Vilnius Regional Administrative Court has rejected the appeal by AB Kauno grūdai against the Competition Council’s decision of 9 June 2017, whereby the company was fined EUR 947,700 for acquiring about 51 per cent of Vievio paukštynas shares and gaining control over the company, and thus implementing an unnotified merger.
The Competition Council found that UAB koncernas Achemos grupė implemented an unnotified merger by acquiring sole control of UAB Jūros vartai and AB KLAIPĖDOS LAIVŲ REMONTAS . For the infringement of the Law on Competition, the Council fined Achemos grupė EUR 54,700.
After the final ruling of the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania, UAB AMIC Lietuva (former UAB Lukoil Baltija) paid a fine of EUR 3,297,700 and EUR 536,339 of interest.
The Competition Council found that having acquired about 51 per cent of Vievio paukštynas shares and gained control over the company, Kauno grūdai implemented unnotified merger. For the infringement of the Law on Competition, the Council fined Kauno grūdai EUR 947,700.
The Council completed an investigation into suspected unnotified merger by koncernas Achemos grupė . According to the Council‘s preliminary findings, in 2013 koncernas Achemos grupė acquired sole control of UAB Jūros vartai and AB Klaipėdos laivų remontas and by doing so implemented unnotified merger.
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.
Having evaluated the evidence on the suspected anti-competetive behavior of Lithuanian companies engaged in cement production and trade, the Competition Council (hereinafter – KT) terminated the investigation.
On 6 May 2016, the Competition Council (hereinafter – KT) prohibited a merger whereby in 2014 AS Eesti Meedia acquired 100 per cent of AllePAL OÜ shares. KT found that the merger restricted competition in the Lithuanian markets of classified ads for real estate and vehicles.
The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania (the Court) upheld the Competition Council‘s (KT) decision as of April 18, 2013 to impose a fine of 341 057 EUR on JSC Lukoil Baltija for implementing non-notified mergers.