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Competition/Antitrust — Russia


Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners - Competition/Antitrust

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Band 1

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Natalia Korosteleva
- 6 partners
- 19 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Large team highly regarded for appearing at the forefront of major complex cases. Represents notable international and domestic clients in abuse of dominance and unfair competition claims, cartel investigations and high-profile competition disputes. Also maintains an outstanding domestic advisory team.

Strengths Clients speak of the team's creative and pragmatic approach to problem solving. "None of the lawyers ever say 'that's impossible', they always suggest alternatives. They say 'perhaps we could do this to solve your problem'."

Sources appreciate the client-oriented approach. "Their quality of service has been very good. They always responded quickly, they've always been patient, they give good explanations."

Work highlights In co-operation with Antitrust Advisory, the firm represented Yandex in a high-prolife case relating to Google's alleged abuse of dominance by pre-installing apps on Android devices before the FAS and in the resulting court appeals.

Advised Murmansk Trawler Fleet on an antitrust dispute with a state regulator regarding unfair distribution of fishing quotas.

Significant clients Basic Element, Evraz, Pfizer, Sakhalin Energy, XPO Logistics.

Notable practitioners

Practice head Natalia Korosteleva is consistently praised for her strategic and analytical approach to cases. "She's good when it comes to dealing with the details; she can develop a very good strategy on how to deal with the FAS." Another source adds: "She is very customer-oriented, she suggests practical steps to find the right approach. You can easily understand what you can do, what you can't do." She handles all areas of antitrust law, including antitrust investigations and significant merger clearances.

Anna Numerova advises significant domestic clients as well as major international companies on merger clearance and regulatory matters. She also represents clients in contentious cases. "She is definitely very strong. She knows what's going on and she has a good reputation," a source says.

Counsel Evgeny Bolshakov is a visible member of the team. "This is an area where there is no single answer to a question, you should be very smart to develop a better strategy, and that's exactly him," a client reports. He represents clients in contentious antitrust matters before the FAS and in court.

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ALRUD Law Firm - Competition/Antitrust

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Vassily Rudomino
- 2 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Well-established practice covering the full spectrum of antitrust issues. Particularly experienced in advisory and regulatory issues, including assisting with merger control matters relating to global deals. Additionally, represents international clients in cartel investigations and unfair competition disputes.

Strengths Sources praise the team's practical approach, saying: "They are ‎technically excellent and pragmatic."

Another notes the team's experience working with international clients. "You can tell that they've been working a lot with international companies, so they know what we're used to and what we need. When it comes to preparing domestic merger filings, they know what to do to help us in the best way possible." Another source adds: "They're good at dealing with international clients and the FAS. And they get good results."

Work highlights Acted for Schlumberger on obtaining Russian merger clearance for its merger with Cameron International.

Assisted Ball Corporation with the Russian antitrust elements of its acquisition of Rexam.

Significant clients Booking.com, Dell, Diebold, NYK Line, Shire.

Notable practitioners

Eminent practitioner Vassily Rudomino is widely respected as "one of the most experienced competition lawyers in Russia." He remains an active member of the team, overseeing the practice and providing strategic advice.

German Zakharov assists clients with merger filings and regulatory advice. "He's very knowledgeable, very client-focused and he's easy to deal with, he just does a very thorough job," a source reports.

Department profile by ALRUD Law Firm

ALRUD Antitrust/Competition team is widely recognized as one of the leading and most reputable practice with market-leading expertise in all aspects of Russian competition law. We support clients on a wide range of antitrust issues: coordination of merger control transactions with Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service, cartel investigations, antitrust disputes, advising on distributorship agreements, and analyzing compliance of commercial agreements with antitrust requirements. Particularly our team is highly regarded in the field of creation of JVs and making foreign and strategic investments in Russia.

ALRUD Team works with international and Russian companies from different industries, including healthcare, energy and natural resources, media and communication, information technologies, FMCG and retail.

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Through our established relationships with leading internatiojnal law firms across Europe, Asia and the US, we are able to draw on the skills of the best lawyers in all major jurisdictions around the world, working as an integrated team to provide our clients with an international service of the highest quality


Antitrust Advisory LLC - Competition/Antitrust

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Alexander Egorushkin and Evgeny Khokhlov
- 3 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Increasingly active antitrust law boutique particularly noted for its dispute resolution capabilities. Has been recently instructed on high-profile cases in relation to alleged abuse of dominance, unfair competition and price fixing. Possesses extensive expertise in trade law and domestic regulatory matters, including merger clearance and advertising issues. Boasts a client roster of major international brands alongside significant domestic companies. FMCG, food, pharma, technology and industrial companies all feature on the firm's client list.

Strengths Sources note the team's pragmatic approach: "I was impressed by the commercial orientation of their answers."

The team's market experience is also highlighted. "They have a very deep insight into the market, the legislative developments and the position of state authorities."

Work highlights In co-operation with Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, the firm represented Yandex in a high-stakes case relating to Google's alleged abuse of dominance by pre-installing apps on Android devices before the FAS and in the resulting court appeals.

Acted for Danaher on Russian merger clearance issues in relation to its global acquisition of Pall Corporation.

Significant clients Nestlé, Sibur, Uralkali, OBI, Orient Overseas Container Line.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Evgeny Khokhlov is a top-ranked expert in antitrust matters. "He is very efficient, very smart: all the good words I know I could say about Evgeny," a source says. Another interviewee adds: "He's very confident in his approach." He represents international clients and major domestic companies in contentious matters with state authorities.

Alexander Egorushkin advises clients on matters such as abuse of dominance, including predatory pricing and unfair competition claims. Sources say he is "oriented towards commercial needs so he understands what your business is and then provides you with tailored solutions." He also assists with cases in the Russian regions.

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Baker McKenzie - Competition/Antitrust

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Anton Subbot
- 3 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Highly regarded team assisting international blue-chip clients with cross-border and domestic competition matters. Offers regulatory support, including merger control and advertising issues. Also represents clients in disputes against the FAS. Pharmaceuticals feature highly among the clients along with automotive and technology companies.

Strengths Sources praise the team for its commerciality: "They have a very good understanding of client's needs."

Work highlights Assisted Hitachi Koki with obtaining Russian merger clearance for its global acquisition of Metabo.

Successfully dismissed an unfair advertising claim against adidas, representing the client before the FAS.

Significant clients Eli Lilly, Ford, Philips, Walgreens Boots Alliance, FedEx, AstraZeneca.

Notable practitioners

Anton Subbot maintains a reputation for his strength in contentious matters against state bodies. "He's very knowledgeable, he has a lot of experience, and uses it to explain complex matters in simple ways," a client says.

Nadia Goreslavskaya is well known for her focus on merger filing and regulatory issues, where she principally assists major global brands. "She is a good technical lawyer," a source says.

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Clifford Chance - Competition/Antitrust

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第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Torsten Syrbe
- 1 partner
- 5 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Particularly known for its cross-border capabilities, including EU-related competition matters. Maintains its advisory and regulatory strength and is also active in contentious matters, defending clients in cartel investigations, abuse of dominant position claims and investigations by authorities. Advises many healthcare as well as manufacturing and energy companies.

Strengths Sources highlight the team's experience, noting its "deep knowledge of the antitrust regulations and the FAS, courts and business practice."

Another interviewee highlights the team's approach to cases, saying the lawyers are "experienced and strategic," adding that they demonstrate "flexibility in proposed options and actions."

Significant clients GE, MasterCard, Pfizer, Teva, Isuzu.

Notable practitioners

Torsten Syrbe oversees the practice, providing strategic advice to clients. "He understands the constraints international companies are dealing with," a client says. "If someone asks me a question and I need a response in the hour, I know I can count on him." He advises on Russian and EU competition law issues.

Department profile by Clifford Chance

Our Moscow Antitrust Practice forms an integrated part of our Global Antitrust Practice, which is one of the leading global competition teams

Merger Control

We cover all aspects of merger control, including the negotiation of remedies and challenging of decisions in relation to acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures vis-à-vis the Federal Antimonopoly Service and in relation to merger control proceedings in other CIS and European countries, China and the US

Abuse of Dominance and Restrictive Agreements

Our team advises on all aspects of potentially restrictive agreements, whether horizontal or vertical, as well as joint venture and cooperation arrangements, national and cross-border distribution systems and dominance rules. In this context we regularly represent companies in cartel and abuse of dominance
investigations and antitrust proceedings of federal and regional antimonopoly authorities and in national courts

Compliance, Unfair Competition and Public Procurement

We act for clients in relation to all other areas of competition legislation, whether in connection with unfair competition, natural monopolies, state aid and public procurement or access to infrastructure. In addition, we have developed online training courses on the Russian competition rules and offer tailor-made compliance seminars, antitrust audits and advice on internal rules of conduct.

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Dentons - Competition/Antitrust

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Marat Mouradov
- 1 partner
- 11 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Notable team recently acting on large-scale cartel and abuse-of-dominance-investigations, representing both major Russian and international corporates against state authorities. Additionally recommended for merger control filing and compliance matters. Often works in close cooperation with its Brussels office.

Strengths Interviewees highlight the quality of advisory services as a strength. "You get a high-class and thorough examination as quickly as possible," a client says, adding that the team provides responses that "take into account all the nuances of the case."

Significant clients Colgate-Palmolive, ETK, Hyundai Merchant Marine, Lesaffre, Novolipetsk Steel.

Notable practitioners

Practice head Marat Mouradov is praised for his litigation strength and impressive market knowledge. "He has deep practical knowledge and a result-oriented approach." Another source notes his "logical and in-depth view of the law." He recently acted on high-stakes abuse-of-dominance disputes.

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Goltsblat BLP - Competition/Antitrust

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Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Nikolay Voznesenskiy
- 2 partners
- 11 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Actings for a client base of large international clients, the team is primarily active and best known for its experience of competition disputes. Also assists with abuse-of-dominance cases as well as FAS investigations in the regions of Russia. Offers regulatory compliance support and advisory services.

Strengths One satisfied source sums up the qualities of the team: "They are responsive, client-oriented, we like their profound research of issues and their full and frank advice."

Work highlights Represented Volkswagen Group RUS in a competition claim raised by a former car dealer.

Advised Glenmark Pharmaceuticals on Russian antitrust compliance matters.

Significant clients Freight One, Jaguar Land Rover, Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi, TEVA.

Notable practitioners

Nikolay Voznesenskiy maintains an excellent reputation in the market, particularly for his advice on contentious issues. He is described as "an excellent litigator and orator. Thoughtful, creative and focused on the result for the business." Another source says: "He's very experienced and very good at brainstorming and providing solutions," adding: "His advice is based on his vast experience."

Recently made partner Vitaly Dianov assists clients with antitrust-related disputes and also advises on compliance matters. Sources note his "really good understanding of the issues" in contentious cases.

Department profile by Goltsblat BLP

Goltsblat BLP has one of the biggest antitrust teams in Russia with more than twelve years’ experience and is one of the few law firms in Russia that have a dedicated Competition Practice with a significant focus on antitrust audits and antitrust litigation.

Our practical experience in antitrust is more diversified compared with some other firms in Russia. We have experience in antitrust litigation and competition cases in antimonopoly authorities, merger and strategic enterprise clearances, antitrust audits, structuring of distribution contracts, advice in public procurement (government contracts) and public procurement litigation.

Our associates are active members of expert organisations liaising with the FAS of Russia with a view to improving the country’s antimonopoly legislation.


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The international team of Goltsblat BLP’s Competition & Antitrust Practice includes lawyers with extensive expertise in the practical application of competition law, operating from our offices in Moscow, London and Brussels.


Pepeliaev Group - Competition/Antitrust

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Band 2

第二等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Elena Sokolovskaya and Radmila Nikitina
- 2 partners
- 6 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Focused on behavioural and compliance issues. Known for its strength in advisory services, the team assists international and domestic clients with regulatory compliance issues relating to contracts and transactions. Provides support in contentious cases, including cartel investigations and abuse of dominance.

Strengths One client sums up their strengths succinctly: "Firstly, we like their technical expertise in this area, they have one of the best antitrust practices in the legal market. Secondly, we like the client-oriented approach."

Work highlights Advised Abbott Laboratories on competition compliance issues in relation to distribution agreements.

Significant clients Aeroflot, ALROSA, GlaxoSmithKline, Nike, Rosneft.

Notable practitioners

Elena Sokolovskaya advances in the rankings this year as a result of consistently positive market feedback. "She has excellent expertise in this area, she knows the law, understands the administrative practices and she knows how to channel requests in the right way," a client says. She assists clients with a broad range of advisory as well as contentious matters, including abuse of dominance.

Department profile by Pepeliaev Group

Our lawyers assume a prominent role in expert organisations that are working together with the regulator, the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS of Russia), to improve Russian antimonopoly legislation. 

Breaching antimonopoly legislation may have adverse effects and be detrimental to business. Pepeliaev Group has broad experience in advising on antimonopoly regulation.

We are ready to provide comprehensive legal support in all aspects of antimonopoly regulation, including: abuse of a dominant position, entering into anticompetitive agreements/concerted actions, unfair competition; advising participants in, and organisers of, tenders on orders placed by government and municipal authorities; legal support regarding regulatory aspects of economic concentration, etc.

Our services:

  • Advising on antimonopoly legislation
  • Antimonopoly compliance audits
  • Providing support during antimonopoly audits
  • Representing clients before antimonopoly agencies and in court 
  • Advising on advertising legislation
  • Providing advisory services and representing clients before the FAS of Russia seeking approval for transactions under legislation regarding foreign investments
  • Participating in developing documents for tenders to raise funds 
  • Compiling antitrust case digests



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CMS - Competition/Antitrust

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Maxim Boulba
- 1 partner
- 7 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Active team assisting with advisory and regulatory issues. Co-operates with its western European offices to handle merger clearances in high-value M&A deals. Also acts on disputes with the FAS.

Strengths One source highlights the team's client-oriented approach: "They have a great combination of advice and support," adding: "It's not just a diagnosis, they work through issues by your side when you have a problem. They're so involved."

Work highlights Represented Medservice before the FAS investigation into an alleged bid-rigging case.

Obtained merger clearance from Russian authorities for GEFCO's acquisition of Algai.

Significant clients Alcatel-Lucent, Doehler Group, Kalzip, Rockwool, Lagardère.

Notable practitioners

Maxim Boulba oversees the practice lending his insight to a broad range of issues, including anti-competitive behaviour as well as merger control issues. He is described by clients as a "well-prepared, calm, smart, alert and eloquent lawyer." Another source adds: "He diligently attacks every single problem and every single concern you have."

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP - Competition/Antitrust

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Band 3

第三等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Head of department: Alexander Viktorov
- 2 qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Regularly advises on merger clearance in the context of high-end, cross-border M&A deals and joint ventures, often working together with offices from across its global network. Additionally, assists with compliance as well as dawn raids. Client base includes significant international companies from a range of sectors.

Strengths Highlighting the team's key strength, one source describes it as a "merger control power house."

Work highlights Assisted CDPQ with obtaining Russian merger control during its global acquisition of Bombardier Transportation.

Advised Lanxess on the Russian antitrust matters related to the establishment of a joint venture with Saudi Aramco.

Significant clients ChemChina, LafargeHolcim, London Stock Exchange Group, Siemens, Solvay.

Notable practitioners

Alexander Viktorov advises clients on a broad range of issues and is particularly experienced in obtaining Russian merger clearance in relation to major global transactions. Sources note his "thoughtful and detailed approach to complex cases" and the "good expertise and knowledge" he brings to his international clientele.

Department profile by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

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DLA Piper Rus Ltd - Competition/Antitrust

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Band 4

第四等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of department: Elena Kurchuk and Denis Sosedkin
- 2 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Concentrates mainly on merger control issues related to both domestic and foreign transactions in conjunction with offices across its global network. Also provides domestic advisory services and compliance support to a client base of international companies.

Significant clients MD Medical Group, Kesko.

Notable practitioners

Client's appreciate Elena Kurchuk's pragmatism. Sources say: "She's not too theoretical, she understands problems straight away and she helps in coming up with solutions." She assists international clients with competition regulatory issues, merger clearance and advisory matters.

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Vegas Lex - Competition/Antitrust

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Band 4

第四等

Commentary from the Chambers Europe guide

Basic facts about the department
- Heads of practice: Alexander Sitnikov

What the team is known for Well-regarded team known for defending clients in price manipulation and abuse-of-dominance cases. Also acts on cartel investigations. Assists with the competition aspects of M&A deals. Represents significant domestic clients from the energy sector as well as Russian manufacturing companies.

Strengths Sources note the team's pragmatism saying that they appreciate "their deep knowledge of legislation; their lateral thinking and creative approach."

Work highlights Defended AtomEnergoSbyt against an abuse-of-dominance claim submitted by local energy suppliers before a regional anti-monopoly body.

Significant clients Auchan, City Navigation, Mosvodokanal, RusHydro, StroySvyazComplekt.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Alexander Sitnikov oversees the practice. He acts on advisory mandates as well as appearing before the courts in regulatory disputes against state authorities.

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Eminent Practitioner

ALRUD Law Firm

From the Chambers Europe guide

Eminent practitioner Vassily Rudomino is widely respected as "one of the most experienced competition lawyers in Russia." He remains an active member of the team, overseeing the practice and providing strategic advice.

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Antitrust Advisory LLC

From the Chambers Europe guide

Managing partner Evgeny Khokhlov is a top-ranked expert in antitrust matters. "He is very efficient, very smart: all the good words I know I could say about Evgeny," a source says. Another interviewee adds: "He's very confident in his approach." He represents international clients and major domestic companies in contentious matters with state authorities.

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Natalia Korosteleva

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Practice head Natalia Korosteleva is consistently praised for her strategic and analytical approach to cases. "She's good when it comes to dealing with the details; she can develop a very good strategy on how to deal with the FAS." Another source adds: "She is very customer-oriented, she suggests practical steps to find the right approach. You can easily understand what you can do, what you can't do." She handles all areas of antitrust law, including antitrust investigations and significant merger clearances.

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Dentons

From the Chambers Europe guide

Practice head Marat Mouradov is praised for his litigation strength and impressive market knowledge. "He has deep practical knowledge and a result-oriented approach." Another source notes his "logical and in-depth view of the law." He recently acted on high-stakes abuse-of-dominance disputes.

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Clifford Chance

From the Chambers Europe guide

Torsten Syrbe oversees the practice, providing strategic advice to clients. "He understands the constraints international companies are dealing with," a client says. "If someone asks me a question and I need a response in the hour, I know I can count on him." He advises on Russian and EU competition law issues.

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Nikolay Voznesenskiy

Goltsblat BLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Nikolay Voznesenskiy maintains an excellent reputation in the market, particularly for his advice on contentious issues. He is described as "an excellent litigator and orator. Thoughtful, creative and focused on the result for the business." Another source says: "He's very experienced and very good at brainstorming and providing solutions," adding: "His advice is based on his vast experience."

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Alexander Viktorov

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Alexander Viktorov advises clients on a broad range of issues and is particularly experienced in obtaining Russian merger clearance in relation to major global transactions. Sources note his "thoughtful and detailed approach to complex cases" and the "good expertise and knowledge" he brings to his international clientele.

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Grigory Chernyshov

Advocate Cabinet of Grigory Chernyshov

From the Chambers Europe guide

Grigory Chernyshov of Advocate Cabinet of Grigory Chernyshov remains active in competition disputes lending his litigation experience to unfair competition, abuse-of-dominance and cartel investigations.

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Tatiana Kamenskaya

Kamenskaya & Partners Law Firm

From the Chambers Europe guide

Tatiana Kamenskaya of Kamenskaya & Partners Law Firm is a notable competition lawyer who assists clients with contentious matters. Sources confirm that she has "lots of experience, she's systematic and conscientiously focused on her work." She has developed a strong reputation for unfair competition cases with sources saying: "Especially in unfair competition, she would be your first choice if you need to protect your position in the market."

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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Anna Numerova advises significant domestic clients as well as major international companies on merger clearance and regulatory matters. She also represents clients in contentious cases. "She is definitely very strong. She knows what's going on and she has a good reputation," a source says.

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Elena Sokolovskaya

Pepeliaev Group

From the Chambers Europe guide

Elena Sokolovskaya advances in the rankings this year as a result of consistently positive market feedback. "She has excellent expertise in this area, she knows the law, understands the administrative practices and she knows how to channel requests in the right way," a client says. She assists clients with a broad range of advisory as well as contentious matters, including abuse of dominance.

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Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Europe guide

Anton Subbot maintains a reputation for his strength in contentious matters against state bodies. "He's very knowledgeable, he has a lot of experience, and uses it to explain complex matters in simple ways," a client says.

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Anti-Monopoly Law Office LLC

From the Chambers Europe guide

Yevgeny Voevodin of Anti-Monopoly Law Office LLC is a long-standing name in the area of competition law. Sources say: "He has wonderful expertise." He often represents clients before the FAS.

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CMS

From the Chambers Europe guide

Maxim Boulba oversees the practice lending his insight to a broad range of issues, including anti-competitive behaviour as well as merger control issues. He is described by clients as a "well-prepared, calm, smart, alert and eloquent lawyer." Another source adds: "He diligently attacks every single problem and every single concern you have."

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Alexander Egorushkin

Antitrust Advisory LLC

From the Chambers Europe guide

Alexander Egorushkin advises clients on matters such as abuse of dominance, including predatory pricing and unfair competition claims. Sources say he is "oriented towards commercial needs so he understands what your business is and then provides you with tailored solutions." He also assists with cases in the Russian regions.

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Nadia Goreslavskaya

Baker McKenzie

From the Chambers Europe guide

Nadia Goreslavskaya is well known for her focus on merger filing and regulatory issues, where she principally assists major global brands. "She is a good technical lawyer," a source says.

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KIAP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Ilya Ischuk of KIAP focuses on competition disputes, principally acting for domestic clients. “He's very experienced," says a client, adding: "He understands which arguments are best to make in court."

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DLA Piper Rus Ltd

From the Chambers Europe guide

Client's appreciate Elena Kurchuk's pragmatism. Sources say: "She's not too theoretical, she understands problems straight away and she helps in coming up with solutions." She assists international clients with competition regulatory issues, merger clearance and advisory matters.

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Infralex law firm

From the Chambers Europe guide

Artur Rokhlin of Infralex law firm regularly assists clients with abuse-of-dominance and unfair competition claims. "He always manages to find the right solution for the client, no matter how difficult the situation may seem," a source reports.  

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Alexander Sitnikov

Vegas Lex

From the Chambers Europe guide

Managing partner Alexander Sitnikov oversees the practice. He acts on advisory mandates as well as appearing before the courts in regulatory disputes against state authorities.

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ALRUD Law Firm

From the Chambers Europe guide

German Zakharov assists clients with merger filings and regulatory advice. "He's very knowledgeable, very client-focused and he's easy to deal with, he just does a very thorough job," a source reports.

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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

From the Chambers Europe guide

Counsel Evgeny Bolshakov is a visible member of the team. "This is an area where there is no single answer to a question, you should be very smart to develop a better strategy, and that's exactly him," a client reports. He represents clients in contentious antitrust matters before the FAS and in court.

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Goltsblat BLP

From the Chambers Europe guide

Recently made partner Vitaly Dianov assists clients with antitrust-related disputes and also advises on compliance matters. Sources note his "really good understanding of the issues" in contentious cases.

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Art De Lex

From the Chambers Europe guide

Yaroslav Kulik of Art De Lex focuses on anti-competitive behaviour disputes. He assists clients with abuse-of-dominance claims, cartel investigations and unfair competition cases. A source describes him as "a good specialist, he's very analytical."

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Associates to watch

Evgeniya Rakhmanina

Linklaters CIS

From the Chambers Europe guide

Associate-to-watch Evgeniya Rakhmanina of Linklaters CIS remains visible on the market, providing advisory support and regulatory assistance. She has been described as "always available and always co-operative."

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Associates to watch

White & Case LLC

From the Chambers Europe guide

Associate-to-watch Ksenia Tyunik of White & Case LLC offers regulatory support on merger clearance instructions. Sources describe her as a "very capable lawyer."

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