Competition/Antitrust Department

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What the team is known for Co-operates with its Western European offices to handle merger clearances in high-value M&A deals. Also advises international clients on Russian unfair competition, including staging mock dawn raids as well as advising on distribution agreements. Additionally offers domestic regulatory and compliance support. Also acts on disputes with the FAS. Acts for a client base of manufacturing and life sciences corporates.

Strengths Interviewees appreciate that the team is "co-operative and tries to understand the specific needs of the customer."

Clients underline the added value of the service and add that it is "difficult to find someone to work with so proactively."

Work highlights Assisted Mitsui, Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha with obtaining unconditional clearance in Russia for their global joint venture project.

Notable practitioners

Maxim Boulba assists with merger control and antitrust litigation, as well as advising international clients on Russian competition law. Sources describe him as "client-oriented and experienced."