The Swedish government has published a draft proposal for the treatment of UK national residents after the Brexit transition period ends on December 31, 2020.
In October 2011 a remit proposing a much longed-for new national act on state aid was presented.
A Committee, appointed by the Swedish Government in autumn 2004 to contemplate the need to introduce amendments to the Swedish Competition Act (hereinafter the “Competition Act”), has recently delivered its final Report to the Swedish Secretary for Trade and Industry.
There has been a recent surge of public M&A transactions in Sweden. One of the aspects that have been widely debated in connection with several recent public bids have been the use of legal mergers as a substitute for mandatory redemption procedures to reach 100% ownership following a takeover bid.
The articles of association of a Swedish company may include provisions on pre-emptive rights, to the effect that a purchaser is obliged to offer a purchased share to other shareholders for pre-emption (Swe: hembudsforbehall, Fi: lunastuslauseke).