Ilona Janciauskaite

Valiunas Ellex (Vilnius)
Lawyer (Senior Associate)

Ilona Jančiauskaitė has 7 year experience in wide range of competition, public procurement projects and International, EU and domestic trade. She advises compliance with competition law issues concerning prohibited horizontal and vertical agreements, abuse of dominant position, unfair competition, concentration permit issuance procedures and state aid-related issues.

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Cobalt Legal (Vilnius)

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16085 Bulletin

Ilona Janciauskaite The Lithuanian Supreme Administrative Court annuls decision on exchange of commercial information by dairies due to expiration of the limitation period (Dairies)

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Dairies case is a national precedent where a decision of a national competition authority on alleged infringement of competition rules - exchange of commercially sensitive information – by dairy companies was annulled by the court due to the fact that the national competition authority imposed (...)

Ilona Janciauskaite The Lithuanian Competition Council terminates investigation on the alleged abuse of a dominant position of Lithuanian Railways (Lietuvos gelezinkeliai / Baltic Rail)

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On 15 September 2011 the Competition Council of the Republic of Lithuania (hereinafter – the Competition Council) by its resolution No 1S-184 terminated the investigation concerning an alleged abuse of a dominant position of AB Lietuvos gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways) (hereinafter – LG) by (...)

Dr Irmantas Norkus, Ilona Janciauskaite The Lithuanian Administrative Supreme Court states that a municipality is not entitled to grant interest-free credits without applying State aid rules (Kedainiai District Municipality Council)

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Factual background On 13 October 2000 the municipality council adopted decision No 187 “Concerning the Establishment of a Fund to Support Producers of Agriculture Products”. The decision provided for granting of interest-free credits to natural persons, undertakings, cooperatives, village (...)

Dr Irmantas Norkus, Ilona Janciauskaite The Lithuanian Supreme Administrative Court rejects the applicant’s claims without examining the issue under State aid rules and rules that the Ministry of Agriculture’s actions could not engage its liability (Arvi Cukrus UAB)

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Factual background Pursuant to the order of the Minister of Agriculture No 412 “Concerning the Export of White Sugar” dated 21 October 2002, sugar manufacturers were subject to mandatory export quotas of white sugar. According to the applicant, the export price of the compulsory quota was (...)

Dr Irmantas Norkus, Ilona Janciauskaite The Lithuanian Competition Council clears a concentration in the press distribution market subject to strict remedies (Rautakirja - Impress Teva)

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On 11 January 2008, the Competition Council of the Republic of Lithuania (hereinafter the “Competition Council”) conditionally cleared the acquisition of sole control in Impress Teva UAB (hereinafter “Impress Teva”), of Lithuania, by Rautakirja Oy (hereinafter “Rautakirja”), of Finland. Prior to the (...)

Dr Irmantas Norkus, Ilona Janciauskaite The Lithuanian Supreme Administrative Court holds that an exclusive operator in the field has not been granted any advantage within the meaning of State aid provisions when operating beyond the boundaries of the secure network and rules (TEO LT / Omnitel / Bite Lietuva)

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Factual background Pursuant to the order of the Minister of Internal Affairs No 1V-167 dated 14 May 2004, the public undertaking Infostruktura was authorised to act as the exclusive operator of the secure data transmission network in Lithuania. Consequently, providers of similar electronic (...)

Dr Irmantas Norkus, Ilona Janciauskaite The Lithuanian Supreme Administrative Court upholds the decision of the lower court that the applicant did not meet the requirement for the ownership of the capital necessary to qualify the measure as State aid (Selos Parkas)

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Factual background On 10 June 2004 the Minister of Economy adopted order No 4-222 establishing “Guidelines for applicants to receive financial support from the structural funds of the European Union according to the Lithuanian general programme document for 2004-2006” (the “Guidelines”). The (...)

Dr Irmantas Norkus, Ilona Janciauskaite The Lithuanian Constitutional Court rules that the national public broadcaster has a special constitutional mission and the State has a responsibility to ensure it receives proper financing in accordance with State aid rules (Law on Lithuanian National Radio and Television)

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Factual background The petitioner applied to the Constitutional Court requesting an investigation into whether certain provisions of the Law on Lithuanian National Radio and Television conflict with the Constitution of Lithuania (the “Constitution”). The conflicts highlighted were: (i) whether (...)

Dr Irmantas Norkus, Ilona Janciauskaite The Lithuanian Supreme Administrative Court rules that the local tax administrator adopted a legitimate decision in refusing to grant an exemption to the payment of delay charges without referring to State aid rules (Tieskelis)

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Factual background In 2001, in the light of the economic situation, the Lithuanian Parliament approved legislation allowing the grant of State aid to undertakings that had entered into tax loan agreements by releasing them from payment of delay charges. The undertaking Tieskelis AB applied to (...)

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