Bird & Bird (Copenhagen)

Frederik Haugsted

Bird & Bird (Copenhagen)
Lawyer (Associate)

Frederik is a junior associate in the international Public Procurement group and Competition & EU group in Denmark with a commitment to achieve pragmatic and measureable commercial solutions for clients. As a part of the Danish Public Procurement team and the Competition & EU team, he is involved in a broad range of domestic and international cases in competition law and public procurement law. Project planning and management is crucial to client service. In his experience, project planning and a realistic structuring of the procurement process must not be under estimated as this is a key element of reaping the benefits of the public procurement rules. Drawing on this experience, he pays particular attention to this in my work and he finds the strategic organisation of the procurement process very interesting and valuable for clients. He advises public contracting entities with planning and completion of all phases of the procurement process, including technical dialogue with the market, drafting and quality assurance of procurement documents, preparation of framework agreements, conducting the prequalification evaluation, negotiations and evaluations of tenders. He has valuable insight from both sides of a procurement project, as he also assists tenderers in the tendering process. He has advised clients on several competition & EU law matters, including antitrust cases; dealing with abuse of dominance, competition restricting agreements, compliance programmes and setting up selective distribution and franchise systems. He is a part of the Competition & EU group’s newsletter editorial committee which provides insight on recent developments in competition law internationally. As a member of the committee, he knows the majority of Bird & Bird’s competition lawyers worldwide and so he is always able to find the right lawyer to meet clients’ needs.

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Morten Nissen, Frederik Haugsted The Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court upholds the Competition Authority’s decision finding an abuse of dominance and an anti-competitive agreement between a German internal combustion engine manufacturer and its national distributor in the railway sector (Deutz / Diesel Motor Nordic)

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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 buying spare parts to be used in the renovation of the train engines. The (...)

Morten Nissen, Frederik Haugsted The Nordic Competition Authorities release a joint memorandum on digital platforms and the future of European policy on issues of competition in digital markets

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In order to contribute to the ongoing policy discussion on the challenges following the rise of digital technologies, the Nordic competition authorities have published a memorandum entitled “Digital platforms and the potential changes to competition law at the European level”. The aim of the (...)

Frederik Haugsted, Morten Nissen The Danish Competition Authority accepts commitments from a digital platform to remove a mandatory minimum hourly fee for regular cleaning services providers on the platform (Hilfr)

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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 on the platform. The providers of cleaning services using Hilfr are divided (...)

Frederik Haugsted, Morten Nissen The Danish Competition Authority conditionally clears an acquisition in the natural gas sector subject to the divestment of 107,000 consumers (SEAS-NVE / Ørsted)

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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. Based on an overall assessment, the DCCA assessed that the merger would give rise to unilateral effects (...)

Morten Nissen, Frederik Haugsted The Danish Competition Authority requests a referral to the EU Commission for a proposed acquisition between two financial services companies on the basis that the merger might affect markets in other member states (Mastercard / Nets)

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The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority ("DCCA") has for the first time ever requested a referral of a merger to the European Commission under Article 22(1) of the EU Merger Regulation. The referral concerns the proposed acquisition by Mastercard/Europay U.K Limited of certain parts of (...)

Morten Nissen, Frederik Haugsted The Danish High Court finds two companies guilty of exchanging prices and coordinating tenders on several construction contracts (Jorton / Skjøde Knudsen)

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On 7 January 2020, the Danish High Court (“High Court”) found the two construction groups, Jorton A/S and H. Skjøde Knudsen A/S, guilty of having infringed the Danish Competition Act by exchanging prices and coordinating tenders on several construction contracts. The High Court found that the two (...)

Morten Nissen, Frederik Haugsted The Danish Supreme Court rules against two major road marking undertakings for submitting a joint bid with the object of restricting competition (Road Marking Case)

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On 27 November 2019, the Danish Supreme Court delivered its judgment in the expected ’’Road marking case’’, deciding that two undertakings had infringed the Danish Competition Act by submitting joint bids for a project for the Danish Road Directorate in 2014. In February 2014, the Danish Road (...)

Morten Nissen, Frederik Haugsted The Danish Maritime and Commercial Court rules against two companies for entering into an anticompetitive agreement for the purchase and sale of the distribution of unaddressed mail (Mediacenter)

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On 21 October 2019, the Danish Maritime and Commercial Court found two Danish companies, Mediacenter Danmark and MPE Distribution, guilty of having entered into an anticompetitive agreement to share customers on the market for the purchase and sale of the distribution of unaddressed mail. It (...)

Morten Nissen, Frederik Haugsted The Danish Competition Authority acquits two companies of illegally coordinating prices in the delivery of workwear (Bjerregaard Sikkerhed / Bacher Logistics)

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On the 24th of September 2019, two Danish companies Bjerregaard Sikkerhed A/S and Bacher Logistics A/S were acquitted by the Danish Competition Authority (DCCA) of illegally coordinating prices and other terms. The case stems from an interministerial procurement of five framework agreements (...)

Morten Nissen, Frederik Haugsted The Danish Competition Authority fines the national oil and petrol service station company for failure to notify an acquisition as required under the merger control rules (Circle K)

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On 26 June 2019, the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority ("CCA") announced that the Danish oil and petrol service station company Circle K Denmark A/S accepted to pay a fine of DKK 6.000.000 (EUR 800.000) for failure to notify an acquisition as required under the merger control rules in (...)

Morten Nissen, Frederik Haugsted The Danish Maritime and Commercial Court finds that a price coordination agreement between companies and a trade organisation in the gas market restricted competition (HMN)

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On 12 June 2019, the Danish Maritime and Commercial Court found that a price coordination agreement between HMN Naturgas I/S, its two sub-contractors and a trade organisation had the object of restricting competition. HMN is a municipally owned natural gas undertaking that offers a maintenance (...)

Morten Nissen, Frederik Haugsted The Danish Competition Authority announces that 45 retail and online stores received injections to remove all illegal payment-card fees that were charging on consumers

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On 5 April 2019, the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority ("Authority") announced that 45 retail and online stores (including pharmacies, shops, cafés, restaurants and online stores) have received injunctions from the Authority to remove all illegal payment-card fees they were charging (...)

Morten Nissen, Frederik Haugsted The Danish Competition Authority finds that a company abused its dominant position by excluding a competitor from the market for ambulance services (Falck / BIOS)

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On 30 January 2019, the Danish Competition Council ("DCC") established that Falck abused its dominant position (Danish Competition Act § 11 - Article 102 TFEU), by excluding the Dutch company BIOS from the Danish market for ambulance services. Falck is the largest provider of ambulance services (...)

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