Martin Johansson

Partner
  • Brussels
  • Languages:
    Swedish, English, French

Martin Johansson, juris dr h.c., specializes in EU and competition law, in particular state aid, public procurement, the four freedoms, regulatory issues as well as the construction and application of EU regulations and directives. He has more than 30 years’ experience of EU law, including more than 10 years at the EU Court of Justice, and has acted as counsel in proceedings before the European Commission, the CJEU and before Swedish courts and tribunals.

Mentions

Martin Johansson is qualified in Sweden and advises on EU competition law out of the firm's Brussels office. He frequently works together with the firm's M&A team on merger control issues and is also highlighted by sources as "a good lawyer for state aid matters."(Corporate/M&A) - Chambers Global 2018

Brussels-based Martin Johansson assists clients with corporate compliance matters, particularly those pertaining to EU competition law. He has considerable experience of handling EU mandates and is qualified to practise in Sweden. (Corporate/M&A) - Chambers Global 2016

"An excellent state aid lawyer"  and “has long-standing experience of EU law and Swedish competition matters”. Chambers Global 2012

 

Business Sectors

Education

  • College of Europe, Diplôme de Hautes Etudes Europénnes, 1988
  • Lund University, LL M, 1987

Experience

  • Court of Justice of the EC, Luxembourg, Judge von Bahr's Cabinet 2002-2006
  • Court of Justice of the EC, Luxembourg, Judge Sevón's Cabinet 1998-2002
  • Court of First Instance of the EC, Luxembourg, Judge Lindh's Cabinet 1995-1998
  • EFTA Court, Geneva, Judge Norberg's Cabinet 1993-1995
  • EFTA Secretariat, Geneva, Legal Affairs 1989-1993
  • Mannheimer Zetterlöf 1988-1989
  • Clifford Chance 1988

Other qualifications

  • Juris dr h.c. at School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg

Awards

Mandate

Mandate October 23, 2020

Vinge advises the Swedish state in connection with the recapitalization of SAS

Vinge advises the Swedish state in connection with the recapitalization of SAS. The recapitalization…

Mandate July 04, 2019

Vinge has assisted Nobina with a complaint to the Commission

Vinge has assisted Nobina with a complaint to the Commission about Finland having granted loans unde…

Mandate September 21, 2018

Vinge advises HH Ferries

Vinge has advised HH Ferries in an action before the EU General Court in Luxembourg in state aid pro…

Mandate December 23, 2016

Vinge advises Tele2 in proceedings before the CJEU regarding the swedish data retention regulation

Vinge has advised Tele2 in connection with proceedings before the CJEU where it has been adjudicated…

News

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…

The global reach of OFAC sanctions
News April 15, 2020

The global reach of OFAC sanctions

Sanctions imposed by OFAC have a global reach and therefore also an impact on any company involved i…

Vinge appoints new heads of its Brussels office
Press Release August 25, 2015

Vinge appoints new heads of its Brussels office

Pär Remnelid, partner, and since 2001 based at Vinge's office in Malmö, will become the new head of…

New Swedish Rules regarding State Aid
News May 31, 2013

New Swedish Rules regarding State Aid

A new Act concerning the application of the EU State aid rules in Sweden enters into force on 1 July…

Articles

Article January 01, 2010

The ECJ Decides the First Case Under the Article 256(2) TFEU Review Procedure

European Law Reporter 2010, s. 198
Article January 01, 2008

Les référendaires de la Cour de justice des Communautés européennes - Hommes et femmes de l'ombre?

Revue des Affaires Européennes, Law & European Affairs 2007-2008/3, s. 563
Article January 01, 2008

The ECJ and the Swedish Monopolies

Swedish Studies in European Law, Vol. 2, Hart Publishing, Oxford, 2007, forthcoming
Article January 01, 2007

The role and importance of legal secretaries

Competition Law Insight, Volume 6, Issue 7, p. 11
Article January 01, 2007

Rosengren - The ECJ makes a narrow interpretation of Franzén

European Law Reporter 2007, p. 250
Article January 01, 2005

State liability within the EEA from a Swedish perspective – Sveinbjörnsdóttir confirmed

European Law Reporter 2005, p. 50
Article January 01, 2005

Sveinbjörnsdóttir confirmed by Högsta Domstolen – But reluctance to apply Community law seems to persist

ERT (Europarättslig Tidskrift) 2005, s. 507
Article January 01, 2001

Finanger-follow up’ of the EFTA Court

European Law Reporter 2001, p. 399
Article January 01, 1999

The protection of the rights of individuals under the EEA Agreement

1999 24 E.L.Rev. (European Law Review) p. 373
Article January 01, 1994

The EEA surveillance and enforcement mechanism with special emphasis on the field of competition law

Vassili Christianos and Steen Treumer (eds.), EEA Competition Law, European Institute of Public Administration 1994
Article January 01, 1994

Advisory opinions from the EFTA Court

in Article 177 references to the European Court - policy and practice, Mads Andenas (ed.), Butterworths 1994
Article January 01, 1994

The EEA Agreement: Institutional Solutions and Competition Rules Applicable to Undertakings

Julian Lonbay (ed.), Frontiers of Competition Law, Wiley Chancery Law Publishing 1994
Article January 01, 0001

Books

Book January 01, 2006

Liber Amicorum in Honour of Sven Norberg – A European for All Seasons Bruylant 2006

Book January 01, 2004

Cinquante ans de jurisprudence de la Cour de justice: Bilan et perspectives (Amicale des référendaires et des anciens référendaires de la Cour de justice et du Tribunal de première instance des Communautés européennes), Bruylant 2004

Book January 01, 1993

EEA Law - A commentary on the EEA Agreement Fritzes 1993