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Compliance guideline
The Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (the FAS of Russia) has issued a clarification of the procedure for implementing compliance systems. This will help business to build an efficient mechanism for preventing antimonopoly risks, which includes drawing up internal regulations correctly. However, the key issue that remains open is whether the regulator will take...
11.10.2021

Advertising on the Internet Will Be Recorded
At a time when the Internet is developing rapidly, the issue of the legal regulation of social relationships on the Internet, including in the area of the distribution of advertising, is becoming more critical. Federal Law No. 347-FZ “On amending the Federal Law 'On advertising'” dated 2 July 2021 which in particular introduces the system for keeping a record of advertising on the Internet...
02.08.2021

The Price of State Involvement
In recent years there have been active discussions around the initiatives that are aimed at improving the state pricing policy. Multiple attempts are being made towards greater regulation of pricing in certain areas in the form of the introduction of additional price control tools. The purpose of this policy is not only to help entrepreneurs develop the regulated areas of activity with the...
07.06.2021

The Supreme Court has brought reasonableness into focus
The Russian Supreme Court’s Plenum has prepared a clarification on the most controversial issues of the application of anti-trust legislation by courts. On the one hand, the Court has ensured consistency with the approaches it developed previously: its Resolution No. 2 dated 4 March 2021 almost completely replaced Resolution No. 30 dated 30 June 2008 of the Plenum of the Russian Supreme...
12.04.2021

Lessons of the Market Division Case
The Eurasian Economic Commission is becoming ever more significant as a platform for antimonopoly authorities in the member states of the Eurasian Economic Union to engage with each other in the area of investigations, information exchange and the reviewing of cases that show signs of a breach of general competition rules for cross-border markets. Although the Commission’s administrative and...
12.02.2021

Note on the application of the collective dominance rule
The concept of “collective dominance” is reflected in the Federal Law “On the Protection of Competition” (the “Competition Law”). Despite the concept of “collective dominance” not being directly used in the legislation, the criteria creating the conditions for it to emerge are set out in Part 3 of Article 5 of the Competition Law. Qualitative and quantitative criteria are distinguished.
10.02.2021

Anti-virus state aid
In the tough conditions of the epidemic, governments are trying to mitigate the consequences of the crisis.  For this purpose they are developing horizontal schemes of state support for the business sector, which has been seriously damaged by a sharp drop in economic activity, as well as a decrease in consumer demand and the level of income. Different countries and supranational unions...
09.12.2020

No to Price Parity
Online trade is capturing ever more markets and industries. Although current legislation is not always ready for new models of commercial relationships, the antitrust authority is striving to detect and prevent offences in time, including those involving online sales. This is primarily true for digital aggregators and platforms which, in the absence of stringent restrictions, can create...
07.10.2020

The Ministry of Labour has issued recommendations for identifying and mitigating corruption risks in procurement
The Russian Ministry of Labour and Social Protection has published for the identification and mitigation of corruption risks in the procurement of goods, work, or services to provide for state or municipal needs.
24.09.2020

Reinforcement in the Prosecutor’s supervision over whether the procurement laws are observed
To avoid any potential abuse by various participants of the procurement, the Russian Prosecutor General’s Office has prepared a draft order of the Russian Prosecutor General “On organising the prosecutor’s supervision over whether the procurement legislation is observed”.
02.09.2020