Competition Law

Attorneys-at-law of the law firm advise and represent clients on any issues of the law of competition. We draft notices of concentration, advise on the prevention of cartels, applicable exceptions, the aspects of dominance on the market and  unfair competition, represent in disputes with the Competition Council and private subjects in cases, initiated both under the administrative and civil procedure.

Experience

We advised a client during the preparation for concentration and gave advice on the necessary actions and procedures.

We provided the required legal advice in order to avoid cartels and their negative consequences.

We represented a client in disputes with the Competition Council concerning withdrawal of fines.

We successfully represented clients in the cases concerning unjustified accusations of cartels or abuse of a dominant position and have been able to reach the maximum protection of the client’s interests.

We drafted claims and represented clients in civil cases in which the courts awarded compensation of losses to be paid by the competitors that inflicted damage on the client by their abuse of a dominant position and involvement in cartels.

Attorneys-at-law of the law firm drafted a complaint and represented one of the largest energy suppliers in a case examined by the Competition Council concerning recognition of a decision of a municipal authority (which in the client’s opinion was discriminated the client and resulted in different conditions of competition of entities competing on the respective market) as contrary to the requirements of Article 4(2) of the Law on Competition of the Republic of Lithuania. The Competition Council examined the case and upheld the client’s complaint; it obliged the municipal authority to amend the decision in accordance with the requirements of the Law on Competition. The decision of the Competition Council was not challenged.

Attorneys-at-law of the law firm advised a client and presented a legal opinion concerning assessment of the actions performed by the client in terms of cartels.

Attorneys-at-law of the law firm advised a client (an employer) in one of the first civil cases of Lithuanian courts concerning compensation of the damage inflicted by unfair competition of a former employee. A panel of judges of the Division of Civil Cases the Supreme Court of Lithuania upheld the ruling of a panel of judges of the Division of Civil Cases of the Court of Appeal of Lithuania favourable to the client. In later cases of a similar nature, the courts followed (and still follow) the rules for interpretation and application of the law presented by the Court of Cassation on the case.