Industry Regulation and Procurement Laws
Industry regulation in Russia has evolved considerably over recent years, having become more sophisticated and more stringent. The emergence of new types of innovative products on the market, including tobacco products, foods and pharmaceuticals, has also prompted significant changes in this sphere.
We help manufacturers of such products to adapt their operations and contractual arrangements to comply with new statutory requirements and develop strategies to mitigate the associated risks.
We advise companies in various sectors of the economy, including:
- pharmaceuticals and medical goods
- tobacco products
- financial services
- automotive and transport
- energy and mining
We also deal with projects involving disputed procurements (under Russian Federal Laws 44-FZ and 223-FZ) and advise on statutory requirements in this sphere, including with regard to tender documentation and competitive bidding procedures.
Our experience in this area includes advising:
- a marine terminal on various aspects of antitrust regulation and regulation of natural monopolies, including pricing, non-discriminatory access, information disclosure and procurements under Russian Federal Law 223-FZ
- a major international tobacco company on cigarette sales arrangements and the introduction of innovative tobacco products to the Russian market in the context of restrictions established by industry regulation
- a port operator on the deregulation of port services
- Uralkali on restrictions and requirements relevant to it as a natural monopoly
- a number of natural monopolies (airports, electric power, petroleum pipelines, heating) on a broad range of issues related to their operations, including price regulation
- a leading international pharmaceutical company on various aspects of sector-specific regulation and participation in state procurement tenders
They have a very deep insight into the market, the legislative developments and the position of state authorities
Antitrust Advisory possesses extensive expertise in trade law and domestic regulatory matters, including merger clearance and advertising issues