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Antitrust law


The Firm practice in the antitrust law area renders the following services:

  • Drafting of applications required to get a consent from the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service in case of conclusion of contracts of sale and purchase of shares, participatory interests and assets as well as in case of establishment or reorganization of commercial entities
  • Representing the clients in cases related to violation of antimonopoly legislation including issues related to cartels, abuse of dominant position and anti-competitive agreements
  • Representing the clients in cases related to state companies and government procurement
  • Advising on issues related to foreign investment in Russian strategic companies.

The Firm’s experience in the field of competition law includes preparation of more than 100 antimonopoly filings necessary for obtaining clearance of the RF Federal Antimonopoly Service in connection with the purchase of shares, interests, rights and assets, and the establishment of commercial organizations, when the total value of the assets of the acquirer and the acquired entities exceeded RUB 7 billion.

In particular, we advised on antimonopoly filings in connection with the following transactions:

  • acquisition of a controlling stake of shares in two road construction companies;
  • acquisition of a controlling stake of shares in a company manufacturing and repairing railcars;
  • merger of subsidiaries to a parent company;
  • acquisition of controlling interest in three companies which owned licenses to extract coal, hydrocarbons, copper and nickel ore;
  • acquisition of controlling interest in a development company carrying out a project in residential construction;
  • acquisition of a brick plant under construction;
  • acquisition of a company-operator of railcars;
  • acquisition of a group of companies in the field of infrastructure construction;
  • acquisition of a regional construction company;
  • acquisition of a company owning airport infrastructure;
  • acquisition of a Russian leasing company;
  • acquisition of a Russian joint-stock company engaged in rail transportation;
  • acquisition and sale of shares in a Russian company owning sports infrastructure;
  • acquisition of a Russian company owning real estate;
  • acquisition of a Russian development company owning a business centre under construction;
  • acquisition of a Russian development company;
  • a Russian company in the acquisition of fixed assets of four Russian companies;
  • acquisition of two Russian coal companies.

The Firm also represented the clients in cases related to abuse of dominant position as well as government procurement.

In December 2014 a high-esteemed Russian rating “Pravo.Ru-300” highlighted the Firm’s achievements in the rating of leading practices in the area of antitrust law.


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