Press policy

The Competition and Consumer Authority issues a press release for all cases settled by the Competition Council as well as in connection with the Authority’s decisions which are deemed to be of public interest. Press releases are sent out on the same day that the decision is made.

In large cases or test cases culminating in the acceptance of a fine or a fine by court ruling, the Competition and Consumer Authority also issues a press release.

Inspections/"dawn raids"

The Competition and Consumer Authority does not publicise inspections of companies - neither before, during or after the visit.

In relation to inspections, the Competition and Consumer Authority places major emphasis on confidentiality and the need to avoid unnecessarily exposure of companies. Consequently, we cannot comment on or confirm/deny inspections.

Police reports/cases with the State Prosecutor for Serious Economic and International Crime

In cases which may lead to sanctions, the Competition and Consumer Authority reports the companies in question to the police, i.e. the State Prosecutor for Serious Economic and International Crime. In this case, the State Prosecutor will bring charges in court.

The Competition and Consumer Authority does not inform the public if police reports are made. Out of consideration for the investigation in specific cases, we cannot comment on or confirm/deny whether a police report has been made or whether the matter is still being processed by the Authority.

Ongoing cases

The Competition and Consumer Authority is extremely reluctant to comment on ongoing cases. In cases which are already known to the public – e.g. merger cases - it is possible to get a statement on how the matter is proceeding, but as a rule we do not provide an exact time for when a decision will be made.