Region: Latvia

ECJ rules on jurisdiction in airline predatory pricing dispute

The European Court of Justice has ruled that anticompetitive harm can occur in both the place where an unlawful agreement is made and the place where it is applied, allowing a Lithuanian court to adjudicate an airline dispute that one lawyer described as a “war of forums”.

11 July 2018

Latvia fines hub-and-spoke cartel

Latvia’s competition authority has fined three building material distributors €5.8 million for colluding in a hub-and-spoke cartel with two material manufacturers.

12 October 2017

ECJ clarifies excessive pricing test

The European Court of Justice has ruled that comparing prices between EU member states is a valid way to determine whether prices may be abusively excessive.

14 September 2017

Latvia fines stage equipment distributors in hybrid settlement

Latvia’s competition watchdog has ordered nine sound, lighting and stage equipment distributors to pay €473,083 for rigging tenders issued by local theatres.

03 May 2017

AG Wahl: prices can be unfair only in regulated markets

An advocate-general at the European Court of Justice has suggested that excessive pricing should be considered illegal only within regulated industries, and that only persistently and significantly supracompetitive prices should be caught.

07 April 2017

Latvia prohibits supermarket lease

Latvia’s competition authority has prohibited a lease agreement between the supermarket chain Rimi Baltic and a shopping centre, after the authority said the deal would cause significant harm to competition.

31 January 2017


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12 December 2016

Latvia warns against municipal waste management monopoly

Latvia’s competition authority yesterday urged municipal governments to modify their waste management policies, after finding over half them were simultaneously regulating and participating in the waste management market.

02 December 2016

Latvia fines construction companies for bid-rigging

03 November 2016

ECJ rules on independent service provider liability

22 July 2016

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