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The economic sanctions imposed, together with other restrictive measures, have caused a surge in prices of many food items and socially important goods. Consequently, the number of applications from citizens to the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service has increased, including at the level of the country’s regions. In order to identify violations in pricing and to counter the actions of bad-faith business entities in a more efficient and timely manner, amendments to antimonopoly legislation have been devised. Elena Sokolovskaya, Pepeliaev Group’s Partner, considers in her article the proposed tool for pricing control.
Against the background of sanctions and the current economic situation, the sphere of pricing requires maximum attention. The primary task of the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (commonly abbreviated to the ‘FAS Russia’) is to prevent artificially inflated prices. Elena Sokolovskaya, partner at Pepeliaev Group, will review how and with what tools the state authority identifies and clamps down on these violations.
It has been more than a year since the Plenum of the Russian Supreme Court adopted Resolution No. 2 “On certain issues resulting from the courts applying antimonopoly legislation” dated 4 March 2021 (the “Resolution”). It is time to assess how the approaches to proving cartel agreements have changed and what provisions of the above document are the most cited by the courts. Read more in the article of Elena Sokolovskaya, Pepeliaev Group’s partner.
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When the antimonopoly authority examines a case at the pre-trial stage, the balance of the parties’ interests should be maintained. However, it is fairly difficult to achieve such balance in practice. The above specifically concerns defendants who may have difficulties with obtaining access to information in the case and, therefore, ensuring that their rights are protected effectively. Only adjusting law enforcement approaches will help a whole range of issues in this sphere to be settled, says Elena Sokolovskaya, a partner at "Pepeliaev Group".

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