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A conversation with Jens Munk Plum, partner, and Jeppe Mejer Kjelgaard, assistant attorney at Danish law firm Kromann Reumert, on key issues on merger control in Denmark.
NOTE–to see whether notification thresholds in Denmark and throughout the world are met, see Where to Notify.
A developing trend in Denmark is the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority's (DCCA) focus on matters regarding an upcoming merger that can be clarified in the pre-notification phase. In order to improve the efficiency in the merger control process, the DCCA is increasing the resources devoted to pre-notification preparations, including the possibility of high-level meetings with management and their advisors.
With effect from 1 January 2017, the DCCA has re-organised itself and created a specialised merger unit that will deal with all merger cases, rather than the cases being dealt with by the different units with different sector allocations The aim is probably two-fold: first, to ensure a more focused handling of the merger cases, and second, to mitigate the delays that the merger cases have on other matters handled by the different units, as the merger cases have drawn quite heavily on the
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