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Olaf Koktvedgaard

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Bruun & Hjejle

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EU and competition, Dispute resolution, media and entertainment.


Olaf advises on a wide range of issues under EU and competition law, merger control and state aid with a main focus on disputes. He has extensive experience in dominance issues, state aid and cartel investigations including criminal defence.
He regularly acts before the Danish competition authorities, Danish courts, the European Commission and the European Courts in Luxembourg.


Admitted to the Danish Supreme Court (2012). Partner, Bruun & Hjejle (2002). Legal secretary (referendaire) at the Court of Justice of the EU (1996-1999). Head of Section, Danish Department of Justice (1989-1991).


English, French and the Scandinavian languages.


Danish Bar Association; International Bar Association.


Master of Laws, University of Copenhagen (1989), LLM Harvard Law School (1992).


EU and competition

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Olaf Koktvedgaard - Bruun & Hjejle

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Described as ‘one of the strong players in the market’, the competition group at Bruun & Hjejle advises a broad range of clients on all competition law matters, including criminal proceedings. Recent mandates were the representation of TV2/Danmark in follow-on claims and state aid cases, and acting on behalf of HMN Naturgas in a cartel investigation. The team includes ‘excellent’ practice head Olaf Koktvedgaard, ‘very skilled and service-minded’ Søren Zinck and ‘fantastic’ Frederik André Bork.

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Denmark: Merger Control

September 2018. By Olaf Koktvedgaard, Partner

This country-specific Q&A provides an overview to merger control laws and regulations that may occur in Denmark . It will cover jurisdictional thresholds, the substantive test, process, remedies, penalties, appeals as well as the author's view on planned future reforms of the merger control regime. This Q&A is part of the global guide to Merger Control. [Continue Reading]

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