Part II The Member State Reports on Transposition of the Directive, 11 Lithuania
Edited By: Barry Rodger, Miguel Sousa Ferro, Francisco Marcos
- Damages — Application of EU competition rules — Jurisdictions — State and competition law
This chapter discusses the transposition of the Antitrust Damages Directive in Lithuania. It first provides background on the transposition procedure, focusing on the copying method (also known as literal transposition) adopted by the government, the consultation process for the implementation of the Directive, and assessment of the Directive’s impact on the Lithuanian legal system. It then considers the substantive and temporal scope of Lithuania’s revised competition law before concluding with an analysis of specific issues that arose during the transposition, including those relating to the claimants’ right to full compensation, access to evidence and disclosure of evidence, the effect of national decisions and limitation periods for filing civil damages claims, joint and several liability, the passing-on of overcharges, the quantification of harm, and consensual dispute resolution.