29 March 2021
Gett and Citimobil partnership cleared by the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS) with the support of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ competition team

On March 5, 2021, the FAS approved a unique partnership agreement between the taxi aggregators Gett and Citimobil. Under its terms, Citimobil drivers will take on the Gett economy orders. This will enable Gett to use the new “aggregator for aggregators” model and focus on the corporate and premium markets.

The partnership received significant attention from the media, being a first of its kind in both domestic and foreign markets. It is also the first collaboration in the taxi market where both parties maintained their independent brand.

The arguments submitted to the FAS emphasized the positive effect of the partnership for both customers and drivers, qualifying the partnership as acceptable under Article 13 of the Competition Law.

The successful outcome was secured by EPAM’s competition law practice, including Senior Associate Anna Arutyunyan, Associate Oxana Akhmedova, Partner Evgeny Bolshakov and Head of Practice Natalia Korosteleva.

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