Erik Bertelsen arbejder overvejende med konkurrenceret, særligt dominerende virksomheders forhold, karteller og fusioner, men også dansk og EU udbudsret samt erstatningssager i forsyningsbranchen. Erik blev partner i 2000.
Erik arbejder for en række store danske og udenlandske virksomheder, og har gennem årene håndteret sager inden for alle aspekter af konkurrenceretten og erstatningsretten.
Han har herunder en betydelig erfaring med retssager inden for konkurrence- og udbudsretsområdet særligt inden for brancherne energi og forsyning, fødevarer og landbrug, herunder sager om prøvelse af konkurrencemyndighedernes afgørelser ved domstolene og sager om erstatning for forskellige forhold, herunder overtrædelse af konkurrencereglerne. Erik har ført en række principielle sager for Konkurrencerådet og Konkurrenceankenævnet, ligesom han har håndteret en række konkurrencestraffesager.
Erik er en yderst erfaren procedør og har ført en række omfattende sager ved Højesteret. Bl.a. repræsenterede han DONG Energy i den såkaldte "Kontek"-sag, hvor DONG Energy blev tilkendt en betaling på et trecifret millionbeløb fra Vattenfall. Sø- og Handelsretten var nået til et andet resultat. Se dommen.
Erik leverer løsningsorienteret rådgivning med afsæt i sit indgående kendskab til dansk og international retspraksis og varetagelsen af sager for de danske domstole og EU-domstolene. Erik har en pragmatisk og forretningsmæssig tilgang til, hvorledes sagerne løses hurtigst og bedst muligt, og som kommercielt lever bedst op til klientens behov og leverer forretningsmæssig værdi.
Chambers Europe 2021
Erik Bertelsen is noted for his experience in a number of competition law matters, including merger control filings as well as Danish Competition and Consumer Authority investigations. A source lauds his strong industry knowledge, considering him to be "very pleasant, easy to work with and with lots of experience."
Chambers Europe 2020
Erik Bertelsen is noted for his experience in a number of competition law matters, including merger control filings, Danish Competition and Consumer Authority investigations and follow-on damages cases. Market sources consider him to be "a skilled lawyer with a very good practice."
Legal 500 2019
EU & Competition
Kromann Reumert advises on merger control matters, competition disputes and state aid issues; recent mandates include Erik Bertelsen defending Dong Energy against a damages claim brought by the competition authorities alleging excessive pricing.
Chambers Europe 2019
Erik Bertelsen earns respect from market commentators for his work and focuses on merger filings. Sources highlight his negotiation skills, saying that he is "very good at calming the waters."
Chambers Europe 2018
Erik Bertelsen is regarded by sources as a "very good practitioner with a long-standing practice." He focuses on the full scope of competition law, including abuse of dominance and litigation cases. His work of late has involved obtaining merger clearance for clients from the energy sector.
Legal 500 2017
EU & Competition
Kromann Reumert’s ‘top-level’ practice specialises in merger control work and cartel investigations. The well-regarded Erik Bertelsen advised Jysk on its acquisition of furniture producer Actona.
Chambers Europe 2017
Erik Bertelsen handles all areas of competition law, including abuse of dominance. Clients say: "He is a very competent lawyer and has a good overview of the law. He has very exact knowledge of our industry and business, and can easily analyse issues and point us in the right direction." He is noted for his expertise in litigation and represents clients before Danish and EU courts.
Chambers Europe 2016
The "insightful" Erik Bertelsen has extensive experience in handling all aspects of competition law, particularly mergers in the food, agriculture, energy and retail sectors. Recently, he represented AkzoNobel in a damages claim filed by Cheminova relating to the former's participation in a cartel.
Legal 500 2015
EU and Competition
Erik Bertelsen is an expert in complex merger control matters.
Chambers Europe 2015
Erik Bertelsen has an "excellent practice with a strong market position which he has maintained for many years." His long-standing experience covers all manner of issues related to competition law.
GCR 100 2015
Kromann Reumert is featured in the 16th edition of Global Competition Review. "Kromann Reumert's competition group, one of the largest in the country, continues to be a market leader. Three partners - Jens Munk Plum, Morten Kofmann and Erik Bertelsen - are nominated to Who's Who Legal: Competition".
Chambers Europe 2014
Erik Bertelsen is praised by sources for his approach to contentious competition cases, including complex merger control mandates. He has assisted Arla with the competition aspects of its acquisition of UK-based Milk Link and German-based Milch-Union Hocheifel.
Legal 500 2014
EU and Competition
Kromann Reumert gives ‘prompt, appropriate and timely’ advice. Practice head Jens Munk Plum, Erik Bertelsen and Tilde Jensen are representing DONG Energy in Denmark’s largest excessive pricing case.
Legal 500 2013
EU and Competition
The ‘excellent, competent’ Erik Bertelsen is representing DONG Energy in Denmark’s largest excessive pricing case. New clients include Nordisk Film and Dutch Lely Holding.
Chambers Europe 2013
Erik Bertelsen has an extraordinary reputation for merger control and abuse of dominance matters, and is widely regarded as a tough, brilliant competition practitioner.