The Competition Experts Association is a place to build a consolidated position of the business community and the state on matters of the competition regulation. The Association’s goal is to liaise with the FAS of Russia and the legal community in such areas as:
- creating efficient practices in the application of antitrust laws;
- participating in making new regulations on competition.
The Competition Experts Association has existed since 2007. It has brought together leading antitrust lawyers, economists, and lecturers specializing in competition.
Throughout its existence, Competition Experts have earned its reputation before the FAS, as well as with the business community, as a professional, unbiased, and efficient tool for the antitrust regulation dialogue.
Competition Experts were involved in the drafting of most significant legal regulations, including the most recent amendments to Federal Law “On Protection of Competition” and related legislation (the so called ‘second’, ‘third’, and ‘fourth’ ‘antitrust packages’), the Russian Governmental orders and other legal regulations.
The Association has currently set up about 20 working groups on the key areas of antirust regulation. It regularly holds joint open meetings on application of antitrust law as part of its liaising with the FAS of Russia under a cooperation agreement.
In 2009, the Association initiated an annual conference ‘Antitrust Regulation in Russia’ jointly with Vedomosti newspaper.
The Association is open to dialogue with professionals whose activities relate to antitrust regulation, who care about the future of competition in Russia. Not only can the Association members be the first to know about key changes and areas of antitrust regulation but they can participate in the drafting of significant acts of antitrust regulation, and sit on expert boards of the FAS of Russia.
Today, Competition Experts have representatives from such companies as:
Baker & McKenzie, Capital Legal Services, Clifford Chance, CMS, DLA Piper, Dentons, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Goltsblat BLP, Herbert Smith Freehills, Linklaters, PricewaterhouseCoopers, RBB ECONOMICS, Sameta, White & Case, ALRUD, Andrey Gorodissky & Partners, Antitrust Bureau, Bartolius, Bureau of Economic Analysis Fund, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners, Kamenskaya & Partners, Pepeliaev Group, Yust, Yakovlev & Partners, MasterCard Members’ Association, Lomonosov Moscow State University, RANHiGS Competition and Economic Regulation Research Center, Baltika Breweries LLC, MTS JSC, VYMPELCOM JSC, Gazprom neft, Megafon JSC, Metro Cash & Carry LLC, KES JSC, GMK Norilsk Nickel JSC, AKB ROSBANK JSC, FosAgro Group and others.
The Competition Expertsare the leading lawyers, economists, lecturers, doctoral and master’s degree holders. Many of the Association members are recognized by Chambers, Legal 500 and Russia’s leading rating Pravo.Ru.