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Advokatfirman Lindahl | Sweden | 31 Aug 2020

Climate Act fails stress test

A Swedish refinery operator has applied for a permit to expand the capacity of its refinery in Western Sweden. The refinery is the largest in the…

Advokatfirman Lindahl | Sweden | 30 Mar 2020

Supreme Court clarifies that relevant contractual provisions can supersede Environmental Code

The Supreme Court recently clarified that Chapter 32 of the Environmental Code can be applied between contracting parties and that it is possible to…

Advokatfirman Lindahl | Sweden | 13 Jan 2020

Civil law as basis for interpretation in cases of allocation of responsibility for environmental damages

In a case concerning the distribution of the cost of remediation of pollution caused by polychlorinated biphenyls, the Land and Environment Court of…

Advokatfirman Lindahl | Sweden | 11 Nov 2019

Politics, environmental policies and permit decisions

The legislature has decided that official decisions which could have a major impact on future environmental conduct should be made at the political…

Advokatfirman Lindahl | Sweden | 15 Jul 2019

Liability for damages due to export of toxic waste: final ruling

In a long and extensive environmental liability suit in Sweden, approximately 800 Chileans sued a Swedish mining company. The claim was based on the…

Advokatfirman Lindahl | Sweden | 4 Feb 2019

Revised Environmental Code: new requirements for hydropower sector

A number of revisions to the Environmental Code recently entered into force. The new rules apply to operators of hydroelectric power plants and plants…

Advokatfirman Lindahl | Sweden | 24 Dec 2018

No infringement where software backups are passively stored

The Supreme Court recently declared that the mere passive storage of backups of copyrighted software with expired licences does not constitute…

Advokatfirman Lindahl | Sweden | 22 Oct 2018

Patent and Market Court rules on global retransmissions of TV broadcasts

On the ever-growing market for streaming services and online access to TV broadcasts, illegal services are common and sometimes difficult to shut down…

Advokatfirman Lindahl | Sweden | 17 Oct 2018

Judgment on public procurement puts parallel importers at a disadvantage

The Stockholm Administrative Court recently ruled that the obligation on tenderers of public procurements of medicinal products to have routines which…

Advokatfirman Lindahl | European Union, Sweden | 2 Oct 2018

Drinking water covered by product liability

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court established that drinking water is a product within the meaning of the Product Liability Act. Therefore, the…
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