Sarūnas Keserauskas

Lithuanian Competition Council (Vilnius)
Chairman

Sarūnas Keserauskas has been appointed competition specialist as the head of Lithuanian Competition Council on 4th April 2011. Sarūnas Keserauskas had been a senior legal adviser at the Office of Fair of Trading since 2009. Before joining the OFT, he worked as an associate and then as a competition law adviser at the Lithuanian law firm Lideika, Petrauskas, Valiūnas ir partneriai LAWIN. Since 2005, Mr Keserauskas has been a competition law lecturer at Vilnius University (Lithuania). He was a competition law lecturer at Riga Graduate School of Law (Latvia) from 2000 to 2005. Sarūnas Keserauskas has a Ph.D. in competition law from King’s College London (2010). He is also an LL.M. graduate of the same college (2003). He obtained his first Master’s degree from Vilnius University in 1998.

Articles

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Sarūnas Keserauskas The Lithuanian Competition Council issues fourth infringement decision against the State controlled airport for restricting access to the airport facilities (Vilnius Airport / RSS II)

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The Lithuanian Competition Council started the year of 2010 by issuing, on 21 January 2010, yet another infringement decision - fourth in less than three years - against the Vilnius international airport operator, the State Enterprise Tarptautinis Vilniaus oro uostas (TVOU), for its refusal to (...)

Sarūnas Keserauskas The Lithuanian Supreme Administrative Court upholds the appeals against the NCA’s decision and orders a reinvestigation of the role of two dairies in the non-pricing information exchange scheme (Dairies III)

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On 11 June 2009 the Lithuanian Supreme Administrative Court (LSAC or the Court) overruled the earlier judgment of the Vilnius District Administrative Court (VDAC) and upheld the appeals brought by two dairy firms - AB Rokiðkio sûris (RS) and UAB Marijampolës pieno konservai (MPK) - against the (...)

Sarūnas Keserauskas The Lithuanian Supreme Administrative Court annuls an NCA’s decison on unfair pricing for use of public telecommunications infrastructures and sends the case back for reinvestigation (Vilniaus Energija)

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On 27 March 2009 the Lithuanian Supreme Administrative Court (LSAC or the Court) annulled the NCA’s unfair pricing decision in Vilniaus Energija and sent the case back to the Competition Council for reinvestigation. In doing this, LSAC overruled the earlier judgment of the Vilnius District (...)

Sarūnas Keserauskas The Lithuanian Supreme Administrative Court upholds the annulment of the NCA’s Art. 82 EC decision and sends the case back for re-investigation (Mazeikiu nafta II)

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On 8 December 2008 the Lithuanian Supreme Administrative Court (LSAC or the Court) upheld the earlier judgment of the Vilnius District Administrative Court (VDAC) in annulling the Competition Council’s Art. 82 EC infringement decision the in Mazeikiu nafta II case. Mazeikiu nafta II was the (...)

Sarūnas Keserauskas The Lithuanian Competition Council ends art. 82 EC investigation with another fine being imposed on the State-controlled operator of the national airport for restricting access to the airport facilities (Vilnius Airport - Naftelf)

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On 6 November 2008 the Lithuanian Competition Council imposed a fine of LTL 171,000 (approx. EUR 49,525) on the State Enterprise Tarptautinis Vilniaus oro uostas (TVOU) for infringing Article 82 EC and its national equivalent by way of preventing entry to its potential competitor in the (...)

Sarūnas Keserauskas A Lithuanian Administrative Court upholds the NCA’s findings of illegal information exchange among dairies (Dairies / Competition Council)

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On 21 August 2008 the Vilnius District Administrative Court (the “VDAC” or the “Court”) rejected the appeals brought by two dairy firms - AB Rokiðkio sûris (the “RS”) and UAB Marijampolës pieno konservai (the “MPK”) - against the Competition Council’s infringement decision finding them and five other (...)

Sarūnas Keserauskas A Lithuanian District Administrative Court upholds the Lithuanian NCA’s infringement decision on unfair pricing in the underground communications tunnels sector (Vilniaus Energija v Competition Council)

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On 2 June 2008 the Vilnius District Administrative Court (the “VDAC” or the “Court”) rejected an appeal brought by UAB Vilniaus Energija (the “VE”) against the Competition Council’s infringement decision fining the appellant for unfair pricing practices. In the original infringement decision the NCA (...)

Sarūnas Keserauskas The Lithuanian NCA inflicts its highest fine ever on a professional association running confidential information exchange scheme on the raw milk procurement and dairy products markets (Dairies III)

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On 28 February 2008 the Lithuanian Competition Council fined seven dairy companies for their involvement in the exchange of confidential information said to have restricted competition on the raw milk procurement market and on a number of markets for individual dairy products. The total amount (...)

Sarūnas Keserauskas The Vilnius District Administrative Court upholds the Lithuanian NCA’s infringement decision on professional minimum fees (Chamber of Auditors)

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On 14 February 2008 the Vilnius District Administrative Court (the “VDAC” or the “Court”) rejected an appeal brought by the Lithuanian Chamber of Auditors (the “LCA”) against the Competition Council’s infringement decision condemning the appellant’s attempts to set minimum fees for its members. The (...)

Sarūnas Keserauskas The Vilnius District Administrative Court reopens the "Gas saga" by sending alleged abuse of dominance of the gas supplier incumbent back to the NCA for reinvestigation (Akmenes energij/Lietuvos dujos)

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On 7 November 2007, the Vilnius District Administrative Court (VDAC) ordered the Competition Council to reinvestigate the earlier closed case of the suspected Article 9 (equivalent to Article 82 EC) infringement by AB Lietuvos dujos (LD), a natural gas supplier. The Court’s judgment represents (...)

Sarūnas Keserauskas The Vilnius District Administrative Court annuls the NCA’s first Art. 82 EC case in Lithuania on both legal reasoning and procedural grounds and, inter alia, for not having informed the EC Commission, in an excessive fuel prices case (Maeikiu nafta II)

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On 28 June 2007 the Vilnius District Administrative Court (the “VDAC” or the “Court”) overturned the 22 December 2005 Competition Council’s infringement decision n° 2S-16 in Mažeikiu nafta II (“MN”)(, the first Article 82 case in Lithuania, notable for its record fine of LTL 32 million (approx. EUR 9.27 (...)

Sarūnas Keserauskas The Lithuanian Competition Authority fines the State-controlled airport for abusing its dominance by restricting access to the airport facilities (Vilnius Airport/RSS)

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On 7 June 2007, in its first explicit application of the essential facilities doctrine, the Lithuanian Competition Council imposed a fine of LTL 50,000 (approx. EUR 14,481) on the State Enterprise Tarptautinis Vilniaus oro uostas (TVOU) for abuse of a dominant position by way of restricting (...)

Sarūnas Keserauskas The Lithuanian Supreme Administrative Court sends the alleged abuse of dominance by the postal incumbent back to the national competition authority for insufficient market definition (Lietuvos Patas)

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On 22 December 2006 the Lithuanian Supreme Administrative Court (LSAC) annulled the judgment of the court of first instance (Vilnius District Administrative Court or VDAC) related to the Article 9 (abuse of dominance) infringement decision of the Competition Council in the Lietuvos Paštas case (...)

Sarūnas Keserauskas The Lithuanian Court of Appeal reduces the amount of damages in the case of an abuse of dominant position by the former State-controlled company on the alcoholic beverages market (Stumbras)

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On 26 May 2006 the Lithuanian Court of Appeal (“LCA”) issued a ruling ordering a reduction of the amount of damages to be paid by AB Stumbras (“Stumbras”) to one of its customers, UAB Siauliu tara (“Siauliu tara”). The ruling is the latest development of the case, the origins of which date back to (...)

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