We regularly advise clients on clearing transactions with government authorities, including complex antitrust filings, multi-jurisdictional filings in the CIS, and clearances under the Russian law on foreign investment, as well as antitrust aspects of joint ventures and the conclusion of sector-specific and inter-industry agreements.
We also assist clients with antitrust assessment for the purpose of clearance of transactions with potential anticompetitive consequences.
Our experience in this area includes the following projects:
- clearance of a joint venture between Yandex and Uber by the FAS of Russia
- clearance of a joint venture between Yandex and Sberbank concerning the Yandex.Market service by the FAS of Russia
- clearance of a joint venture agreement between PJSC SIBUR Holding and LLC Gazprom Neftekhim Salavat relating to the butyl acrylate market by the FAS of Russia
- clearance of Qualcomm’s acquisition of NXP by the FAS of Russia
Over the past year the firm has been especially active in obtaining the consent for several major transactions
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