Competition Law 9.13.2018

The Danish Competition Council accepts claim in the EY pre-implementation case

In the pending "gun jumping" case before the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court, the Danish Competition Council has now accepted EY's claim that the prohibition against pre-implementation, the so-called "gun jumping" prohibition, was not violated by the merger between EY and KPMG Denmark. The Council's acceptance is a consequence of the preliminary ruling issued by the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") on 31 May 2018, which clarified the criteria of the "gun jumping" prohibition.

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German media group and its attorney heavily fined for illegal cooperation agreement

The German competition authorities have fined DuMont media group for entering into an illegal market-sharing agreement with their competitor Bonner General-Anzeiger. A fine has also been imposed on the attorney advising DuMont on the drafting of the agreement.

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Danish Competition Council: Teller abused its dominant position

In the opinion of the Danish Competition Council, payment card service provider Teller has been abusing its dominant position. The reason was that in many of its main customer contracts, Teller had been granting the customers discounts and terms that could protect its position in the market against competitors.

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