Region: Norway

Norway books publishers for nine-year cartel

Norway’s antitrust watchdog has fined the country’s four largest book publishers a combined €52 million for colluding to exchange information through an online library and bookstore information database.

29 November 2022

EU conditionally approves three-to-two salmon farm deal

The European Commission has approved a tie-up between two leading salmon farmers, subject to the divestment of the target’s entire Icelandic business.

01 November 2022

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11 October 2022

Norway conditionally approves alcohol deal

Norway’s antitrust watchdog has conditionally cleared a merger between two of the largest flavoured alcohol suppliers in the country, after previously rejecting two sets of remedy proposals.

16 May 2022

EFTA court upholds regional enforcer’s largest-ever fine

The European Free Trade Association Court has upheld a €112 million fine that the region’s competition authority imposed on Telenor for abusing its dominance in the wholesale mobile broadband market.

09 May 2022

Norwegian appellate court revokes deal block for the first time

An appellate court has overturned a decision by Norway’s Competition Appeal Tribunal to block a media group’s acquisition of a used car platform – marking the first time a second-instance appellate court in Norway has revoked a merger prohibition.

31 March 2022

Norwegian tribunal overturns merger block for the first time

Norway’s Competition Appeal Tribunal has overturned a decision by the country’s antitrust enforcer to block DNB’s €1 billion acquisition of rival bank Sbanken – marking the first time it has revoked a merger prohibition.

17 March 2022

Norway settles Delivery Hero abuse of dominance probe

The Norwegian Competition Authority has settled an abuse of dominance probe into Delivery Hero subsidiary Foodora after the food delivery platform agreed to refrain from imposing exclusivity agreements on partner restaurants for the next three years.

18 January 2022

Lars Sørgard: the exit interview

After six years as head of the Norwegian Competition Authority, Lars Sørgard will step down on 19 January and return to his role as a professor of economics at the Norwegian School of Economics. Sørgard spoke to GCR about the authority’s accomplishments during his tenure and addressed criticism about the agency's enforcement priorities and political interference.

11 January 2022

Norwegian enforcer names new antitrust head

The Norwegian Competition Authority has appointed Tina Søreide as its new director general, after the agency’s existing head decided not to renew his mandate in the new year.

13 December 2021

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