Wiklund is an international law firm specializing in EU Law, Competition Law and Public International Law. We are leading experts in Gaming, Entertainment and Sports Law. We have litigated high profile cases in domestic and European courts.
EU AND COMPETITION
We are leading experts in EU and competition law. We act for clients in high profile EU lawsuits and major public procurement matters in Sweden.
GAMING AND SPORTS
Our team has been present since the online gaming industry took off in the early years of 2000. We have been at the forefront of developments in the internet gaming industry for more than ten years. We work closely with sport organizations and clubs in connection to entertainment and IP law. Our team has a vast industry experience across all aspects of the sector. Clients include multinational businesses, owner-managed enterprises and technology start-ups. We provide advice across the full range of product and business offerings, including sports betting, poker, casinos and slots, social gaming, bingo, skill games, lotteries and prize draws. Our services in the betting and gaming sector include M&A, regulatory advice, intellectual property, technology and licensing, sponsorship agreements and other commercial agreements, litigation and competition law.
Our focus is on European, Competition and IP Law Litigation. We have extensive experience in domestic and cross-border litigation, ad hoc and administered arbitration. We have advised clients in cases at the EU Commission and several European competition authorities, and have acted for clients in domestic courts as well as the European Court of Human Rights and the EU courts in Luxemburg.
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Dr. Ola Wiklund has been advising major online gaming operators for more than 15 years. His sector expertise ranges from commercial and regulatory to M & A and litigation. He is also advising private operators in the Health Care-sector. He has acted as counsel in proceedings before the European Courts in Luxemburg and Strasbourg. He has represented clients in the European Commission and the Swedish Competition Authority. He is acting for clients in a number of pending high profile monopoly EU law suits (gaming, tax and alcohol) against the Swedish government. He runs an extensive Public Affairs practice on Pan-European level. Dr. Ola Wiklund has published several articles and books in his field of practice.
Founder Wiklund Law Offices, 2018–. Co-founder, Hansen Advokatbyrå, 2013–2018. Partner and Head of EU- and Competition Law, Gernandt & Danielsson Advokatbyrå, 2010–2013. Partner and Head of EU- and Competition Law, Wistrand Advokatbyrå 2004–2010. Senior Counsel and Head of EU- and Competition Law, DLA Nordic Advokatbyrå 2001–2004. Tenure in European law, Faculty of Law, Stockholm University 1997–2001. Visiting Professor, European University Institute, Florence Italy 1997–1998. Lawyer at the Court of Justice of the European Communities 1995–1996. Appointed Associate Professor (docent), Stockholm University Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) Stockholm University 1997.
SOU 2020:44 – Dr Wiklund has been an assigned legal expert in the legislative committee of Constitutional Torts.
Ardalan Shekarabi riskerar sänka hela licenssystemet – Ola Wiklund criticizes government policy. The opinion article is published in Dagens Industri 18 June 2020.
Politically geared crackdown on casino operators in Sweden is risking the entire licensing system – Apart from having the hallmarks of a measure of an autocratic banana republic, the proposal shamelessly advances the commercial interests of the political branch itself – EGR
Minister Ardalan Shekarabi’s new temporary Regulation violates EU Law – “The legal question will be if the deposit restrictions, bonus restrictions and login requirements could have any effects on public health. The burden of proof here lies firmly with the government.”
Loot Boxes and Domestic Gaming Laws – Regulatory Overreach -The Swedish Consumer Agency’s (Konsumentverket) report suggests there may be problems with the business model for loot boxes in relation to children and vulnerable consumers. Subsequently, the Swedish Ministry of Finance has referred the Swedish Consumer Agency’s report on loot boxes to a legislative committee (Spelmarknadsutredningen). This agency claims that if the winnings in a loot box can be turned into cash, it is a lottery, covered by the Gaming Act.
We are currently working with the video-game industry to limit any regulatory overreach into this burgeoning entertainment industry sector. (Article Gambling Complaince)
SF Studios becomes majority shareholder of Felix Herngren’s production Company FLX – Wiklund Law represented the founders of FLX, the most successful film & tv production company in Sweden
On Law an Politics of Swedish Gambling Monopoly
by Ola Wiklund
Om att ta den svenska domarens värderingar på allvar
by Ola Wiklund