Region: Latvia

Latvia fines rail operator for abuse

The Competition Council of Latvia has fined LDZ Cargo €5.7 million for abusing its dominance in the rail freight transport market, although the company plans to appeal against the penalty.

03 February 2021

From the Enforcer: Competition Council of Latvia

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18 December 2020

Latvia

Featured in GCR 100 2021

Latvia’s competition bar is one of the smallest to feature in GCR 100, but each firm works on several abuse of dominance and cartel cases.

11 December 2020

Latvia appoints new antitrust head

The Latvian government has appointed Juris Gaiķis as head of the country’s competition watchdog, although local lawyers have criticised his selection because of his lack of antitrust experience.

14 September 2020

Latvian court upholds €2.4 million bid-rigging fine

A Latvian court has upheld the national competition authority’s decision to fine two companies €2.4 million for rigging bids to supply public transport vehicles with cleaning chemicals.

24 April 2020

Latvia amendments prevent state from restricting competition

Amendments to Latvia’s competition law have come into effect, preventing public bodies from discriminating against private companies.

06 January 2020

Latvia issues highest fine for failure to provide information

Latvia’s competition authority has fined one of the country’s largest building materials traders €701,811 for failing to provide information during a cartel investigation.

06 December 2019

Latvia

Featured in Competition Economics Handbook 2020

06 November 2019

Latvia raids construction companies

Latvia’s competition authority is investigating the country’s leading construction companies for allegedly entering into cartel agreements.

06 September 2019

DG Comp takes agro deal from national enforcers

The European Commission has required two industrial machine manufacturers to notify it of their proposed merger, though four national enforcers were independently reviewing the deal.

07 February 2019

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