Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

"No one is perfect, a team can be!"


Almaty, Astana and Atyrau, Kazakhstan

"This firm is always reliable - it gives consistently good advice and maintains a high quality of work"

Chambers Global

Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners

Moscow, St. Petersburg, Russia

"The best choice for solving multilevel issues with a marked Russian character"

Chambers Global


Yerevan, Armenia

"First on the list for local work with an international dimension"

Chambers Global


Baku, Azerbaijan

"Recommended by Best Lawyers and Who's Who Legal"

Kalikova & Associates

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

"The leader in the market and the first choice from the international companies and law firms that do not have a local presence"

Chambers Global

RULG - Ukrainian Legal Group

Kiev, Ukraine

"Three of RULG partners were selected in six areas of practice in the inaugural Ukrainian edition of Best Lawyers"

Vlasova Mikhel & Partners

Minsk, Belarus

"Full service firm that dominates the local legal market"


Turcan Cazac

Chisinau, Moldova

"The go-to firm in Moldova for cross-border work"

Chambers Global

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Comparative Summary of Antitrust Laws, first edition

Increased global M&A activity and the renewed interest of the international investment community in the CIS have been the key factors for selecting the subject of antitrust regimes for the second CIS LCN publication. Cross-border deals involving several countries of CIS region have emerged as a new trend, requiring a comparative cross-regional analysis, while the laws and regulations, as well as the practices of antitrust authorities in our jurisdictions are becoming increasingly comprehensive and sophisticated, prompting the need to continuously monitor changes in the legislation and implementation practices.

The Practical Guide will help readers to navigate through the antitrust regimes in the CIS and stay abreast of the latest developments. Its on-line format will allow the authors to add regular updates and readers to benefit from easy-to-access and practical structure of the Guide. Information on each country is spread across five different sections:1. Overview of competition regulations and authorities 
2. Prevention of monopolistic activities and unfair competition, including subsections on:

  • Dominance 
  • Monopolistic agreements and concerted actions 
  • Unfair competition 
  • Antitrust investigation 
  • Implications for infringers 

3. Control over economic concentration, including subsections on:

  • Transactions subject to approval 
  • Approval / notification thresholds 
  • "Groups" and "intragroup deals" 
  • Exceptions from transaction approval requirements 
  • General approval procedure 
  • Implications of a failure to obtain approval 

4. Current Case Law trends 
5. Basic trends in the development of antitrust laws in 2011-2012