Region: Denmark

Denmark conditionally clears broadband merger in Phase II

Denmark’s antitrust watchdog has cleared a tie-up between the country’s largest fibre network owner and a rival, conditioned on behavioural remedies that ensure their downstream services are not shielded from competing with other providers.

30 May 2022

Peugeot dealers collectively boycotted rival platform, Danish enforcer says

Denmark’s competition watchdog has referred an association of Peugeot dealers to the state prosecutor after finding they conspired to boycott an online car sales marketplace in favour of a rival platform.

25 February 2022

Danish road painters escape fines for anticompetitive consortium

A Danish court has acquitted two road painting companies for forming an illegal consortium agreement because their behaviour did not warrant criminal penalties, despite the country’s highest court ruling that the conduct infringed competition law.

15 February 2022

Denmark pursues disco cartel

The Danish competition authority has fined 18 nightclubs and their jointly-owned purchasing company for entering into a market-sharing conspiracy that restricted where they could open new discos.

20 December 2021


Featured in GCR 100 2022

Denmark’s competition bar is small but competitive, with a handful of sophisticated firms advising on a host of national court cases and the occasional EU matter.

10 December 2021

Danish enforcer failed to prove extent of outdoor advertising collusion, court rules

A Danish court has made the rare decision to strike down part of the national competition enforcer’s finding that two outdoor advertising companies colluded on rebates offered to media companies.

11 November 2021

Former enforcer returns to Plesner

Jacob Borum has joined Plesner as a partner in Copenhagen, eight years after he left the firm to take a senior role at the Danish competition watchdog.

04 August 2021


Featured in GCR 100 2021

Denmark’s competition bar may be small, but an increasing number of cross-border transactions and an enthusiastic antitrust authority ensure that firms maintain an impressive workload.

11 December 2020

Denmark refers accountant platform to prosecutor

Denmark’s competition watchdog has accused an accounting services platform of breaching rules on anticompetitive agreements by pressuring its users to raise prices, but counsel to the company says the decision relies on a novel theory of harm that stretches the law.

06 July 2020

Denmark refers Hugo Boss cases to prosecutor

The Danish Competition and Consumer Agency has asked the country’s public prosecutor to decide how to punish Hugo Boss and two fashion retailers for exchanging commercially sensitive information.

25 June 2020

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