Competition & EU Law

Because the rules of competition law are so complex, we work in partnership with our clients to identify their needs and priorities and then find ways to make the rules work in our favour to unlock business potential.

We are experienced in handling a wide range of issues relating to competition law, from providing legal assistance in dealings with national and EU competition authorities to filing notifications and complaints. We assist our clients in obtaining permission or regulatory clearance from supervisory authorities and protect the interests of our clients in court whenever it is necessary.

Our legal services offered to the competition and EU law sector include:

  • compliance of trade and other agreements with competition law;
  • alignment of conduct and pricing used by dominant corporations with competition rules;
  • filing merger notifications and related advice;
  • dealing with unfair competition matters (piracy of goods, solicitation of employees, etc.);
  • advising on state aid matters, including notifications to the European Commission;
  • representation before national courts in relation to competition law;
  • representation before the European Commission and other EU institutions in connection with the EU law.
  • representing MasterCard in the interchange fees investigation and further consultation on competition and regulatory matters;
  • advising Berlin Chemie in the course of investigation into suspected anticompetitive practices;
  • advising Lithuanian Post on comliance with its obligations as a dominant undertaking;
  • representing PZU Lietuva in antitrust investigation in the insurance sector; further challenge of the Competition Council‘s verdict in the allegedly anticompetitive insurance pool agreement;
  • advising General Motors/Opel on vertical agreements;
  • representing Limarko in the investigation by the competition authority in the decisions by the Lithuanian Ship Brokers and Agents Association regarding recommended ship agency tariffs and consequent concerted practices by its members (including Limarko);
  • assisting Lukoil Baltija UAB in the investigation by the Competition Council in the alleged anticompetitive behaviours by the client and various other companies engaged in distribution and retail of oil products;
  • representing Lietuvos geležinkeliai AB in the predatory pricing and cross-subsidisation investigation led by the Competition Council;
  • advising Grigiškės AB on giving notification of intended concentration and counselling in the proceedings instituted on the grounds of a complaint for allegedly unlawfully issued permit for concentration;
  • advising Baltijos vaizdinė reklama UAB on certain competition law issues and giving a legal opinion on possible breach by the public authorities of the Competition Law;
  • representing Elektromarktas UAB before the Competition Council and the Administrative Court on the matters of anticompetitive practices and unfair advertising brought before them;
  • advising Vilkyškių pieninė AB on certain matters relating to anticompetitive practices;
  • advising Greitai.lt (Interneto partneriai UAB) on certain matters relating to unfair competition;
  • advising promoters of Verslo Angelų Fondas I (Business Angels Fund I), an investment capital fund, on state aid matters;
  • advising promoters of LitCapital I, a venture capital fund, on state aid matters;
  • working with EU-wide leniency programme not yet disclosed. 

Contacts

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