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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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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.

FAIR COMPETITION – MORE OPPORTUNITIES
11 10 2017

On September 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. 

SUPREME ADMINISTRATIVE COURT OF LITHUANIA UPHELD COMPETITION COUNCIL’S DECISION ON BID RIDDING
25 09 2017

The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania (Court) upheld the Competition Council’s decision on two bid rigging agreements.

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COURT: THERE WAS LEGITIMATE BASIS TO IMPOSE FINES ON BID RIGGING PARTICIPANTS
09 08 2017

Vilnius Regional Administrative Court (Court) upheld the Competition Council’s decision, according to which a bid rigging agreement was concluded by the companies acting in the municipal waste collection and transportation sector. The infringement of the Law on Competition resulted in fines.

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CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES  DID NOT ESCAPE FINES FOR IMITATING COMPETITION
04 08 2017

The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania (Court) upheld the Competition Council’s decision, according to which in 2011–2012 construction companies concluded bid rigging agreements.

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ALBANIAN DELEGATION LEARNED ABOUT CONSUMER PROTECTION IN ADVERTISING
18 07 2017

Chief Experts of Unfair Commercial Practices Investigation Division shared the Competition Council‘s experience on misleading and prohibited comparative advertising with the Albanian Consumer Protection Commission.

UAB AMIC LIETUVA PAID A FINE FOR COMPETITION LAW INFRINGEMENT
20 06 2017

After the final ruling of the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania, UAB AMIC Lietuva (former UAB Lukoil Baltija) paid a fine of EUR 3,297,700 and EUR 536,339 of interest.

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