Antitrust and Competition

Our antitrust and competition team supports foreign and Russian clients on the issues relating to antitrust claims and investigations, foreign investments in strategic industries, transactions subject to state merger control rules, competition and advertising laws, antimonopoly compliance and other antitrust regulation issues.

Members of our team have advised, among others, on the following antitrust and competition matters:

  • Representing Caterpillar in connection with obtaining FAS approval for its US$7.6 billion acquisition of Bucyrus, a leading manufacturer of mining equipment. (NT)
  • Advising Baker Hughes in connection with obtaining approval of the Russian Government Commission on Foreign Investment for a merger with a global competitor. (NT)
  • Developing and implementing antitrust compliance system for a major international oilfield services company. (NT)
  • Advising major international oil and gas drilling company on antitrust compliance issues in connection with its restructuring in Russia. (NT)
  • Representing a major pharmaceutical company before FAS in connection with competitor’s complain regarding unfair advertising by our client. (NT/RGP)
  • Advising shareholders of an independent Russian oil company on the necessity of obtaining FAS approval for a joint venture with a strategic investor. (RGP)
  • Advising QH Oil Investments, a Qatar sovereign investment fund, in connection with acquisition of a 14.16% stake in PJSC Rosneft, including filing a notice with FAS in accordance with the law on investments in strategic industries. (RGP)
  • Advising a French investment fund on obtaining antimonopoly approval in connection with a transaction to acquire a manufacturer of roofing materials. (RGP)
  • Advising a major European company on antimonopoly issues in connection with the company’s corporate restructuring. (RGP)
  • Coordinating the process of obtaining a preliminary FAS approval in connection with a planned acquisition by the client of retail assets in Russia. (RGP)
  • Coordinating the process of obtaining a preliminary FAS approval in connection with a planned joint venture in the sphere of retail electronic and appliance stores in Russia. (RGP)
  • Advising on the issues related to obtaining FAS approval in connection with a merger of two major Russian transport holdings. (RGP)
  • Advising Thales Group, one of the world leaders in data encryption and digital security, on obtaining FAS approval in connection with acquisition of Gemalto group of companies. (RGP)
  • Advising Haier group of companies on the issues related to obtaining FAC approval in connection with acquisition of Russian assets of Candy Group, a major Italian manufacturer of domestic appliances. (RGP)
  • Advising Whirlpool Group on the issues related to obtaining FAS approval in connection with the sale of Embraco, its business unit producing compressors, to Nidec Group, a leading global manufacturer of electric motors. (RGP)
  • Advising a major global producer of food supplements and flavouring agents on obtaining FAS approval in connection with acquisition of a competitor and subsequent expansion of the group’s Russian business. (RGP)

Contacts

Nato Tskhakaya

Landline +7 495 139 6536
Counsel

Anton Sheronov

Landline +7 495 139 6500
Junior Associate

How to find us:

Rybalkin, Gortsunyan & Partners LLC
Entrance C, 5th Floor,
2, Tsvetnoy Boulevard,
Moscow, 127051,
Russia

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