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The wage tax and lack of qualified IT specialists is pushing Danish jobs in the financial sector abroad. Over 3,000 jobs are potentially at risk, and Denmark risks losing some of its international leading positions in different areas of the financial industry.
Denmark’s strong and productive financial sector is increasingly exposed to international competition in all value chains of production and products. For the sector to thrive in the coming years, supporting framework policies is crucial. In this context, it will be important to address the skill gap of IT specialists in the Danish educational system and find a replacement for the Danish wage tax on employees in the financial sector.
For further information, please contact Helge Sigurd Næss-Schmidt
Today, on 30 November, one of our competition experts, Adina Claici, speaks at a joint conference hosted by the European Competition and Regulatory Law Review, the Computer and Communications Industry Association, and the Vrije Universiteit Brussels.
The aim of the conference is to discuss the issues regarding competition law enforcement in online markets and whether policymakers need to adjust the current instruments to deal with these issues. In this regard, Adina Claici, as part of an expert panel, offers her view on the interplay between regulation and competition policy in digital markets.
Other speakers include Thomas Kramler from DG Competition, European Commission, and Marianela López-Galdos from Computer & Communications Industry Association.
For further information, please contact Adina Claici
Yesterday, on 29 November, the Patent and Market Court of Appeal gave its decision in an appeal case of the Swedish Competition Authority (SCA) vs. Alfa Quality Moving, active in the international moving and relocation industry. The court concluded that Alfa Quality Moving did not violate competition rules in relation to two mergers in 2002 and 2006.
The decision of the upper court is completely in line with the 16 May 2016 ruling by the Stockholm District Court.
The SCA had challenged the five-year non-compete clauses in the merger agreements, which they had found restrictive of competition by object and by effect. The lower court rejected the presence of any anti-competitive effects, mainly because the relevant geographic market was considerably larger than only comprising Sweden. Moreover, the clauses were not found to be by-object restrictions of competition.
In the upper court, the SCA dropped the claim of anti-competitive effects, but maintained their position regarding the by-object restriction, which, again, was dismissed. In a very clear statement, the upper court concludes that there is no fixed duration of an anti-competitive clause in a merger that can be considered to constitute a by-object restriction of competition. In other words, the duration has to be determined on a case-by-case basis.
In this case, Copenhagen Economics assisted Alfa Quality Moving with expert testimony regarding market definition and the proportionality of the challenged clauses.
For further information, please contact Karl Lundvall
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