Decisions

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

Danish audit firms breached merger stand-still obligation

17. December 2014

The Danish Competition Council (DCC) has decided that the audit firms KPMG in Denmark and EY partially implemented their merger prior to merger control approval. The partial implementation was a breach of the stand-still obligation in the Danish merger control rules.

Danish wholesale distributors of medicine have infringed competition rules

26. November 2014

The Danish Competition Council has required the two largest distributors on the Danish market, Nomeco A/S and Tjellesen Max Jenne A/S, to put an end to their coordination of fees and other trading conditions.

Denmark: ”Largest fine ever imposed in a competition case - Construction company pays fine in settlement for bid rigging”

05. November 2014

On 3 November 2014, the Danish construction company Elindco Byggefirma A/S entered into a settlement with the Danish Public Prosecutor for Serious Economic and International Crime for infringing section 6 of the Danish Competition Act.

Approval of Triton’s acquisition of Scandinavian Business Seating Holding AS, cf. Section 12c(2) of the Competition Act

25. September 2014

On 11th September 2014, the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (“the Authority”) received a full notification of a proposed merger pursuant to Section 12b(1) of the Competition Act by which the undertaking Spinnaker Norway AcquiCo AS, which is ultimately controlled by funds managed by Triton (“Triton Funds” or “the notifying party”), acquires sole control of Scandinavian Business Seating Holding AS and its subsidiaries (“SBS”).

Denmark: ”Construction company pays fine in settlement for bid rigging – first case closed in construction industry cartel”

15. July 2014

On 14 July 2014, the company N.H. Hansen & Søn (a Danish construction company) entered into a settlement with the Danish Public Prosecutor for Serious Economic and International Crime for infringing section 6 of the Danish Competition Act.

Franchise chain has fixed selling prices and shared markets of supply with respect to milking robots

25. June 2014

On 25 June 2014, the Danish Competition Council (DCC) ruled in a case concerning anticompetitive behavior regarding the market for milking systems, the market for repair and maintenance of milking systems and the market for accessories and spare parts used in milking systems. The case concerns the Danish companies Lely Scandinavia (franchisor), Lely Center Herrup, Lely Center Rødekro, Lely Center Tarm and Lely Center Viborg (franchisees).

The Danish Competition Council Abolishes a Commitment from DONG Energy

28. May 2014

On 28 May 2014 the Danish Competition Council abolished a commitment from a merger between Elsam (now DONG Energy) and Nesa in 2004. The commitment obliged DONG Energy to auction 600 MW electricity generation capacity through Virtual Power Plants. The commitment was required to recover competition in the post-merger wholesale market for electricity in Western Denmark. During the past decade, the market conditions have improved significantly and there is now a strong competitive pressure on DONG Energy. Accordingly, the commitment is no longer necessary for competition in the wholesale market for electricity in Western Denmark.

Denmark: Merger in the audit industry approved with commitments

28. May 2014

The Danish Competition Council (DCC) has approved EY’s takeover of KPMG in Denmark, subject to commitments.

Denmark: Case against Nets regarding possible abuse of dominance settled with commitments

28. May 2014

On 4 December 2012, the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (DCCA) conducted a dawn raid on the company Nets Holding A/S (“Nets”) in light of a complaint regarding anti-competitive behavior in the Danish market for payment cards.

Denmark: The Danish Competition Council approves Jyske Bank A/S’ acquisition of BRF kredit A/S

30. April 2014

On 30 April 2014 the Danish Competition Council (DCC) approved Jyske Bank A/S´ (Jyske Bank) proposed acquisition of mortgage lender BRF kredit A/S (BRF). The DCC finds that the transaction will not harm competition and that it might strengthen BRF’s position on the Danish market for mortgage loans to private customers.