New guidelines on joint bidding under competition law

05. July 2018

The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority published new guidelines on how to assess joint bidding under competition law on 25 April 2018. These guidelines are now available in English.

SEAS-NVE Holding A/S and Syd Energi Holding A/S accept fines for not notifying a merger and pre-implementation

04. July 2018

On 21 and 22 June 2018, the energy companies SEAS-NVE Holding A/S and Syd Energi Holding A/S each accepted fines of DKK 4,000,000 (€ 537,000) for infringing Section 12 b (1) and 12 c (5) of the Danish Competition Act.

Improving the effectiveness of terms and conditions in online trade

22. June 2018

This article reports the results of a lab experiment that successfully enabled consumers to take notice of terms and conditions (T&Cs) in an online shopping environment and use these more when actively choosing between products.

Anti-competitive agreement on customer allocation between media agencies

14. June 2018

The Danish Competition Appeal Tribunal has upheld the findings of the Danish Competition Council that a horizontal cooperation agreement between two independent media agencies constituted an infringement of Section 6 of the Danish Competition Act.

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”).

Horizontal agreements in the framework of Campingraadet

17. April 2018

The Danish Competition Appeal Tribunal has upheld the findings of the Danish Competition Council that the horizontal agreements described below, and entered into in the framework of the Danish umbrella organization “Campingrådet”, had as their object to restrict competition on the camping card market.

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.

Denmark: Real estate chain and the Danish Association of Chartered Estate Agents sentenced to fines for unlawful boycott

30. January 2018

On January 30, 2018, the City Court of Copenhagen passed sentence upon the real estate chain EDC-Gruppen A/S and the Danish Association of Chartered Estate Agents for infringing section 6 of the Danish Competition Act.