Organisation: Norwegian Competition Authority

EFTA authority opens abuse probe into Nordic retailer

The European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority has opened an investigation into the largest electronics retailer in the Nordic region over allegations it implemented exclusivity agreements with suppliers.

25 May 2023

Norway spikes ready-mix concrete deal due to local competition concerns

Norway’s antitrust enforcer has blocked a two-to-one merger between a pair of concrete companies, warning that ØB Group's acquisition of rival Betongvarer would have shut-out competition in a local market and caused prices to rise.

11 May 2023

Norway’s top court confirms first-ever deal block reversal

An appellate court correctly overturned a merger prohibition by the national competition authority for the first time when it ruled that the enforcer failed to prove the buyer and seller were direct rivals, Norway’s Supreme Court has said.

20 February 2023

Norwegian government signals supermarket price-fixing concerns

Norway’s trade minister reportedly wants the country’s competition watchdog to check whether supermarket chains have colluded to raise prices by announcing planned hikes through local media.

13 January 2023

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