The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania (‘Court’) upheld the Competition Council's (Konkurencijos taryba) decision, according to which construction companies were fined for having concluded bid rigging agreements in 2011-2012. The Court confirmed the Council’s power to use the information gathered during pre-trial investigation by criminal enforcement authorities as evidence in the competition proceedings, and ruled on application of the non bis in idem principle. Facts of the case In 2014, the Council found  that in 2011 and 2012 UAB Baltic Transport Service initiated public construction procurement and agreed in advance with suppliers (UAB Convertus, UAB Gedarta, UAB UGNA, UAB Aestus) who would submit the winning bids, in this way limiting competition. The Council took into
The Lithuanian Supreme Administrative Court upholds the decision of the Competition Authority to impose sanctions for bid rigging and in doing so distinguishes the non bis in idem principle in civil cases (UAB Convertus)
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