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Articles contributed by Foyen Advokatfirma AB

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Careless limit values threaten the Mining Industry

May 2015 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources. Legal Developments by Foyen Advokatfirma AB.

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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

February 2015 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources. Legal Developments by Foyen Advokatfirma AB.

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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.

Mining in Sweden – legislation and the latest trends

February 2013 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources. Legal Developments by Foyen Advokatfirma AB.

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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.

 

e-Commerce

December 2011 - TMT ( Technology, Media & Telecoms). Legal Developments by Foyen Advokatfirma AB.

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How can the government’s attitude and approach to internet issues best be described? Sweden has been at the forefront in deregulating the telecoms market and has encouraged the growth of competition in the broadband supplier market.

e-Commerce - 2009

July 2009 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Foyen Advokatfirma AB.

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The government’s goal for IT policy is that ‘Sweden must be a sustainable information society for all’. This implies an accessible information society with a modern infrastructure and IT services of public benefit. Sweden has indeed been at the forefront in deregulating the telecom market and has encouraged the growth of competition in the broadband supplier market. According to Statistics Sweden, 71 per cent of the population had broadband internet access in 2007, with total internet penetration reaching 80 per cent.

Getting the Deal Through: Construction - 2009

May 2009 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources. Legal Developments by Foyen Advokatfirma AB.

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Must foreign designers or contractors enter into a joint venture with a local contractor to design, build and be paid for their work? Does the law require that the local contractor control the joint venture?

There is no such requirement. A foreign contractor wishing to undertake a project can choose to establish a branch office, a subsidiary or contract through its company domiciled abroad.

Getting the Deal Through: Construction

March 2009 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Foyen Advokatfirma AB.

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Must foreign designers or contractors enter into a joint venture with a local contractor to design, build and be paid for their work? Does the law require that the local contractor control the joint venture?

Introduction to rent-setting principles and tenancy rights according to the Swedish Tenancy Act

June 2008 - Real Estate & Property. Legal Developments by Foyen Advokatfirma AB.

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The Swedish tenancy legislation is protective legislation for tenants of commercial premises as well as residential tenants, where different rules apply for the protection of tenancy rights and rent-setting depending on whether the tenancy is related to a residential house or apartment or to premises to be used for commercial purposes. The purpose of this article is to illustrate the differences which currently exist between rents for commercial premises and rents for residential dwellings, as guidance for those who may be considering investing in apartment blocks in Sweden or are otherwise interested in the regulations governing the Swedish tenancy market. The article provides a survey of the fundamental principles which govern rent-setting in Sweden and provide protection of the rights of the tenants in the event of any rebuilding or demolition.

NEW LEGISLATION ON PUBLIC PROCUREMENT IN SWEDEN

May 2008 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Foyen Advokatfirma AB.

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On November 21, 2007, the Swedish parliament passed the Act on Public Procurement (PPA) for the public sector and the Act on Public Procurement for the utilities sector (PPAU). The two acts were initiated by virtue of EC Directives 2004/17 and 2004/18, replacing the earlier directives that were the foundation for the existing Swedish legislation from 1992. The PPAU implements EC/2004/17 whereas the PPA implements EC/2004/18, and both entered into force January 1st 2008. Both laws shall, according to the transitional regulations, be enforced in respect of contracts initiated after this particular date. For the purposes of the acts, a public procurement has been "initiated" once the contracting authority has decided which procedure should be used or at the latest when the authority by an advertisement or in any other way asks for tenders. Hence, the previous act “Lagen om offentlig upphandling” (LOU) still applies to any public procurement initiated before January 1st 2008.

Increased liability in new Swedish environment law

August 2007 - Projects, Energy & Natural Resources. Legal Developments by Foyen Advokatfirma AB.

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The Swedish government has presented a bill to bring into force EC Directive 2004/35/EC of the European Parliament and the Council, of 21 April 2004 on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage.