The EU Commission has been subpoenaed by Dansk Automat Brancheforening

Date 12 dec. 2011
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On 30 November 2011, the EU Commission was subpoenaed by Dansk Automat Brancheforening at the EU Court’s office. The subpoena was filed on the basis of the Commission’s decision of 20 September 2011 in which the Commission concluded that the Act on Duty on Gambling’s rules on gaming duties were not in contravention of EU’s state aid rules.

Dansk Automat Brancheforening has submitted a request that the subpoena have suspensory effect. However, both the gambling and tax authorities have stated that the liberalisation of the Danish gambling market will steadily continue and will come into force on 1 January 2012.

If you have any questions or require additional information on the subpoena or gambling in general, please contact Attorney Claus Molbech Bendtsen (, junior associate Kim David Lexner ( or junior associate Maria Thomsen (

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