Lithuanian control of concentration: A comparison with the EC Merger Regulation

The effective provisions of the Law on Competition of the Republic of Lithuania n° VIII-1099 of 23 March 1999 (hereinafter referred to as “the Law on Competition”) on control of concentrations are generally harmonized with the policy on merger control of the European Union (hereinafter referred to as “the EU”). Nevertheless, Lithuanian merger control rules are not identical to the provisions of the Council Regulation (EC) n° 139/2004, of 20 January 2004, on the control of concentrations between undertakings (ECMR), (OJEU L 24, 29 January 2004, pp. 1-22) (hereinafter referred to as “the EC Merger Regulation”). This article contains a summary of certain peculiarities of the Lithuanian rules for the control of concentrations from a practical perspective. The following aspects are discussed:

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Irmantas Norkus, Ilona Janciauskaite, Lithuanian control of concentration: A comparison with the EC Merger Regulation, 15 April 2004, e-Competitions April 2004, Art. N° 15373

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