Med sine mange komplekse regler og hårde sanktionering af overtrædelser er konkurrenceretten et retsområde, hvor behovet for compliance altid er stort. Det gælder både for C25-virksomheden, den mindre erhvervsdrivende og den offentlige virksomhed, der har markedsvendte aktiviteter.

Vores omkring 20 specialister samarbejder om at rådgive såvel flere af verdens største virksomheder som lokalt forankrede virksomheder inden for alle brancher om fastlæggelse af compliancestrategi, håndtering af myndighedsspor, proces og samhandelsforhold.  

Vi baserer vores rådgivning på den højeste faglige ekspertise og erfaringer fra talrige sager ved konkurrencemyndigheder og domstole. Og vi har samtidig altid fokus på, hvad der er operationelt for den enkelte virksomhed. Det stiller krav til kommerciel forståelse, kommunikation og eksekvering i rådgivningen. Krav, som vi altid stræber efter at leve op til. Og som i mange virksomheders øjne gør os til den foretrukne rådgiver inden for konkurrenceretten. 

Vi yder blandt rådgivning til virksomheder i forbindelse med:

  • Repræsentation over for konkurrencemyndighederne i forbindelse med myndighedsundersøgelser, herunder i forbindelse med kontrolundersøgelser (dawn raids) og kartelsager.
  • Fastlæggelse af dominerende virksomheders prisstrukturer og rabat- og bonussystemer samt rådgivning om dominerende virksomheders forhold i øvrigt.
  • Udformning af samarbejdsaftaler og distributionsstrategier, herunder om fx indkøb, produktion, franchising, selektiv distribution, underleverance samt konsortie- og joint venture-forhold.
  • Fastlæggelse og implementering af complianceprogrammer, herunder træning af virksomhedens medarbejdere i overholdelse af konkurrencereglerne.
  • Håndtering af anmeldelsespligtige fusioner samt andre konkurrenceretlige forhold relateret til virksomhedshandler.
  • Retssager ved de danske domstole og ved EU-domstolene om prøvelse af konkurrencemyndighedernes afgørelser.
  • Retssager om erstatning for overtrædelse af konkurrencereglerne.
  • Statsstøtteret
  • Sektorspecifik konkurrenceretlig regulering, herunder i forhold til betalingstjenester, lægemiddeldistribution, radio- og tv-virksomhed samt telekommunikation.
  • Generelle EU-retlige forhold.

I forbindelse med især erstatningssager, sager om misbrug af en dominerende stilling og komplekse fusionsanmeldelser samarbejder vi tæt med vores konkurrenceretsøkonomer. Vi sikrer på den måde en rådgivning, der dækker både de juridiske og de økonomiske aspekter.

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EU- og Konkurenceforhold

Competition & European Law

What the team is known for
Market-leading competition law practice covering complex merger filings, compliance and contentious cases. Its lawyers have notable experience in a range of industries, including transport, media, broadcasting and waste. Also represents municipalities in national public procurement cases. Highly active in the energy and renewable energy markets, handling both competition and procurement mandates related to the sector.

Strengths
One client praises the department's "very good organisation and a high level of communication," and adds that "they are flexible and there for the client." The same client concludes: "In the area of competition law, they are leading the pack in Denmark."

Interviewees also highlight the firm's "great knowledge of the relevant fields" when handling procurement matters and describe the firm's overall approach as "efficient and service-oriented."

Work highlights
Advised Boeing on projects regarding the procurement of supplies to the Danish Ministry of Defence.

Acted for Danfoss on merger control filings relating to its acquisition of Sondex Holding.

Notable practitioners
Managing partner Simon Evers Kalsmose-Hjelmborg is an expert on EU law and a broad range of competition law matters. He is also known for his abilities in public procurement and litigation. 

Peter Stig Jakobsen is described by clients as a "good communicator" who is "very passionate about his cases." Particularly well regarded for his activity in contentious matters and competition litigation, he handles both competition law and public procurement mandates. He recently represented Skou Gruppen in a criminal case regarding the violation of competition law following a dawn raid.

Claus Berg is a notable figure in public procurement law who also frequently handles contentious matters relating to procurement in infrastructure and construction projects. His "grasp of construction sector cases" and "knowledge of local authorities" is particularly highlighted by sources.

Tina Braad is a procurement law specialist, assisting a client base predominantly emanating from the public sector. She is experienced in complex tender contracts and procurement processes.

Jesper Kaltoft is favoured by clients for the commercially minded approach he takes to competition matters, with one reporting that he is "very good at understanding complex business matters and at putting himself in our position," adding: "He really understands the commercial side." His expertise includes distribution law, merger control and other EU law issues.

Michael Honoré is well regarded by both peers and clients for his abilities in state aid work. Sources also highlight his litigation skills and his "good understanding of EU legislation and the rules of the EU courts." He defended Energinet.dk against a complaint made to the EC of alleged illegal state aid, as well as a related action for damages brought against the client in the Danish courts.

Chambers and Partners Europe, Competition/European Law

EU & Competition

Bech-Bruun’s ‘very reliable, professional and competent’ competition team is ‘among the best in the country’. Led by ‘incredibly determinedPeter Stig Jakobsen, the nine-partner team regularly acts for private and public sector clients in competition law proceedings and state aid matters. Jesper Kaltoft handled the merger control for Danfoss in the Sondex acquisition. Michael Honoré is recommended and Anne Bergholt Sommer was made partner.

Legal 500, EU and competition

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