Region: Latvia

Latvia fines bid-rigging bus cartel

Latvia’s Competition Council has fined three public transport companies almost €2 million for rigging state tenders to win the rights to service 16 regionally important bus routes for a decade.

19 January 2023


Featured in GCR 100 2023

Conduct cases consistently take centre stage in Latvia, but the local competition bar also guides clients through some major merger reviews.

12 December 2022

Latvia: economist perspective

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11 October 2022

AG Rantos clarifies the use of essential facilities doctrine

The EU’s General Court was right not to apply the essential facilities test used in Bronner when it ruled that Lithuanian Railways hindered competition by removing a 19-kilometer stretch of track, an advocate general at the European Court of Justice has said.

07 July 2022

Latvian enforcer did not infringe shipping cartelist’s right to privacy, ECtHR rules

The European Court of Human Rights has dismissed a complaint brought by a shipping company alleging that Latvia’s Competition Council conducted unlawful dawn raids during its investigation into the company’s alleged cartel conduct.

06 July 2022

Baltic enforcers urge ICN to suspend Russian competition agency

The heads of the Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian competition agencies have called on the International Competition Network to suspend Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service over the country’s “unacceptable” and “outrageous” invasion of Ukraine.

25 February 2022


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Latvia's tight-knit competition bar continues to advise clients on cartel matters and antitrust compliance.

10 December 2021

Latvian court must reassess vertical restraint case, ECJ rules

The European Court of Justice has told a Latvian court to properly assess the content and objectives of an alleged anticompetitive agreement to determine whether it should be classified as a by-object infringement.

18 November 2021

Latvia sanctions construction cartel

Latvia’s Competition Council has levied a €16.7 million cartel fine on 10 construction companies after concluding one of its most important ever investigations, although counsel to one of the companies claims the agency may have relied on a trove of evidence unlawfully.

10 August 2021

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

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