Competition / Regulatory

Whether you are an international business seeking to invest in the Russian Federation or a Russian business with operations or plans for expansion overseas we can provide answers to many commercial questions you may be facing.

Such questions may include, for example, whether your proposed merger, joint venture or business restructuring require an approval under Russian antimonopoly laws or European or other international merger control rules. Alternatively, you may wish to know what your options are if you believe that your business in Russia or in the EU has suffered loss due to the anticompetitive practices of another company.

We advise on competition law issues relating to agreements and commercial practices raising issues of abuse of market power.

We assist clients in determining whether merger filings may be required in relation to M&A transactions and corporate restructurings and we can manage the coordination of merger approval in the Russian Federation and internationally.

We advise on the full range of EU law competition issues including state aid and public procurement.

We also represent clients in disputes raising competition law issues.

On regulation of financial institutions, we have advised several offshore and UK-based companies on UK financial services regulations.



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Padva, Haslam - Jones & Partners LLP
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