Decisions

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

Association of undertakings has coordinated tenders illegally

30. April 2014

On 30 April 2014 the Danish Competition Council (DCC) ruled that Skive og Omegns Vognmandsforening, an association of undertakings, has restricted competition by coordinating tenders regarding winter road maintenance in the municipality of Skive Kommune. The DCC ordered the association to stop the infringement of section 6 of the Danish Competition Act. Furthermore, the association of undertakings must refrain from similar anti-competitive behavior in the future.

Denmark: The Association for Auto Repair Shops in Denmark (CAD) has illegally urged its members to boycott Autobutler

26. March 2014

The Danish Competition Council has decided that the Association for Auto Repair Shops in Denmark (CAD) has violated the Competition Act by urging its member to boycott Autobutler’s internet portal, www.autobutler.dk, which provides an easy-to-use online interface that allows quick access to offers on car repairs, maintenance etc. The Danish Competition Council orders CAD to abstain from this conduct immediately.

Danish Competition Council Accepts New Commitments regarding Danish Football Clubs’ Joint Sale of Media Rights

26. February 2014

On 26 February 2014 the Danish Competition Council accepted new commitments offered by the Association of Danish League Clubs regarding the clubs’ joint sale of media rights to Danish league football. The commitments replace commitments from 2007.

Competition Council accepts commitments from The Danish Construction Association regarding exchange of information agreement

18. December 2013

On 18 December 2013 the Danish Competition Council (DCC) accepted commitments from the Danish Construction Association regarding concerns that an exchange of information agreement, for which the association is responsible, involving information about offers and identities of competing companies, may possibly facilitate anticompetitive behaviour among scaffolding companies.

The Danish Competition Council Accepts Commitments from Denmark’s Largest Broadband Provider

18. December 2013

On 18 December 2013 the Danish Competition Council accepted commitments from the Danish telecom-incumbent TDC A/S on the basis of concerns that TDC A/S had potentially abused its dominant position on the telecom-copper infrastructure by performing a margin squeeze on broadband products sold to private consumers. The commitments accommodate the Danish Competition Councils concerns. Accordingly, the Danish Competition Council has not assessed whether or not TDC A/S has abused its dominant position in the relevant market.

Anti-Competitive Price Fixing Agreement in the Real Estate Business

18. December 2013

A small cooperative chain of independent real estate agents – BoligOne – had notified their commercialization agreement to the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority.

Danish Competition Council approves Vilomix Holding A/S’ acquisition of A/S Hatting-KS conditional on commitments

23. October 2013

On October 23th 2013 the Danish Competition Council (“DCC”) approved Vilomix Holding A/S’ (Vilomix) acquisition of A/S Hatting-KS (Hatting). The DCC decision is conditional on a fix-it-first commitment, where Vilomix sells Hatting-Vet ApS (Hatting-Vet) by closing to 3S, a buyer approved by DCC.

The Danish Competition Council Accepts Commitments from Dagrofa ApS

23. October 2013

On October 23 2013 the Danish Competition Council (“DCC”) adopted a commitment decision that approves an envisaged reorganization of Dagrofa ApS (“Dagrofa”) and the supermarket chains SuperBest and Spar.

Danish Competition Council approves JYSK’s acquisition of IDEmøbler and ILVA

25. September 2013

On September 25th 2013 the Danish Competition Council (“DCC”) ap-proved JYSK’s acquisition of IDdesign A/S, the owner of the two retail chains IDEmøbler and ILVA.

Competition Council accepts commitments from Denmark’s largest purchasing association for pharmacists

26. June 2013

On 26 June 2013 the Danish Competition Council accepted commitments from A-apoteket – a purchasing association for pharmacists – on the basis of concerns that a decision taken by the association in 2011 to expel a member of the association could restrict competition on the pharmaceutical markets.