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  1. Legal news
    12 June 2020
    Slovak Antimonopoly Office imposes fines of EUR 6.7 million on Volkswagen dealers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/slovakia/slovak-antimonopoly-office-imposes-fines-of-eur-6-7-million-on-volkswagen-dealers

    The Council of Slovak Antimonopoly Office imposed fines in the amount of EUR 6.7 million on 18 Volkswagen distributors in Slovakia. According to the Slovak Antimonopoly Office, the cartel has lasted for several years, ...

  2. Legal news
    14 September 2020
    The DCCA accepts commitments from a digital platform to remove a mandatory minimum hourly fee for regular cleaning services from providers on the platform
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/denmark/the-dcca-accepts-commitments-from-a-digital-platform-to-remove-a-mandatory-minimum-hourly-fee

    A Danish digital platform facilitating contact between providers of cleaning services and customers, www.hilfr.dk (‘Hilfr’), operated with a minimum hourly fee as a prerequisite for the providers to offer their services ...

  3. Legal news
    14 July 2020
    The DCCA conditionally clears an acquisition in the natural gas sector subject to the divestment of 107,000 consumers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/denmark/the-dcca-conditionally-clears-an-acquisition-in-the-natural-gas-sector-subject-to-the-divestment

    On 28 May 2020, the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (DCCA) received a complete notification of SEAS-NVE A/S’ (SEAS-NVE) acquisition of control of several subsidiaries of Ørsted A/S. The DCCA approved the ...

  4. Legal news
    12 June 2020
    European Commission approves most Danish State Aid measures
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/denmark/european-commission-approves-most-danish-state-aid-measures

    On 2 June 2020, the European Commission published an overview of the State aid measures approved under Article 107(2)b TFEU, Article 107(3)b and under the Temporary State Aid Framework since the beginning of the ...

  5. Legal news
    12 June 2020
    Finland prolongs the time limits for merger review due to the COVID-19 crisis
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/finland/finland-prolongs-the-time-limits-for-merger-review-due-to-the-covid-19-crisis

    The Finnish Competition Act is amended temporarily. The time limits for merger control proceedings are amended so that the processing time limit for the phase II is extended by 23 working days, allowing a total ...

  6. Legal news
    16 February 2021
    Court of Justice of the European Union confirms: A bid-rigging infringement ends when the essential characteristics of the contract are concluded with the contracting authority
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/finland/court-of-justice-of-the-european-union-confirms-a-bid-rigging-infringement-ends

    On 14 January 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a preliminary ruling relating to a Finnish bid-rigging case stating that a bid-rigging infringement ends on the day the essential ...

  7. Legal news
    20 January 2021
    A lenient stance on price recommendations by the Finnish Market Court
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/finland/a-lenient-stance-on-price-recommendations-by-the-finnish-market-court

    As a part of the implementation of the ECN+ Directive, a new competition act has been proposed by the Danish Government. The proposed competition act entails several extensive and intrusive changes to the current ...

  8. Legal news
    16 February 2021
    Danish Court upholds decision regarding competition law infringement by Deutz AG and its national distributor in railway sector
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/denmark/danish-court-upholds-decision-regarding-competition-law-infringement-by-deutz-ag-and

    The case centred around a consortium that was handling the renovation of the engines of the IC3 trains of the Danish State Railways. A member of the consortium, Fleco ApS (Fleco), was in several ways restricted from ...

  9. Legal news
    01 August 2017
    Non-price competition in selective distribution - the landmark opinion of AG Wahl on online platform bans
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2017/global/non-price-competition-in-selective-distribution

    On 26 July 2017, Advocate General (“AG”) Wahl delivered to the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) a long-awaited opinion on whether preventing distributors from selling products on online platforms (such as ...

  10. Legal news
    26 November 2020
    New judgement regarding the Swedish alcohol monopoly
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/sweden/new-judgement-regarding-the-swedish-alcohol-monopoly

    The Swedish Patent and Market Court has recently issued a judgment concerning Systembolaget’s alcohol retail monopoly. The background to the case is that the Swedish Alcohol Act (2010:1622) only allows the state ...