Antitrust and Competition

Our team of antitrust and competition lawyers includes lawyers with extensive expertise in the practical application of competition law. We offer our clients a full range of legal services on competition and antitrust law, including antitrust issues that includes merger cases, concerted practices, abuse of dominance, unfair competition etc. We stay on top of industry trends, we constantly monitor the dynamics of the market and various factors that have an influence on business and always inform our clients regarding such changes.

Services

  • Assisting bidders and contracting authorities with respect to public procurement
  • Assisting clients in challenging the outcome of tender procedures
  • Carrying out antitrust internal audits and mock dawn raids
  • General competition law advice
  • Handling unfair competition cases
  • Holding compliance trainings for executives and employees
  • Market investigations (for defining relevant markets, forecasting the behavior of companies and the consequences for market, determination of companies’ price policy justifiability, etc.)
  • Obtaining clearances of antitrust regulator for mergers and concreted actions
  • Representing clients in court litigations against the antimonopoly authorities
  • Representing clients in private antitrust claims

Projects

  • Obtaining a permit from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) for a concentration before acquiring a network of laboratories in Ukraine for a leading international healthcare and diagnostic services provider.
  • Obtaining a permit from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) for a concentration before acquiring a network of laboratories in Ukraine for a leading international healthcare and diagnostic services provider.
  • Successful representation of the Ukrainian electrical equipment manufacturer regarding the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine claims on illegal mergers.
  • Represent a leading household chemical goods producer in court and the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine against the illegal actions of the competitor.
  • Protect the interest of the leading Ukrainian tea producer against the illegal use of its trademark by third persons including through the law enforcement bodies throughout the territory of Ukraine. The value may be estimated around 30% of the client’s sales, which is a few million US Dollars.
  • Assistance provided to a major dairy producer regarding acquisitions of several milk plants in Ukraine and Poland, including curing of the past merger control violations.
  • Acquisition of a Ukrainian radio plant in Zakarpattia Region  by a foreign hi-tech company.
  • Successful representation of the Ukrainian retail chain of pharmacies in connection with the claims of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine about the overpriced prices
  • Represent a household chemical goods producer in the court and the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine against the illegal actions of the competitor.
  • Successful challenge of the negative resolution of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine in court regarding provision of untrustworthy information on the packaging by a major juices and nectars producer.
  • Represent the Ukrainian regional market place with respect to the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine claims on over-rented trade spots considering its dominant position in the market. The negative decision of the the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine has been successfully challenged in court.
  • Raw of legal actions for the protection of an automotive producer’s trademarks against infringements in Ukraine.
  • Represent the purchaser in various merger control filings performed outside Ukraine, including in the spheres of ice machines production and off-the-shelf survival products and systems.
  • Purchase of various agricultural companies to the amount of 120 million US Dollars by a major Ukrainian agribusiness company.
  • Represent a major Ukrainian energy group in the dispute with its competitor regarding supply markets of energy, natural resources etc.
  • Successful representation of the Ukrainian railway car building works concerning the claims of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine on unreasonably high prices considering its dominant position in the market.
  • Represent the Ukrainian regional market place with respect to the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine claims on over-rented trade spots considering its dominant position in the market. The negative decision of the the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine has been successfully challenged in court.
  • Represent the Ukrainian chain of medical laboratories concerning the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine claims on unreasonably high prices

Key Contacts