funds managed by Triton in connection with acquisition

Vinge has advised funds managed by Triton in connection with the acquisition of the privately owned…

Mandate March 20, 2018

Posten Norge sells Bring Citymail

Vinge has advised Posten Norge in connection with the sale of Bring Citymail to the German private e…

Mandate January 10, 2018

Vinge advises Tele2 in the merger with Com Hem

Tele2 AB (publ) and Com Hem Holding AB (publ) announced on 10 January 2018 that they have agreed on…

Mandate November 13, 2017

Vinge advises funds managed by Triton

Vinge has advised funds managed by Triton in connection with the acquisition of KEWAB, a supplementa…

Mandate June 07, 2017

Vinge advises DGC in connection with EQT’s acquisition of shares in DGC and subsequent mandatory offer

Vinge advises DGC One AB (publ) (“DGC”) in connection with EQT’s acquisition of 85.2 percent of the…

Mandate January 25, 2016

Vinge is advising Nytida in connection with merger with the Solhaga Group

Vinge is advising Nytida, which is part of Ambea, in connection with the merger with Solhagagruppen…


A shift in EU merger control policy and practice could affect deal certainty and create opportunities for complainants
News April 26, 2021

A shift in EU merger control policy and practice could affect deal certainty and create opportunities for complainants

The European Commission is expanding its control of mergers and acquisitions within the existing leg…

Vinge has received the highest ranking in 14 of 18 categories in Legal 500’s recently released rankings.
News April 16, 2021

Vinge has received the highest ranking in 14 of 18 categories in Legal 500’s recently released rankings.

The following practice areas have been awarded Tier 1 in The Legal 500’s EMEA guide: Banking & Finan…

Compliance policies and dawn raid manuals should be revised in light of amendments to the Swedish Competition Act
News November 25, 2020

Compliance policies and dawn raid manuals should be revised in light of amendments to the Swedish Competition Act

As previously described, the Swedish Competition Act (2008:579) will be amended in several important…


Dominance and Monopolies Review, edition 8

Edition 8, Chapter 25 Sweden, The Law Reviews
Article August 21, 2019

Dominance and Monopolies Review, edition 7

Edition 7, chapter 24 Sweden
Article August 21, 2018

The Dominance and Monopolies Review

Edition 6, chapter 24 Sweden
Article April 13, 2016

Merger Control 2016 – Sweden chapter

Chambers Global Practice Guides
Article April 04, 2012

Standards, Competition and Intellectual Property Rights - an overview of current controversies

H H Lidgard (Ed.), Competition in Innovation Markets, Nordic Academic Competition Law Network Conference (2012), p. 89 - 106
Article December 01, 2010

Open Standards: Public Policy Aspects and Competition Law Requirements

European Competition Journal, Vol. 6 No 3 (December 2010) p. 611-648
Article July 01, 2006

Article 82: Excessive pricing

Competition Law Insight, July 2006
Article January 01, 2001

Innovation Economics - The Antitrust Guidelines on Horizontal Co-operation

World Competition - Law and Economics Review, (24:4): 513-540, 2001
Article January 01, 2000

Research and Development Cooperation in European Competition Law - A Legal and Economic Analysis

Working Paper, Centre for European Studies, Lund, 2000
Article January 01, 1994

Den tyska författningsdomstolen

Konstitutionell rätt: Åtta studentuppsatser, Juristförlaget, Lund, 1994


Book April 08, 2014

Global Antitrust Compliance Handbook D. D. Sokol, D. Crane, and A. Ezrachi (Eds.), Oxford University Press, Chapter 38

Book April 03, 2013

EU Competition Law, Volume V, Abuse of Dominance under Article 102 TFEU F E González-Díaz and R Sneders, (Eds.) Claeys & Casteels, 2013, Chapter 10: Excessive Pricing, p. 615-666

Book January 01, 2010

The International Handbook On Private Enforcement Of Competition Law (American Antitrust Institute) Edward Elgar Publishing, 2010, s. 395-413

Book January 01, 2006

Innovation Markets and Competition Analysis - EU competition law and US antitrust law Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, 2006

Book January 01, 2004

Rättsekonomi - en introduktion Studentlitteratur, Lund, 2 uppl., 2004 (1 uppl. 2002)