Region: Norway

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

Norway: economist perspective

Featured in Enforcer Hub

18 December 2020

From the enforcer: Konkurransetilsynet - The Norwegian Competition Authority

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18 December 2020

Norway readies €2 billion fines against supermarkets

The Norwegian Competition Authority has said it intends to fine the country’s three leading grocery retailers nearly €2 billion for allegedly sharing strategic pricing information through data collected for coordinated advertising.

15 December 2020


Featured in GCR 100 2021

Local firms continue to dominate Norway’s competition bar, as the country’s competition authority steps up its enforcement in the grocery and fuel sectors.

11 December 2020

Norway issues highest-ever cartel fine

The Norwegian Competition Authority has imposed its highest-ever fine for a cartel infringement, ordering Verisure to pay €72.5 million for colluding with a rival to share the market for home alarms.

25 November 2020

Norway blocks online platform deal over digital markets concerns

The Norwegian Competition Authority has ordered Schibsted to sell the used car sales platform it acquired in 2019 due to concerns about competition in digital markets, although the company has already vowed to challenge the decision.

11 November 2020

Norway readies fines against publishing sector cartel

The Norwegian Competition Authority has threatened to fine an alleged book publishing cartel €45 million for purportedly sharing confidential information through an industry-wide database known as Bokbasen.

25 September 2020

Norway hits grocer with gun-jumping fine

The Norwegian Competition Authority has fined NorgesGruppen €1.9 million for failing to disclose its takeover of a rival supermarket’s premises, based on sector-specific rules that require certain companies to notify the enforcer about all acquisitions.

03 September 2020

Norway ready to block sporting retailer merger

Norway’s Competition Authority has warned that it is prepared to prohibit sports equipment retailer Sport1 from acquiring rival Gresvig, despite the latter filing for bankruptcy earlier this year.

24 August 2020

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