The Latvian Administrative Regional Court confirms the Competition Authority’s decision having found the telecommunications market leader guilty of abusive tying practices (Lattelekom)

Experience of Latvia in tie-in cases Abuse of dominant position is not often established in the competition law practice in Latvia. The Competition Council of Latvia (the Council) arrives at such conclusion only a couple of times a year. Only some of the decisions of the Council are challenged at court. Since 2002 the Council has established that a market player has abused dominant situation through tie-in only twice. Tie-in means offering several services for sale as one combined service. Pretty often tie-in is implemented through discounts. If tie-in is carried out by a market player who is in dominant position in one of the products markets included in the set of combined products, in certain cases it is considered that such market player has abused its dominant position. Tie-in

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  • Tark Grunte Sutkiene (Riga)

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Andra Rubene, The Latvian Administrative Regional Court confirms the Competition Authority’s decision having found the telecommunications market leader guilty of abusive tying practices (Lattelekom), 11 August 2005, e-Competitions August 2005, Art. N° 479

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