The role of digital companies and platforms in the modern market economy has greatly increased. They began to occupy dominant positions, influence the real sector, which in turn increases the risks for competition. In order to reduce them, the fifth set of antitrust amendments has been developed. Elena Sokolovskaya, partner at Pepeliaev Group
, will consider the most significant new developments.
The issue of whether parallel import may be made legal in Russia has been discussed over the past several years. However, since the beginning of March the mere discussion has transformed into practical effort, i.e. the following regulations were successively adopted: Federal Law No. 46-FZ dated 8 March 2022 (“46-FZ”), the Government’s Resolution No. 506-PP dated 29 March 2022 (“506-PP”) and Order No. 1532 of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade dated 19 April 2022 (was registered with the Russian Ministry of Justice on 6 May 2022 and has undergone two iterations since that time, the last of which came into force on 7 August 2022). Please find details in the article of Konstantin Sharlovskiy, Head of the Life Sciences Practice, Pepeliaev Group
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
Independent Russian law firms are experiencing a surge of work as corporations seek to limit their exposure to Russia at the same time as international law firms are closing down their Moscow operations.