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Profile

For 25 years, my work has consisted of helping Swedish and foreign companies and organisations, mainly within the areas EU and competition law, and with public sector contracts.

I have much experience of advising on competition law, acquisition control, public procurement, government support and anti-corruption, as well as special inquiries. Within these areas, I have acted as legal representative in court proceedings, in both national courts and the European Court of Justice, among them the well-known Gourmet case. When it comes specifically to competition law and acquisition control, I also have wide experience of contacts with the EU Commission and a large number of other European and international competition authorities. On the anti-corruption side, I have carried out several major surveys and self-cleaning court proceedings, in both Sweden and other countries. In the procurement area, I have assisted clients with strategic advice and implementation “from beginning to end” of some of the largest procurement processes in Sweden. Finally, I should mention that I have a special interest in social development projects, and I have participated in enquiries into high-speed trains, electrified lines and Hyperloop transports in Sweden and Finland.

I lecture regularly both in Sweden and abroad.

Career
1993-,Setterwalls
1992-1993,Administrative Court of Gothenburg, law clerk
1991-1992,Officer of Legal Affaires at the European Free Trade Association, Geneva
1990-1991,Administrative Court of Gothenburg, law clerk
1989-1990,University of Amsterdam, LL.M. in European Integration
1989,Uppsala University, LL.M.
Recommendations

Ulf Djurberg is ranked in Chambers Europe (Competition/European Law) and recommended in Legal 500 (EU and competition and Public procurement). Ulf is also specified as expert in Who's Who Legal: Government Contracts 2015, Who's Who Legal: Competition 2015, Who's Who Legal: Public Procurement 2014 and GCR 100.

"Outstanding. "

- Legal 500, 2017

"Ulf Djurberg has significant experience in procurement-related dispute."

- Legal 500, 2015

"Building trust and confidence."

- Chambers Europe, 2014

"A skilled and careful practitioner."

- Chambers, 2013

"He is very prompt and conscientious."

- Chambers Europe, 2012

Merits
External publications
2016Swedish Chapter – Unfair Trading Practices, The Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business, Special Issue
OCT 2015Sveriges mest hållbara väg - Utbyggnad och elektrifiering av E22 ur ett legalt perspektiv
2015The International Investigations Review, Fifth Edition
2015The Law Reviews e-Book & PDF Fifth Edition
2014“Views on Swedish procurement law from a European perspective”, The Government Procurement Review, Swedish chapter
2011EU competition rules and sport - a non-profit sports movement in danger, Idrottsjuridisk skriftserie 2011 No. 16
2012Leadership Management International (LMI), Personal Leadership Certificate
2010EU-law – a threat against the Swedish sport movement (EU-rätten - hot mot den svenska idrottsrörelsen), Idrottsjuridisk skriftserie 2010 No 15
2009The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Cartels & Leniency 2009, Swedish chapter
2008The deathblow to the Swedish National football team (Dödsstöten för svensk landslagsfotboll?), Idrottsjuridisk skriftserie 2008 No 13
2008Pharmaceutical Antitrust, Swedish chapter, Getting the deal through
2007FIFA wallops G14?! (FIFA spöar G14?!), Idrottsjuridisk skriftserie 2007 No 12
2006The tale of proportionality in the Gourmet case, Liber Amicorum to Sven Norberg
2005National Team Jersey or not? (Landslagsdräkt eller inte?), Idrottsjuridisk skriftserie 2005 No 10
2003The Gourmet Case - A Revolution in the “Cuisine Suédoise” and a Major development of EU case Law?, European Lawyer, April 2003
2003Advisor to The Swedish Bar Association by remi writing regarding alcohol advertising
1994The Definition of the Relevant Market under the Swedish Competition Act, SvJT 1994 No 9.
1990EC Merger Control, SvJT 1990 No. 10
Commissions of trust
SPEAKEREU and Competition Law at The Swedish Sports Confederation, November 2012
SPEAKERAlmedalen 2016, presentation of Hyperloop One
SPEAKERAlmedalen 2016, seminar with Arena för infrastruktur
SPEAKERThe final seminar of the Infrastructure commission on 28 October 2015 – Extension and electrifying of E22 from a legal perspective.
SPEAKERAlmedalen 2015, alternative financing of our infrastructure – Is this possible with today's rules and legislation?
SPEAKERStockholm Antitrust Seminars, the Swedish Automobile Sports Federation case, notion undertaking from a sports perspective - 19 February 2014.
PANELLISTPublic Procurement in the healthcare sector, Svensk juriststämma 12-13 February 2014.
SPEAKERSwedish association for banking lawyers’ annual meeting regarding anti-corruption measures in May 2013.
SPEAKERKonkurrensrättsforum Informa IBC Sweden’s yearly conference regarding Competition Law and Sport April 2013.
SPEAKERSwedish School of Sport and Health Sciences (GIH) and Europarättsliga föreningen (the European Association in Sweden) on sports and EU-law, March 2013.
SPEAKERNordic Sports law Conference "EU competition rules and sport - a non-profit sports movement in danger." (Stockholm 11-12 November 2011).
PANELLISTPublic procurement issues in the field of Clean & Facility at Stockholmsmässan (September 2010).
LECTURERCompetition law in connection with M&A at IQPC’s conference on competition law (Stockholm, 2 December 2009).
SPEAKERC5’s forum on EU Defence & Security Procurement “Security of information; defining policies” (Brussels, 17 November 2009).
SPEAKERSwedish Presidency of the European Union’s Sport Directors Meeting on "The specific nature of sport - from a legal practitioners view" (Stockholm, 2 October 2009).
SPEAKERThe conference “Manoeuvring within the New EU Rules for the Procurement of Military and Sensitive Defence Equipment”, The White Paper Conference (London, June 2009).
PANELLISTThe conference Applying the EU Procurement Rules to Major Projects, The White Paper Conference (Brussels, November 2008).
VICE CHAIRMANNew York Bar Association’s seasonal meeting, speaker on Legal Professional Privilege” (Stockholm, September 2008).
PANELLISTClass actions (procedural and competition law) at Institutional Investor’s symposium (Amsterdam, March 2008).
LECTUREREU competition law and Life Science at Pharma Law Conference (Stockholm, January 2008).
LECTURERPublic procurement together with Confex Sverige AB, Scandinavia’s leading conference producer, Stockholm 2007.
LECTURERCompetition law aspects of free file-sharing, Stockholm 2007.
LECTURERCompetition law at Nordic forum, Helsinki, 2006.
LECTURERCompetition and procedural law at Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law, 2005.
LECTURERThe international distribution symposium, Milwaukee, USA, 2001.
LECTURERCompetition law aspects of distribution agreements, at IIR (International Institute for Research), Stockholm, 1993.
LECTURERUniversity of Gothenburg, Law (EU and EEA Law), 1991-1992.
LECTURERMerger Control at IIR (International Institute for Research), Stockholm, 1990.
LECTURERVarious EU law subjects at Swedish and international companies.
Memberships
MEMBERSHIPNätverket för Statsstödsfrågor (Swedish network for lawyers practicing in the field of state aid)
MEMBERSHIPICC’s expert group on competition law
MEMBERSHIPEU-club of Sweden
MEMBERSHIPSvenska nätverket för konkurrensrättsjurister (Swedish network for lawyers practicing in the field of competition)
MEMBERSHIPJuridiska nätverket för offentlig upphandling (Swedish network for lawyers practicing in the field of public procurement)