competition/antitrust - Ivanyan and Partners
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Resolving complex competition law matters

We advise companies and public clients on a wide range of competition issues. Key types of work include advising on anti-competitive agreements (including agreements with public authorities) and abuse of dominant position; supporting M&A transactions and other corporate projects, including merger control and strategic investment filings; advising on state and corporate procurement; and resolving disputes involving Russian federal and regional competition authorities.


Represented Nevskaya Pipeline Company in a lawsuit on annulment of the FAS of Russia ruling on state regulation recognising Nevskaya Pipeline Company as a natural monopoly (2021-2023)

Advised Rockwell Capital investment fund on antitrust/competition aspects of setting up, together with state development corporation VEB.RF, a joint timber-processing holding company involving construction of an advanced wood-processing complex in Eastern Siberia. Matter value: ₽150 bn+ ($2 bn+) (2021)

Represented a group of Russian railway transport operators in a major antitrust investigation against Vyksa Steel Works (VSW), Russia’s leading railway wheel manufacturer (2020)

Provided judicial protection to a major Russian fishing group in a precedent-setting court dispute over invalidating a ruling by the Russian competition authority, which could have led to cancellation of the client’s seafood catch quotas and significant economic losses (2019)

Represented the road building company Bashkirdorstroy in a precedent-setting dispute with the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS) over proper concessions law application to the construction of a toll road. Matter value: ₽20 bn+ ($330 m+) (2017)

Advised a LPG terminal and a coal terminal operator at ports in two Russian regions on amendments to the Law on Sea Ports, including the requirements to set transshipment tariffs in roubles (2018)

Advised Otkritie Holding, a Top-5 financial group in Russia, on the regulatory aspects of acquiring from the Russian oil & gas major Lukoil 100% of the shares in the company operating Russia’s second largest diamond mine. Deal value: $1.45 bn (2017)