Region: Lithuania

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

Lithuanian court overturns basketball league sanctions for wage-fixing

An administrative court in Lithuania has annulled a decision by the national competition enforcer to sanction the country’s top professional basketball league and its member clubs for colluding to restrict players’ salaries after a season was cancelled over covid-19 concerns.

08 June 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

Lithuania

Featured in GCR 100 2022

Alongside its close monitoring of behavioural issues linked to public procurement and industry associations, Lithuania’s Competition Council is paying greater attention to digital markets in line with the trend among enforcers the world over.

10 December 2021

Lithuania calls foul on basketball league conspiracy

Lithuania’s Competition Council has fined the country’s top professional basketball league and all of its clubs for colluding to restrict players’ salaries after a season was cancelled due to covid-19.

22 November 2021

Lithuania: economist perspective

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28 October 2021

From the enforcer: Competition Council

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28 October 2021

Lithuania blocks telecoms deal

Lithuania’s Competition Council has blocked a proposed tie-up between two telecom rivals, two years after the companies abandoned their first merger attempt over the enforcer’s competition concerns.

29 June 2021

Lithuanian appeals court backs enforcer in staggered payment dispute

A Lithuanian appellate court has confirmed that a state debt collector exceeded its authority by allowing a construction company to pay in installments a multimillion euro fine for entering into anticompetitive agreements.

22 February 2021

Lithuania

Featured in GCR 100 2021

Lithuania’s Competition Council is one of the most active agencies in Eastern Europe, tackling cartel investigations and unlawful state aid.

11 December 2020

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