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)

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 found that VE - an operator of the underground communications tunnels (the “Tunnels”), owned by the Vilnius city municipality - had failed to comply with the principle of proportionality in calculating the rent rates applied to the users of the those Tunnels. That principle was established by the Vilnius city municipality's rules on tariffs back in 1996 (the “1996 Rules”), according to which users of the Tunnels were to be charged the rates based on the costs of servicing one kilometre of a Tunnel,

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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), 2 June 2008, e-Competitions June 2008, Art. N° 20515

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