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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.

The Danish Competition Council has approved the merger between Royal Unibrew and CULT

27. February 2019

On 7 September 2018 the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (hereinafter “DCCA”) received a complete notification of Royal Unibrew A/S’ (hereinafter “Royal Unibrew”) acquisition of sole control of Bev.Con ApS which owns 100 pct. of the shares in Cult A/S (hereinafter together referred to as “CULT”).

Denmark: Demolition Company fined DKK 5 million in bid rigging case

18. February 2019

The City Court of Hillerød has fined the demolition company CMP Nedrivning ApS DKK 5 million for exchanging prices with competing demolition companies in 11 cases. Moreover, the City Court fined two members of the company’s management each DKK 125,000.

Denmark: Distributor of hair products sentenced to pay a fine of DKK 1,000,000 for resale price maintenance

15. February 2019

On February 15, 2019, The City Court of Næstved sentenced the compa-ny Icon Hairspa (a Danish distributor of hair products) to pay a fine of DKK 1,000,000 (€ 134,000) for resale price maintenance. A person from the management was sentenced to pay a fine of DKK 100,000 (€13,400).

Booking platforms may have helped create growth in the Danish hotel business

01. February 2019

Digitization has created opportunities for the tourists and the hotels. Recent years have seen significant growth in the Danish hotel industry, and booking platforms have likely contributed to the increased demand for overnight stays in Denmark. The booking platforms are of great value to Danish consumers, but have also created some challenges.

Falck has abused its dominant position by excluding BIOS from the Danish market for ambulance services

30. January 2019

On the 30th of January 2019 the Danish Competition Council (”DCC”) ruled in a case concerning Falck’s (Denmark's largest provider of ambulance services) abuse of dominant position by deciding and implementing an exclusionary strategy which aimed at excluding Falck’s competitor BIOS from the market.

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