On 31 May 2017, the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority (the "DCCA") found that Nordic Waterproofing A/S, a Danish subsidiary of Nordic Waterproofing Holding A/S, Icopal Danmark ApS and the two associations Danske Tagpapfabrikanters Brancheforening and Tagpapbranchens Oplysningsråd ("TOR") had used the national industry-based standard ("TOR-anvisningerne") in order to foreclose actual or potential competitors from the market.
As a result, the DCCA ordered TOR to repeal its product standards and the other parties to terminate their participation in TOR. The DCCA's decision was appealed by all addressees, and today, the Appeals Board has acknowledged that the DCCA's allegations were based on insufficient grounds and flawed legal reasoning.
The Appeals Board has therefore referred the matter back to the DCCA in order for the DCCA to reassess the matter.
Nordic Waterproofing A/S has continuously maintained that it has acted in compliance with all applicable laws. Today, nearly four years after the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority initiated its investigation, this has now been reflected in the Appeals Board's decision to require a new assessment by the DCCA.
This information is such that Nordic Waterproofing Holding A/S is obliged to make it public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information submitted for publication, through the contact person set out below, on 12 September 2018, at 11.45 a.m. CEST.
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