Region: Russian Federation

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

Russia probes Yandex over self-preferencing concerns

Russia’s antitrust watchdog has opened an investigation into Yandex over suspicions the company is abusing its dominance in the search engine market by prioritising search results for its own products.

15 April 2021

Russia can’t block taxi deal despite competition concerns

Ride-sharing joint venture Yandex Taxi’s proposed acquisition of certain assets from Russia’s largest taxi company raises competition concerns but falls below the threshold requiring antitrust approval, the country’s competition watchdog has said.

30 March 2021

Russian enforcer orders Yandex to stop discrimination

Russia’s competition watchdog has ordered Yandex to stop giving its own companies preferential opportunities to promote their services on its search engine, as part of a warning that the company may be abusing its dominance.

25 February 2021

Russia targets fuel sector cartelists

Russia’s competition authority has fined six fuel companies more than €4.47 million for rigging bids to supply federal, state and local governments with a range of fuels and lubricants.

09 February 2021

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