The Commission sent a statement of objections to AB Lietuvos geležinkeliai on 5 January 2015 informing about its preliminary suspicions. TGS Competition team advised on drafting and proposing the commitments to the European Commission with the aim of ending this investigation by making these commitments binding on the client. After discussions and negotiations, the Commission nevertheless decided to proceed with an infringement decision, which in our opinion was a political rather than a legal move.
TGS Baltic provided advice to AB Lietuvos geležinkeliai, a dominant railways operator in Lithuania, in an antitrust investigation led by the European Commission. The Commission suspected that the client abused its dominant position and limited competition on the rail markets in Lithuania and Latvia by removing a railway track connecting the two countries.