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LITHUANIAN COMPETITION AUTHORITY HOLDS HIGH POSITIONS AMONG WORLD’S COMPETITION AUTHORITIES
21 09 2022

The competition law journal and news service Global Competition Review, which conducts an annual ranking of the world‘s competition authorities, gave the Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba three stars of five for eight years in a row. Competition authorities from Belgium, Latvia, Poland, Switzerland and some other countries...

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CARTELISTS HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED INDIVIDUAL SANCTIONS  
01 06 2022

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba assigned individual sanctions to the companies Būsto aplinka and City Service Engineering which concluded a bid-rigging cartel.  

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IN-HOUSE CONTRACT CAN BE CONCLUDED ONLY IN EXCEPTIONAL CASES AFTER ASSESSING ITS IMPACT ON FAIR COMPETITION
19 05 2022

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba supervising how municipalities comply with the Law on Competition when concluding in-house contracts will analyse whether they conform to the judicial interpretations of the Constitutional Court concerning the assessment of the impact of in-house contracts on fair competition.

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DISPUTE OVER FINES TO CARTELISTS SETTLED IN COURT
31 03 2022

On March 30 the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania (Court) has approved settlement agreements between the Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba and the companies Jadrana and Pasvalio melioracija in which EUR 18,720 and EUR 151,430 respective individual fines assigned to the infringers for a cartel agreement have been...

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KONKURENCIJOS TARYBA ASSIGNS INDIVIDUAL SANCTIONS TO INFRINGERS IN OBSTRUCTION CASE
31 03 2022

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba assigned individual sanctions to the companies Būsto aplinka and Mano Būsto priežiūra which obstructed the inspection conducted by the authority’s officials.

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AFTER SUPPLIERS SUSPEND THEIR TIES WITH RUSSIA AND BELARUS, LITHUANIAN KONKURENCIJOS TARYBA URGES RETAIL CHAINS NOT TO USE THEIR MARKET POWER UNFAIRLY
07 03 2022

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba has sent a letter to the firms managing five major retail chains urging them to take into account the recent changes in market conditions and to refrain from actions incompatible with good business practices in respect of food and drink suppliers which suspended or delayed the execution...

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1 EURO ALLOCATED TO KONKURENCIJOS TARYBA BROUGHT 6.2 EUROS OF DIRECT EXPECTED BENEFITS TO CONSUMERS
04 03 2022

Having conducted the annual impact assessment of its activities, the Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba calculated that direct expected benefits to consumers over the period of 2019–2021 amounted to an average of EUR 15.6 million per year and exceeded the authority’s annual budget 6.2 times.

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STUDY REVEALS THAT LITHUANIAN BUSINESSES’ NEED FOR COMPETITION ADVOCACY REMAINS HIGH
13 01 2022

The study of the Lithuanian businesses’ understanding of the rights and obligations established in the Law on Competition has revealed that although many interviewed companies are aware of the main competition law principles, there is a lack of knowledge about the application of certain law provisions, liability for infringements and the...

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LITHUANIAN COMPETITION AUTHORITY IDENTIFIES FOUR PRIORITY SECTORS
11 01 2022

In the strategic plan 2022 the Lithuanian Konkurencijos taryba has identified four priority sectors. The authority is planning to monitor more closely competition restrictions in the labour market, health sector (including pharmaceuticals), retail trade and e-commerce, as well as to take active enforcement and advocacy actions.

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KONKURENCIJOS TARYBA REDUCES FINES FOR FOOD WHOLESALERS FOR COOPERATION AND SETTLEMENT IN BID-RIGGING CASE
16 12 2021

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba has found that the companies Sanitex , Sotėja , Selnera , Maistulis and Egilėja rigged their bids, including the price, in public procurements for the purchase of food products organised by or for the benefit of educational institutions and social service providers. Since the firms...

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BY AGREEING NOT TO PAY PLAYERS’ SALARIES LITHUANIAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE AND ITS CLUBS INFRINGED COMPETITION LAW
18 11 2021

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba found that the Lithuanian Basketball League ( Lietuvos krepšinio lyga – LKL) and 10 basketball clubs concluded an anti-competitive agreement when they decided not to pay basketball players salaries or other financial remuneration for the rest of the season after the termination of the...

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KONKURENCIJOS TARYBA TERMINATES INFRINGEMENT PROCEEDINGS IN BIOFUEL MARKET
04 11 2021

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba has decided to close the infringement proceedings into an alleged anti-competitive agreement between the firms Vilniaus energija and Bionovus (its successor was First Opportunity , a company registered in Estonia and later liquidated), in the biofuel market.

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