We represented Ekonovus in a lawsuit in which utility company VSA Vilnius sought to suspend implementation of a contract for waste transportation in the city centre. The value of the contract awarded by Vilnius Municipality is EUR 16.3 million. The Lithuanian Court of Appeal ruled in favour of our client and upheld the decision of the Vilnius Regional Court dated June 3, denying VSA Vilnius’ request for suspension of the contract with Ekonovus.
Judgment is intended to protect the public interest
VSA Vilnius sought to prove that the amount of the bid submitted by Ekonovus was ‒ so they alleged ‒ abnormally low and unreasonable, and that the decision to award the contract to the company should be reversed. However, Vilnius Municipality argued that suspension of the contract with Ekonovus would harm the public interest. The Court of Appeal agreed with the municipality’s arguments and acknowledged that urgent provision of services was important in the public interest.