DECISIONS

Teller has abused its dominant position by using rebates conditional on exclusivity and provisions regarding exclusivity

29. August 2018

On the 29th of August 2018 the Danish Competition Council (“DCC”) ruled in a case concerning Teller’s (a merchant acquirer) abuse of dominant position by use of rebates conditional on exclusivity and provisions regarding exclusivity. Teller’s agreements with some of the company’s largest customers contained provisions which had a loyalty enhancing effect and could foreclose competitors’ access to the market.

The Danish Competition Council has approved Danica Pension’s acquisition of sole control of SEB Pensionsforsikring A/S and SEB Administration A/S

30. May 2018

On 10 April 2017 the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (“DCCA”) received a complete notification of Danica Pension’s (“Danica”) acquisition of sole control of SEB Pensionsforsikring A/S and SEB Administration A/S (hereby after together referred to as ”SEB”).

The Danish Competition Council has approved the merger between GlobalConnect A/S and Nianet A/S subject to commitments

30. May 2018

On 13 November 2017 the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (hereinafter “DCCA”) received a complete notification of GlobalConnect A/S’ (hereinafter “GlobalConnect”) acquisition of sole control of Nianet A/S (hereinafter “Nianet”).

The Danish Competition Council finds that a decision by an association of passenger carriers on coordinating the association’s bids is illegal

28. February 2018

On February 28, 2018, The Danish Competition Council (DCC) has found that, the association of passenger carriers Økonomisk Forening for Persontransport (“ØFP”, in English “Economic Association of Passenger Carriers”) has infringed Section 6 of the Danish Competition Act by coordinating its members’ bids on tenders where ØFP placed a bid. The DCC orders the association to end the infringement immediately and in the future refrain from any action having the same or similar object or effect.

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