High Court upholds fine for Electrician Company in competition case on market sharing
The Danish Eastern High Court has upheld a December 2020 decision by the City Court of Roskilde and has sentenced the company Sydkystens Automatik to pay a fine of DKK 400.000 (€ 53.800) in a competition case on market sharing.
In the period from November 2016 to February 2017, the company Sydkystens Automatik P/S and the competitor, Findan El-anlæg A/S had an agreement to keep away from each other's customers.
The Danish Eastern Court has thus sentenced Sydkystens Automatik P/S to pay a fine of DKK 400,000, and a person from the management has been fined DKK 100,000. Hence, the Danish Eastern High Court has upheld the December 2020 decision by the City Court of Roskilde.
In January 2018, The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority reported the case to the State Prosecutor for Serious Economic and International Crime (SØIK) for criminal prosecution. The Danish High Court has dealt with the case since Sydkystens Automatik appealed the decision by the City Court of Roskilde. The case against Findan El-anlæg A/S is still ongoing.