Region: Norway

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

EFTA issues highest-ever competition fine

The European Free Trade Association's competition watchdog has fined Telenor €112 million for abusing its dominance in the wholesale mobile broadband market, but the telecommunications provider has vowed to fight the decision in court.

30 June 2020

Norway issues gun-jumping fine

The Norwegian Competition Authority has fined an energy company €1.3 million for failing to notify its lease of a petrol station, although its lawyers said the company was unaware that the agreement was caught by the country’s merger regime.

12 May 2020


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06 November 2019

Norway will amend competition rules following regional intervention

Norway’s trade ministry has said it will amend the country’s competition law, after a regional competition enforcer warned that the current law likely does not comply with EU-wide rules.

04 November 2019

Norway blocks Prosafe/Floatel deal

Norway’s competition authority has blocked a deal between two offshore accommodation providers, rejecting arguments the companies would have to withdraw from the market if the merger was prohibited.

28 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

Norway upholds record fine on Telenor

In a two-to-one decision, Norway’s competition tribunal has upheld a 788 million NOK (€83.5 million) fine on telecoms company Telenor for abusing its dominant position in the country’s mobile telephone market.

24 June 2019

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