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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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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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KONKURENCIJOS TARYBA CLEARS ACQUISITION OF LATVIAN COMPANY ECO BALTIA
15 06 2020

Konkurencijos taryba cleared the acquisition of 52.81 per cent of the Latvian company Eco Baltia indirectly through BSGF Salvus , and acquisition of joint control of Eco Baltia by the investment fund INVL Baltic Sea Growth Fund together with the existing shareholder the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.  

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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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KONKURENCIJOS TARYBA WARNS TRAVEL AGENCIES TO REFRAIN FROM ANTI-COMPETITIVE BEHAVIOUR
25 05 2020

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba responded to information on social media and warned travel agencies that their actions may be viewed as anti-competitive when some of them requested travel organizers to include in contracts provisions prohibiting travel agencies from applying discounts for consumers at the expense of...

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KONKURENCIJOS TARYBA SUGGESTS STRICTER LIABILITY FOR MAJOR RETAILERS‘ UNFAIR PRACTICES TO SUPPLIERS
07 05 2020

After conducting the monitoring of the implementation of the Law on the Prohibition of Unfair Practices of Retailers (Law), in its report provided to the Government the Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba suggested that higher fines should be envisaged for major retailers for their unfair practices to food and drink suppliers.

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KONKURENCIJOS TARYBA PUBLISHES EXPLANATORY NOTE ON INSPECTIONS PERFORMED AT BUSINESS PREMISES
29 04 2020

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba has prepared an explanatory note for companies and their lawyers to give more clarity on the procedures of the inspections carried out at business premises by the authority‘s authorised officials.

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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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EXAMINATION OF MERGERS MAY LAST LONGER
14 04 2020

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.  

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KONKURENCIJOS TARYBA APPROVES EXPLANATIONS CONCERNING THE ASSESSMENT OF A DOMINANT POSITION
08 04 2020

The Lithuanian competition authority Konkurencijos taryba has adopted the guidance indicating the main principles and criteria used when assessing if an undertaking holds a dominant position, as well as its position in the relevant market, i.e. market power. The Explanations concerning the assessment of a dominant position will enter into...

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