Bird & Bird (Copenhagen)

Alexander Brøchner

Bird & Bird (Copenhagen)
Lawyer (Associate)

Alexander is an associate in the International Competition & EU group in Denmark, advising both national and international clients on Danish and EU competition law. As a part of the Competition & EU team, I advise on a broad range of domestic and international cases in competition law, including competition restriction agreements, abuse of dominance and mergers. He thrives on assisting clients to achieve their goals, and he is motivated by finding commercially viable solutions to complicated legal problems. When advising clients, his goal is therefore to provide solutions that are commercially effective, and which deliver a competitive advantage, all in a timely and cost-effective manner. He is proactive and has a positive and open dialogue with clients. He furthermore has extensive experience in managing projects and experience in working with project management methods, including Prince2 and SAFe.

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1652 Bulletin

Pauline Kuipers, Morten Nissen, Alexander Brøchner, Joost van Roosmalen Block exemption regulations: An overview of EU and national case law


Competition law contains wide-ranging prohibitions against anticompetitive issues when companies enter into agreements with either competitors, suppliers or distributors. The content of the prohibitions has developed in 60+ years of case law and is backed up by competition authorities having the authority to carry out intrusive investigations and imposing fines. Navigating these prohibitions can sometimes be difficult and involve substantial assessment and judgment calls. It is up to companies to self-assess their agreements to ensure compliance. Block exemption regulations (or in short ‘block exemptions’) are amongst the most used EU antitrust tools in day to day operations for competition law advisors, both in private practice and in companies. Block exemptions play an important role in ensuring inter alia consistency and legal certainty in (self) assessing a range of common commercial actions when dealing with e.g. competitors, suppliers and distributors. Without block exemptions, it would be much more complex for companies to assess, whether many of their commonly occurring activities entail any risk of constituting infringements of competition law.

Morten Nissen, Alexander Brøchner The Danish High Court founds that the agreement fixing the price of subscriptions concluded by a natural gas company had an anticompetitive intent and breached the Competition Act (Hovedstadsregionens og Midt-Nords Naturgasselskab I/S)


The Danish High Court has affirmed that Article 6(1) of the Danish Competition Act (corresponding to Article 101(1) TFEU), was infringed by a natural gas company, Hovedstadsregionens og Midt-Nords Naturgasselskab I/S (“HMN”), the trade association and two subcontractors, as these parties entered (...)

Morten Nissen, Alexander Brøchner The Swedish Competition Authority publishes a report which covers the increasing influence of digital platforms within the field of competition law


In February 2021 the Swedish Competition Authority (“SCA”) published a report which covers the increasing influence of digital platforms within the field of competition law. Themes of the report In its report, the SCA has analysed five markets along with the SCA´s previous decisional practice (...)

Alexander Brøchner, Morten Nissen The Danish Competition Appeal Tribunal establishes that public contracting authorities are obliged to exclude tender constellations which are considered to be in breach of competition law (Peak Consulting Group)


The Danish Complaints Board for Public Procurement (“Board of Appeal”) has in a recent decision established that a consortium agreement which is in breach of Article 101 TFEU or Article 6 in the Danish Competition Act will be invalid, thus also making the bid and any contracts engaged in by the (...)

Alexander Brøchner, Morten Nissen The Danish Government proposes a new competition act entailing several extensive and intrusive changes to the current one as a part of the implementation of the ECN+ directive


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 competition act. Accordingly, companies should be aware that these amendments will (...)

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