Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Competition/Antitrust Department

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What the team is known for Largest on the market, the competition team is highly regarded for appearing at the forefront of major complex cases. Represents notable international and domestic clients in abuse of dominance claims and high-profile competition disputes. An outstanding domestic advisory team handles advisory mandates concerning compliance and transactions. Advises clients from the pharmaceutical, energy, retail and transportation sectors.

Strengths The team wins praise for its pragmatic approach. Sources applaud the "balanced approach and honest assessment of the real risks and opportunities."

Interviewees additionally underline its connections with other law firms across the CIS and Russia, adding that it "can provide results in many other countries."

Work highlights Assisted Sakhalin Energy with an antitrust investigation conducted by the FAS, concerning access to its pipeline.

Notable practitioners

Anna Numerova has broad competition expertise and advises on the authorisation of corporate mergers as well as representing international clients in proceedings before the FAS. Sources know her as an "expert," with clients adding that she is "very skilful in antitrust matters."

Evgeny Bolshakov assists with a broad range of antitrust matters including merger control, investigations and advisory mandates relating to compliance.

Practice head Natalia Korosteleva has a wealth of experience in antitrust matters, with particular experience in global merger control. She advised on obtaining the conditional approval by the regulator of the joint venture by Uber and Yandex.Taxi. Impressed interviewees say that she "knows the latest trends in the regulator and always provides practical advice."