Gloria Golmohammadi

PhD project title: Participation in EU law-making though consultation - achieving coherence

Project description: This doctoral project explores participation in EU law-making through the lens of the EU Commission’s consultation regime, looking at its relation to national legislative public consultation. The research aims to provide an analysis and deeper understanding of the legal principles and rules governing the Commission’s open consultations and the Swedish consultation procedure (Remissväsendet) as they relate to EU law-making. Based on this understanding, the research will explore how these participatory elements of law-making can be improved through increasing the coherence between their respective regulatory frameworks.

Lovorka Jonic Kapnias

PhD project title: EU Enlargement Policy Revisited: Between Theory and Practice. The Case of Institutional Twinning

Project description: The main objective of my doctoral project is to increase the understanding of the present status of European integration by facilitating deeper knowledge about practical dimensions of enlargement ('how does it work in reality') and by exploring under-researched aspects of this process, namely, the instrument of institutional twinning. In order to evaluate inconsistencies between theory and practice of EU enlargement, the first (theoretical) part of the project explores the key developments of enlargement policy and analyses its shortcomings. Institutional twinning opens a possibility to experience the EU's enlargement process from a practical point of view and illustrates how enlargement actually works in practice; hence, in the second (empirical) part of the project, weaknesses of the policy are tested on the example of twinning. Finally, on the basis of empirical findings about true performance of accession states within the selected twinning projects, it will be possible to draw broader conclusions about the positive sides and drawbacks of the EU's enlargement policy, and, more generally, about the desired balance between theory and practice of EU enlargement.

Branka Marusic

PhD project working title: Mercurial Scope of the Economic Right of Communication to the Public in Copyright in the EU and its Implications on Fundamental Rights

Project description: The doctoral project concerns identification and systematisation of current parameters to an EU harmonised economic right of copyright rightholders in the digital market. The aim is to analyse the current limits of exchange of copyrighted content online and building on that analyse how such an autonomous legal concept made under EU law interacts with fundamental rights.

Chapters in Books:

Author’s Right to Choose: Right of Divulgation in the Online Digital Single Market of the EU, in EU Internet Law in the Digital Era: Regulation and Enforcement / [ed] Tatiana-Eleni Synodinou, Philippe Jougleux, Christiana Markou, Thalia Prastitou, Springer, 2020, s. 137-160


Derogating regulative and enforcement powers in copyright protection in the Digital Market: a Trojan horse for the EU? Branka Marušić, Croatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy vol.13, January 2018

Reproduciranje autorskog djela za privatno i drugo vlastito korištenje u svjetlu prava Europske unije (Reproduction of copyright protected works for private and other personal use in the light of European Union law), Marko Jurić, Branka Marušić, Zbornik Hrvatskog društva za autorsko pravo, vol.12-13, December 2016

Gate Keeper or Trespasser? EU ISP Liability Regime and its Privacy Implications, Branka Marušić, Nordiskt Immateriellt Rättsskydd, 1/2016, April 2016

End Line: The Boundaries of Extended Protection for Word Trademarks in EU Law, Branka Marušić, Nordiskt Immateriellt Rättsskydd, 5/2014, December 2014

Television Programme Licensing: Endgame for Exclusivity?, Branka Marušić, Croatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy vol.7, December 2011

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Niousha Nademi

PhD project title: Relevant Market and Market Power when Companies Compete through Innovation

Project description: My research concerns the delineation of relevant markets and the assessment of market power in the new economy. Today, companies like Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon and Microsoft are sometimes suspected of abusing their dominant position or to be monopolists, but the way of determining first, which markets they are active on and secondly how to measure their market power has proven to be more difficult than previously anticipated. My project targets the ICT sector and looks at the issues at hand from a law and economics perspective.

Marcus Skarpsvärd

PhD project title: The Costs of Legal Certainty: A Forensic Analysis of Exclusionary Abuse of Dominance

Project description: The study aims to ascertain concepts and theories regarding artificial obstacles to competition by analysing the profitability of the dominant company’s strategy. The investigation will mainly use well-established accounting and financial profitability measurements to determine the lawfulness of the dominant company’s tactics. By applying forensic analysis, the dissertation seeks to establish the relevant cost measurements, disclosure of such data and the evidentiary threshold to determine an infringement in litigation before the EU courts, thus limiting enforcement and judicial decision-making errors.

Senem Eken Uyad

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Helene Andersson

Project title: ”Access to the European Commission’s Files in Cartel Cases – Promoting or Preventing Effective Enforcement of the European Competition Rules?”

Project description: Projektet, som inleddes i februari 2017 och pågår fram till och med december 2019, skall kartlägga vilka olika regler som styr Europeiska kommissionens utlämnande av handlingar i kartellärenden. Syftet är att fastställa om gällande ordning på bästa sätt säkerställer en effektiv kartellbekämpning och samtidigt respekterar gällande regler kring handlingars offentlighet och enskildas grundläggande rättigheter.

Antonina Bakardjieva Engelbrekt

Torsten och Ragnar Söderbergsprofessor (forskaranslag 2015-2018)

Project description

The project looks into the challenge of decentralised enforcement in core areas of the Internal Market, such as competition law, consumer law and intellectual property law. One way of ensuring coherence of decentralised enforcement has been through different types of enforcement networks. However, while the concept of ‘network’ presumes equivalence of interconnected units, in the regulatory areas at the centre of this project, there is considerable diversity in institutional design and governance approaches among the EU Member States. Through a combination of theories and methodologies the projects explores the impact of institutional diversity on the effectiveness of network governance and in turn, the implications of network governance for national institutional autonomy.

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Ulf Bernitz


Leder forskningsavdelning för europarätt vid Stockholm Centre of Commercial Law

Ordförande för styrelsen och redaktionsrådet för Europarättslig Tidskrift

Ordförande för styrelsen för NIR Nordiskt Immateriellt Rättsskydd

Ordförande för the Editorial Board Scandinavian Studies in Law

Medlem i styrgruppen för Nätverket för Europarättsforskning

Medlem i styrelsen för Institutet för Europeisk Rätt vid SU

Fellow, Institute of European and Comparative Law, University of Oxford

Claes Granmar

Associate professor and full time senior lecturer (LL.D., DIHR, Docent) in European Law

Brief presentation

Claes is mainly working with EU internal market law and external trade relations law in a constitutional context. He is a board member of the institute and alumni at the European University Institute (EUI) where he defended his dissertation in 2010. Furthermore, Claes is alumni at Oxford University where he was a research fellow at the Institute for European and Comparative Law (IECL) and member of SCR Lady Margret Hall 2017-2018. He is also Honorary Fellow at Melbourne Law School 2019.

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Björn Lundqvist

Styrelsen för institutet.



’Introduction to EU Internet Law’ (Ex Tuto, 352 pp., September 2015), tillsammans med Jan Trzaskowski, Andrej Savin, and Patrik Lindskoug

‘R&D collaborations under the Competition Rules of the European Union and The Antitrust Laws of the United States’ (Edward Elgar monograph, 303 pp. May, 2015).

‘Standardization under EU Competition Rules & US Antitrust Laws: The Rise and Limits of Self- Regulation’ (Edward Elgar monograph, 496 pp. May, 2014)

‘Joint Research and Development and Patent Pools under the Antitrust Laws of the USA and the Competition Rules of the European Union’ (LL.D dissertation 300 pp) 2010.

Peer-reviewed artiklar

Big Data and Competition Law, Journal of Antitrust Enforcement (publiceras 2017)

Learning Competition Law – some comments regarding Problem Based Learning, Critical Thinking and Metacognitive Understanding, Journal of Legal Education. (inskickad)

’Standards, Innovation and EU Competition law in an Internet of Things World’, Antitrust Bulletin (publiceras 2017)

’European Harmonised Standards as ”part of EU Law”: the implications of the James Elliot case for copyright protection and, possibly, for the EU Competition Law’, Legal Issues of Economic Integration (publiceras 2017)

’Konkurrensrätt och nödvändiga patent’, Europarättslig tidskrift, 2016 volum 2., 56-79.

’Post Danmark II, now Concluded by the ECJ: Clarification of the Rebate Abuse, but how do we marry Post Danmark I with Post Danmark II?’ European Competition Journal (Volume 11, 2015 -¬‐ Issue 2-¬‐3), 557-573.

The interface between EU competition law and standard essential patents – from Orange-Book- Standard to the Huawei case’ i European Competition Journal (Volume 11, 2015 -¬‐ Issue 2-¬‐3), 367-401.

Tillsammans med Ylva Forsberg ; Marc de Vries; and Mariateresa Maggiolino, ‘Open Data and Competition Law- Some issues regarding access and pricing of raw data’ in MUJLT: Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology, September 2015, 95-120.

Tillsammans med Timo Minssen, ‘The "Opt Out" and "Opt In" Provisions in the Unified Patent Court Agreement: Impact and Strategies for European Patent Portfolios’ in: N I R, Vol. 83, No. 4, 2014, 340- 357

Tillsammans med Liisa Rajala Malmgren, ’Det svenska och danska genomförandet av PSI-direktivet: och hur de bör uppdateras i ljuset av det nya PSI-direktivet’ in Tidsskrift for Rettsvitenskap, Vol. 126, Nr. 1-2, 2013, 196-230

Tillsammans med Grith Skovgaard Ølykke,‘Post Danmark, Now Concluded by the Danish Supreme Court : Clarification of the Selective Low Pricing Abuse and Perhaps the Embryo of a New Test under Article 102 TFEU?’, in: E C L R: European Competition Law Review, Vol. 34, No. 9, 2013, 485-490

Vetenskapliga artiklar

’Konkurrensrätt och nödvändiga patent’, Europarättslig tidskrift, 2016 volum 2, 197-207.

‘Turning Government Data into Gold": The Interface Between EU Competition Law and the Public Sector Information Directive - With Some Comments on the Compass Case’ in I I C - International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Vol. 44, Nr. 1, 2013, pp. 79-95


’Big Data, Open Data, Privacy Regulations, Intellectual Property and Competition Law in an Internet of Things World’ Faculty of Law, University of Stockholm Research Paper No. 1. To be published by Max Planck Institute and Springer forlag. Available at SSRN:, ca. 30 sidor

’Joint Research and Development Collaborations Under Competition Law, with a Layman's Economic Viewpoint’ (February 8, 2017). Faculty of Law, Stockholm University Research Paper No. 3. To be published by Edward Elgar and Ascola Leiden, Available at SSRN:, ca. 25 sidor.

’Postenmålet i ljuset av senare praxis från EU-domstolen’, Minnesskrift till Marknadsdomstolen (kommer publiceras under 2017), 22 sidor.

’EU-domstolens praxis angående rabatter och andra prissmissbruk under Artikel 102 EUF-fördraget’, Kilpailuoikeudellinen Vuosikirja 2016, Grano Oy, 2017

Tillsammans med Helene Andersson, Access to Documents for Cartel Victims and Cartel Members – is the System Coherent? in Maria Bergström, Marios Iacovides, Magnus Strand (editors) ”Harmonizing EU Competition Litigation: The New Directive and Beyond”, forthcoming with Hart Publishing/Bloomsbury in 2015, 165-186.

‘The rise of standardization – competition law as the limit of self-regulation’ in Josef Drexl and Fabiana Di Porto (ed) “Competition Law as Regulation”, Edward Elgar, 2015, pp. 365-397.

The Interface Between Competition Law and Standard Essential Patents : Some Early Comments on the Huawei Case. in Erhvervsretlige emner . red. /Peter Arnt Nielsen; Peter Koerver Schmidt; Katja Dyppel Weber. København : Djøf / Jurist- og Økonomforbundet (2015), s. 183-194

’”Digital Agenda: Turning government data into gold” The regulation of public sector information and content’, published in Hans-Henrik Lidgard (ed) Nordic Perspectives on Competition in Innovation markets. Lund: Maria Magle Publishing, 2013, pp. 76-87

‘The regulation of public sector information and content markets in Sweden and the EU’, IBA (International Bar Association) May, 2012

‘How research and development cooperation is dealt with under EC Competition law and its implication on the restructuring of firms’ published in Marie-Ange Moreau (ed) Building Restructuration in Europe, Peter Lang (June 2009).

Övriga vetenskapliga arbeten

Tillsammans med Ylva Forsberg ; Marc de Vries; and Mariateresa Maggiolino, EU Commission research report, LAPSI Competition law issues paper, market/en/news/legal-aspects-public-sector-information-lapsi-thematic-network-outputs (2014)

Tillsammans med Marc de Vries, Emma Linklater and Liisa Rajala Malmgren, ‘Business Activity and Exclusive Right in the Swedish PSI Act’, Report published by the Swedish Competition Authority (September 2011)

H. Ullrich; A. Heinemann; B Lundqvist (1998, 2005 (2nd ed)). Competition Policy and Intellectual Property Rights A Comparative Analysis of the Competition Rules Relating to IPR in the European Union, the USA, Japan and in International Law, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). (The report was updated by Björn Lundqvist in 2005.)


Vad gäller min nuvarande forskning är jag involverad i två projekt.

För det första, håller vi på att avsluta ett forskningsprojekt inom läkemedelsbranschen och arbetar med att få fram ett bra manus till Oxford University Press (OUP) för en bok med titeln ‘EU Competition Law and Intellectual Property Rights in the Pharma & Biotech Sectors’ (författare är Professor Timo Minssen vid Köpenhamns universitet, Jur. Dr. Justin Pierce vid Lunds universitet och jag). Jag arbetar för närvarande med den del som behandlar licensavtal inom läkemedelsbranschen samt jag forskar och skriver om samspelet mellan forskande bolag och läkemedels producerade bolag.

För det andra, är jag involverad i ett projekt som behandlar ’Big Data’, immaterialrätt, persondataskydd och konkurrensrätt, där jag senast var värd för en stor internationella konferens här vid SU i juni 2017.

Jaan Paju

Torsten Söderbergs stiftelse, forskningsanslag 2018-2020.

Project title: Utomeuropeisk migration i unionsrättslig och svensk kontext

Project description: Forskningsprojektet ställer frågan vilka sociala rättigheter som kan uppstå för asylsökande i Sverige. Under år 2015 anlände uppemot 190 000 asylsökande i Sverige.

Migrationsverkets huvudscenario för år 2016 utgår från 135 000 asylsökande. Det rör sig om ett stort antal utomeuropeiska medborgare som kommer att vistas i Sverige under en längre tid innan deras rätt till asyl kan prövas. Projektet analyserar mot bakgrund av detta förhållande vilka rättsliga utmaningar som föreligger när ett (oväntat) samspel mellan nationella och unionsrättsliga regelverk kan leda till en fristående rätt till sociala förmåner för asylsökande i Sverige. Projektet utgår från en rättsanalytisk metod vad avser unionsrättsliga regelverks påverkan på det svenska välfärdssystemet. Genom att abstrahera och kondensera två helt olikverkande rättsliga krafter: unionsrättens fria personrörlighet och grundläggande fri- och rättigheter, möjliggör detta angreppssätt en djupare analys av hur samspelet mellan olika regelverk sker och på vilket vis därmed uppkomna sociala rättigheter kan exponera den svenska välfärdsmodellen. Projektets övergripande värde ligger i att projektet syftar till att såväl definiera och analysera en potentiell rättighetskatalog för utomeuropeiska medborgare som att föra en kritisk rättspolitisk diskussion kring de yttre gränserna för en transnationell solidaritet för svenskt vidkommande.

Sideek Mohamed Seyad

Anknytande verksamhet

Nätverket för europarättslig forskning

Forskningsavdelningen för europarätt, Stockholm Center for Commercial Law

Europarättslig tidskrift

Nätverk för europaforskning

Oxford/Stockholm Wallenberg Venture in European Law
Institute of European and Comparative Law, Oxford University