ANTITRUST LAW

Our services

  • Consultancy on antitrust law
    • Rules and regulations governing abuse of dominant position and restrictive agreements
    • Requirements applicable to trading activities in respect of food and nonfood products
    • Requirements applicable to advertising activities
    • Rules and regulations applicable to activities of natural monopolies
    • Requirements applicable to provision of state and municipal assistance
  • Analysis and preparation of agreements and other documentation (including distributorship and dealership agreements, companies’ internal documents relating to marketing policies, incentive programs, etc.) from the antimonopoly perspective
  • Comprehensive consultancy and support on the issues relating to economic concentration
    • Obtaining approvals of antimonopoly authorities in respect of transaction on acquisition of shares, assets, rights in the Russian legal entities on the commodity and financial services markets
    • Obtaining approvals of antimonopoly authorities in respect of incorporation, merger and acquisition of companies on the commodity and financial services markets
  • Comprehensive consultancy and support on the issues concerning application of legislation on foreign investments in business entities that are strategically important for the defense and security of the state (obtaining of regulatory approvals, etc.)
  • Support in antitrust audits conducted by antimonopoly authorities
    • Representation of clients’ interests in antitrust audits, including support in preparation of responses to the antimonopoly authorities’ requests for provision of information and documents
    • Representation of clients’ interests in trials on administrative offenses concerning non-provision of information requested by the antimonopoly authorities within the audit
    • Preparation of objections to the act issued by the antimonopoly authorities upon results of the antitrust audit
  • Antitrust dispute resolution pursuant to out-of-court and in-court procedures
  • Conducting of antitrust due diligence and preparation of the due diligence report with the recommendations on reduction of antimonopoly risks

Experience of our team

  • Advised a German retail chain on antitrust compliance of its commercial arrangements with suppliers
  • Advised an English private equity fund on merger control and related strategic investment matters, including obtaining antitrust clearance from the Russian anti-monopoly authorities
  • Advised a major English law firm on the effective Russian legislation pertaining to acquisition of the rights to control a Russian legal entity (as a stage in the multi-jurisdictional acquisition)
  • Development/correction of exclusivity agreements, distributorship and dealership agreements, service and other contracts for Russian and international clients (including for motor vehicle manufacturers, a manufacturer of English agricultural machinery, a manufacturer of English household appliances, Spanish companies engaged in production and trading in respect of garments and perfumery) with an aim to ensure that such agreements and contracts are in line with the requirements of Russian antimonopoly legislation
  • Advised a Finnish retail chain on unfair competition issues
  • Advised one of the world’s leading automakers on compliance of its distributorship agreements with Russian antitrust laws as well as supported the client during anti-trust audit
  • Advised a number of leading Russian supply chains on the practical implications of the law on trade on their business and on their trade practices
  • Advised a natural monopoly entity on antitrust compliance
  • Advised an Italian manufacturing company on structuring of its distributorship chain in Russia
  • Advised an international industrial group on merger control in view of its joint venture with the Russian metallurgic group