Elisabeth Eklund

Elisabeth Eklund

Partner

Expertise

  • Anti-Corruption
  • Energy
  • EU and Competition Law
  • Marketing Law

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

WSG Leadership

Third Energy Package. Group
Member
Antitrust Group
Member
Compliance Group
Member
Life Sciences Group
Member
White Collar Crime Group
Member
WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group
Member

Delphi
Sweden

Profile
Elisabeth Eklund specializes in competition law and EU law (including public procurement, free movement and state aid), regulatory issues as well as anti-corruption. She has experience of handling all kinds of competition law issues including cartels, vertical agreements, abuse of a dominant position, dawn-raids, compliance isssue and concentrations. She also acts as counsel in competition law litigations in court and arbitration proceedings and in regulatory proceedings. Elisabeth holds trainings in competition law as well as anti-corruption and has set up a number of compliance programs for competition law as well as anti-corruption. Elisabeth has extensive experience from complex issues in a wide range of sectors with particular experience from the life sciences sector and other regulated sectors such as transports, telecom, energy and broadcasting. Elisabeth is a guest lecturer at Stockholm University and often speaks at conferences. She has written a large number of articles, in particular as regards competition law. She is ranked by several ranking institutes for inter alia EU/Competition law and Life Sciences.

Bar Admissions

Swedish Bar Association
Board member of the Competition- & Market Law Association
Board member of the Institute of European Law at Stockholm University
Swedish ICC’s reference group Competition
The European Law Association
The International League of Competition Law (LIDC)
The State Aid Network

Education

Certificat d’Etudes Juridique Européennes, Université de Rouen 1995–1996
LL.M., Stockholm University 1997
Master in Comparative, European and International Law, the European University Inst. Florence 1997–1998
Areas of Practice

Anti-Corruption | Energy | EU and Competition Law | Marketing Law | Public Sector | Trade and Distribution

Professional Career

Professional Associations

    Interantional League of Competition Law (LIDC)

Seminars

Speaker at the conference Public Broadcasting and European Law, the European University Institute, Florence, 27-28 October 2000.

National reporter regarding Sports Broadcasting Rights at the International League of Competition Law's conference in Prague in 2001.

Lecturer at a course in public procurement organised by the Swedish Bar Association for its members, May 2003.

Speaker at conferences on public procurement, arranged by the Swedish Association of the Pharmaceutical Industry, December 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Speaker at IBC Euroforum Public Procurement Conference 2005.

Speaker at the Swedish Americal Life Science Summit 2007.

Speaker at AIJA, LIDC, UIA competition law conference on dawn raids in sector inquiries, Brussels, 2009.

Speaker on leagl issues in the pharmacy market at conference orgainsed by Svenska Nyhetsbrev, November 2009.

Lecturer at Stockholm University, special course Competition Law and Master Program in European Law; Procedural Rules, Competition Law in the Pharmaceutical Sector, February/March 2009

Threats and possibilities on the new pharmaceutical market, AmCham seminar, February 2010

Lecturer at Stockholm University, special course Competition Law and Master Program in European Law; Procedural Rules, Competition Law in the Pharmaceutical Sector, February/March 2010

International reporter: What, if any, agreements or information exchanges about prices should be prohibited in vertical relationships? The International League of Competition Law konferens, Bordeaux, September 2010

Marketing of OTC pharmaceuticals, Svenska Nyhetsbrev, course, September 2010

The Europeanization of legal information, a practitioners perspective, April, 2011

Lecturer at Stockholm University, special course Competition Law and Master Program in European Law; Procedural Rules, Competition Law in the Pharmaceutical Sector, February/March 2011

The legality of sector inquiries, Competition Law in the Pharmaceutical Industry, The University of Oxford Centre for Competition Law and Policy together with the Oxford/Stockholm Wallenberg Venture, Oxford, 17 May 2011

New Distribution Channels for Pharmaceuticals, Svenska Nyhetsbrev conferens, 8 June, 2011 Stockholm

Case law on public procurement in the medical device sector, Swedish Medtech, course on public procurement, 2010, 2011

Competition law in the pharmaceutical sector, marketing of pharmaceuticals, Svenska Nyhetsbrev, course on life science legislation, September 2011, Stockholm

Marketing of pharmaceuticals on the reregulated pharmacy market, Svenska Nyhetsbrev, course on the pharmacy market, December 2011, Stockholm

Marketing of pharmaceuticals in social media, seminar, Svenska Nyhetsbrev, February 2012

Lecturer at Stockholm University, special course Competition Law and Master Program in European Law; Procedural Rules, Competition Law in the Pharmaceutical Sector, Competition Law in the Energy Sector, February/March 2012

Professional Activities and Experience

Lecturer EC Procedural Law, Stockholm University, 1998-1999
Trainee, CMS Tisell Advokatfirma, 1999
Court Service, the Administrative County Court of Stockholm, 1999-2001
Associate Linklaters
Advokat, Linklaters Advokatbyra (tidigare Lagerlof & Leman) 2004 - 2005
Senior Associate, Advokatfirman Delphi Stockholm 2005-
Guest Lecturer at Uppsala University, 2009
Guest Lecturer at Stockholm University, 2009-
Parter, Advokatfirman Delphi, Stockholm, 2012-
Articles

The Commission Introduces Derogations from the Competition Rules and Adopts Measures aimed at Supporting the Agri-Food Sector
Delphi, May 2020

On 4 May 2020, the Commission published the latest package of exceptional measures (announced on 22 April) to support the agricultural and food sectors that have been hit hardest by the crisis. The package of measures adopted by the Commission includes temporary derogations from EU competition rules for milk, flowers and potatoes, support for private storage of dairy and meat products and flexibility in the application of market support programs...

The Commission has Introduced Further Amendments of the Temporary Framework for State Aid During the Covid-19 Crisis
Delphi, April 2020

Many companies are affected by the economic crisis resulting from the spread of Covid-19. We have previously reported that, under the EU state aid rules, there are certain opportunities for the state and other public entitiesto provide support to these companies or sectors. On 19 March 2020, the Commission adopted a temporary framework for state aid, which was amended and extended on 3 April 2020, with a view to limiting the economic and social impacts of Covid-19...

The Commission has Published a Temporary Competition Framework and Guidelines for Ensuring Supply of Essential Products and Services during the Covid-19 Crisis
Delphi, April 2020

In a previous article we emphasised the importance of ensuring compliance with the competition rules even during an economic crisis – there are inter alia strict rules on cooperation between competitors. The outbreak of Covid-19 has led to a shortage of certain healthcare products...

Additional Articles

Following the rules of the game? A Competition Law Study of the Collective Sales of Sports Broadcasting Rights Agreements, publiced in the European University Institute Working Paper series, no 1/99.

Swedish national correspondent for Bellamy & Child, European Community Law of Competition, 6th ed., 2008, ed. Peter Roth and Vivien Rose, Oxford University Press

The hunt for alleged competition sinners - this time the Commission has gone too far

Tougher stance on cartels in new competition act

The New Swedish Competition Act

Dawn Raids in Sector Inquiries - Fishing Expeditions in Disguise?, European Competition Law Review, Issue 8, 2008

National reporter to the Nordic Group of the International League of Competition Law (LIDC) Congress 2008 regarding Question A: Fidelity discounts and rebates not justified by the costs : in which cases should such practises by a dominant undertaking be forbidden?

Sweden - one Step Ahead in Private Enforcement?, Global Competition Litigation Review, Issue 1, 2009

Vertical Agreements, 2009, Chapter on Sweden, Getting the Deal Through 2009


Contributor to e-Competitons Bulletin: New special issue on Resale Price Maintenance, December 2010

International Reporter to the annual congress of the International League of Competition Law (LIDC), Bordeaux, 30 September - 2 October 2010: What, if any, agreements or information exchanges about prices should be prohibited in vertical relationships?