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  1. Front Advokater has assisted NTEX in the acquisition of Scanroad Belgium

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    Front Advokater has acted as legal advisor to NTEX AB in the acquisition of Scanroad Belgium BVBA (Belgium)

    On December 1, 2021, NTEX AB completed the acquisition of all shares in the transport and freight forwarding company Scanroad Belgium. The transaction is a consequential acquisition following NTEX’s previous acquisitions of other companies (in Sweden and France) within the Scanroad group, see previous press release via the following link: scanroad-sweden-and-france-becomes-one-of-sweden-largest-freight forwarders-on-france-and-belgium-3105415.

    The parties to the transaction have decided not to disclose further details about the transaction.

    NTEX is Sweden’s largest privately owned transport and logistics company and provides road, sea and air transport as well as terminal management at its terminals in Gothenburg, Stockholm, Gislaved, Helsingborg and Malmö. The company was founded in Gothenburg in 2003 and has since grown to almost 600 employees and a turnover of just over SEK 2 billion. The head office is located in Gothenburg and offices are also located in Norway, the United Kingdom, Germany, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. NTEX also has agents in a number of European countries.

    NTEX was represented by Front Advokater, whose team of lawyers consisted of lawyer Bob Lee and associate lawyer Laura Shwan, as well as lawyers from Monard Law in Belgium.

  2. Robert Moldén new doctor in competition and public procurement law at the Stockholm School of Economics

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    We at Front Advokater are very happy and proud that our competition and public procurement law expert Robert Moldén today has successfully defended his doctoral thesis att the Stockholm School of Economics. The title of the thesis is ”Competition Law or the New Competition Principle of Public Procurement Law – Which is the more suitable legal instrument for making public procurement more pro-competitive?”. The doctoral thesis can be downloaded here.

  3. Robert Moldén re-elected as president of the Swedish Public Procurement Law Association

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    Front Advokater’s competition and public procurement law expert Robert Moldén has been re-elected as president of the Swedish Public Procurement Law Association. Founded 12 years ago in Gothenburg, the Association regularly arranges seminars on current issues of Swedish and EU public procurement law. While most of the seminars are held in Swedish, some of them are held in English language on-line, thus being open to participants from all around the world. Upcoming seminars will be listed on the homepage of the Swedish Public Procurement Law Association


  4. Robert Moldén is recommended by Legal 500

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    Yesterday, Legal 500 published the new rankings for 2021. We at Front Advokater are very happy and proud that Robert Moldén was ranked as one of the eight leading EU and competitions lawyers in Sweden.

    Legal 500 said following:

    “With a sizeable footprint in Gothenburg, Front Advokater’s EU and competition practice is a go-to name for industrial-sector clients, utilities companies and public bodies in the south of Sweden. Practice head Robert Moldén recently acted in price cooperation disputes and cartel proceedings. The firm also has strength in handling issues at the cross section of competition and public procurement law.”

    Read more about Robert Moldén and Front Advokater in the links below:

  5. What is the role of competition in public procurement?

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    This was the topic of 12 hours of on-line lectures last week at the International Master Program in Public Procurement Management organized by the Universities of Rome and Belgrade. Front’s Robert Moldén – ranked by Legal 500 as one of the leading competition law experts in Sweden – lectured on the practical implications of the new competition principle in EU public procurement law.

    The English language master program at the University of Rome Tor Vergata is open to public procurement officers from around the world, information on how to apply is available on


  6. Business in Sweden and the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

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    You have probably heard about the term force majeure by now, and you probably know that the legal implications of it may be relevant in extraordinary situations. But, you may find yourself wondering what force majeure entails for your company.

    Does COVID-19 constitute a force majeure event? What are you required to do in a force majeure situation? Are you required to do anything? What are your rights and obligations?

    What happens if your company cannot perform in accordance with your agreements? Will you risk damages? Can you modify existing agreements to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 with regards to your contractual obligations?

    Your commercial agreement, whether it is about the supply, distribution, production, or purchase of goods, may have a clause regarding force majeure. You may have certain rights and/or obligations stemming from this ongoing situation.

    Many of the questions above can be answered in a general matter. Hence, COVID-19 may generally constitute a force majeure event, provided that the specific force majeure clause has taken into account such a scenario (e.g. epidemic). However, the answer will always depend on your particular circumstances and the agreement at hand. Our general advice to our clients is to look into your specific circumstances and agreements to analyze how COVID-19 affects or may affect your business relationships.

    Contact us and we will look into your specific situation and provide guidance.


    Front Advokater has appointed a focus group with members from our various business areas to best assist clients in the various issues and challenges arising from the outbreak of COVID-19. If you have any questions, you are always welcome to contact us.