Region: Norway

Norway issues banking merger with SO

Norway’s antitrust watchdog has challenged DNB Bank’s €1 billion acquisition of competitor Sbanken, warning that it may have to block the deal unless the companies offer sufficient remedies.

26 August 2021

Norway takes closer look at acquisition by country’s largest bank

Norway’s Competition Authority has launched an in-depth review into DNB’s €1 billion proposed purchase of domestic rival Sbanken, in what the agency says is one of the most significant deals in the banking sector in years.

28 June 2021

Norwegian tribunal affirms online platform deal block

The Norwegian Competition Tribunal has upheld a decision by the country’s antitrust enforcer ordering media group Schibsted to unwind its acquisition of a majority stake in a used car sales platform.

04 June 2021

Norway clears spirit tie-up with upfront buyer remedy

The Norwegian Competition Authority has cleared a merger between two of the country’s largest alcohol suppliers, but they first must complete the divestiture of several brands in three alcohol markets.

20 May 2021

Norwegian enforcer opposes changes to appeals process

Norway’s antitrust watchdog has pushed back against proposals to reform the appeals process for antitrust cases, arguing that the changes would increase the time it takes for a final court ruling to be issued.

04 May 2021

First antitrust class action filed in Norway

A consumer association has launched Norway’s first class action seeking competition damages, as it pursues compensation on behalf of 400,000 customers allegedly injured when two home alarm companies colluded to share the market.

30 April 2021

Norway drops gun-jumping fine against grocer

The Norwegian Competition Authority has revoked its decision to fine NorgesGruppen nearly €2 million for gun-jumping after reassessing whether the company’s takeover of a rival supermarket’s premises was actually notifiable.

19 March 2021

Norway hits spirit merger with SO

The Norwegian Competition Authority has challenged a merger between two of the country’s largest alcohol suppliers, warning that it might have to block the deal after the companies offered initial remedies that failed to address its concerns.

11 March 2021

Third Nordic enforcer takes drinks merger to Phase II

A tie-up between leading Nordic alcoholic drinks companies Altia and Arcus is receiving in-depth scrutiny in Finland, Norway and Sweden over concerns that the deal will significantly impede competition.

11 January 2021

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