Region: Denmark

Danish tyre companies hit brakes on deal amid Phase II scrutiny

Two Danish tyre companies have abandoned their proposed tie-up after failing to propose sufficient remedies during a controversial in-depth probe by the national competition enforcer.

15 August 2023

Danish enforcer requests price-fixing fine for car repair platform

Denmark’s antitrust enforcer has urged a local court to fine online car repair platform Autobutler for entering into price-fixing agreements with hundreds of garages.

03 July 2023

Denmark: Authorities build on EU competition law and focus enforcement on cutting-edge sectors

Featured in Europe, Middle East and Africa Antitrust Review 2024

Shared characteristics of the Danish Competition Act and EU competition law give the country similar priorities and a familiar enforcement framework. Yet it is the key differences that allow the Danish government to better curb anticompetitive developments in pivotal sectors, such as its burgeoning digital market.

30 June 2023

Denmark: Competition Council and DCCA utilise tailored legislation to boost merger regime

Featured in Europe, Middle East and Africa Antitrust Review 2024

Danish competition authorities are making smart use of tailored legislation, armed with a Competition Act tailored to rigorously root out mergers that threaten the country’s healthy competitive landscape.

30 June 2023

European courts should respect UK rulings in private damages cases, Smith says

The president of the UK’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has urged European courts to continue to “respect and consider” the country’s judgments in antitrust litigation cases post-Brexit.

12 June 2023

Danish court reinstates outdoor advertising cartel decision

A Danish appellate court has rebuked a lower court for ruling that the national competition enforcer should have provided evidence of actual contact between two outdoor advertising companies after their unlawful written agreement to fix rebates expired.

23 May 2023

Danish court orders enforcer to reassess decade-old abuse decision

A Danish court has overturned an abuse of dominance decision from the country’s antitrust enforcer against a train manufacturer and its distributor after finding the agency’s market definition was flawed.

28 February 2023


Featured in GCR 100 2023

The introduction of new foreign investment control legislation in July 2021 has kept Denmark’s compact competition bar on its toes.

12 December 2022

Drinks companies pull plug on three-to-two deal in Denmark

Two major Danish drinks businesses have abandoned a proposed tie-up after the country’s antitrust enforcer raised horizontal competition concerns during an in-depth review into the deal.

27 October 2022

Denmark: economist perspective

Featured in Enforcer Hub

11 October 2022

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