Business and finance

Commercial and financial legislation. Taxes (information material only), public procurement, product safety, copyright etc.

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  • Translations (Swedish Code of Statutes)

  • The Swedish Budget Act

    The Swedish Budget Act (SFS 2011:203) in english.

  • 2009:62 Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Prevention) Act

    SFS 2009:62 Lag om åtgärder mot penningtvätt och finansiering av terrorism
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 2009:46 Capital Contributions to Solvent Banks and others Ordinance

    SFS 2009:46 Förordning om kapitaltillskott till solventa
    banker m.fl.

  • 2008:990 Limited Floating Charges Act

    SFS 2008:990 Lag om företagshypotek
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 2008:819 Government Guarantees to Banks and others Ordinance

    SFS 2008:819 Förordning om statliga garantier till banker m.fl.

  • 2008:579 The Swedish Competition Act (external link)

    SFS 2008:579 Konkurrenslag
    Link to The Swedish Competition Authority's website

  • 2008:486 Marketing Act

    SFS 2008:486 Marknadsföringslag

  • 2007:1447 Ordinance containing instructions for the National Debt Office (external link, pdf)

    SFS 2007:1447 Förordning med instruktion för Riksgäldskontoret
    Link to The National Debt Office's website

  • 2007:1091 Public Procurement Act

    SFS 2007:1091 Lag om offentlig upphandling

  • 2007:528 Securities Market Act

    SFS 2007:528 Lag om värdepappersmarknaden
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 2006:1371 The Capital Adequacy and Large Exposures Act

    SFS 2006:1371 Lag om kapitaltäckning och stora exponeringar
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 2006:484 Law on the duty of a franchisor to provide information (external link)

    SFS 2006:484 Lag om franchisegivares informationsskyldighet
    Link to The International Institute for the Unification of Private Law's website

  • 2005:551 Companies Act

    SFS 2005:551 Aktiebolagslag
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation
    The translation is also available in some books
    For more information please see below

  • 2005:405 Insurance Mediation Act

    SFS 2005:405 Lag om försäkringsförmedling
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 2005:377 Financial Instruments Trading (Market Abuse Penalties) Act

    SFS 2005:377 Lag om straff för marknadsmissbruk vid handel med finansiella instrument
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 2005:104 Insurance Contracts Act (116 pages)

    SFS 2005:104 Försäkringsavtalslag
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 2005:59 Distance and Doorstep Sales Act

    SFS 2005:59 Distans- och hemförsäljningslag
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 2004:451 Product Safety Act

    SFS 2004:451 Produktsäkerhetslag

  • 2004:347 Price Indication Act

    SFS 2004:347 Prisinformationslag

  • 2004:297 Banking and Financing Business Act

    SFS 2004:297 Lag om bank- och finansieringsrörelse
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 2004:46 Investment Funds Act

    SFS 2004:46 Lag om investeringsfonder
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 2003:862 Financial Advice to Consumers Act

    SFS 2003:862 Lag om finansiell rådgivning till konsumenter

  • 2003:528 Floating Charges Act

    SFS 2003:528 Lag om företagsinteckning
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 2002:1022 Auditing of State Activities, etc. Act (external link, pdf)

    SFS 2002:1022 Lag om revision av statlig verksamhet m.m.
    Link to The Swedish National Audit Office's website

  • 2001:883 Auditors Act (external link, pdf)

    SFS 2001:883 Revisorslag
    Link to FAR, The Institute for Authorised Public Accountants's website

  • 2000:606 The Bookkeeping Ordinance (external link, pdf)

    SFS 2000:606 Förordning om myndigheters bokföring
    Link to The Swedish National Financial Management Authority's website
    (starts on page 43)

  • 2000:605 Ordinance concerning the Annual Reports and Budget (external link, pdf)

    SFS 2000:605 Förordning om årsredovisning och budgetunderlag
    Link to The Swedish National Financial Management Authority's website
    (starts on page 36)

  • 1999:1078 Accounting Act

    SFS 1999:1078 Bokföringslag
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 1999:355 Casinos Act (external link, pdf)

    SFS 1999:355 Kasinolag
    Link to The Lottery Inspection's website

  • 1999:158 Investor Protection Act

    SFS 1999:158 Lag om investerarskydd
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 1998:112 Act on Responsibility for Electronic Bulletin Boards

    SFS 1998:112 Lag om ansvar för elektroniska anslagstavlor

  • 1996:1006 Certain Financial Operations (Reporting Duty) Act

    SFS 1996:1006 Lag om anmälningsplikt avseende viss finansiell verksamhet
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 1996:764 Company Reorganisation Act

    SFS 1996:764 Lag om företagsrekonstruktion
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 1996:359 European Works Councils Act

    SFS 1996:359 Lag om europeiska företagsråd

  • 1995:1554 Annual Reports Act

    SFS 1995:1554 Årsredovisningslag
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 1995:400 Estate Agents Act (external link, pdf)

    SFS 1995:400 Fastighetsmäklarlag
    Link to The Royal Institute of Technology's (Stockholm) website

  • 1994:1927 European Economic Interest Groupings Act (external link, pdf)

    SFS 1994:1927 Lag om europeiska ekonomiska intressegrupperingar
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 1994:1000 Lotteries Act (external link)

    SFS 1994:1000 Lotterilag
    Link to The Lottery Inspection's website

  • 1994:193 International Copyright Regulation (external link)

    SFS 1994:193 Internationell upphovsrättsförordning
    Link to WIPO, The World Intellectual Property Organization's website

  • 1993:1212 Copyright Regulation

    SFS 1993:1212 Upphovrättsförordning

  • 1993:1066 Ordinance concerning Quantity Units, Measurements and Measuring Devices

    SFS 1993:1066 Förordning om måttenheter, mätningar och mätdon

  • 1992:1534 Act on CE Marking (external link, pdf)

    SFS 1992:1534 Lag om CE-märkning
    Link to The National Board of Housing, Building and Planning's website
    (starts on page 135)

  • 1992:1514 Act Concerning Quantity Units, Measurements and Measuring Devices signatures

    SFS 1992:1514 Lag om måttenheter, mätningar och mätdon

  • 1992:830 Consumer Credit Act

    SFS 1992:830 Konsumentkreditlag
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 1992:160 Foreign Branch Offices Act

    SFS 1992:160 Lag om utländska filialer m.m.
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 1992:18 The Product Liability Act

    SFS 1992:18 Produktansvarslag
    The translation (1995)

  • 1991:980 Financial Instruments Trading Act

    SFS 1991:980 Lag om handel med finansiella instrument
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 1991:351 Commercial Agents Act

    SFS 1991:351 Lag om handelsagentur
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 1990:932 Consumer Sales Act

    SFS 1990:932 Konsumentköplag
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 1990:931 Sales of Goods Act

    SFS 1990:931 Köplag
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 1989:978 Price Regulation Act

    SFS 1989:978 Prisregleringslag
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 1988:1387 Act on Central Government Borrowing and Debt Management (external link, pdf)

    SFS 1988:1387 Lag om statens upplåning och skuldförvaltning
    Link to The Swedish National Debt Office's website

  • 1988:1385 The Sveriges Riksbank Act (external link)

    SFS 1988:1385 Lag om Sveriges Riksbank
    Link to The Swedish Riksbank's website
    (starts on page 45)

  • 1987:672 Bankruptcy Act

    SFS 1987:672 Konkurslag
    Ds 1998:41
    The translation (1998)

  • 1986:796 Good Faith Acquisition of Personal Property Act

    1986:796 Lag om godtrosförvärv av lösöre
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 1986:436 Trading Prohibition Act

    SFS 1986:436 Lag om näringsförbud
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 1985:716 The Consumer Services Act

    SFS 1985:716 Konsumenttjänstlag
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 1981:131 Notice to Unknown Creditors Act

    SFS 1981:131 Lag om kallelse på okända borgenärer
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 1981:130 Limitations Act

    SFS 1981:130 Preskriptionslag
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 1980:1102 Partnership and Non-registered Partnership Act

    SFS 1980:1102 Lag om handelsbolag och enkla bolag
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 1980:612 Act on Mediation in Certain Copyright Disputes (external link)

    SFS 1980:612 Lag om medling i vissa upphovsrättstvister
    Link to WIPO, The World Intellectual Property Organization's website

  • 1978:800 Act on Names and Pictures in Advertising (external link, pdf)

    SFS 1978:800 Lag om namn och bild i reklam
    Link to The Royal Library's website

  • 1978:599 Credit Sales Between Undertakings Act

    SFS 1978:599 Lag om avbetalningsköp mellan näringsidkare m.fl.
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 1975:635 Interest Act

    SFS 1975:635 Räntelag
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 1972:204 Travel Guarantees Act (external link, pdf)

    SFS 1972:204 Resegarantilag
    Link to The Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency's website

  • 1970:417 Market Court Act

    SFS 1970:417 Lag om marknadsdomstol m.m.
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 1967:837 Patents Act (external link)

    SFS 1967:837 Patentlag
    Link to WIPO, The World Intellectual Property Organization's website

  • 1964:528 Applicable Law (International Sale of Goods) Act

    SFS 1964:528 Lag om tillämplig lag beträffande internationella köp av lösa saker
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • SFS 1960:729 Lag om upphovsrätt till litterära och konstnärliga verk

  • 1936:83 Gifts Act

    SFS 1936:83 Lag angående vissa utfästelser om gåva
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 1936:81 Promissory Notes Act

    SFS 1936:81 Lag om skuldebrev
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 1927:56 Deposit of Money in Escrow Act

    SFS 1927:56 Lag om nedsättning av pengar hos myndighet
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • 1915:218 The Contracts Act

    SFS 1915:218 Lag om avtal och andra rättshandlingar på förmögenhetsrättens område
    Published by Norstedts Juridik in Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • For a list of translations in Swedish Commercial Legislation please see the link below

  • Swedish Commercial Legislation (external link)

    A loose-leaf publication
    Norstedts Juridik & Translegal Sweden, 2007-
    ISBN 978-91-39-01319-8
    Is also available in an electronic version in Zeteo (Norstedts Juridik)

  • - The Swedish Companies Act 2005 in translation
    Aktiebolagslagen (2005:551) i engelsk översättning.
    - Norstedts juridik & Translegal Language Services, 2006
    Offprint from Swedish Commercial Legislation, Suppl. 20 April 2006
    ISBN 91-39-01170-4
    See also the link below

  • Skog, Rolf & Fäger, Catarina, translator: Ben-Dor, Reuven
    The Swedish Companies Act : an introduction. Pp 149-354, amendments up to SFS 2006:877
    Norstedts Juridik, 2007
    ISBN 978-91-39-01240-5
    See also the link below

  • Kundservice Stockholm
    Norstedts Juridik AB
    Kundservice
    S-106 47 Stockholm
    Telefon+46 8-690 91 00

  • Books. Offprint from Swedish Commercial Legislation

  • Accounting and Financial Reporting Legislation (external link)

    Link to Norstedts Juridik's website

  • Fundamental Commercial Legislation (external link)

    Link to Norstedts Juridik's website

  • Banking, Finance and Securities Legislation (external link)

    Link to Norstedts Juridik's website

  • The Swedish Companies Act 2005 (external link)

    Link to Norstedts Juridik's website

  • The Swedish Companies Act - An introduction (external link)

    Rolf Skog and Catarina Fäger
    Link to Norstedts Juridik's website

  • Background reading

  • Copyright

    Brochure, Ministry of Justice, 2006

  • New Companies Act

    Ny aktiebolagslag
    Fact sheet, Ministry of Justice, 2005

  • Swedish Code of Corporate Governance

    Svensk kod för bolagsstyrning
    Ministry of Finance, Swedish Government Official Reports SOU 2004:46

  • The new Swedish Companies Act (external link)

    Link to The Swedish Companies Registration Office's website