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SUPREME ADMINISTRATIVE COURT OF LITHUANIA: PROTECTION OF LEGAL PROFESSIONAL PRIVILEGE IS NOT ABSOLUTE
10 05 2021

The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania (Court) rejected the appeal of the company AV investicija and left unchanged the ruling of the court of first instance declaring that the Lithuanian competition authority was right in not applying the protection of legal professional privilege (LPP) to correspondence between two companies and their...

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BALTIC COMPETITION CONFERENCE 2021: CHALLENGES OF DIGITALISATION, DAMAGE CLAIMS AND COMPETITION IMPACT ASSESSMENT
29 04 2021

The Lithuanian Competition Council is organising a traditional Baltic competition conference, which will take place on 18 May 2021 , and invites competition law practitioners, businesses, public sector and academic community for a discussion on the role of small competition authorities in investigating digital markets, developments and...

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SUPREME ADMINISTRATIVE COURT OF LITHUANIA UPHOLDS COMPETITION AUTHORITY’S DECISION ON DRIVING SCHOOLS' CARTELS
25 03 2021

Driving schools and the Lithuanian association of driving schools (Association) which agreed to set prices of driving services for consumers will not avoid sanctions for cartel agreements. The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania (Court), which partially amended the judgment of the court of first instance, reduced the fines only for two...

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CARTELIST OF RADIOACTIVE SCRAP METAL AUCTION WILL HAVE TO PAY IMPOSED FINE
15 01 2021

The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania (Court) rejected the appeal by the German company Sypra  which participated in the radioactive scrap metal auction conducted by Ignalina nuclear power plant and concluded a cartel. The Court did not reduce the fine imposed on the company by the Lithuanian competition authority.

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BY RESTRICTING COMPETITION BETWEEN NOTARIES, MINISTRY OF JUSTICE PREVENTS CONSUMERS FROM PAYING LESS FOR SERVICES
08 12 2020

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba has found the fixed and minimum rates of notary fees approved by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Lithuania to restrict the ability of notaries to compete on prices. Having failed to ensure the freedom of fair competition, the Ministry of Justice received a fine of EUR 43,000...

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AS A RESULT OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC, LITHUANIAN COMPETITION COUNCIL REDUCES FINES IMPOSED ON CINEMA COMPANIES THAT FORMED CARTEL
25 11 2020

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba has found that the film distributor Theatrical Film Distribution and the firms NCG Distribution and Forum Cinemas , which belong to the same group of companies, agreed on the prices of the distributed films. Although the fines calculated for the cartel constituted more than EUR 3.8...

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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 KONKURENCIJOS TARYBA HAS BEEN RATED AS ONE OF MOST ACTIVE COMPETITION AGENCIES IN EUROPE
24 08 2020

The antitrust and competition law journal and news service Global Competition Review has conducted an annual survey of the world‘s leading competition authorities and for six years in a row gave the Lithuanian Konkurencijos taryba three stars out of five, placing it next to competition agencies from Sweden, Norway, Netherlands or Belgium.

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CONTRACT EXTENSIONS WITH PASSENGER ROAD TRANSPORT SERVICE PROVIDERS WITHOUT A COMPETITIVE PROCEDURE RESTRICTED COMPETITION
15 07 2020

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba has found that the Lithuanian transport safety administration (LTSA) infringed the Law on Competition when it extended contracts with 42 regular road passenger transport service providers without a competitive procedure, thereby restricting competition and impeding the entry of new market...

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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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RETAILER PALINK RECEIVES FINE FOR UNFAIR COMMERCIAL PRACTICES TO FOOD AND DRINK SUPPLIERS  
18 06 2020

Konkurencijos taryba found that UAB Palink , one of the major retail companies in Lithuania, infringed the Law on the Prohibition of Unfair Practices of Retailers (Law) when it required from 7 food and drink suppliers to spend all of their preliminary budget intended for sales promotion activities.

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SUPREME ADMINISTRATIVE COURT OF LITHUANIA: CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES RESTRICTED COMPETITION IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT THROUGH JOINT BIDDING
03 06 2020

The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania (Court) rejected the appeals by the construction company Panevėžio statybos trestas (PST) and company Active Construction Management , previously known as Irdaiva , and upheld the ruling of the court of first instance confirming the fines imposed on the companies for anti-competitive joint bidding.

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