The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania confirms the judgement of the Vilnius District Administrative Court fining a retailer for unfair practices (Palink)

On 18 October 2013 the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania issued a final judgment in the case on the alleged infringement of Article 3 of the Law on the Prohibition of Unfair Practices of Retailers of the Republic of Lithuania. In the decision of the Competition Council against UAB “PALINK” [1] it was held that UAB “PALINK”, which was a retailer with significant market power, infringed Article 3(1) point 5 of the Law on the Prohibition of Unfair Practices of Retailers by prohibiting, on the basis of its standard agreements, the distributors of foodstuffs and drinks to offer their goods to other retailers for the same or a lower price during the sales period. The Competition Council imposed a fine of LTL 360 000 (EUR 104 348) on the undertaking. When the decision was referred to

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Gintarė Surblytė, The Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania confirms the judgement of the Vilnius District Administrative Court fining a retailer for unfair practices (Palink), 18 October 2013, e-Competitions October 2013, Art. N° 82632

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