Decisions

Here you will find the most recent decisions concerning matters of competition.

Denmark: The Danish Competition Council finds that agreement between service providers on their subscription price for service on natural gas boilers is illegal.

30. November 2016

On November 30 2016, The Danish Competition Council (“DCC”) found that HMN Naturgas I/S (“HMN”), DEBRA – Energibranchen (“DEBRA”), Gastech-Energi A/S (“Gastech”) and Kiertner ApS (“Kiertner”) have infringed Section 6 of the Danish Competition Act by entering into an agreement which coordinate subscription prices for service on natural gas boilers to end users. The DCC orders the service providers to end the infringement immediately and to refrain from any action having the same or similar object or effect in the future.

The Danish Competition Council has declared that the prohibition against anti-competitive agreements does not apply to the provision of hotel benchmarking reports by the Danish hotel organization, Horesta

28. September 2016

Upon notification from the Danish hotel organization, Horesta, the Danish Competition Council has declared that according to the facts in its possession, an anticipated modernization of Horesta’s benchmarking system “Horestas Videnbank” falls outside the scope of the prohibition against anticompetitive agreements in Section 6 of the Danish Competition Act.

New Deputy Director General for Danish Competition and Consumer Authority

09. August 2016

Jacob Schaumburg-Müller has been appointed new Deputy Director General for the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority from 1st of September 2016.

The Danish Competition Council finds agreements limiting the ability of cinemas to grant discounts on ticket prices anticompetitive

25. May 2016

On May 25, 2016, The Danish Competition Council (“DCC”) issued a decision ordering the Association of Danish Film Distributors (“FAFID”) and the Association of Danish Cinemas (“DB”) to terminate certain anticompetitive agreements, which restricted cinemas in granting discounts on cinema tickets.

The Danish Competition Council has made Botjek A / S' commitments binding

16. December 2015

Botjek A/S has proposed commitments in order to ensure that the members of the Botjek chain are free to compete with each other to perform building condition reports, reports on the conditions of electrical installations and Energy Performance Certificats (EPC). The Danish Competition Council has made Botjek A / S' commitments binding.

The Danish Competition Council decides that consortia agreement between two road-contractors is illegal

25. June 2015

On the 24th of June 2015 the Danish Competition Council found, that LKF Vejmarkering A/S (LKF) and Eurostar Danmark A/S (Eurostar) have infringed Section 6 of the Danish Competition Act and article 101 of the TFEU by entering into a consortium, while being actual and potential competitors in the market for road marking. The Danish Competition Council orders the undertakings to end the infringement immediately and to refrain in the future from any action having the same or similar object or effect.

Danish Agro guarantees equal terms of procurement for competitors

24. June 2015

Today, the Danish Competition Council has approved the acquisition of DLA Agro a.m.b.a. by Danish Agro a.m.b.a. DLA handles the procurement of feed ingredients, fertilizer and pesticides etc. for a range of suppliers of agricultural inputs. The approval is conditional on four commitments made by Danish Agro.

Divestment of production facilities proves necessary for the approval of agricultural inputs merger

24. June 2015

Danish Agro commits itself to divest two production facilities to receive the approval of the merger with Dan Agro, which owns Hedegaard Agro. The merger was approved by the Danish Competition Council today.

Danish Competition Council approves TV merger

27. May 2015

Discovery will purchase Nordic Television AB, the owner of Canal 8 Sport and Canal 9. The Competition Council has approved the merger effective today.

The Danish Competition Council recommends new regulation of specialist practitioners

28. January 2015

The Danish Competition Council (DCC) recommends that the Minister for Health changes the regulation concerning specialist practitioners in order to improve competition between the specialists and shorter waiting lists for the patients. The minister is obliged to answer the DCC’s letter.