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.

Denmark: Construction company pays fine in settlement for bid rigging

17. January 2018

On 11 January 2018, the contruction company Troels Jørgensen A/S entered into a settlement with a competitor for infringing section 6 of the Danish Competition Act. The company accepted to pay a fine of DKK 3,200,000 (€ 429,500).

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.

Denmark: ”Metro Cash & Carry Danmark A/S, Denmark, sentenced to pay a fine of DKK 50,000 for withholding information in a merger case”

16. November 2017

On 16 November 2017, the High Court in Denmark upheld a sentence from the City Court of Glostrup. The sentence means that Metro Cash & Carry Danmark A/S must pay a fine of DKK 50,000 (€ 6,720) for withholding information in a merger case.

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.