The E-commerce Directive, enacted last year, must be implemented by EU member states by January 17 2002. To meet this requirement the Swedish government has proposed a new law - the Act on Electronic Commerce and Other Services of the Information Society - and several amendments to existing laws, including the following:

  • the Marketing Act;

  • the Consumer Credit Act; and

  • the Act on Trade with Financial Instruments.

One of the most important features of the proposed implementing legislation is its new method of determining which jurisdiction's law applies in contract disputes. At present, the law of the country where the activity has effect applies. Under the proposed implementing legislation, the law of the country where the activity originates will apply.

The parliamentary legal council is scrutinizing the government's proposals before they are presented as a bill to Parliament.

For further information on this topic please contact Agne Lindberg at Advokatfirman Delphi & Co by telephone (+46 8 677 54 00) or by fax (+46 8 20 18 84) or by email ([email protected]).