As a consequence of the Government's adoption of the Producer Responsibility for Packaging Regulation (2022:1274), extended producer responsibility for waste management of packaging will enter into force on 1 January 2023. The aim of the regulation is to reduce the amount of packaging, limit the harmful environmental impact of packaging, reduce litter, and achieve recycling targets. The regulation is aimed at ensuring that packaging waste is handled acceptably from health and environmental perspectives, and that the producers assume operational or financial responsibility for collecting and treating packaging waste.
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The system of inspections according to AB 04 and ABT 06 plays a central role in construction. The main purpose of all inspections is to determine whether the total works or part of it has been completed in accordance with the contract. An inspection report is of great importance as evidence of the condition of the total works and is often the basis for negotiations between the parties on the existence of defects. It is therefore important that a party who is not satisfied with an inspection report has the opportunity to have it reconsidered.
Foyen has advised the Swedish Fortifications Agency in connection with the acquisition of JM's K1 Karlbergs Strand office project in Solna, Stockholm. The value of the sale is SEK 2.4 billion.
During the spring of 2022, the EU decided on a series of sanctions against Russia in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. On 8th of April 2022, the EU decided on a fifth package of sanctions which includes, among other things, further restrictions on trade with Russia. One element of this is the extension of the list of controlled items which might contribute to Russia’s military and technological enhancements or the development of its defence and security sector, and restrictions have been imposed regarding goods for import and export, transactions, and financing and financial assistance, among others. In the context of these sanctions, the Regulation also introduces a new article that addresses public procurement contracts.
Foyen has successfully represented an internet service provider in the Court of Appeal for Skåne and Blekinge on the issue of a right to unpaid subscription fees in respect of group connection agreements for broadband and IT telephony.