11 May 2020

Competitive Aspects of Corona Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has once again elevated the question of excessive pricing and price gouging of essential medical supplies and other necessary items with many fortune seekers trying to enrich themselves through extreme price increases. In addition to extreme price increases for essential goods, the issue of cartel-like collaborations between companies also deserves some attention. Is competition law well equipped for these challenges and how clear is the legal situation for companies that, despite the best intentions, can suffer from ex-post competition law enforcement? Please follow the link (in Swedish) to read the opinion article by Behrang Kianzad, PHD-Fellow in Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Centre for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL).: https://www.dagensjuridik.se/debatt/debatt-konkurrensrattsliga-aspekter-av-corona-krisen/