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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.

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MERGER OF TICKET DISTRIBUTORS DID NOT RESTRICT COMPETITION
13 07 2018

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba has cleared the acquisition of 100 per cent of the shares of UAB Nacionalinis bilietų platintojas by the Estonian company Baltic Ticket Holdings .

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.

REVISED MERGER NOTIFICATION AND EXAMINATION PROCEDURE
11 01 2018

Having considered the amendments to the Law on Competition (Law), the Council revised merger notification and examination procedure, which takes into force from January 1, 2018.

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MINISTRY OF HEALTH ELIMINATED RESTRICTIONS ON PHARMACY PREMISES
24 02 2017

On February 24, 2017 the Competition Council terminated the investigation into the requirements for pharmacy premises and equipment approved by the  Ministry of Health in  2003 (hereinafter – Requirements). The investigation was terminated after the Ministry of Health amended the Requirements to ensure equal competitive opportunities...

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AMENDMENTS TO THE LAW ON COMPETITION: WHAT CHANGES TO EXPECT?
24 01 2017

Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of the Republic of Lithuania, adopted amendments to the Law on Competition (Law). From February 1 it will be easier for victims of antitrust violations to defend their rights by claiming compensation for damages suffered due to such infringements.

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PUBLIC ADMINISTRATIVE BODIES WILL FACE STRICTER REGULATION AND FINES
09 11 2016

Seimas adopted amendments to the Law on Competition and the Law on Local Self-Government initiated by the President of the Republic of Lithuania. From 1 January 2017 public administrative bodies will face fines for competition law breaches and stricter regulation related to economic activities carried out by municipal companies.

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NEW MERGER NOTIFICATION AND EXAMINATION PROCEDURE CAME INTO FORCE IN LITHUANIA
07 01 2016

Lithuanian Competition Council (the Council) announced that the new Merger Notification and Examination Procedure (the Merger Procedure) had come into force on 1 January 2016. As of that date, all merger notifications must be submitted in line with the new Merger Procedure.

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