Copenhagen Economics has interviewed the legal and economist team of the Lithuanian Competition Council (LCC) as well as five prominent Lithuanian competition law firms for this year’s chapter on Lithuania.
The chapter investigates three recent landmark decisions that highlight the increasing use of economic methods in public and private competition law enforcement in Lithuania. One of them in 2019, when the preliminary findings of the LCC showed that the merger between a national and a local fixed internet access services and paid TV services providers (Cgates and Splius) would lead to a significant restriction of competition in a local market. Subsequently, the merger filing has been withdrawn by the acquirer. Extensive economic analysis preceded each decision.
Learn more in the Handbook of Competition Economics’ chapter on Lithuania, written by Mindaugas Cerpickis and Emmi Martikainen.
An extract from GCR’s Competition Economics Handbook 2020, first published in November 2019.