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SUPREME ADMINISTRATIVE COURT OF LITHUANIA: PANEVĖŽYS CITY MUNICIPALITY BREACHED COMPETITION LAW
29 01 2018

The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania (Court) rejected the appeals by Panevėžys City Municipality and the company Panevėžys specialus autotransportas and upheld the Lithuanian Competition Council’s decision, according to which the Municipality was found to have breached the Law on Competition by authorising its company to provide municipal waste management services without a competitive procedure.

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ATTEMPT TO BRIBE EMPLOYEE OF LITHUANIAN COMPETITION COUNCIL RESULTED IN CUSTODIAL SENTENCE
09 01 2018

Vilnius County Court acknowledged D. J. guilty of an attempt to bribe an employee of the Lithuanian Competition Council and sentenced him to a suspended sentence of two years in prison, as well as imposed a fine of EUR 7,532.

COMPETITORS AGREED WHO WILL WIN AUCTION BY IGNALINA NUCLEAR POWER PLANT
27 12 2017

The Competition Council found that UAB Norvesta and the German company Sypra concluded a cartel agreement while participating in the radioactive scrap metal auction conducted by Ignalina nuclear power plant, and thus were fined EUR 27,500 and EUR 27,100 respectively.

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COMPETITION COUNCIL: JOINT BIDDING OF TWO CONSTRUCTION FIRMS RESTRICTED COMPETITION
21 12 2017

The Competition Council found that joint bids submitted by two Lithuanian construction firms UAB Irdaiva and AB Panevėžio statybos trestas (PST) restricted competition “by object”, in breach of Article 5 of the Law on Competition (national equivalent of Article 101 TFEU), as both firms could have bid separately. The fines imposed on firms...

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WORLD COMPETITION DAY FOCUSED ON COMPETITION BENEFITS
05 12 2017

On December 5 the Lithuanian Competition Council joined the rest of the world to celebrate the World Competition Day and reminded the society that #CompetingIsHealthy, #CompetingIsWorthwhile, #CompetingIsBeneficial .

KAUNO BŪSTAI MISLED CONSUMERS BY ADVERTISING GUEST HOUSES AS APARTMENTS
28 11 2017

The firm Kauno būstai misled consumers by advertising guest houses as apartments. For the infringement of the Law on Advertising Kauno būstai received EUR 6,300 fine .

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COMPETITION COUNCIL FINES SUPPLIER AND DISTRIBUTOR OF BONE REGENERATION PRODUCTS FOR RESALE PRICE MAINTENANCE
31 10 2017

The Competition Council found the Italian-based supplier Tecnoss Dental and its Lithuanian distributor UAB Implamedica engaged in fixing minimum resale prices of bone regeneration products used in implant dentistry. The infringement resulted in both companies receiving a total of EUR 175,500 of fines.

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CARTEL AMONG OCCASION WEAR SHOPS RESULTED IN HIGHER PRICES FOR CONSUMERS
31 10 2017

The Competition Council found a number of occasion wear shops operating in Vilnius guilty of a cartel that set a fixed dress try-on fee for customers. Firms received fines ranging from EUR 1 to EUR 1,960, with seven out of 12 cartel members admitting the infringement.

COMPETITION COUNCIL CLEARED ACQUISITION OF 100 PER CENT OF PALINK SHARES BY RIMI LIETUVA SUBJECT TO CONDITIONS
18 10 2017

On October 18 the Competition Council cleared the acquisition of 100 per cent of UAB Palink ( PALINK ) shares and control by UAB Rimi Lietuva ( RIMI ) on condition that RIMI will sell part of its business related to retail trade.

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COMPETITION COUNCIL IMPOSED FINE FOR MISLEADING ADVERTISING
17 10 2017

The Competition Council found that UAB Judira disseminated misleading advertising claims about the mat, head massage system and orthopedic pillow. For the infringement of the Law on Advertising the Council fined Judira EUR 1,230.

FAIR COMPETITION – MORE OPPORTUNITIES
11 10 2017

On October 9–10 competition law experts and representatives of the European Commission, Lithuanian public and private sector gathered in the 14th Baltic Competition Conference in Vilnius to discuss how competition authorities can become better enforcers, strengthen institutional credibility and contribute to the well-being of the country and the citizens.

REAL ESTATE ADVERTISING TURNED INTO FINES
03 10 2017

On October 2 the Competition Council found that UAB Karolinos turas and UAB NT partneriai misled consumers by advertising hotel premises as residential real estate. For the infringement of the Law on Advertising, the Council fined each of the companies EUR 8,688. 

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