Antitrust Disputes

Antitrust Disputes


ALRUD has unparalleled market experience and expertise in complex and precedent-setting antitrust disputes. The successful interaction between the Dispute Resolution Practice team and ALRUD's market-leading Antitrust Practice allows us to respond to our Clients' individual requests and commercial needs and to take into account all legally relevant aspects of projects, both in terms of litigation strategy and tactics and in terms of the competition legislation.

ALRUD lawyers represent Clients in disputes related to challenging competition authority’s decisions, including cartel and concerted actions cases, advise Clients on unfair competition issues, and have unique experience in supporting FDI disputes.

Due to the interaction between the Dispute Resolution and Antitrust Practices, ALRUD specialists can provide a full range of services related to antitrust investigations, merger control and FDI cases, representing Clients both in FAS Russia and in courts.

Our Services:

  • Consulting and representing interests of our Clients during unscheduled inspections (dawn raids) performed by FAS Russia.

  • Consulting and representing interests of our Clients in FAS Russia, its territorial offices and courts of various instances relating to competition, trade, FDI and tender procedures’ issues.

  • Representing our Clients in the arbitrazh (state commercial) courts throughout Russia, including representation in complex disputes, with participation of several lawyers representing interests of other companies.

  • Organization of amicable settlement of disputes with FAS Russia, conclusion of settlement agreements and agreements on the circumstances of the dispute, reduction of fines imposed, and minimization of the volume of remedies and other requirements of the competition authority.

Include advising and representing

Maersk Line

regarding the case of FAS Russia on violation of the competition legislation in the market of international sea container shipping. We advised our Client on strategy and cooperation with the competition authority, plus the strategy of challenging the FAS Russia decision in the court. ALRUD achieved an unprecedented settlement, closing the case and agreeing a minimal settlement fee for the Client.

Bayer AG

in a dispute with FAS Russia related to the acquisition of Monsanto.


during a dawn raid of FAS Russia, as well as in a case on violation of the competition legislation in the form of coordination of business activities of resellers.

Honda Motor RUS LLC

in the court, regarding the dispute with a dealer. As a result, the court acknowledged that our Client did not occupy a dominant position in Russia in the market for cars and spare parts and, therefore, was not obliged to conclude a dealership agreement.

Large telecommunication company

in preparation of an expert report for a US court, on issues related to clearance of its M&A transaction in accordance with Russian merger control and FDI procedures.

One of the world's largest investment funds

during the consideration of a claim of FAS Russia for an alleged violation of the FDI legislation concerning one of the largest Russian metallurgical plants.

A large French retailer

during a dispute with the FAS Russia’s territorial body in the FAS Russia’s Board of Appeals as well as in the court concerning difficult issues of application of the competition and trade legislation governing the activities of retail chains.


in the courts of all three instances, in a dispute with FAS Russia’s territorial body, challenging FAS Russia’s claim that our Client was coordinating the distributors’ economic activity, and achieved cancellation of the FAS Russia’s decision.

Europe's largest provider of construction components

in two legal disputes related to challenging the decision and order of FAS Russia taken during the approval of the transaction.

A global drilling contractor

in disputes with FAS Russia in arbitrazh (state commercial) courts, the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation, and the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation. FAS Russia did not approve the Russian company's acquisition claiming that the deal should have received FDI clearance.

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