Region: Russian Federation


Featured in GCR 100 2022

A talented pool of local antitrust lawyers stand ready to tackle the next era of Russian competition enforcement, following the resignation in November 2020 of the former head of the country’s Federal Antimonopoly Service after 16 years at the helm.

10 December 2021

Apple seeks judicial review of FAS warning over anti-steering App Store clauses

Apple is reportedly seeking judicial review of a warning issued by Russia’s antitrust watchdog to remove allegedly anticompetitive clauses from contracts with local application developers.

07 December 2021

Eurasian enforcer punts Yandex self-preferencing probe to Russian authority

The Eurasian Economic Commission has said it lacks jurisdiction to continue an abuse of dominance probe into Yandex, despite finding evidence the search engine likely harmed competition by self-preferencing its own adverts in search results.

06 December 2021

FAS seeks better cooperation in fight against cross-border cartels

A top official at Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service has said his agency wants to expand cooperation within Eurasia and among the BRICS competition authorities to combat cross-border cartels.

18 November 2021

Russia launches abuse probe into Apple

Russia’s competition enforcer has launched a full-scale abuse of dominance investigation into Apple, after the company failed to remove an anti-steering clause from contracts with application developers.

27 October 2021

Russia blocks online advertising tie-up

Russia’s competition enforcer has blocked classified advertising platform Avito’s proposed purchase of online real estate marketplace Cian, citing concerns that the merged entity could be incentivised to abuse its dominant position.

11 October 2021

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 hit with €15 million MFN fine in Russia

Russia’s Federal Antimonopoly Service has fined €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

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