The Latvian Competition Council terminates the case against AS Rīgas Dzirnavnieks on an alleged participation in a cartel without finding violation

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TGS Baltic won the case on an alleged cartel initiated by the Latvian Competition Council (the CC), thus successfully defending the client AS Rīgas Dzirnavnieks. On 6 September 2013, after two years of investigation, the CC terminated the case on the alleged cartel agreement within the framework of a number of public procurements organized by the Rural Support Service without finding violation in the actions of AS Rīgas Dzirnavnieks. Irrespective of the concerns about the alleged competition law violation repeatedly raised by the CC during the course of the case investigation, as a result the CC concluded that there was no direct communication between the competitors on the tender proposal, and the actions of the participants to the case, when participating in the public procurements, could be justified by objective circumstances.