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 Authority.
How competition cases arise
The Competition and Consumer Authority 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 Competition and Consumer Authority 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 Competition and Consumer Authority investigates over 100 cases of possible infringements of the Danish Competition Act. However, we receive far more complaints than we can process, so the Authority conducts 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.