TGS Baltic successfully defended the interests of TV Play in a five-year case

25.05.2020 TGS Baltic successfully defended the interests of TV Play in a five-year case

TGS Baltic team obtained a precedent decision from the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania, as we successfully defended television production and project creation company TV Play against the Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania. The dispute between the parties arose due to the obligation of must carry which is imposed by the law.

After five years of litigation, the Court has ruled that the Commission while determining question of exemption must take into account if such obligation would be proportional to the service provider. In this unprecedented case the Court emphasized obligation of regulatory authority to apply EU law directly (which includes principle of proportionality) even if the national law does not provide such obligation.

TGS Baltic team led by partner, head of Retail and Wholesale industry group Lina Darulienė, senior associate Indrė Barauskienė and associate Rugilė Gediminskaitė were legal advisors to the company in this process.