Competition

Who We Are

Our competition practice is focused on helping clients in cartel investigations, claims against clients arising from alleged abuse of dominance and compliance with existing competition law. Our merger clearance team is notorious for doing almost magic. We eagerly represent clients against the Competition Authority, including litigation against unfavourable decisions.

Practice In Detail
  • Abuse of Dominance
  • Anti-Competitive Behaviour
  • Cartel Investigation
  • Competition Litigation
  • Compliance
  • Dawn Raids
  • Horizontal and Vertical Agreements
  • Information Exchange
  • International Trade
  • Joint Ventures
  • Merger Control
  • Public-Procurement
  • State Aid
  • Tenders
Clients
  • AirBaltic
  • BAO
  • Cido Grupa
  • Citco
  • City Energy
  • Conexus Baltic Grid
  • Decathlon
  • Deep White
  • ENC Latvia
  • Firma Madara 89
  • Iepirkumu grupa
  • If P&C Insurance
  • KW Bruun Baltic
  • Latvijas Mobilais Telefons
  • Latvijas Pārtikas tirgotāju asociācija
  • Moller Baltic Import
  • Narvesen
  • RCI Gulbene
  • RIMI
  • Specprojekts
  • Trelleborg Holding
  • Triangel
  • Valdemara Holding
  • Wingo Deposit
  • Zaļā josta

Experience

Assistance to Latvijas valsts meži concerning the obligation of a contracting authority to assess independence of bids by related tenderers.

Assistance to a waste management company concerning market investigation by the Competition Council.

Assisting Rimi Latvia with the adapting of its agreements and the standard practices to the new rules of the Unfair Trading Practices Prohibition Law, which transposes the provisions of the Directive 2019/633.

Representing a truck haulage company in antitrust damages litigation case against the Volvo Group based on the European Commission’s Trucks cartel decision.

Advising Latvijas autoceļu uzturētājs on the opening up of the road maintenance market in Latvia.

Advising Egis Rail SA in connection with an agreement concluded with Rail Baltica, as well as agreements with subcontractors and joint venture partners

Advising major parcel delivery service providers (Omniva, Venipak, DPD, Itella) to oppose a newly introduced levy for financing the dominant postal services provider.

Competition Law compliance guidelines for Merks management and employees.

Advising a leading retail chain in the Baltics on the EU competition aspects of a proposed joint purchasing agreement.

Conducting a competition training for the management and employees of a major construction company.

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