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EU COMPETITION TWINNING PROJECT IN UKRAINE: KICK OFF EVENT OUTLINES MAIN RESULTS TO ACHIEVE
21 10 2020

On October 21, 2020, the Lithuanian, German and Romanian competition authorities partnering under the EU Twinning project “Legal and Enforcement Support to the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU)“ met to discuss the key priorities and results that they aim to achieve during the project implementation.

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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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COMPETITION LAW AMENDMENTS WILL ENSURE MORE EFFECTIVE COMPETITION ENFORCEMENT IN LITHUANIA
25 06 2020

Today Seimas adopted amendments to the Law on Competition which will transpose the provisions of the Directive of the European Parliament and Council into national law, ensuring uniform regulation of the activities of competition authorities across the EU, with regard to such matters as independence, resources, powers and sanctions. The...

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EXAMINATION OF MERGERS MAY LAST LONGER
14 04 2020

As companies have temporarily suspended their business operations due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Konkurencijos taryba is struggling to receive information from businesses and informs companies that it may take longer than usual to implement the activities ascribed to it by the laws, especially merger control.  

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION AND EU COMPETITION AUTHORITIES ENCOURAGE COMPANIES TO SEEK GUIDANCE ON COOPERATION INITIATIVES
30 03 2020

Businesses are currently facing particular challenges due to the coronavirus crisis, which may encourage companies to cooperate with each other in order to overcome the negative consequences to the benefit of consumers, for example by ensuring the supply of scarce products.

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JOINT STATEMENT BY EUROPEAN COMPETITION AUTHORITIES ON CORONAVIRUS CRISIS
23 03 2020

Today, all competition authorities in the European Competition Network (the European Commission, the European Surveillance Authority, and the national competition authorities of the EU/EEA) are issuing a joint statement on how to apply the European competition rules during the crisis.  

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KONKURENCIJOS TARYBA WILL IMPLEMENT TWINNING PROJECT IN UKRAINE
26 02 2020

Konkurencijos taryba was awarded a contract to implement the EU Twinning project in Ukraine. It will be the first time when Lithuania will implement the project in the role of the project leader rather than a junior partner.

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JUDGES ARE INVITED TO SEMINARS ON EU COMPETITION LAW ENFORCEMENT
20 01 2020

After transposing the Antitrust Damages Actions Directive into national law, there has been an increase in the number of antitrust damage cases. Seeking to provide an opportunity for national judges to deepen their knowledge in the enforcement of the European competition law, Konkurencijos taryba is carrying out the project funded by the...

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MANAGER DISQUALIFIED AFTER THE COMPANY HAS BEEN HELD LIABLE FOR ANTITRUST VIOLATION
04 07 2019

Vilnius Regional Administrative Court (Court) satisfied the request of Konkurencijos taryba to impose personal liability on the former manager of Žagarės inžinerija for his direct involvement in the anti-competitive agreement between his firm and its competitor. The Court decided to restrict the right of the company’s manager to occupy...

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FIRST COMMON EASTERN EUROPEAN COMPETITION WORKSHOP BY U.S. FTC AND LITHUANIAN COMPETITION AUTHORITY GATHERS FOREIGN COMPETITION EXPERTS
04 09 2018

September 4 marked the start of a two-day  Eastern European Competition Workshop in Vilnius. The event, which was organised by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in partnership with the Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba, gathered almost 50 competition experts from Lithuania, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia,...

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COMPETITION COUNCIL RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL AWARD
12 04 2018

The Lithuanian Competition Council‘s advocacy efforts received international recognition in the Antitrust Writing Awards . The Guidelines on Anti-Competitive Agreements and Bid Rigging in Public Procurement prepared by the Council‘s experts have been voted as one of the five Most Innovative 2017 Soft Laws in the world.

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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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