Region: Denmark

Petrol company fined for gun-jumping

Circle K has paid a €803,724 fine for failing to notify Denmark’s competition authority that it acquired 72 service stations in 2016.

02 July 2019

Nordic enforcers reject politicisation of EU merger control

Competition, not politics, should determine EU merger policy, the heads of five Nordic competition authorities have said, as they add their voices to criticism directed at the French and German governments for proposing radical changes to the EU’s merger regime.

28 June 2019

Denmark launches legal services market study

Denmark’s competition authority has begun a market study examining several aspects of the domestic legal services market, including potential barriers to entry.

08 February 2019

Smear campaign abused dominance in Denmark

A company abused its dominant position in the market for ambulance services by running a campaign to discredit a rival and dissuade ambulance staff from joining it, Denmark’s antitrust enforcer has found.

04 February 2019

Denmark confirms excessive-pricing decision

Denmark’s Competition Appeals Tribunal has confirmed findings by the country’s antitrust authority that drug distributor CD Pharma abused its dominant position in the market for the distribution of a stimulant drug by raising its price by 2000%.

06 December 2018

Nordic cooperation agreement takes effect

A new cooperation agreement between Sweden and Finland is now in force, allowing the two countries’ competition authorities to send requests for information and to conduct dawn raids on behalf of each other to assist national antitrust investigations.

30 November 2018

Denmark

30 October 2018

Danish enforcer must improve case management, report says

Denmark’s National Audit Office has criticised the country’s competition enforcer and state prosecutor for taking too long to conclude antitrust cases.

13 September 2018

Denmark seeks prosecution of payment card processor

Denmark’s competition watchdog has asked the country’s prosecutor to bring criminal charges against payment card processor Teller, now known as Nets, for abuse of dominance.

30 August 2018

Denmark issues first gun-jumping fine

Denmark’s attorney general for special economic and international crime has fined SEAS-NVE and SE a combined €1.1 million for failing to notify the country’s competition authority of their acquisition of an electric car charging company in 2012.

04 July 2018

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