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.

The Danish Competition Council has approved Imerco Holding A/S’ merger with Inspiration A/S subject to commitments

16. August 2017

On 6 February 2017 the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (‘the Authority’) received a complete notification of Imerco Holding A/S’ (‘Imerco Holding’) acquisition of sole control of Inspiration A/S (‘Inspiration’).

Plumbing company pays fine in settlement for bid rigging

15. August 2017

On July 20, 2017, the Danish plumbing company Fredensborg VVS-Teknik A/S entered into a settlement with the Danish State Prosecutor for Serious Economic and International Crime for infringing section 6 of the Danish Competition Act.

The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority launches draft guidelines on joint bidding under competition law

27. June 2017

The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority has published draft guidelines on joint bidding consortia. The draft guidelines contain, inter alia, information on the assessments undertakings shall make when they consider bidding for a contract together with one or more undertakings.

Danish consumer conditions ranked average in Europe

15. June 2017

Denmark is ranked average when Danish consumers are asked about their experiences with consumer conditions. Among 10 European countries Danish consumer conditions are ranked fifth when looking at 42 markets. Danish consumer conditions are ranked below average in 36 of 42 markets.

Danish Competition Council launches study on the pension market

12. June 2017

Danish Competition Council launches study on the pension market. The Danish pension sector administers around 4.000 bn. DKR and consumer mobility seems very limited. The new study will take in the entire market. This includes both private pensions and collective labour market pensions.

Anti-competitive agreement between Danish manufacturers of roofing membranes

31. May 2017

The Danish Competition Council has decided that the only two Danish manufacturers of roofing membranes; Icopal Danmark ApS (“Icopal”) and Nordic Waterproofing A/S (“NWP”), as well as the two associations Danske Tagpapfabrikanters Brancheforening (“DTB”, in English “Association of Danish Manufactures of Bituminous Waterproofing”) and Tagpapbranchens Oplysningsråd (“TOR”, in English “Danish Roofing Advisory Board) have entered into an agreement and/or concerted practice with the aim to foreclose actual and potential competitors and limit product supply.