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LITHUANIAN KONKURENCIJOS TARYBA HAS BEEN RATED AS ONE OF MOST ACTIVE COMPETITION AGENCIES IN EUROPE
24 08 2020

The antitrust and competition law journal and news service Global Competition Review has conducted an annual survey of the world‘s leading competition authorities and for six years in a row gave the Lithuanian Konkurencijos taryba three stars out of five, placing it next to competition agencies from Sweden, Norway, Netherlands or Belgium.

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KONKURENCIJOS TARYBA CLEARS ACQUISITION BY AUTOMOTIVE SALES COMPANIES
13 01 2020

Konkurencijos taryba cleared the acquisition of 100 per cent and sole control of the Estonian company  Veho Eesti AS by the Finnish-based firm  Auto-Bon Oy .

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COMPETITION IN PUBLIC SERVICES: SEARCH FOR BALANCE AND PROPORTION
17 09 2019

Which public services should be provided by state and municipal companies and which should be entrusted to private companies? These questions were raised by participants of the international conference “Do We Need Competition in Public Services”. The event, which took place on September 16 in Vilnius, was organized by Konkurencijos taryba in...

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KONKURENCIJOS TARYBA APPROVES COMMITMENTS BY LIETUVOS PAŠTAS
22 07 2019

Lietuvos paštas committed to inform other postal service providers about any pricing changes in advance and not to create any obstacles to its competitors operating in the same market. Konkurencijos taryba decided that these commitments proposed by the company are appropriate and sufficient to eliminate the alleged infringement of the Law on...

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COMPETITORS RECEIVE FINES FOR SHARING TENDER ALLOCATION
27 06 2019

Konkurencijos taryba found that companies Pasvalio melioracija , Jadrana , Panevėžio melioracija and Biržų ranga concluded a bid-rigging cartel: cartelists colluded their actions and bids, including bid price, and agreed in advance on the winner of the tender. Konkurencijos taryba fined these companies a total of EUR 977,900.

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NORWEGIAN COMPANY WILL ACQUIRE CONTROL OF COFFEHOUSE CHAIN
11 02 2019

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba cleared the acquisition of 100 per cent and sole control of UAB Keturi kambariai which manages the coffehouse chain Caffeine by the Norwegian company Reitan Convenience .

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LATVIAN COMPANY RECEIVES MERGER CLEARANCE
20 12 2018

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba cleared the acquisition of 100 per cent of UAB Pardavimo automatai shares and sole control by the Latvian company Baltic Coffee Holding .

VILNIUS REGIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE COURT: ANTI-COMPETITIVE AGREEMENT TO SET DRESS TRY-ON FEE RESTRICTED COMPETITITON
13 04 2018

Vilnius Regional Administrative Court (Court) rejected a complaint by one of the occasion wear shops which was involved in a cartel that set a fixed dress try-on fee. The Court upheld the Council’s decision imposing a fine on the firm for the infringement of the Law on Competition.

SUPREME ADMINISTRATIVE COURT: DECISIONS BY ŠIAULIAI CITY MUNICIPALITY RESTRICTED COMPETITION
22 11 2017

The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania (Court) upheld the Competition Council’s decision, according to which Šiauliai City Municipality granted privileges to the municipal company Busturas and restricted competition in the sector of passenger transportation services for 10 years.

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CARTEL AMONG OCCASION WEAR SHOPS RESULTED IN HIGHER PRICES FOR CONSUMERS
31 10 2017

The Competition Council found a number of occasion wear shops operating in Vilnius guilty of a cartel that set a fixed dress try-on fee for customers. Firms received fines ranging from EUR 1 to EUR 1,960, with seven out of 12 cartel members admitting the infringement.

FINAL DECISION OF SUPREME ADMINISTRATIVE COURT IN LUKOIL BALTIJA CASE
20 04 2017

The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania (hereinafter – Court) upheld the Lithuanian Competition Council’s decision of December 12, 2014 whereby UAB AMIC Lietuva (former UAB Lukoil Baltija ) received a fine of EUR 3 297 700.

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COMPETITION COUNCIL’S GUIDEBOOK – MOST INOVATIVE SOFT LAW WORLDWIDE
29 03 2017

In Antitrust Writing Awards 2017 the Competition Council’s guidebook “Cooperation with public institutions: how to reduce the risks of competition law infringement?” (Guidebook) received an award for the most innovative soft law in the cross-border category. The Guidebook was assessed by 50 international antitrust experts.

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