Region: Russian Federation

Russia targets Apple’s anti-steering provisions

Apple has one month to remove allegedly anticompetitive clauses from contracts with application developers in Russia to avoid a full-scale investigation by the country’s antitrust enforcer.

31 August 2021

Booking.com hit with €15 million MFN fine in Russia

Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service has fined Booking.com €15 million for imposing most-favoured-nation clauses on hotels after the platform ignored two warning letters to remove restrictions.

27 August 2021

Russia raids supermarkets over price hikes

Russia’s antitrust enforcer has searched the premises of the country’s largest supermarket chains as it investigates suspicions they colluded to raise food prices.

17 August 2021

Parallel import restrictions violate antitrust law, Russian court rules

A Moscow court has affirmed the Russian antitrust enforcer’s ruling that it was unlawful for Daimler and KYB to restrict independent importers from importing original auto parts under trademark.

16 August 2021

Russia raids luxury goods stores

Russia’s competition authority has raided several luxury goods retailers and distributors over suspicions of an international price-fixing conspiracy.

12 August 2021

DLA Piper hires new competition head in Russia

DLA Piper has appointed Denis Gavrilov as a partner and the new head of its antitrust practice in Russia.

10 August 2021

Russia imposes structural and behavioural conditions on pharma deal

Russia’s competition authority has conditioned the approval of a tie-up between a major pharmaceutical distributor and a retail chain on the sale of multiple pharmacies and a promise of non-discriminatory behaviour.

06 August 2021

Russia accuses ventilator maker of market allocation

Russia’s competition authority has accused a ventilator manufacturer of divvying up the market by dictating how its distributors participate in public tenders.

04 August 2021

Russia looks to double thresholds for mergers and dominance

Russia’s competition watchdog has proposed doubling the threshold for mergers requiring antitrust approval and the level of annual revenue for a company to be considered dominant.

06 July 2021

Russia fines Apple €10 million for app store abuse

Russia's Federal Antimonopoly Service has fined Apple for favouring its own applications on its iOS operating system over rivals, eight months after the enforcer found that the company abused its dominance.

28 April 2021

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