The Danish Competition Authority finds that the largest provider of ambulances services abused its dominant position by excluding its competitor from the market (Falck / BIOs)

A new standard for abusive denigration? Danish NCA condemns covert media campaign* Antitrust enforcers are good at regularly reminding the competition law community that the various forms of abuse of dominance listed in Article 102 TFEU are not exhaustive. Indeed, the idea of what conduct falls outside “competition on the merits” is ever evolving. And this can make it difficult for practitioners to set clear lines on what constitutes abuse and what does not. In fairness though, that is exactly what makes being a competition lawyer so interesting. The Danish Competition Council’s (DCC) decision of 30 January 2019 is one of these reminders. The DCC holds that following a failed tender bid for the provision of ambulance services, the company Falck devised a comprehensive internal and

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Sam MacMahon Baldwin, The Danish Competition Authority finds that the largest provider of ambulances services abused its dominant position by excluding its competitor from the market (Falck / BIOs), 30 January 2019, e-Competitions January 2019, Art. N° 89279

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