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  • Print publication year: 2008
  • Online publication date: July 2009

10 - Denmark


Relevant legislation and statutory standards

It should be pointed out that note 1 in the Denmark chapter in the Main Work now should read as follows: Consolidated Competition Act No. 785 of 8 August 2005 as amended by Act No. 572 of 6 June 2007 – Act to Amend the Competition Act, the Administration of Justice Act, the Act on Tender Procedures for Public Work Contracts and the Act on the Complaints Board for Public Procurement; an English version can be found at

Decision-making bodies and enforcement authority(ies)

The Competition Authority

The Danish Competition Authority comprises eight competition units and three units dealing specifically with the energy sector. In addition, the Danish Competition Authority now also has a unit for special assignments as well as an administration secretariat and a management secretariat.

The Competition Council

The Council consists of a Chairman appointed by the King of Denmark (the government) and 17 members appointed by the Minister for Economic and Business Affairs. Nine of the members are appointed after recommendations by trade organisations, consumer organisations and municipal organisations.

Notification requirements and procedures

Notification requirements and proceedings

Notification formalities

It should be pointed out that note 32 of the Denmark chapter in the Main Work now should read as follows: Executive Order on the Notification of Mergers No. 480 dated 15 June 2005. An English translation can be found at

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