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LITHUANIAN COMPETITION LAW AMENDMENTS: FROM FINING POWERS TO GUARANTEES OF INDEPENDENCE
30 10 2020

On November 1 amendments to the Law on Competition of the Republic of Lithuania enter into force. These amendments are in line with the ECN+ Directive intended to empower the competition authorities of Member States to be more effective enforcers and ensure the proper functioning of the internal market. More specifically, the Directive aims to...

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LITHUANIAN COMPETITION AUTHORITY UPDATES RULES ON IMMUNITY FROM FINES OR THEIR REDUCTION AND ADOPTS RULES ON COOPERATION WITH EU COUNTERPARTS
31 07 2020

In relation to the amendments to the Law on Competition adopted by the Seimas, today the Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba has updated the Leniency Rules and adopted the Rules on Cooperation with the EU Competition Authorities or Other Counterparts. 

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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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KONKURENCIJOS TARYBA HAS BEEN SELECTED TO IMPLEMENT TWINNING PROJECT IN GEORGIA
03 03 2020

The consortium consisting of the Lithuanian competition authority, State Consumer Rights Protection Authority and the Austrian Federal Trade Authority, has been selected to implement jointly the EU Twinning project in Georgia.

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KONKURENCIJOS TARYBA FINISHED ALMOST A THREE-YEAR LONG PROJECT IN GEORGIA
13 01 2020

Experts from Lithuania, Belgium and other countries finished implementing the EU technical assistance project which aimed to strengthen competition enforcement in Georgia. On 10 January up to 100 guests representing state authorities, business sector, academy and civil society attended the project closing ceremony in Tbilisi and summarized the...

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NESTE LIETUVA ADVERTISEMENT OF CLEANER FUELS MISLED CONSUMERS
29 10 2019

Konkurencijos taryba found that the company Neste Lietuva infringed the Law on Advertising by spreading misleading advertising claims about Neste fuel.  The company was fined EUR 8,688.

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KONKURENCIJOS TARYBA APPROVES WHISTLEBLOWER REMUNERATION PROCEDURE
28 06 2019

From July 1 persons who provide evidence enabling Konkurencijos taryba to detect anti-competitive agreements will be entitled to a financial reward. It is hoped that this will encourage the society to take a more active role in reporting to the Lithuanian competition authority cartels or other anti-competitive agreements entered into by the...

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KONKURENCIJOS TARYBA WILL TRANSFER ITS FUNCTIONS RELATING TO MISLEADING AND COMPARATIVE ADVERTISING
29 04 2019

From May 1, after the amendments to the Law on Advertising have entered into force, the Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba will transfer its functions relating to the supervision of misleading and comparative advertising to the State Consumer Rights Protection Authority (SCRPA).

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SEIMAS ADOPTED AMENDMENTS TO LITHUANIAN COMPETITION LAW
14 03 2019

Today Seimas adopted amendments to the Law on Competition of the Republic of Lithuania. One of the major changes concern the right of the Lithuanian competition authority to remunerate whistleblowers that provide information about anti-competitive agreements.

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LITHUANIAN COMPETITION AUTHORITY WILL APPEAL AGAINST COURT JUDGEMENT ON CARTEL AGREEMENT BETWEEN NOTARIES
25 02 2019

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba evaluated the judgement of Vilnius Regional Administrative Court repealling the watchdog‘s decision on a cartel agreement between the Lithuanian Chamber of Notaries and members of its Presidium, and decided to bring an appeal before the Supreme Administrative Court.

NOTARY FEES SET BY LITHUANIAN CHAMBER OF NOTARIES RESTRICTED COMPETITION
27 04 2018

The Competition Council found that the Lithuanian Chamber of Notaries and members of its Presidium concluded an anti-competitive agreement by setting the amount of notary fees and agreeing upon their calculation procedure. The Council imposed EUR 88,400 fine on the Lithuanian Chamber of Notaries, and fines ranging from EUR 100 to EUR 20,800 on eight members of the Presidium for the infringements of the Law on Competition and the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union.

KELMĖ DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY DID NOT RECEIVE COUNCIL’S PERMISSION TO PROVIDE HEAVY VEHICLE WASHING SERVICES
23 02 2018

The Competition Council refused to give a permission to a municipal company of Kelmė District Municipality regarding the provision of heavy vehicle washing services.

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