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Chronicle: The Nordic Competition Authorities support a strict merger control regime

27. June 2019

This chronicle is written by the five Director Generals in the Nordic countries: Kirsi Leivo (Finland), Rikard Jermsten (Sweden), Páll Gunnar Pálsson (Iceland), Lars Sørgard (Norway) and Jakob Hald (Denmark)

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 Danish Competition Council has approved the merger between SE a.m.b.a and Eniig a.m.b.a. subject to remedies

25. June 2019

On 21 December 2018 the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (hereinafter “DCCA”) received a complete notification of the merger between SE a.m.b.a. (hereinafter “SE”) and Eniig a.m.b.a. (hereinafter “Eniig”). The merger was approved subject to remedies on 25 June 2019.

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.

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