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.
The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba has updated the merger filing fees, as well as fees for the examination of requests to perform individual merger actions. The fees are based on the expenses incurred by the authority last year and will apply to undertakings from 1 March 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.
The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba has cleared the acquisition of joint control of InMedica and, indirectly, MediCA klinika , Kardiolita , Bendrosios medicinos praktika and Svalbono klinika by the investment fund INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund and the companies Litgaja and RP PHARMA on condition that part of the...
The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba has terminated the review of a merger notification under which the Estonian company MM Grupp intended to acquire another Estonian company Forum Cinemas Lithuania , which owns and operates cinemas in the cities of Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda and Šiauliai in Lithuania. Since the merger...
On September 10, the management of the Baltic competition authorities met in Riga to discuss current competition law issues in the Baltic States and discuss cooperation, joint projects, and possible market analysis and studies.
Today Karina Kučaidze has started her six-year tenure as a Council Member in the Lithuanian competition authority. She has been appointed by Gitanas Nausėda, President of the Republic of Lithuania, in line with the Constitution, the Law on Competition and upon the proposal of the Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė.
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 2018–2020 amounted to an average of EUR 19.3 million per year and exceeded the authority’s annual budget 8 times.
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.
As companies have temporarily suspended their business operations due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Konkurencijos taryba is struggling to receive information from businesses and informs companies that it may take longer than usual to implement the activities ascribed to it by the laws, especially merger control.
September 4 marked the start of a two-day Eastern European Competition Workshop in Vilnius. The event, which was organised by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in partnership with the Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba, gathered almost 50 competition experts from Lithuania, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia,...