Court bans Swedish real estate agent merger by Lars Herlin in AIM Group 16 Dec 2014 A district court in Stockholm which handles competition cases today prohibited Swedbank, owner of Fastighetsbyrån, the biggest real estate chain in Sweden, from buying the second biggest real estate chain called Svensk Fastighetsförmedling. We do not yet know whether the decision will be appealed in a higher court, but if the ruling stands, the dominating real estate site Hemnet.se will not fal This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share Blocketbostadhemnet.seJan ProkopecLitigationschibstedStrategy Lars Herlin Lars Herlin is an AIM Group senior analyst for Europe, and our expert on Schibsted. He had a long career in journalism at Expressen, Svenska Dagbladet and VeckansAffärer, and served as managing editor and later managing director of Gotlands Allehanda.