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Danish Competition Appeals Board remits a case regarding the Danish roofing membrane market to Danish Competition Council

13. September 2018

The case concerns whether 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.

Teller has abused its dominant position by using rebates conditional on exclusivity and provisions regarding exclusivity

29. August 2018

On the 29th of August 2018 the Danish Competition Council (“DCC”) ruled in a case concerning Teller’s (a merchant acquirer) abuse of dominant position by use of rebates conditional on exclusivity and provisions regarding exclusivity. Teller’s agreements with some of the company’s largest customers contained provisions which had a loyalty enhancing effect and could foreclose competitors’ access to the market.

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.

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