In competition matters, our main task is to enforce the Danish Competition Act. Here, you can read more about the different types of competition cases at the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (DCCA).
How competition cases arise
The DCCA identifies competition cases through market research, discussion with market players and cooperation with other competition authorities.
In addition, every year we receive a number of inquiries about competition matters from businesses and citizens.
The DCCA also deals with mergers and requests from companies for exemptions and non-intervention statements in relation to parts of the Danish Competition Act.
Prioritisation of competition cases
Every year, the DCCA investigates over 100 cases of possible infringements of the Danish Competition Act. However, we receive far more complaints than we can process and that is why we conduct a careful prioritising of which cases to investigate.
We assess whether to pursue a case of possible infringement of the Danish Competition Act based on the following criteria:
Types of competition cases
Different bodies are involved in a competition case, depending on the nature of the infringement.