Sorainen represented Mantinga, one of the largest manufacturers of frozen and chilled food products in Lithuania, in a case concerning an anti-competitive agreement between Mantinga and Maxima, the largest retail chain in Lithuania.
In terms of scope, the case was one of the most complicated in the history of Lithuanian competition law. It was also by far the most important in Lithuania related to a vertical price-fixing agreement.
Sorainen lawyers carried out a full analysis of the case, prepared an overall defence strategy and represented Mantinga from the beginning of the Competition Council investigation in 2010 until the last stage of court proceedings. As a result of the persistent work of our competition team, the courts reduced the initial fine imposed on Mantinga by over fifty per cent.
The Sorainen team led by partner Daivis Švirinas included senior associates Monika Mališauskaitë and Andrius Šidlauskas with associates Stasys Zelenekas and Ingrida Kryžauskienė.