New guidelines on joint bidding under competition law
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.
The guidelines address the assessments undertakings shall make when considering submitting a joint bid with one or more undertakings. They include a number of decisions from Danish and other EU authorities as well as concrete advice for undertakings that are considering entering into joint bidding agreements with other undertakings.
On July 2017 the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority opened a public hearing on a draft version of the guidelines to gain input from the business community and from other competition authorities. These draft guidelines were also published in English.
The Competition Council of the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority approved the Danish version of the guidelines. This English version is however unofficial.