SIA “Depozīta Iepakojuma Operators” succeeds in an administrative litigation

Ellex in Latvia successfully represented our client SIA “Depozīta Iepakojuma Operators” (DIO) in administrative litigation initiated by SIA “Nulles Depozīts” over selection process of the deposit system operator and award of contract to DIO.

The District Administrative Court has ruled that the selection process has been run properly and DIO’s proposal for implementation of packaging deposit system in Latvia was the best. At the centre of this landmark case was the interpretation of the legislative acts regulating selection process of deposit system operator and nature of the contract awarded.

The packaging deposit system in Latvia will start operating on February 1, 2022.

We are honoured to have been able to assist DIO in the whole process from preparing the proposal of the system until the final stages of its implementation.

The client was advised by Ellex experts in Latvia Liga Merwin and Pauls Ančs.

Ellex team have proven expertise and a track record in advising on landmark competition cases both at the Competition Council and in courts, both national and European, including pioneering a number of legal issues. Our experts advise on the abuse of a dominant position and prohibited agreements, investigations of competition authorities, disputes over antitrust damages, prevention of antitrust violations and concentration permits. Find out more about our Competition practice here.

SIA “Depozīta Iepakojuma Operators” was founded in June 2020 and it comprises both experienced Baltic market leaders of the beverage industry and also local medium and small beverage producers, while the party responsible for packaging recycling is the largest PET recycling company in the Baltic States.

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Pauls Ančs
Senior Associate / Latvia
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Liga Merwin
Managing Partner / Latvia