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Motieka & Audzevicius Successful for Panevezio Keliai in Dispute Against Vilnius City Municipality Administration

Motieka & Audzevicius Successful for Panevezio Keliai in Dispute Against Vilnius City Municipality Administration

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Motieka & Audzevicius has successfully represented the Panevezio Keliai road construction company in a dispute against the City of Vilnius administration that reached the Supreme Court of Lithuania.

The dispute involved alleged flaws in the EUR 40 million tender procedure for the reconstruction of one of the major intersections in Vilnius. According to Motieka & Audzevicius, “Panevezio Keliai sought the annulment of the administration’s decision to reject its proposal, a fresh evaluation of the bids, and the exclusion of the tender bid winner on the ground that it had submitted false information about its conforming to the requirements.”

After an unsuccessful trial and first appeal, the Supreme Court of Lithuania decided in favor of Panevezio Keliai and annulled the judgments of the lower courts. According to Motieka & Audzevicius, “although the court declared that the public contract had been awarded unlawfully, it concluded that disproportionate effects would arise if the contract were nullified. Instead it imposed a EUR 500,000 fine on the administration.”

Motieka & Audzevicius’s team consisted of Partners Valentas Mitrauskas and Jovitas Elzbergas and Associate Denas Grigaitis.

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