Competition and Antitrust

The lawyers from our Transactions and Corporate Law Practice advise on a wide variety of legal issues, including general antitrust advice, and obtaining clearance from the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS) for concentration transactions as well as for investments in business entities of strategic significance.

Areas of Expertise

  • General antitrust advice
  • Obtaining FAS clearance for concentration transactions and investment in business entities of strategic significance that safeguard the defence of the nation or security of the state
  • Interacting with antitrust authorities
  • Reviewing commercial contracts to determine their compliance with antitrust legislation
  • Disputes with antitrust authorities concerning the protection of competition, public procurement and advertising

Recent Cases

  • Advising a global provider of technical, professional, and scientific services, on the Russian antitrust (merger control) aspects of the acquisition of an global engineering company. Our work included an analysis of the antitrust implications, including those arising from the existence of a joint venture with the largest Russian public oil companies, and advice on minimizing risks for the transaction in relation to the Russian part of the group being acquired
  • Representing a world leader in crane manufacturing in obtaining from the FAS prior concentration clearance to acquire eight Russian companies
  • Representing a world leader in crane manufacturing in obtaining prior clearance from the Governmental Committee to acquire a Russian company of strategic significance
  • Assisting a world leader in crane manufacturing in obtaining prior concentration clearance from the FAS to form a JV with OAO KAMAZ
  • Representing one of the largest mobile operators when the FAS was considering a case related to a potential breach of antitrust legislation

Additional information

Anton Borisyuk
+7 921 593 68 90
St. Petersburg