Competition law aims to protect and preserve free, fair and equal competition. Competition law is a mechanism for the development of a dynamic internal market and thus for the improvement of general welfare. In view of the particular public importance of competition law and its role in improving the business environment, the Supreme Court has summarized the case-law in competition cases.

The summary is made as a commentary on the provisions of the Competition Law, in which the general findings of the Court are arranged according to the relevant articles of the law – the text of the relevant legal provision is indicated, then – the findings of the Court expressed in connection with the interpretation and application of a legal provision are added.

The summary includes the most significant rulings of the Supreme Court between 2007 and 2018, specifically addressing issues such as anti-competitive practices, including prohibited agreements and abuse of dominant position, liability for anti-competitive practices, merger control of market participants, procedure for examination of a case, determination of fines. The summary includes findings from over 150 rulings, including findings from individual rulings of the Constitutional Court, the European Court of Human Rights and the Court of Justice of the European Union.

The summary of case-law was prepared by Mag. iur. Aleksandrs Potaicuks, Adviser to the Division of Case-law and Research

Case-law in competence cases 2007-2018 is available on the website of the Supreme Court in the section Judicature/Compilations of Court Decisions/Administrative law  

 

Information prepared by

Rasma Zvejniece, the Head of the Division of Communication of the Supreme Court

E-mail: rasma.zvejniece@at.gov.lv, telephone: +371 67020396, +371 28652211