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A new report from the Nordic Competition Authorities refers to a less than optimal use of resources in the waste management sector. Competition authorities believe that increased use of competition would lead to significant savings for residents, better recycling rates, and the creation of a market that will incentivise innovative developments.
Law firm Steenstrup Stordrange has contributed to Cartel Regulation 2015, by supplying the Norwegian chapter.
Partners Thomas Sando and Aksel Hageler have contributed to the publication Vertical Agreements in 35 jurisdictions worldwide published by Getting the Deal Through by writing the Norwegian chapter.
Steenstrup Stordrange’s Partners Thomas Sando and Aksel J. Hageler have contributed a chapter in the Merger Control Survey recently published by International Financial Law Review (IFLR).
Every so often we get this question from clients. Some are quite surprised by the answer: The exchange of certain types of information between competing companies is in itself regarded as serious competition crime.
Significant higher filing thresholds for notifications of concentrations, increased incentives to apply for leniency, and introduction of commitment decisions as a tool in behavioural cases are the most notable changes to the Norwegian Competition Act – that will enter into force 1 January 2014.
Clarification on the mandatory merger filing obligation in the transition to new turnover thresholds in the Competition Act
According to the current Competition Act concentrations shall be notified to the Norwegian Competition Authority (“NCA”) if the undertakings concerned have a combined annual turnover in Norway exceeding NOK 50 million, and at least two of the said undertakings have an annual turnover in Norway exceeding NOK 20 million. From 1 January 2014 the turnover thresholds will be increased to NOK 1 billion (approximately 128 million euro) and NOK 100 million (approximately 12.5 million euro) respectively.
Report from the Norwegian Competition Authority: Car owners freedom to choose repair shops restricted by misleading, contradictory or unclear warranty conditions
In the report “Your car – your choice of auto repair shop” (“Din bil – ditt verkstedsvalg”) the Norwegian Competition Authority has obtained and looked into the warranty terms from […]