Competition

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Why our team?

How can we help?

Experience highlights

Insights

Recognition

Competition law enforcement is one of the strictest areas, which the business tends to know the least. This law protects business and economic progress, makes sure that new practices do not restrict competition.

Our team is constantly expanding its knowledge of business development and management, is involved in implementing innovations that meet the legal requirements, and therefore knows how to find a balance between progress and prudence.

We help our clients to implement projects of strategic importance in the Lithuanian, EU and CIS markets. We advise international companies on complex violations of competition law or contractual issues.

 

Our strengths

Specialized team. Three lawyers who deepen their expertise exclusively in the field of competition law. Thus, we manage to achieve the most efficient result and find non-standard solutions. The competition law experts work together with our other teams of lawyers: together with the Litigation Team, they have been resolving competition disputes, and, together with the Corporate Law Team, – advising on corporate and transaction structures, contract terms and obtaining merger clearances from the Competition Council for many years.

The most complex matters. The most significant projects that our team has worked on:

  • We have represented the client’s interests in the Competition Council’s investigation on the largest competition fine in the history of Lithuania;
  • We were the legal advisers in one of the largest concentrations of the last decade – Linas Agro acquiring Kauno grūdai group;
  • We have represented a client in the largest private enforcement case in Lithuania.

We represent clients in the Court of Justice of the European Union, Latvian and Russian courts, international arbitrations, inspections conducted by the European Commission and the Competition Council.

We have received merger clearances from the competition authorities for clients‘ transactions not only in Lithuania but also in Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Russia, Iceland and other countries of the world.

Consistent improvement. Our team upgrades its skills in specialised study programmes at international universities, including Oxford, King’s College London, London School of Economics and Political Science, Queen Mary University of London.

We are involved in the development of case law. We have been representing clients for many years in cases where competition law is the most important aspect, we are creative and flexible, and find innovative solutions in various situations. We constantly follow not only Lithuanian, EU, but also global competition law issues and trends, regulatory changes, know the causes and goals of their emergence. We maintain links with public authorities and are able to strike up a dialogue with officials, which helps prevent further legal problems.

Internationally recognized experts. The international law directories Chambers Europe and Legal 500 have recognized our practice group as one of the leaders in competition law issues in Lithuania.

We educate on competition law. We explain the problem of competition and the ways to deal with it in a language the business representatives understand. We strive for the business to avoid violations and fines thereto, so we regularly provide training for our clients and their employees.

After delving into the problem and doing the initial research, we talk openly with the client and explain whether a template solution could be fit or a creative and unique solution needs to be found, or even if it is best not to do anything at all.

One of our advantages is the understanding of the business, the ability to hear the client’s interests and look in one direction towards the goal.

Knowledge of psychology and behavioral patterns that prevail in the public sector is another distinctive feature of our team. It helps us find solutions that others tend not to notice.

 

Our range of services:

  • Representation in competition law disputes.
  • Representation in investigations by the Competition Council and in cases concerning its rulings.
  • Representation in competition law procedures and disputes with state agencies.
  • Assistance in obtaining merger clearances for transactions from the Competition Council and competition authorities of other countries.
  • Help to ensure compliance with competition law.
  • Review of agreements and assess their compliance with competition law regulations.
  • Assessment of the prospects of the transaction and the terms of the transaction from the perspective of competition law.
  • Teaching businesses and business representatives compliance with competition law.
Giedrius Kolesnikovas, Laurynas Ramonas

BaltCap Growth Fund received merger clearance for its strategic investment into Vet Ventures

5 April 2022
Giedrius Kolesnikovas, Laurynas Ramonas

Marius Jakulis Jason controlled AAA Capital has received merger clearance to acquire Medicinos bankas

23 March 2022
Henrikas Stelmokaitis

Successfully represented clients in a competition case

2 February 2022
Henrikas Stelmokaitis, Ramūnas Audzevičius

Final victory in a vertical agreement competition case

11 November 2021
Giedrius Kolesnikovas

Represented Pharnasanta Group in receiving competition clearance to acquire the metrology center

21 July 2021
Giedrius Kolesnikovas, Laurynas Ramonas

Linas Agro Group receives competition clearance for acquiring the agriculture giant Kauno grūdai

7 July 2021
Ramūnas Audzevičius

Supreme administrative court litigation in a fair trial and media-law case

6 May 2021
Ramūnas Audzevičius, Karolis Vaičekauskas

Successfully represented the bankrupt national airlines in a private enforcement case

18 February 2021
Giedrius Kolesnikovas, Laurynas Ramonas

Represented the client in obtaining the authorisation of the Competition Council on acquisition of entertainment business

10 November 2020
Ramūnas Audzevičius, Henrikas Stelmokaitis

Represented a client in the first instance of a media-law case

2 April 2020
Henrikas Stelmokaitis

Successful representation during investigation of the Competition Council

26 March 2020
Ramūnas Audzevičius

Complex private competition enforcement case against AirBaltic and RIX

12 February 2019
Jovitas Elzbergas

Represented a leading waste management company

1 October 2018
Ramūnas Audzevičius

Jurisdiction approved by Court of Justice

10 July 2018
Jovitas Elzbergas

Important victory in a public procurement case

27 June 2018
Ramūnas Audzevičius

A case against the Competition Council

14 June 2018
Jovitas Elzbergas

Represented Administration of Plungė District Municipality

29 May 2018
Jovitas Elzbergas

A case regarding concerted actions in the public procurement

11 May 2018
Ramūnas Audzevičius

A major step forward in a case against AirBaltic and RIX

2 March 2018
Ramūnas Audzevičius

The case closed based on a Settlement Agreement

7 February 2018

Legal 500

2022

Very committed team to deliver, well structured and prepared strategies for the client.

Legal 500

2022

What is unique about the Motieka’s team is its approach towards work. Where others say “impossible” – Motieka & Audzevicius team comes and does the impossible. Their communication with the client leaves a very good impression – maintaining both friendly and professional attitudes all the time. What is more, the team perfectly adapted to quarantine working conditions and provided excellent service.

Chambers and Partners

2022

The team always tries to understand the market and then uses the peculiarities of the market in solving the case. They always keep in touch with the client, evaluating and discussing all matters related to the case. This helps to deliver only the best results.

Chambers and Partners

2022

The team always notifies me about every single matter they have done regarding the case. Direct interaction provides the best results and shows the team’s orientation towards the client.

Chambers and Partners

2022

Motieka & Audzevicius is our go-to firm in all kinds of matters as they are focused on delivering the client the best possible solution, no matter the complexity.

Chambers and Partners

2021

Always bring a strategy that is effective in a legal and business perspective.

Legal 500

2020

The firm’s antitrust team is very aggressive and flexible. They identify the less obvious strategies and implement them flawlessly. The attention to the business side of legal questions is very commendable.

Legal 500

2020

Motieka & Audzevičius is vigorous and provides results. The team we work with never gives up and finds a solution in at first glance predetermined cases. Attention to peculiarities of our business (and understanding of them) is the most distinguishing characteristic of the team.

Legal 500

2020

The broad knowledge of the national, EU and worldwide competition case law and practical peculiarities of a number of industries enables the team to provide non-standard solutions. Even in situations that seem to bring no hope the team is always able to bring a strategy that is effective not only in legal but in business perspective as well.

Legal 500

2019

Motieka & Audzevičius provides its clients with a thorough, multi-level analysis of every situation and handles contentious work related to competition matters.

Legal 500

2015

The EU and competition team was noted for providing an exceptional performance which quickly gets to the heart of an issue.

Legal 500

2014

The EU and competition team was acknowledged for its business acumen and ability to think strategically.

Why our team?

Competition law enforcement is one of the strictest areas, which the business tends to know the least. This law protects business and economic progress, makes sure that new practices do not restrict competition.

Our team is constantly expanding its knowledge of business development and management, is involved in implementing innovations that meet the legal requirements, and therefore knows how to find a balance between progress and prudence.

We help our clients to implement projects of strategic importance in the Lithuanian, EU and CIS markets. We advise international companies on complex violations of competition law or contractual issues.

 

Our strengths

Specialized team. Three lawyers who deepen their expertise exclusively in the field of competition law. Thus, we manage to achieve the most efficient result and find non-standard solutions. The competition law experts work together with our other teams of lawyers: together with the Litigation Team, they have been resolving competition disputes, and, together with the Corporate Law Team, – advising on corporate and transaction structures, contract terms and obtaining merger clearances from the Competition Council for many years.

The most complex matters. The most significant projects that our team has worked on:

  • We have represented the client’s interests in the Competition Council’s investigation on the largest competition fine in the history of Lithuania;
  • We were the legal advisers in one of the largest concentrations of the last decade – Linas Agro acquiring Kauno grūdai group;
  • We have represented a client in the largest private enforcement case in Lithuania.

We represent clients in the Court of Justice of the European Union, Latvian and Russian courts, international arbitrations, inspections conducted by the European Commission and the Competition Council.

We have received merger clearances from the competition authorities for clients‘ transactions not only in Lithuania but also in Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Russia, Iceland and other countries of the world.

Consistent improvement. Our team upgrades its skills in specialised study programmes at international universities, including Oxford, King’s College London, London School of Economics and Political Science, Queen Mary University of London.

We are involved in the development of case law. We have been representing clients for many years in cases where competition law is the most important aspect, we are creative and flexible, and find innovative solutions in various situations. We constantly follow not only Lithuanian, EU, but also global competition law issues and trends, regulatory changes, know the causes and goals of their emergence. We maintain links with public authorities and are able to strike up a dialogue with officials, which helps prevent further legal problems.

Internationally recognized experts. The international law directories Chambers Europe and Legal 500 have recognized our practice group as one of the leaders in competition law issues in Lithuania.

We educate on competition law. We explain the problem of competition and the ways to deal with it in a language the business representatives understand. We strive for the business to avoid violations and fines thereto, so we regularly provide training for our clients and their employees.

How can we help?

After delving into the problem and doing the initial research, we talk openly with the client and explain whether a template solution could be fit or a creative and unique solution needs to be found, or even if it is best not to do anything at all.

One of our advantages is the understanding of the business, the ability to hear the client’s interests and look in one direction towards the goal.

Knowledge of psychology and behavioral patterns that prevail in the public sector is another distinctive feature of our team. It helps us find solutions that others tend not to notice.

 

Our range of services:

  • Representation in competition law disputes.
  • Representation in investigations by the Competition Council and in cases concerning its rulings.
  • Representation in competition law procedures and disputes with state agencies.
  • Assistance in obtaining merger clearances for transactions from the Competition Council and competition authorities of other countries.
  • Help to ensure compliance with competition law.
  • Review of agreements and assess their compliance with competition law regulations.
  • Assessment of the prospects of the transaction and the terms of the transaction from the perspective of competition law.
  • Teaching businesses and business representatives compliance with competition law.

Experience highlights

Giedrius Kolesnikovas, Laurynas Ramonas

BaltCap Growth Fund received merger clearance for its strategic investment into Vet Ventures

5 April 2022
Giedrius Kolesnikovas, Laurynas Ramonas

Marius Jakulis Jason controlled AAA Capital has received merger clearance to acquire Medicinos bankas

23 March 2022
Henrikas Stelmokaitis

Successfully represented clients in a competition case

2 February 2022
Henrikas Stelmokaitis, Ramūnas Audzevičius

Final victory in a vertical agreement competition case

11 November 2021
Giedrius Kolesnikovas

Represented Pharnasanta Group in receiving competition clearance to acquire the metrology center

21 July 2021
Giedrius Kolesnikovas, Laurynas Ramonas

Linas Agro Group receives competition clearance for acquiring the agriculture giant Kauno grūdai

7 July 2021
Ramūnas Audzevičius

Supreme administrative court litigation in a fair trial and media-law case

6 May 2021
Ramūnas Audzevičius, Karolis Vaičekauskas

Successfully represented the bankrupt national airlines in a private enforcement case

18 February 2021
Giedrius Kolesnikovas, Laurynas Ramonas

Represented the client in obtaining the authorisation of the Competition Council on acquisition of entertainment business

10 November 2020
Ramūnas Audzevičius, Henrikas Stelmokaitis

Represented a client in the first instance of a media-law case

2 April 2020
Henrikas Stelmokaitis

Successful representation during investigation of the Competition Council

26 March 2020
Ramūnas Audzevičius

Complex private competition enforcement case against AirBaltic and RIX

12 February 2019
Jovitas Elzbergas

Represented a leading waste management company

1 October 2018
Ramūnas Audzevičius

Jurisdiction approved by Court of Justice

10 July 2018
Jovitas Elzbergas

Important victory in a public procurement case

27 June 2018
Ramūnas Audzevičius

A case against the Competition Council

14 June 2018
Jovitas Elzbergas

Represented Administration of Plungė District Municipality

29 May 2018
Jovitas Elzbergas

A case regarding concerted actions in the public procurement

11 May 2018
Ramūnas Audzevičius

A major step forward in a case against AirBaltic and RIX

2 March 2018
Ramūnas Audzevičius

The case closed based on a Settlement Agreement

7 February 2018

Insights

Recognition

Legal 500

2022

Very committed team to deliver, well structured and prepared strategies for the client.

Legal 500

2022

What is unique about the Motieka’s team is its approach towards work. Where others say “impossible” – Motieka & Audzevicius team comes and does the impossible. Their communication with the client leaves a very good impression – maintaining both friendly and professional attitudes all the time. What is more, the team perfectly adapted to quarantine working conditions and provided excellent service.

Chambers and Partners

2022

The team always tries to understand the market and then uses the peculiarities of the market in solving the case. They always keep in touch with the client, evaluating and discussing all matters related to the case. This helps to deliver only the best results.

Chambers and Partners

2022

The team always notifies me about every single matter they have done regarding the case. Direct interaction provides the best results and shows the team’s orientation towards the client.

Chambers and Partners

2022

Motieka & Audzevicius is our go-to firm in all kinds of matters as they are focused on delivering the client the best possible solution, no matter the complexity.

Chambers and Partners

2021

Always bring a strategy that is effective in a legal and business perspective.

Legal 500

2020

The firm’s antitrust team is very aggressive and flexible. They identify the less obvious strategies and implement them flawlessly. The attention to the business side of legal questions is very commendable.

Legal 500

2020

Motieka & Audzevičius is vigorous and provides results. The team we work with never gives up and finds a solution in at first glance predetermined cases. Attention to peculiarities of our business (and understanding of them) is the most distinguishing characteristic of the team.

Legal 500

2020

The broad knowledge of the national, EU and worldwide competition case law and practical peculiarities of a number of industries enables the team to provide non-standard solutions. Even in situations that seem to bring no hope the team is always able to bring a strategy that is effective not only in legal but in business perspective as well.

Legal 500

2019

Motieka & Audzevičius provides its clients with a thorough, multi-level analysis of every situation and handles contentious work related to competition matters.

Legal 500

2015

The EU and competition team was noted for providing an exceptional performance which quickly gets to the heart of an issue.

Legal 500

2014

The EU and competition team was acknowledged for its business acumen and ability to think strategically.

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