Herbert Smith Freehills

Competition/Antitrust Department

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What the team is known for Advises on merger control in Russia relating to cross-border M&A deals and joint ventures. Regularly represents international clients in the energy, financial services and technology sectors in foreign strategic investment aspects of transactions. Also acts for stand-out Russian clients.

Strengths The team attracts attention for its committed approach, with sources highlighting its "continuous drive, energy and dedication to the project."

Clients value its overseas network, reporting: "The well-established international presence is an extra advantage."

Work highlights Assisted Mitsubishi  with obtaining Russian merger clearance of its USD33 million joint venture with Fast Retailing.

Notable practitioners

Evgeny Yuriev is a key contact at the practice.