Elena has been focusing on antitrust legislation for over 23 years. She has a vast experience of representing clients before the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS), Eurasian Economic Commission and courts in all matters within the competence of the FAS of Russia and the Eurasian Economic Commission. She is a member of the Association of Antitrust Experts and of the non-commercial partnership Competition Support Association in the CIS.
Elena got her Postgraduate Diploma in European Competition law at the King’s College (London).
Elena's major projects include, among others:
successfully represented a major US manufacturer of construction equipment before the EEC;
developed and implemented a system of antitrust compliance in the activity of MTS, a Russian mobile operator;
represented a major pharmaceutical company before the FAS when the issue of the interchangeability of medicines was considered.
Elena worked for the FAS for seven years, including as departmental head within the FAS’s legal division. According to Chambers and Partners and Legal 500, Pepeliaev Group’s antitrust practice is one of the strongest practices in Russia. Elena has authored articles in a number of foreign and Russian professional publications, such as Vedomosti, Corporate Lawyer, and The Global Competition Review. She also has extensive experience of speaking at conferences on issues relating to antitrust legislation. In addition, she is the lead expert of and a regular contributor to “Competition and Law” magazine.
“The practice specialises in interacting within the industry; sources note the ‘excellent organisation of conferences and workshops involving representatives of supervisory bodies’” (Chambers Europe).
“Elena Sokolovskaya’s experience of working at the Russian FAS is particularly valuable. One of our clients noted that, ‘She could tell us a great deal about how the FAS works in practice’”