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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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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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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 LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION INTO SUSPECTED ANTI-COMPETITIVE AGREEMENT AMONG LITHUANIAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE AND BASKETBALL CLUBS
24 04 2020

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba has launched an investigation into a suspected anti-competitive agreement among the Lithuanian Basketball League (Lietuvos krepšinio lyga – LKL) and basketball clubs after evaluating their exchange of information on the terms of payment of basketball players‘ salaries during the meeting...

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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...

SUPREME ADMINISTRATIVE COURT UPHOLDS COUNCIL’S DECISION: CINEMA CARTELS RESULTED IN FEWER DISCOUNTS FOR CONSUMERS
05 06 2018

The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania rejected the appeal by UAB Forum Cinemas against the Competition Council’s decision whereby the company was fined EUR 1,384,300 for fixing prices of cinema tickets as part of two separate cartel agreements.

SUPREME ADMINISTRATIVE COURT UPHELD COUNCIL'S DECISION ON CARTEL IN ENERGY SECTOR
20 04 2017

The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania upheld the Competition Council‘s decision of 11 February 2015, according to which two competitors UAB Lukrida and UAB Manfula fixed the prices of internal combustion engines purchased from UAB Envija and restricted competition in the combined heat and power plants construction market.

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LITHUANIAN COMPETITION COUNCIL DETECTED TWO CARTELS BY CINEMA OPERATORS
22 12 2015

On December 18 Lithuanian Competition Council (KT) announced that three cinema operators, “Forum Cinemas“, “Multikino Lietuva“ and “Cinamon Operations“, had been fixing prices of cinema tickets as part of two separate cartel agreements.

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