Competition Experience

Acquisition of all Baltic assets of RSA Insurance Group for approx EUR 270 million plus subsequent sale of shares in PZU Lietuva to Gjensidige Forsikring for EUR 54 million as part of commitments given in the merger clearance process.

 

Regular advice on all competition law related matters.

 

Obtaining permission from the Belarusian an monopoly authority to increase the stake in a local subsidiary, the second largest brewery in Belarus, to almost 100%.

 

A leading confectionary and snacks company

Advising a major player in the global confectionary and snacks market on local an trust issues related to creating a joint venture with its peer, another world-renown company.

Advising the leading private equity and venture capital investor in the Baltic States on acquisition of property manager BPT Real Estate, including on competition matters.

 

Advising on cross-border merger and acquisition of the Premia ice cream and frozen products business in the Baltic States and Russia.

 

Representation in relation to alleged wrongful termination of Volkswagen dealership contract by Moller Baltic Import.

 

Advising Estonian main natural gas wholesaler and retailer on multiple competition issues, eg corporate restructuring of the client’s group and investigation by the European Commission.

China National Chemical Corporation

Advising on an monopoly compliance and representing before the Belarusian an monopoly authority in connection with acquisition of control over Pirelli & Co.

 

Appealing the Latvian Competition Council’s finding of abuse of a dominant position and appearing before the Lithuanian Competition Council in a competition investigation in the cinema industry.

 

Representing in criminal proceedings over an alleged price fixing agreement. The investigation failed to reveal any breach of competition law by G4S or its employees.

 

Advising on acquisition of Ūkio Bankas assets, including shares in Ūkio banko lizingas, Bonum Publicum and obligations towards insured depositors.

Advising on sale of the company’s Estonian business, Gasum Eesti, to Alexela Energia, part of the Alexela Group. The transaction required approval by the Estonian Competition Authority.

 

Representing the leading Estonian water and sewerage company in a high-profile administrative court dispute over water tarifs in Tallinn, the Estonian capital.

 

TV3 Latvia

Representation before the Latvian Competition Council in regular compliance matters and in a dispute with Lattelecom.

 

Advising on acquisition of Arctic Sport Club in Estonia, including obtaining merger clearance from the Estonian Competition Authority.

Advising on national and EU competition rules.

 

Advising on acquisition of shares in fibre-optic Internet service provider Dokeda.

 

Representing at the Vilnius county administrative court over a fine imposed for obstructing inspection by the Competition Council.

 

Assistance regarding Lithuanian Competition Council investigation into alleged bid rigging.

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