The award winning Competition Law Practice at EPAM is the largest in the CIS, with more than 30 lawyers firmwide.
The Firm's lawyers have an impressive track record of successfully obtaining approvals from the antimonopoly authorities of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus for more than one hundred M&A, joint ventures, and corporate restructuring transactions, including those related to investment into strategic industries.
The Firm's experience encompasses dozens of complex antimonopoly cases successfully settled both as part of administrative proceedings and in court. The Practice's longstanding clients include companies holding dominant positions in the CIS market.
The success of the Practice may be attributed to its participation in major and benchmark transactions and competition disputes, as well as to its extensive involvement in legislation drafting, particularly, as part of expert councils for the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (the FAS Russia) and not-for-profit partnerships promoting competition in Russia and the CIS.
In Russia, the Practice consists of about twenty experts who deal only in competition issues. This allows for a Practice structure that covers all aspects of Competition Protection Law, as well as other matters within the scope of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia, i.e. public and corporate procurement, advertising, state defense order and so on. The Practice is recommended by such publications as Chambers Europe, Who’s Who Legal: CIS, and Best Lawyers. The Global Competition Review 100 views it as the biggest in the market.
In Ukraine, the Practice that previously operated under the Magisters brand has many years of experience collaborating with the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) and advising clients from over two dozen industries. Achievements of our Ukrainian team include such benchmark projects as the approval by AMCU of the biggest M&A deal in Ukraine's history - merger of Altimo and Telenor in the CIS totaling USD 23.8bn, among others.