EU law, Public procurement and Competition law

EU law, public procurement law and competition law are among Nielsen Nørager’s key areas of work.

Our practice includes general EU law, such as the law on trade barriers/free movement, state aid and taxes and duties. We also make assessments of whether or not Danish laws and rules are EU-compliant.

We assist both public authorities and private businesses in such questions, and we conduct litigation and handle complaints to the European Commission in cases involving EU aspects.

We have a comprehensive competition law practice based on which we assist in cases concerning matters such as pricing and discount policies, distribution arrangements, mergers and acquisitions, essential facilities and cartels. We conduct internal audits, prepare and implement compliance programmes and assist in connection with dawn raids.

We conduct competition and public procurement cases before the Danish competition authorities and the Danish Complaints Board for Public Procurement as well as the Danish courts. We also assist in those types of cases before the European Commission and the European Court of Justice.

In the area of public procurement, we assist both public authorities and bidders in all matters related to public procurement. We advise public authorities and other entities in all areas of public procurement processes, including evaluations of whether or not a contract must be put out to tender, the preparation of tender documents, evaluations of whether or not bids are in compliance with the tender materials and evaluations of compliant tenders. We also assist in project management, preparation of contracts and other matters such as access to file. We assist bidders with tender submission and quality control. We also advise on procurement law in connection with mergers and acquisitions and privatisations.

Our EU, Public Procurement and Competition Law group is headed by the partners Henrik Peytz and Lotte Hummelshøj. In addition, the group counts senior associates Thomas Mygind and Sebastian Asbjørn Pedersen and assistant attorney Aia Valsted Larsen.