On July 18 the President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė appointed Elonas Šatas as Council Member of the Competition Council for the second six-year term starting on 24 August 2017.
Chief Experts of Unfair Commercial Practices Investigation Division shared the Competition Council‘s experience on misleading and prohibited comparative advertising with the Albanian Consumer Protection Commission.
The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania (Court) rejected the appeal by Litesko and upheld the Council’s decision, according to which Alytus City Municipality infringed the Law on Competition.
On the eve of King Mindaugas’ Coronation Day in Lithuania, the President of the Republic of Lithuania awarded the Competition Council’s Chairman Šarūnas Keserauskas the Medal of the Order for Merits to Lithuania.
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.
On June 14 the Chairman Šarūnas Keserauskas presented the Competition Council‘s annual report to the members of the Cabinet.
The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania upheld the Competition Council’s decision, according to which Klaipėda City Municipality breached the Law on Competition by authorising five municipal companies to provide shared taxi services without a competitive procedure.
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.
Vilnius Regional Administrative Court upheld the Council’s decision, according to which UAB Elmis, UAB LEDEVILA and UAB Vortex Capital were fined for bid-rigging in the public procurement for the purchase of construction and installation works.
Vilnius Regional Administrative Court (Court) upheld the Competition Council’s decision of 5 December 2016, according to which UAB Žagarės inžinerija and UAB Rovaltra (Companies) rigged their bids in the public procurement for the purchase of machinery organized by UAB Fontas LT .
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 upheld the Competition Council‘s decision of 11 February 2015, according to which two competitors UAB Lukrida and UAB Manfula fixed the prices of internal combustion engines purchased from UAB Envija and restricted competition in the combined heat and power plants construction market.