EU & Competition Law

Kronbergs Čukste Derling has extensive experience dealing with a comprehensive range of competition law issues both at the EU and national level. We utilize a proactive approach to addressing our clients’ competition compliance requirements across a broad range of industries. Our EU law team has exceptional experience in liberalizing various industries pursuant to requirements of EU legislation, including the electricity market, gas market, railway market and postal services market. We have also advised governmental institutions and companies on EU funding matters, including representation of the clients at the European Commission in relation to financial corrections. Having attorneys with deep expertise in EU law, we are well equipped to advise on the application of national legislation in light of underlying EU legislation and jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Examples

  • State aid notification for Daugavas stadions (Daugava Stadium). We provided successful assistance in preparation of the state aid notification and the negotiation process with the European Commission, resulting in a decision of the European Commission approving allocation of the state aid in the amount of 47 million Euro for the reconstruction of Daugavas Stadions (Daugava Stadium), a multifunctional sports and culture facility located in Riga
  • Advising Latvian Transit Business Association in assessing pricing policies implemented by AS Lietuvos Geležinkelai and preparation of a complaint to the European Commission regarding possible abuse of competition law requirements by AS Lietuvos Geležinkelai
  • Successful representation to AS “Latvijas gaze” (Latvian Gas) during a dawn raid carried out by the European Commission as well as in a subsequent investigation by the European Commission
  • Successful representation of the producer of domestic appliances, Electrolux in proceedings initiated by the Latvian Competition Council, resulting in withdrawal of the charges

Services

  • Representation of clients in the Latvian Competition Council, courts and the European Commission
  • Assistance during dawn raids carried out by national competition authority or the European Commission
  • Preparation of merger notifications
  • Preparation of the competition compliance programmes and training of client’s personnel
  • Preparation of state aid notifications and coordination with the European Commission
  • Assessment and amendment of agreements and practices of our clients in light of competition law requirements

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