Professor appointed to the Competition Appeal Tribunal

Palle Bo Madsen, Professor of Law at Aarhus University, Business and Social Sciences has become part of the highest authority within competition law in Denmark.

2012.06.26 | Line Ziegler Laursen

Palle Bo Madsen, Professor of Law, has received academic recognition by becoming a new member of the Danish Competition Appeal Tribunal. Photo: Line Ziegler Laursen

Since 1 June, Palle Bo Madsen has been one of the five members of the Danish Competition Appeal Tribunal under the Danish Business Authority.

The Competition Appeal Tribunal primarily handles complaints regarding decisions made by the competition council – something which is perfectly in line with Palle Bo Madsen’s primary subject areas, namely competition law and property law.

- I want to take on this exciting challenge, because it’s in line with what I’ve previously worked with and what I’m currently working with, says Palle Bo Madsen.

Throughout his career, Palle Bo Madsen has, among other things, worked as a acting judge and been a member of several tribunals and councils. Today, two things take up his spare time outside of the university: The Telecommunication Complaint Board, which is a competition tribunal he has been Chairman of since 2005, and Ankenævnet for Biler, which is a Danish private consumer complaints board which handles complaints regarding cars.

He replaces Professor Jens Fejø from the Copenhagen Business School, who has just turned 70 and is therefore no longer permitted to be a member. Born in December 1951, Palle Bo Madsen is appointed to the Competition Appeal Tribunal until the end of 2021.

Facts about the Competition Appeal Tribunal

  • The tribunal primarily handles complaints regarding decisions made by the Competition Council to the extent that is laid down in the competition law.
  • The Competition Appeal Tribunal is the leading administrative authority within competition law in Denmark.
  • Decisions made by the Competition Appeal Tribunal can be brought to court, as an administrative decision is in question. However, this procedure rarely occurs.
  • The five members of the tribunal, who have to be independent of their business interests, are appointed by the Minister of Business and Growth.
  • The Chairman must be a judge of the Supreme Court, while the remaining four members must have expert knowledge on economics and law, respectively.
  • As of 1 June 2012, The Competition Appeal Tribunal consists of Judge of the Supreme Court Jon Stokholm (Chairman), Professor Ole Jess Olsen, Professor Chr. Hjort-Andersen, Lawyer Suzanne Helsteen and finally Professor Palle Bo Madsen.

Source: The Danish Business Authority

Contact

Palle Bo Madsen, Professor, PhD
Aarhus University, Business and Social Sciences
Department of Law
E-mail: pbm@jura.au.dk
Tel: (+45) 87 16 56 65
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