TGS Baltic successfully defended interests of Klaipėdos nafta in the claim of almost EUR 6 million

31.03.2020 TGS Baltic successfully defended interests of Klaipėdos nafta in the claim of almost EUR 6 million

TGS Baltic team defended the client AB Klaipėdos nafta, a company controlling oil products and liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals, in the Court of Appeal of Lithuania from the claims for damages of almost EUR 6 million filed by oil products transhipment company Krovinių terminalas controlled by Achemos grupė.

The dispute arose out of the agreement signed by the companies Klaipėdos nafta and Orlen Lietuva in November 2011. By its statement of claim filed in December 2016, Krovinių terminalas asked the court to admit the signed agreement to be null and void and to award ostensible damages in the amount of EUR 5.995 million from Klaipėdos nafta. According to the claimant, the agreement breached the Law on Competition and restricted the possibilities of fair competition in the light oil products transhipment market.

On 7 March 2019, the Vilnius Regional Court rejected the statement of claim of Krovinių terminalas, but the claimant took the possibility to appeal against the judgment in the Court of Appeal of Lithuania within 30 days. On 31 March 2020, the Court of Appeal of Lithuania admitted the appeal of Krovinių terminalas to be groundless.

The client Klaipėdos nafta in this case was represented by TGS Baltic team consisting of the Managing Partner Vilius Bernatonis, Partner Lina Darulienė and Associated Partners Marius Brasiūnas and Darius Miniotas.