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Press releases and law firm thought leadership

This page is dedicated to keeping readers informed of the latest news and thought leadership articles from law firms across the globe.

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Careless limit values threaten the Mining Industry

By lawyer/partner Pia Pehrson and associates Pelle Stubelius and Ludvig Gustafson, Foyen Advokatfirma

DEBATE. The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management suggests new limit values regarding uranium and copper and other substances. There is however, according to Pia Pehrson, Pelle Stubelius and Ludvig Gustafson at the Swedish law firm Foyen Advokatfirma, a risk that part of this proposition will prevent Swedish industry and mining operators from continuing their work.

Reforms for improved environmental legislation required

By Pia Pehrson, partner, and Pelle Stubelius, associate; Foyen Advokatfirma

Sweden will soon have a government which will have a greater focus on environmental matters. There are a number of legislative actions that need to be focused on, but there are also some propositions that should be disregarded.

Interpretation of English phrases under Swedish law

A recent Court of Appeal case illustrates the risk that parties (and their counsel) run when an agreement is governed by a law of a different language from that used in the agreement itself. Due to the chairman's casting vote, the otherwise split decision came down in favour of one dictionary translation.

Mining in Sweden – legislation and the latest trends

Update and trends

2012 was another busy year for the Swedish mining industry, with solid numbers in production, exploration investments and extended exploration permits. The area comprising northern Sweden, Finnish Lapland, northern Norway, and north-western Russia is extremely rich in minerals and is still underexploited. International capital has found its way to this area and new business ventures are being launched by Canadian, Australian, UK and other international companies.


Use of a competitor’s trade mark as an ‘AdWord’ for identical goods does not constitute infrin

In the first case of its kind to be decided by a higher court in Sweden, the Court of Appeal finds no probable cause for infringement where a competitor’s trade mark was used for keyword advertising on Googles AdWords service.

A half-baked agreement? Severance compensation in commercial contracts

In a noteworthy ruling the Northern Norrland Court of Appeal had to consider two interesting questions regarding commercial agents:

What type of commercial relationship falls within the Commercial Agents Act's definition and Can the act's mandatory provisions regarding severance compensation be applied by analogy in a case where the act does not directly apply?

Related party rules

New Swedish closely related party rules for listed companies: On 31 January 2012, the Swedish Securities Council issued a new set of closely related party rules which may have a substantial impact on the business and ownership of listed companies in Sweden. Partners Peder Grandinson and Ulf Grubbström of Hammarskiöld & Co comment on the new rules and possible consequences thereof.

Lower fees for re-use of public sector information – the PSI Directive and cases from the...

September 2012 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by Delphi.

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Swedish Competition Authority

To enable a broader and more effective market for re-use of information collected by public sector bodies the EU decided in 2003 to introduce a common set of minimum rules regulating these questions. 

A better environment – reduced emissions – Industrial Emissions Survey SOU 2011:86

September 2012 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources. Legal Developments by Delphi.

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Industrial activities are of great importance to Europe’s financial wealth. Industrial emissions, however, cause environmental pollution and industrial emissions constitute a major part of Europe’s total emissions to air, water and soil. Consequently, there is a need for regulation of industrial operations at an EU level. Partner Erica Nobel and associate Christina Hellström comment on the new legislation and the possible consequences thereof.

Latest news regarding the European Commission’s modernization of the state aid rules and...

September 2012 - EU & Competition. Legal Developments by Delphi.

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Swedish state aid news

While the European Commission's extensive modernization of the state aid rules proceeds, Sweden will have to wait for a national legislation regarding the application of the European Union's state aid rules since the legislative process has beenn delayed.

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