Industries

Food Industry

The food industry is characterized by a highly competitive market, where consumers demands are constantly increasing and the regulation is becoming increasingly complex. Whilst the food consumption in Sweden is constantly increasing, the Swedish agricultural industry struggles with profitability and growth. Sweden’s competitiveness in agricultural products has fallen steadily for several years, which has resulted in high demands on resource efficiency and sustainability in the food chain. Furthermore, high demands are placed on food being safe, that its quality and composition comply with the law and that information on food is truthful, sufficient and does not mislead consumers.

In short, the food industry is characterized by several challenges for the companies that operate there. MarLaw Law Firm has extensive experience in assisting everything from producers, retailers and consumers operation in the food industry. We assist our clients with advice in, among other things:

• Intellectual property law
• Marketing law
• Competition law
• Regulatory issues

 

Life Science and Health

Sweden is a hub for healthcare innovation in a wide range of specialist areas and constitutes one of EU’s most innovative countries in terms of Life Science and Health. The industry i characterized by strong growth where Sweden is at the forefront of meeting urgent global health challenges. A challenge for many companies in the industry is to comply with the highly complex regulation, which emphasizes high demands throughout the whole value chain. Borderline issues often arise for products that move between different strictly regulated markets, this may apply to:

• Medicinal products
• Medical devices
• Cosmetics
• Food products

MarLaw law firm works with a wide range of issues related to Life Science and Health, such as manufacturing, distribution and marketing. We have good knowledge of the industry’s market and conditions, and regularly handle complex issues that arise in connection with operations in the industry. Our legal advice includes:

• Regulatory issues
• Market law
• Intellectual property law
• Contract law

 

IT, Technology and Telecoms

The IT, technology and telecoms industries are constantly evolving and are constantly driven forward by new technological innovations. The rapid development poses major challenges for the law, whilst it gives rise to new business opportunities. MarLaw law firm has extensive experience of assisting clients in IT, technology and telecoms related issues and we advise clients in, among other things:

• IT law
• Data protection
• Market law
• Contract law
• Intellectual property law
• Competition law

 

Energy

The energy sector has undergone a drastic expansion during the recent years. The industry has a central role for the climate change and sustainable development, which has entailed increased demands on actors in the industry as a result of, among other things, the Paris Agreement (COP21) and the Glasgow Climate Pact (COP26). The expansive stage in which the industry has been, and still is, gives rise to several complex legal issues and challenges, but also opportunities.

MarLaw law firm offers an extensive expertise in the energy industry and has extensive experience in managing disputes in the sector. Our advisory services include, among other things:

• Regulatory issues
• Market law
• Contract law
• Intellectual property law
• Competition law

E-Commerce

Both globalization and digitalisation are contributing to the constant development of e-commerce. The industry is growing and changing at a rapid pace. Whilst its becoming more and more common to buy goods and services on the internet, higher demands are placed on the companies operating in the industry. Several fields of law often apply to companies operating in the industry, which means that the e-commerce legislation can be regarded complicated. MarLaw law firm regularly assists clients who operate in e-commerce and has extensive experience of assisting clients in disputes with contracting parties and authorities. Our legal advice includes:

• Contract law
• Consumers law
• IT law
• Market law
• Data protection
• Intellectual property law

 

Activities in the public sector

The public sector is of crucial importance for a large part of Sweden’s infrastructure and a significant part of Sweden’s GDP is managed in the public sector. For this reason, proper functioning of the public sector is of great importance. Activities in the public sector are often distinguished by having a political dimension and specific decision-making processes that differ from the private sector. Activities in the public sector are, to a large extent, strictly regulated and can concern everything from health and medical care to public transport. Issues related to this sector may include supervisory matters, activities subject to a permit and assessment of government decisions. MarLaw law firm assists clients in, among other things:

• Regulatory issues
• IT law
• Market law
• Contract law
• Competition law
• Data protection

 

Media and Entertainment

The digitalisation brings a constant transformation for the media and entertainment sector, and the consumption of media and entertainment is steadily increasing in the society. The development of the sector brings both opportunities and challenges for actors operating in the industry, to which legal issues often is connected.

MarLaw law firm has an extensive knowledge of the media and entertainment sector and have provided clients in the industry with legal advisory services for a long time. We assist clients in, among other things:

• Market Law
• Media Law
• Contract Law
• Data protection
• Intellectual property law