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COMPETITION COUNCIL: RIMI FAILED TO IMPLEMENT MERGER REMEDIES
18 04 2018

The Competition Council reported that UAB Rimi Lietuva (RIMI) failed to implement merger remedies  which the authority approved as a condition when clearing the acquisition by RIMI of 100 per cent shareholding and sole control of UAB Palink ( PALINK ).

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INSURANCE COMPANY IMPLEMENTED MERGER REMEDIES PROPERLY
13 04 2018

The Competition Council concluded that Vienna Insurance Group (VIG) properly implemented the remedies concerned with the divestiture of business related to international carriers‘ compulsory motor vehicle third party liability (MTPL) insurance in Lithuania.

VILNIUS REGIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE COURT: ANTI-COMPETITIVE AGREEMENT TO SET DRESS TRY-ON FEE RESTRICTED COMPETITITON
13 04 2018

Vilnius Regional Administrative Court (Court) rejected a complaint by one of the occasion wear shops which was involved in a cartel that set a fixed dress try-on fee. The Court upheld the Council’s decision imposing a fine on the firm for the infringement of the Law on Competition.

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COMPETITION COUNCIL RECEIVES INTERNATIONAL AWARD
12 04 2018

The Lithuanian Competition Council‘s advocacy efforts received international recognition in the Antitrust Writing Awards . The Guidelines on Anti-Competitive Agreements and Bid Rigging in Public Procurement prepared by the Council‘s experts have been voted as one of the five Most Innovative 2017 Soft Laws in the world.

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MANAGERS OF COLLUDING FIRMS FACE SANCTIONS
03 04 2018

Vilnius Regional Administrative Court (Court) upheld the Competition Council’s request to restrict the right of V. M. of Baltic Transport Service , A. F. of Convertus and G. I. of Gedarta to be the managers of a public or private legal person. It has been the first time when the Court imposed a sanction on the managers of the undertakings...

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CLASSIFIED ADS MERGER CASE REFERRED BACK TO VILNIUS REGIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE COURT FOR REEVALUATION
15 03 2018

The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania (Court) satisfied the appeal of the Competition Council and annulled the ruling of Vilnius Regional Administrative Court, according to which the Council was obliged to conduct an additional investigation regarding the merger of the Estonian managers of classified ads.

COURT DID NOT REJECT LIABILITY FOR MISLEADING ADVERTISING
08 03 2018

Vilnius Regional Administrative Court (Court) rejected the complaints by NT partneriai and Karolinos turas and upheld the Lithuanian Competition Council’s decision, according to which the companies were fined for misleading advertising.

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G4S MOTION TO REOPEN PROCEEDINGS AGAINST COMPETITION COUNCIL FAILS
26 02 2018

The security company G4S Lietuva (G4S) has failed in trying to reopen the proceedings against the Competition Council’s decision imposing the fine on the company for anti-competitive agreements in the market of cash-handling services.

KELMĖ DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY DID NOT RECEIVE COUNCIL’S PERMISSION TO PROVIDE HEAVY VEHICLE WASHING SERVICES
23 02 2018

The Competition Council refused to give a permission to a municipal company of Kelmė District Municipality regarding the provision of heavy vehicle washing services.

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.

REVISED MERGER NOTIFICATION AND EXAMINATION PROCEDURE
11 01 2018

Having considered the amendments to the Law on Competition (Law), the Council revised merger notification and examination procedure, which takes into force from January 1, 2018.

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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.

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