Region: Iceland

Publishing merger abandoned in Iceland

One of the world's biggest audiobook service providers and Iceland's largest book publisher have called-off their proposed tie-up after the Icelandic Competition Authority issued a statement of objections to the companies.

08 January 2021

Iceland issues rare merger block

Iceland’s Competition Authority has blocked a three-to-two merger between two private radiology companies, opposing a deal for only the ninth time in over a decade.

04 September 2020

Competition enforcers tackle coronavirus

Enforcers in Poland, the UK, Iceland and Armenia are using their powers to aid in their respective governments’ responses to the global coronavirus outbreak.

06 March 2020


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06 November 2019

Icelandic enforcer opposes draft competition bill

Iceland’s competition authority has spoken out against proposed amendments to the country’s competition law, claiming the draft bill will significantly weaken its enforcement powers and lower the general public’s standard of living.

04 November 2019

Icelandic court rules shipping investigation is legal

An Icelandic court has dismissed a shipping company’s claim that the competition authority’s investigation into the company for alleged collusion and abuse of dominance lacks evidence.

14 October 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

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

Icelandic court confirms €3.6 million abuse fine

A dairy company in Iceland is set to appeal a court finding that it abused its dominant position in the market for raw milk by offering affiliated companies preferential rates and forcing a cheese producer out of business.

04 June 2018

Iceland green-lights Vodafone acquisition of local media company

Iceland’s competition enforcer has approved Vodafone Iceland’s acquisition of most assets of the media company 365, subject to a divestment commitment and an obligation for the new entity to open up its network to smaller competitors.

12 October 2017

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