The digital package New

The role of digital companies and platforms in the modern market economy has greatly increased. They began to occupy dominant positions, influence the real sector, which in turn increases the risks for competition. In order to reduce them, the fifth set of antitrust amendments has been developed. We will consider the most significant new developments.


An antitrust strike atinflated prices isbeing prepared

The economic sanctions imposed, together with other restrictive measures, have caused a surge in prices of many food items and socially important goods. Consequently, the number of applications from citizens to the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service has increased, including at the level of the country’s regions. In order to identify violations in pricing and to counter the actions of...


Price issue antitrust response

Against the background of sanctions and the current economic situation, the sphere of pricing requires maximum attention. The primary task of the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service is to prevent artificially inflated prices. We will review how and with what tools the state authority identifies and clamps down on these violations.


Cartels: a turn in the court practice

It has been more than a year since the Plenum of the Russian Supreme Court adopted Resolution No. 2 “On certain issues resulting from the courts applying antimonopoly legislation” dated 4 March 2021.  It is time to assess how the approaches to proving cartel agreements have changed and what provisions of the above document are the most cited by the courts.


Marked confidential
When the antimonopoly authority examines a case at the pre-trial stage, the balance of the parties interests should be maintained. However, it is fairly difficult to achieve such balance in practice. The above specifically concerns defendants who may have difficulties with obtaining access to information in the case and, therefore, ensuring that their rights are protected effectively....

Digital principles
The Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service has identified key principles of good faith conduct for participants in online platforms. It is assumed that a platform will mitigate antitrust risks by following these principles. What is this soft-touch regulation tool based on and how is it going to be used?

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...

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...

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...

The Supreme Court has brought reasonableness into focus
The Russian Supreme Courts 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...