Valentina Orlova is acclaimed by the 2021 World Trademark Review – 1000 directory Once more, the World Trademark Review-1000 has hailed Valentina Orlova, Head of the Intellectual Property and Trademarks Practice at Pepeliaev Group, as one of Russia's premier IP lawyers. She has been placed in Band 1 (Gold) in the "Individuals: prosecution and strategy" section for 2021.
Alexander Panov leaves Pepeliaev Group Alexander Panov, Head of the Commercial Practice (Life Sciences), is leaving the Pepeliaev Group team. Partners Nikolay Solodovnikov and Maria Nikonova, who for many years have been advising our clients including those from the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, will take charge of the practice group.
Lessons of the Market Division Case The Eurasian Economic Commission (the “Commission”) is becoming ever more significant as a platform for antimonopoly authorities in the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union (“EAEU”) to engage with each other in the area of investigations, information exchange and the reviewing of cases that show signs of a breach of general competition rules for cross-border markets. Although the Commission’s administrative and judicial practice is not yet sufficiently extensive, it has already shaped the principal approaches to analysing such markets and helped to identify the areas where regulation requires further improvement and various tools need to be used for the closer collaboration of the Union’s controlling bodies.
Note on the application of the collective dominance rule The concept of “collective dominance” is reflected in the Federal Law “On the Protection of Competition” (the “Competition Law”). Despite the concept of “collective dominance” not being directly used in the legislation, the criteria creating the conditions for it to emerge are set out in Part 3 of Article 5 of the Competition Law. Qualitative and quantitative criteria are distinguished.
Andrey Mikulin has received a letter of gratitude from the Russian President for participating in high-priority social project The Head of the Sakhalin Office of Pepeliaev Group, Andrey Mikulin, has received a letter of gratitude from the Russian President for participating in high-priority social projects.
Natalia Prisekina has been appointed as an arbitrator of the Qingdao Arbitration Commission (People’s Republic of China) and a mediator of the Korean International Mediation Centre Natalia Prisekina, Head of Pepeliaev Group’s Far East Office, has been appointed as an arbitrator of the Qingdao Arbitration Commission (People’s Republic of China) and a mediator of the Korean International Mediation Centre (Seoul, Republic of Korea).