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Competition Law in Lithuania - Second Edition

By Jaunius Gumbis, Marius Juonis, Laura Slepaite, Karolis Kacerauskas
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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this practical analysis of competition law and its interpretation in Lithuania covers every aspect of the subject – the various forms of restrictive agreements and abuse of dominance prohibited by law and the rules on merger control; tests of illegality; filing obligations; administrative investigation and enforcement procedures; civil remedies and criminal penalties; and raising challenges to administrative decisions. Lawyers who handle transnational commercial transactions will appreciate the explanation of fundamental differences in procedure from one legal system to another, as well as the international aspects of competition law.

Throughout the book, the treatment emphasizes enforcement, with relevant cases analysed where appropriate. An informative introductory chapter provides detailed information on the economic, legal, and historical background, including national and international sources, scope of application, an overview of substantive provisions and main notions, and a comprehensive description of the enforcement system including private enforcement. The book proceeds to a detailed analysis of substantive prohibitions, including cartels and other horizontal agreements, vertical restraints, the various types of abusive conduct by the dominant firms and the appraisal of concentrations, and then goes on to the administrative enforcement of competition law, with a focus on the antitrust authorities’ powers of investigation and the right of defence of suspected companies. This part also covers voluntary merger notifications and clearance decisions, as well as a description of the judicial review of administrative decisions.

Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable time-saving tool for business and legal professionals alike. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Lithuania will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of international and comparative competition law.

Resources Table of Contents
Publish Date 09/22/2014
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041154224
SKU 10057888-0001
Table of Contents

The Authors

List of Abbreviations

General Introduction

Part I. The Structure of Antitrust Law and Its Enforcement

Chapter 1. Sources of Antitrust Law

Chapter 2. Scope of Application

Chapter 3. Overview of Substantive Provisions

Chapter 4. Overview of Main Notions

Chapter 5. Enforcement of Competition Law

Part II. The Application of the Prohibitions

Chapter 1. Restrictive Agreements

Chapter 2. Dominant Undertakings’ Prohibited Practices

Chapter 3. Concentrations

Part III. Administrative Procedure

Chapter 1. Investigations by the Antitrust Authority

Chapter 2. Voluntary Noti.cations and Clearance Decisions Merger Control

Chapter 3. Challenging of the Administrative Decision

Selected Bibliography

Index

Volumes