Insights
1 April 2020

Correlation between private and public interests in antitrust regulation (as demonstrated by the pharmaceutical market) | Anna Numerova, Olga Denchenkova

The article addresses the conflict of private and public interests on the pharmaceutical market arising in the antitrust regulation. The authors suggest assessing antitrust interventions in establishment of rights and enforcement of laws in terms of potential errors known in economics as type I and type II errors, and negative implications of type I errors, where the innocent are punished.

20 March 2020

The FAS Russia During COVID-19 Pandemic: Initial Response

The spread of coronavirus globally poses new challenges before FAS: how to prevent violation of competition law in such turbulent market conditions?

4 February 2020

Practice Issues of Foreign Investments Filing in Russia | Anna Numerova and Elena Kazak for International Antitrust Bulletin by ABA Antitrust Law Section

The regulation of foreign investments in Russia has become more stringent in recent years. A number of amendments have been introduced to the laws providing the legal regulatory framework for foreign investments in Russia, namely to both the Strategic Investments Law and the Foreign Investments Law.

12 April 2019

Private Antitrust Litigation in the Russian Federation: Overview | by Evgeny Bolshakov, Denis Gavrilov, Maria Kuznetsova and Igor Gavrilov; Thomson Reuters PRACTICAL LAW

The Q&A provides a high level overview of the legal basis for bringing private antitrust litigation actions; parties to an action; limitation periods and forum; standard of proof and liability; costs and timing; pre-trial applications and hearings; alternative dispute resolution; settlement or discontinuance of an action; proceedings at trial; available defences; available remedies; appeals and proposed legislative reform.

25 September 2018

Development of merger control procedures | Denis Gavrilov, Kirill Nagorskiy for "Russian competition law and economy"

In article authors present their analysis of key changes in antitrust legislation which are proposed today in sphere of merger control regime and share with their own view on these changes, including with comparison with foreign antirust legislation.

15 May 2018

EPAM Successful for Beluga Group in Trademark Dispute with Shampanskiye Vina | CEE Legal Matters

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has represented publicly owned joint-stock company Alviz, subsidiary to the Beluga Group, in an intellectual property rights dispute against LLC Shampanskiye Vina.

11 May 2018

Cooperation not tension | Maria Demina, Intellectual Property Magazine

Associate Maria Demina reviews whether competition law may assist policymakers in remedying patent law flaws.

25 July 2017

Foreign investment in Russia. Recent amendments

On July 1, 2017 entered into force the Federal Law dated July 1, 2017 No. 155-FZ “On amendments to Article 5 of the Federal Law “On the Privatization of State and Municipal Property” and the Federal Law “On the Procedure for Making Foreign Investments in Companies which are of Strategic Importance for Ensuring the National Defense and State Security” (hereinafter – “Law No. 155-FZ” and “Strategic Investments Law” respectfully).

12 May 2017

GCR Know how – Information Exchange 2017 – Russia Chapter | by Evgeny Bolshakov and Oksana Akhmedova

The information exchange, as such, is not prohibited by the effective Russian Federal Law On Protection of Competition (the Competition Law or Law), but the content of the information exchange between business entities and its consequences are important. Generally, a confirmed exchange of any commercially important information (about prices, production volumes, etc) may be treated as showing that there is an anticompetitive arrangement between companies that will be qualified as a cartel, if the information is exchanged between competitors and if the exchange agreement has resulted in variation of prices, lowering the number of market players or gaining a competitive advantage (article 11 of the Competition Law).

26 September 2016

Ukrainian competition authority rules on drug pricing practices

In September 2016, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (the “AMC”) handed down a significant decision holding a major global pharmaceutical company and its four Ukrainian distributors liable for uncompetitive conduct that resulted in overcharging for drugs in Ukrainian public tenders.

1 September 2016

Private antitrust litigation in Russian Federation: overview | Denis Gavrilov, Evgeny Bolshakov, Maria Krychkova, Igor Gavrilov; Practical Law Global Guides

The Q&A provides a high level overview of the legal basis for bringing private antitrust litigation actions; parties to an action; limitation periods and forum; standard of proof and liability; costs and timing; pre-trial applications and hearings; alternative dispute resolution; settlement or discontinuance of an action; proceedings at trial; available defences; available remedies; appeals and proposed legislative reform.

19 July 2016

ICC Leniency Manual | the Russia chapter by Denis Gavrilov

Denis Gavrilov became the author of the Russia chapter of the Edition.

12 July 2016

Expanding of Merger Rules on JV Agreements in Russia | Anna Numerova and Elena Kazak, International Antitrust Bulletin by ABA Section of Antitrust Law

The most recent amendments to the Russian Competition Law, called the Fourth Antimonopoly Package, became effective January 6, 2016. Among other developments, the Fourth Antimonopoly Package brought joint venture (JV) agreements under mandatory merger control clearance procedures.

13 March 2016

Yandex vs. Google | Evgeny Bolshakov and Denis Gavrilov, International Antitrust Bulletin by ABA Section of Antitrust Law

On September 18, 2015, the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (“FAS”) ruled that Google had abused its dominant position in the market for pre-installed applications on mobile devices with an Android operating system in the Russian Federation. The ruling was affirmed on March 14, 2016 by the Moscow Arbitration Court.

4 March 2016

Merger Control 2016. Russia - Trends & Developments | Anna Numerova and Elena Kazak, Chambers and Partners Global Practice Guide

The major trend in the regulator’s merger control approach remains quite liberal. This can be seen in both the regulator’s practice and legislative development. Fines for failure to meet the merger control requirements have not been increased.