A Danish Court imposes fines on an association of inns and hotels, its director and its board chairman for imposing minimum prices on its members (Danske Kroer & Hoteller)

On 4 October 2007 the Danish District Court of Horsens found that an association of Danish inns and hotels, Danske Kroer & Hoteller, had decided to restrict competition by imposing minimum prices on its members through its bylaws. The court imposed a fine of DKK 400,000 (EUR 54,000) on DKH. In addition, DKH's managing director and the chairman of the board were each fined DKK 10,000 (EUR 1,300). Background The case was initiated in June 2005 when the Danish Competition Authority (“DCA”) received an anonymous tip that Danish Inns & Hotels fixed collective minimum prices. On 21 December 2005 the Danish Competition Council (“DCC”) found that Danish Inns & Hotels' bylaws constituted an infringement of section 6 of the Danish Competition Act (the equivalent to Article 81 EC), as

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Jacob Borum, A Danish Court imposes fines on an association of inns and hotels, its director and its board chairman for imposing minimum prices on its members (Danske Kroer & Hoteller), 4 October 2007, e-Competitions October 2007, Art. N° 14974

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