29 May 2007
EPA&P takes part in the IBA conference “Russian Anti-Trust Law in an International Context”

Today the All-Russian State Library for Foreign Literature in Moscow hosted the international conference “Russian Anti-Trust Law in an International Context”. The conference was presented by the Global Forum for Competition and Trade Policy and the European Forum of the International Bar Association and co-sponsored by the Section of Antitrust Law of the American Bar Association. Grigory CHERNYSHOV, senior attorney of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners, spoke on “Antitrust Approval of the Foreign Companies Shares Transaction”.

The conference was attended by the Federal Antitrust Service (FAS) of Russia officials, Heads of legal departments of the Russian major enterprises, Russian and international antitrust lawyers.

Grigory CHERNYSHOV, senior attorney of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev and Partners, took part in the session “New Antitrust Legislation in Russia”. He spoke on “Antitrust Approval of the Foreign Companies Shares Transaction”.

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The International Bar Association (IBA), established in 1947, is the world’s leading organisation of international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. The IBA influences the development of international law reform and shapes the future of the legal profession throughout the world. It has a membership of 30,000 individual lawyers and more than 195 bar associations and law societies spanning all continents. It has considerable expertise in providing assistance to the global legal community as well as being a source of distinguished legal commentators for international news outlets.

Global Forum for Competition and Trade Policy

Founded in 1991, the IBA’s Global Forum for Competition and Trade Policy is responsible for the Association’s principal outreach initiatives to expand global discussion of the ramifications of competition policy for world trade and investment. Through joint meetings with national and supra-national agencies and organisations, including the World Bank, the European Commission, the International Competition Network (ICN) and national competition authorities, the Forum seeks to facilitate constructive change to reduce the friction of different national legal systems. Ultimately, it aims to establish model world-wide competition processes which minimise distortions to business decisions and protect competition efficiently and cost effectively. Since 1991, the Forum has hosted meetings of key policy stakeholders in Vienna, Beijing, Cape Town, Mexico City, Moscow, New Delhi, New York, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Taipei and Tokyo.

American Bar Association:  Defending Liberty, Pursuing JusticeThe Section of Antitrust Law was founded in 1952 to provide ABA members and associates interested in antitrust law an organization focused on the study and practice of antitrust law. Members include government attorneys, members of the judiciary, private and corporate antitrust attorneys, international attorneys, academics, and economists.