DECISIONS

CD Pharma has abused its dominant position by increasing their price by 2,000 percent

31. January 2018

On 31 January 2018, the Danish Competition Council (“DCC”) ruled in a case concerning CD Pharma’s (a pharmaceutical distributor) abuse of dominant position by charging unfair prices for the drug Syntocinon. Syntocinon contains oxytocin, which is an active substance given to pregnant women in connection with childbirth.

Commitment decision on free choice of provider of cash handling and cash transportation services

20. December 2017

The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (“DCCA”) has accepted commitments offered by the parties in a case concerning an agreement on supply of cash handling and transportation services.

Association of camera distributors has coordinated prices and exchanged information about its members prices and other competitive parameters

04. December 2017

On 1 December 2017, the Danish Competition Council (DCC) ruled in a case concerning anticompetitive behaviour regarding the camera market.

The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority closes case regarding reorganisation of the pig breeding system DanBred

28. September 2017

The Danish Agriculture and Food council (in Danish “Landbrug & Fødevarer”) has adjusted its planned reorganisation of the DanBred (in Danish “DanAvl”) system. The adjustments remove the prelimi-nary competition concerns that originally caused the Danish Compe-tition and Consumer Authority (“DCCA”) to open an investigation. The DCCA has therefore decided to close the case.

The Danish Competition Council has approved SE a.m.b.a.’s merger with Boxer TV A/S subject to commitments

27. September 2017

On 27 April 2017 the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (DCCA) received a complete notification of SE a.m.b.a.’s (“SE”) acquisition of sole control of Boxer TV A/S (“Boxer”).

Nykredit’s commitment regarding administration margins is replaced by new commitments

27. September 2017

The Competition Council has decided that there is no basis for repealing Nykredit's 2003 commitment regarding a price cap on administration margins, which is paid to Nykredit in addition to interest on mortgage loans. At the same time, the Council has decided that new commitments (commitments A and B) can replace the initial commitment from 2003

Anti-competitive agreement on customer allocation between media agencies

30. August 2017

On August 30, 2017, the Danish Competition Council found that a horizontal cooperation agreement between two independent media agencies constitutes an infringement of Section 6 of the Danish Competition Act.

The Danish Competition Council has approved Imerco Holding A/S’ merger with Inspiration A/S subject to commitments

16. August 2017

On 6 February 2017 the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (‘the Authority’) received a complete notification of Imerco Holding A/S’ (‘Imerco Holding’) acquisition of sole control of Inspiration A/S (‘Inspiration’).

Anti-competitive agreement between Danish manufacturers of roofing membranes

31. May 2017

The Danish Competition Council has decided that the only two Danish manufacturers of roofing membranes; Icopal Danmark ApS (“Icopal”) and Nordic Waterproofing A/S (“NWP”), as well as the two associations Danske Tagpapfabrikanters Brancheforening (“DTB”, in English “Association of Danish Manufactures of Bituminous Waterproofing”) and Tagpapbranchens Oplysningsråd (“TOR”, in English “Danish Roofing Advisory Board) have entered into an agreement and/or concerted practice with the aim to foreclose actual and potential competitors and limit product supply.

Denmark: The Danish Competition Council finds that agreement between service providers on their subscription price for service on natural gas boilers is illegal.

31. May 2017

On November 30 2016, The Danish Competition Council found that HMN Naturgas I/S, DEBRA – Energibranchen, Gastech-Energi A/S and Kiertner ApS have infringed Section 6 of the Danish Competition Act by entering into an agreement which coordinate subscription prices for service on natural gas boilers to end users. The DCC orders the service providers to end the infringement immediately and to refrain from any action having the same or similar object or effect in the future.