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Company accepts fine of DKK 6,000,000 for not notifying a merger

26. June 2019

Circle K Denmark A/S has entered into a settlement and accepted to pay a fine of DKK 6,000,000 for not notifying a merger to the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority

The Maritime and Commercial Court: HMN Naturgas has unlawfully coordinated prices with competitors

12. June 2019

The Maritime and Commercial Court has confirmed that it was illegal, when HMN Naturgas, together with two competitors and an industry association, coordinated prices for service of natural gas furnaces in the Greater Copenhagen area and Central and Northern Jutland. The Competition Council first decided in the case in 2016.

Denmark: Demolition Company fined DKK 1 million in bid rigging case

01. May 2019

The City Court of Hillerød has fined the demolition company Nedrivningsaktieselskabet J. Jensen DKK 1 million for exchanging prices with a competing demolition company in four cases. Moreover, the City Court fined two members of the company’s management each DKK 25.000.

Plumbing company and management members from several plumbing companies pay fines in settlements for bid rigging

07. March 2019

The plumbing company Christoffersen & Knudsen A/S and three members from the management in this and two other plumbing companies have entered into settlements with the Danish State Prosecutor for Serious Economic and International Crime for infringing section 6 of the Danish Competition Act.

Denmark: Demolition Company fined DKK 5 million in bid rigging case

18. February 2019

The City Court of Hillerød has fined the demolition company CMP Nedrivning ApS DKK 5 million for exchanging prices with competing demolition companies in 11 cases. Moreover, the City Court fined two members of the company’s management each DKK 125,000.

Denmark: Distributor of hair products sentenced to pay a fine of DKK 1,000,000 for resale price maintenance

15. February 2019

On February 15, 2019, The City Court of Næstved sentenced the compa-ny Icon Hairspa (a Danish distributor of hair products) to pay a fine of DKK 1,000,000 (€ 134,000) for resale price maintenance. A person from the management was sentenced to pay a fine of DKK 100,000 (€13,400).

Denmark: Two members of the management in now dissolved demolition company fined DKK 300.000 each in bid rigging case

18. January 2019

The City Court of Hillerød has fined two members of the management in a now dissolved demolition company for infringing the Danish Competition Act by bid rigging.

Anti-competitive agreement/decision in an association of camera distributors

03. January 2019

The Danish Competition Appeal Tribunal has upheld a decision taken by the Danish Competition Council (DCC) that a horizontal cooperation agreement/decision among more than 50 independent camera distributors, who are members of an association of camera distributors called Team DS, constituted an infringement of section 6 of the Danish Competition Act and Article 101 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

Denmark: City Court acquits construction companies in bid rigging case

20. December 2018

The City Court of Odense acquitted the construction companies Jorton A/S and H. Skjøde Knudsen A/S as well as three members of the management in a bid rigging case.

Competition and Consumer Authority acted correctly in merger case

11. December 2018

The district court in Aarhus has ruled that the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority acted correctly in connection with the notification of the merger between Dansk Supermarked A/S (now Salling Group) and Wupti.com A/S in the summer of 2015.