The Lithuanian Supreme Administrative Court holds that fines imposed by the Competition Authority cannot be suspended or postponed without a serious reason (LitCon)

On December 5, 2013 the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania supported position of national competition authority – the Competition Council of the Republic of Lithuania (hereafter – NCA) interpreting the purpose of its imposed penalty and abolishing a part of lower court’s decision [1]. Despite the fact that the fined party expects to reach success in appealing, the execution of Resolution adopted by NCA cannot be suspended or postponed without a serious reason. The fine imposed by NCA should be paid in time and in case of successful appeal in Court the fine should be remunerated without any additional costs. Facts In its adopted Resolution No. 2S-10 of July 17, 2013 [2] NCA fined LitCon (lt. UAB “LitCon”) for impeding investigation process. The process was started suspecting bid

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  • Central Electoral Commission of the Republic of Lithuania

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Andrius Puksas, The Lithuanian Supreme Administrative Court holds that fines imposed by the Competition Authority cannot be suspended or postponed without a serious reason (LitCon), 5 December 2013, e-Competitions December 2013, Art. N° 62286

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