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Competition & Antitrust

We are the premier law firm in Ukraine for competition and antitrust issues. Asters attorneys have profound knowledge and vast experience in the entire spectrum of antitrust issues that includes merger cases, concerted practices, abuse of dominance, unfair competition etc.

With 17 lawyers devoting most of their time to antitrust / competition projects, our practice group is one of the biggest in Ukraine. Asters Partners Mr. Igor Svechkar, Mr. Alexey Pustovit and Mr. Oleksandr Voznyuk are the leading practitioners in this area and represent Ukrainian and foreign clients in the most complicated and high-profile transactions and antimonopoly investigations.

Asters lawyers always keep abreast of the antitrust law and practice and monitor all important developments to best meet clients’ needs and expectations. They closely interact and cooperate with the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine and are very active in the legal and academic community – in particular, Mr. Igor Svechkar is the Chairman of the Competition Committee of the Ukrainian Bar Association, Member of the Ukrainian Working Group of Promoting Competition in CIS Partnership.

Firm recognition:

  • Band 1 law firm for competition/antitrust in Ukraine
    Chambers Europe 2017
  • No. 1 law firm in Ukraine for antitrust/competition
    Ukrainian Law Firms 2016. A Handbook for Foreign Clients
  • No.1 by number of largest deals in antitrust
    Top 20 Largest Deals in Antitrust in 2016, Yuridicheskaya Practika
  • The Best Competition Practice in Ukraine
    Legal Awards 2015, 2012, Yuridicheskaya Practika

Representative experience

We regularly advise major companies from various industries on competition and antitrust matters:

  • Allianz AG, Barclays, Swedbank AB, RUSAL, Arcelor, Glencore International AG, UniCredito Italiano S.p.A., Severstal, Nokia Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., General Electric Energy, Electrolux, Siemens AG, Acer Europe B.V., Kodak Health Group, Ford, MAN AG, Deer & Co, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, YSL, Mitsubishi Chemical, Chrysler, Fiat, Onexim, Compagnie Gervais Danone, Telenor ASA, Novartis AG, PPG Industries Inc., GlaxoSmithKline plc, Vaillant GmbH, Sanofi-Aventis, Amcor Limited, PAI Partners SAS, Merck & Co., etc. in merger cases at the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine;
  • Elopak, Sopharma, Philip Morris, Walt Disney Company, Western Union, Chevron, L'Oreal Ukraine, etc. on various competition compliance matters;
  • Beiersdorf AG, Nissan Motor, Heel, Velux, Ansell etc. in unfair competition matters.

Featured services:

  • merger filings;
  • representation in antitrust proceedings and investigations;
  • competition compliance review;
  • obtaining authorizations for concerted practices;
  • handling unfair competition cases;
  • developing competition compliance programs;
  • assisting with public procurement appeals;
  • holding compliance trainings for executives and employees;
  • private competition litigation.

 

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    Publications

    7 April 2017

    Asters scores big win in alleged price-fixing case (Eng)

    31 March 2017

    Oleksandr Voznyuk's interview on the court's decision in an alleged retail cartel case (Ukr)

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