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Gå til Franchise chain has fixed selling prices and shared markets of supply with respect to milking robots

25. June 2014

On 25 June 2014, the Danish Competition Council (DCC) ruled in a case concerning anticompetitive behavior regarding the market for milking systems, the market for repair and maintenance of milking systems and the market for accessories and spare parts used in milking systems. The case concerns the Danish companies Lely Scandinavia (franchisor), Lely Center Herrup, Lely Center Rødekro, Lely Center Tarm and Lely Center Viborg (franchisees).

Gå til The Danish Competition Council Abolishes a Commitment from DONG Energy

28. May 2014

On 28 May 2014 the Danish Competition Council abolished a commitment from a merger between Elsam (now DONG Energy) and Nesa in 2004. The commitment obliged DONG Energy to auction 600 MW electricity generation capacity through Virtual Power Plants. The commitment was required to recover competition in the post-merger wholesale market for electricity in Western Denmark. During the past decade, the market conditions have improved significantly and there is now a strong competitive pressure on DONG Energy. Accordingly, the commitment is no longer necessary for competition in the wholesale market for electricity in Western Denmark.

Gå til Denmark: Merger in the audit industry approved with commitments

28. May 2014

The Danish Competition Council (DCC) has approved EY’s takeover of KPMG in Denmark, subject to commitments.

Gå til Denmark: Case against Nets regarding possible abuse of dominance settled with commitments

28. May 2014

On 4 December 2012, the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (DCCA) conducted a dawn raid on the company Nets Holding A/S (“Nets”) in light of a complaint regarding anti-competitive behavior in the Danish market for payment cards.

Gå til Denmark: The Danish Competition Council approves Jyske Bank A/S’ acquisition of BRF kredit A/S

30. April 2014

On 30 April 2014 the Danish Competition Council (DCC) approved Jyske Bank A/S´ (Jyske Bank) proposed acquisition of mortgage lender BRF kredit A/S (BRF). The DCC finds that the transaction will not harm competition and that it might strengthen BRF’s position on the Danish market for mortgage loans to private customers.

Gå til Association of undertakings has coordinated tenders illegally

30. April 2014

On 30 April 2014 the Danish Competition Council (DCC) ruled that Skive og Omegns Vognmandsforening, an association of undertakings, has restricted competition by coordinating tenders regarding winter road maintenance in the municipality of Skive Kommune. The DCC ordered the association to stop the infringement of section 6 of the Danish Competition Act. Furthermore, the association of undertakings must refrain from similar anti-competitive behavior in the future.

Gå til Denmark: The Association for Auto Repair Shops in Denmark (CAD) has illegally urged its members to boycott Autobutler

26. March 2014

The Danish Competition Council has decided that the Association for Auto Repair Shops in Denmark (CAD) has violated the Competition Act by urging its member to boycott Autobutler’s internet portal, www.autobutler.dk, which provides an easy-to-use online interface that allows quick access to offers on car repairs, maintenance etc. The Danish Competition Council orders CAD to abstain from this conduct immediately.

Gå til Danish Competition Council Accepts New Commitments regarding Danish Football Clubs’ Joint Sale of Media Rights

26. February 2014

On 26 February 2014 the Danish Competition Council accepted new commitments offered by the Association of Danish League Clubs regarding the clubs’ joint sale of media rights to Danish league football. The commitments replace commitments from 2007.

Gå til Competition Council accepts commitments from The Danish Construction Association regarding exchange of information agreement

18. December 2013

On 18 December 2013 the Danish Competition Council (DCC) accepted commitments from the Danish Construction Association regarding concerns that an exchange of information agreement, for which the association is responsible, involving information about offers and identities of competing companies, may possibly facilitate anticompetitive behaviour among scaffolding companies.

Gå til The Danish Competition Council Accepts Commitments from Denmark’s Largest Broadband Provider

18. December 2013

On 18 December 2013 the Danish Competition Council accepted commitments from the Danish telecom-incumbent TDC A/S on the basis of concerns that TDC A/S had potentially abused its dominant position on the telecom-copper infrastructure by performing a margin squeeze on broadband products sold to private consumers. The commitments accommodate the Danish Competition Councils concerns. Accordingly, the Danish Competition Council has not assessed whether or not TDC A/S has abused its dominant position in the relevant market.