Companies behind illegal road marking consortium avoid sanctions

On 11 February 2022, the City Court of Copenhagen ruled that the companies LKF Vejmarkering (now GVCO) and Eurostar Danmark must not pay fines for infringing the Competition Act. Three individuals also avoided sanctions.

In 2019, the Danish Supreme Court decided that the companies infringed the Competition Act when they formed Dansk Vejmarkerings Konsortium (Danish Road Marking Consortium) and submitted a joint bid on a project from the Danish Road Directorate.

The ruling from the City Court only regards the criminal proceedings in the case. The City Court found that the parties had not acted with intent or gross negligence. Therefore, the City Court found that the conditions for penalty were not met and acquitted both companies and individuals.

The judgment is under appeal to the High Court.