Denmark to amend telecoms merger legislation

11 Mar 2015

The Danish Ministry for Business and Growth has announced a new bill for mandatory telecom merger fillings, the Nordic Competition Blog reports. According to the new legislation, the Danish Business Authority (Erhvervsstyrelsen) must be notified of all mergers between telecom operators, if the turnover of the undertakings involved exceeds DKK900 million (USD128.60 million). If the Business Authority finds that the merger is affiliated with markets deemed by the authority as having limited competition, the deal would be forwarded for further investigation to the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (DCCA, known locally as Konkurrence- og Forbrugerstyrelse), in line with the Danish Competition Act (Consolidation Act No. 700 of 18 June 2013). The amendment bill is expected to come into force by 1 July 2015.