Competition/Antitrust Department

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What the team is known for Popular competition law boutique assisting with all areas of competition law. Offers solid expertise in contentious mandates, boasting a strong track record in competition investigations and disputes. Advises international companies and inbound investors on distribution and contractual antitrust issues and maintains a notable strength in merger control and general compliance cases. Active in sectors such as energy, telecoms and tobacco. Represents clients in pan-CIS mandates.

Strengths Sources highlight the team's commitment, with a client reporting: "They are very hard workers, operate as a team and are always available to provide workable answers to sometimes very difficult issues."

Work highlights Acted for COSCO on obtaining the Ukrainian merger control approval in relation to its acquisition of Terminales Portuarios Chancay from Glencore Group.

Notable practitioners

Antonina Yaholnyk is a leading figure in the competition and antitrust market in Ukraine. She represents an enviable list of clients from an array of sectors including pharmaceutical, banking and finance, telecommunications and tobacco. She advises on compliance as well as taking on contentious cases. Sources praise her as an "excellent practitioner."