Competition cases in numbers

Competition cases in numbers - underlying data

Table 1. Referrals to the State Proscutor for Serious Economic and International Crime

  2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Referrals 2 4 4 9 5 5 5 8 11 8 5 4 6 12 12 2

Referrals can include one or several companies.

Source: The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority

 

Table 2. Fines issued to individuals and companies

  2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

Fines issued to individuals

1 0 5 3 0 5 1 4 6 15 6 9 1 3 16 5
Fines issued to companies 2 1 4 3 0 6 3 6 8 17 12 15 3 5 12 7

The charts includes both fines issued by the courts and administrative fines. The chart shows fines issued at a given time. Cases which moves through the legal system is only shown once. Consequently, a fine is only shown once. The number of fines my therefore change from year to year.

Source: The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority

 

Table 3. Cases decided by the Danish Competition Council

  2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Cases decided by the Competition Council (including mergers) 23 17 10 10 10 11 8 10 11 10 6 4 9 8 3 9
- hereof with effect on the market 16 12 8 9 6 9

6

7 10 8 4 3 9 7 2 8
Cases closed without a decision 1) - - - - - - - - - - 1 0 2 0 1 2

1) Including mergers withdrawn 
Decisions with effect on the market includes abuse cases, mergers subject to remedies etc.
Decisions can include more than one company.

 

Table 4. Decisions and cases handled by the Danish Competition Council

  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Merger decisions by the DCC (1) 5 1 2 1 1 2 2 2 4 - 3 3 2 3
Cases not referred to the State Prosecutor (2) 4 8 7 9 7 8 8 7 2 3 5 1 1 7
Cases referred to the State Prosecutor (3) 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 3 4 1 1
Cases referred directly to the State Prosecutor  3 9 5 3 4 6 11 7 4 3 3 9 9 2
Merger decisions by the DCCA (5)       7 32 31 39 33 38 41 48 49 46 31

1) DCC = Danish Competition Council. Merger decisions include mergers withdrawn and handed over to the European Commission
2) Cases regarding violation of the Competition Act. Data from 2015 and on include cases closed by the Danish Competition Council 
3) Cases regarding violation of the Competition Act
5) DCCA = Danish Competition and Consumer Authority

  • Merger decisions from before 2010 include cases closed by the Danish Competition Council
  • There can be a difference between the year of the decision by the Competition Council and the year when the case is referred to the Public Prosecutor. Therefore, the number of referred cases my differ from table 1 which counts the number of cases referred to the Public Prosecutor by year and referral