Kastell Advokatbyrå AB

Competition/European Law Department

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What the team is known for

Respected team offering comprehensive advice on all aspects of competition and European law. Trusted counsel to an array of domestic and international corporations. Also skilled in state aid investigations. Often represents high-profile clients in competition litigation brought by the Swedish Competition Authority and also advises clients on merger notifications and provides training and compliance advice.


A client reports that they "couldn't be happier" and "think the firm is on top of things, with the perfect amount of expertise, experience and partner involvement on matters."

A second client praises both the firm's expertise and responsiveness, saying: "They've clearly got a lot of experience on all kinds of competition law issues, always responding on or before deadlines and often giving you a little extra."

Work highlights

Defended Telia against a claim that it had conducted a cartel-like infringement with GothNet in a public procurement of data communication services.

Notable practitioners

Christina Mailund is described by one client as someone who "holds a high understanding of her client's business and offers high-quality advice." She draws on her experience working at the Swedish Competition Authority to offer expert advice on transactional competition law mandates and state aid matters. She led the team that represented Booking.com before the Patent and Market Court, defending a claim by Visita that an agreement with accommodation partners restricted competition.

Founding partner and practice head Erik Söderlind is particularly adept at handling competition-related disputes and advising on EU regulations. A client singles out his "enormous competence in competition law," saying: "He understands what we're doing and about our business."

Pamela Hansson enters the rankings following strong market feedback and leading investigations and litigation relating to state aid, abuse of dominance and cartel-like behaviour. A client reports: "She gives both to-the-point advice and hands-on assistance, is always available and always responds on time."