Vilnius Regional Administrative Court (Court) upheld the Competition Council’s decision of 5 December 2016, according to which UAB Žagarės inžinerija and UAB Rovaltra (Companies) rigged their bids in the public procurement for the purchase of machinery organized by UAB Fontas LT .
The Council completed an investigation into suspected unnotified merger by koncernas Achemos grupė . According to the Council‘s preliminary findings, in 2013 koncernas Achemos grupė acquired sole control of UAB Jūros vartai and AB Klaipėdos laivų remontas and by doing so implemented unnotified merger.
The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania upheld the Competition Council‘s decision of 11 February 2015, according to which two competitors UAB Lukrida and UAB Manfula fixed the prices of internal combustion engines purchased from UAB Envija and restricted competition in the combined heat and power plants construction market.
The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania (hereinafter – Court) upheld the Lithuanian Competition Council’s decision of December 12, 2014 whereby UAB AMIC Lietuva (former UAB Lukoil Baltija ) received a fine of EUR 3 297 700.
The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania (Court) denied Gazprom’s (Company) application to renew court proceedings and upheld the Competition Council’s decision, according to which the Company breached merger condition.
The President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė appointed Šarūnas Keserauskas as Chairman of the Competition Council for the second six-year term starting on 5 April 2017.
In Antitrust Writing Awards 2017 the Competition Council’s guidebook “Cooperation with public institutions: how to reduce the risks of competition law infringement?” (Guidebook) received an award for the most innovative soft law in the cross-border category. The Guidebook was assessed by 50 international antitrust experts.
The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania (Court) rejected the appeal by Joniškis District Municipality (Municipality) asking to repeal the obligation to conduct a competitive procedure for the provision of municipal waste management services.
March 20 marked the end of the EU Twinning Project on building the administrative capacities of the Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA). The Lithuanian Competition Council participated in the 2-year-long project together with the German Competition Authority.
On February 28 the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania (Court) upheld the Competition Council’s decision of 10 December 2015 whereby UAB Mediashop (Company) was fined EUR 2 244 for misleading advertising.
On February 24, 2017 the Competition Council terminated the investigation into the requirements for pharmacy premises and equipment approved by the Ministry of Health in 2003 (hereinafter – Requirements). The investigation was terminated after the Ministry of Health amended the Requirements to ensure equal competitive opportunities...
Heads of the Competition Council, the Public Procurement Office and the Special Investigation Service have signed a collaboration agreement.