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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Konkurencijos taryba found the companies Būsto aplinka and Mano Būsto priežiūra guilty of obstructing the authority‘s officials in carrying out inspection and obtaining documents relevant for the investigation. The companies were fined a total of EUR 1,074,416.
The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy successfully completed the European Union Twinning Project in Ukraine.
The Competition Council concluded that Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) properly implemented the remedies concerned with the divestiture of business related to international carriers‘ compulsory motor vehicle third party liability (MTPL) insurance in Lithuania.
Vilnius County Court acknowledged D. J. guilty of an attempt to bribe an employee of the Lithuanian Competition Council and sentenced him to a suspended sentence of two years in prison, as well as imposed a fine of EUR 7,532.
The Competition Council found that joint bids submitted by two Lithuanian construction firms UAB Irdaiva and AB Panevėžio statybos trestas (PST) restricted competition “by object”, in breach of Article 5 of the Law on Competition (national equivalent of Article 101 TFEU), as both firms could have bid separately. The fines imposed on firms...
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.
March 20 marked the end of the EU Twinning Project on building the administrative capacities of the Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA). The Lithuanian Competition Council participated in the 2-year-long project together with the German Competition Authority.