The European, Middle Eastern and African Antitrust Review 2018

Denmark: Competition and Consumer Authority

14 August 2017

The enforcement of competition law in Denmark is bifurcated between the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (DCCA) and the public prosecutor. While the DCCA investigates cases and issues orders requiring individuals and undertakings to terminate infringements, it has no powers to impose fines as all fines are criminal in nature in the Danish system. For a fine to be imposed the case has to be referred to the public prosecutor who can initiate the procedure so that the criminal courts can impose a fine.

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