Copenhagen city Court issues a historically large fine to Falck in the case with the Bios and the Region of southern denmark.
Falck is Friday sentenced a fine of 30 million kroner in Copenhagen city Court to have breached the competition act in the case of ambulancefirmaet Bios.
It informs the public prosecutor's office in a press release.
- It is deeply damaging when a company is abusing its dominant position in a market, says specialanklager Niels Dengsø the apollo program.
" that is Why we at Søik (the fraud squad, ed.) satisfied that the criminal proceedings against Falck in the day have been completed in the Copenhagen city Court with a fine of 30 million kroner.
It is the largest fine ever issued in a competition case in Denmark. Under the new, stricter rules competition rules it was given in advance that a fine would end up on at least 20 million dollars.
Falck was earlier in the year reported to the public Prosecutor for Special Economic and International Crime (SØIK) of the Competition.
the Notification came after the Competition council considered that Falck had abused its dominant position on the Danish market for ambulance services and thus broken the competition law.
According to the council, used the Falck a covert communication campaign to create unrest on the Bios and so doubts about whether it could handle the job.
at the same time worked Falck is active in order to prevent emts switched to the Bios. The Dutch company had big problems to recruit and to live up to his contract and finally went bankrupt in 2016.
As the Bios in Denmark cracked, took over the Region of southern denmark the operation of ambulances in the region.
the Fine adds thereby to the overall bill for the case, which Falck has had to pay. In June, the company entered into a settlement with the Bios' Dutch parent company and Bios' bankruptcy estates.
the Settlement was that Falck paid 152,5 million korner to the other parties.
In a press release, says Falck-director, Jacob Riis, that the company has paid expensive money to learn for the case.
- Falck acted in 2014-15 in a way that was unacceptable, and that we are never going to repeat. We have since worked for, that something like that can never repeat itself, and we have paid for the loss, as parties to the proceedings has suffered, he says.
Authorities the calibration of the fine ends the matter formally. For Falck it will always be a reminder of what we never do again.
/ritzau/Date Of Update: 13 December 2019, 16:01