Region: Denmark

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

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

Danish tribunal upholds advertising market-sharing decision

Demark’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has upheld a decision finding two media companies violated competition law when one agreed not to contact the other’s customers.

15 June 2018

ECJ: gun-jumping requires a shift in control

The European Court of Justice has ruled that gun-jumping can only occur when a business decision contributes to a “lasting change of control” over one of the merging companies, irrespective of that decision’s effect on a particular market.

31 May 2018

Denmark charges demolition companies with bid-rigging

Denmark’s prosecutor has issued charges against six demolition companies and several senior executives for allegedly forming a cartel affecting more than 90 contracts over two-and-a-half years, which may result in prison sentences for bid-rigging.

19 April 2018

Danish enforcer sends camping case to prosecutor

Denmark’s competition appeal tribunal has upheld a decision finding campsites illegally restricted competition by requiring all campers to obtain a camping card, which the sites agreed to sell at a fixed price.

18 April 2018

DG Comp probes grid operator for cross-border limits

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition has launched an investigation into German electricity grid operator TenneT for limiting electricity supply across the Danish and German border.

19 March 2018

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