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Antitrust and Competition Services

Why PwC Legal Ukraine?

  • Our Antitrust and Competition team is part of the PwC international network of firms through which our clients have access to over 2,500 lawyers in more than 80 countries around the world. We work closely with specialists from tax, advisory and other lines of service, which allows us to provide our clients with sound and efficient solutions.
  • Our team has the knowledge and the expertise to assist our clients in ensuring compliance with antitrust regulations. We address in full the wide range of antitrust and competition issues which arise in the course of a growing business.
  • Our Antitrust and Competition team provides legal services to various business entities, which must conduct their operations in a manner that does not result in the restriction of competition. This potentially applies to arrangements made involving competitors, suppliers and distributors, and extends to intended M&A and joint venture transactions.

Clients

In Ukraine, our Antitrust and Competition team has gained a unique experience in advising business entities from various industries, including retail, agriculture, telecommunication, pharma, automotive, food producers, HORECA companies, etc.


Scope of Services

The scope of services provided by our Antitrust and Competition team includes legal assistance and advice on the following:

Advice on ongoing business operations

antitrust compliance; structuring of trading arrangements; drafting agreements on distribution, joint commercial activity, etc. and concerted practice issues

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Antitrust compliance reviews

antitrust audits; developing strategies for mitigating the risks of possible antitrust violations and establishing corporate policies for managing key antitrust risks

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Advice during transactions/restructuring

evaluating potential antitrust risks, developing strategies for the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (“AMCU”) clearance and antitrust clearance in other jurisdictions

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AMCU clearance

drafting filings and obtaining permits/preliminary rulings from the AMCU regarding planned M&A and JV transactions; and arranging rulings from the AMCU regarding antitrust compliance issues

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Antitrust litigation and investigation

representation of clients before the AMCU and courts; support during AMCU’s investigations and legal support in challenging the AMCU’s actions and decisions

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Selective Experience

Risk assessment of potential negative consequences related to the AMCU’s investigation of the client’s operations

Client: Leading Ukrainian mobile operator

Full-scope legal support in obtaining anti-monopoly clearance for the client’s acquisition of business in Ukraine

Client: JYSK (large international retail network)

Analysis of the client’s compliance with Ukrainian competition rules (distribution, large retail chains, advertising), and providing remedies for the mitigation of risks

Client: Large international manufacturer of hygiene products

Comprehensive legal advice and support in addressing the AMCU’s inquiries regarding the client’s operations in Ukraine

Client: Large European manufacturer of medicine

Analysis of the client’s compliance with Ukrainian competition requirements regarding marketing activities

Client: Leading international food producer

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Alexey Katasonov

Alexey Katasonov

Managing Partner

Tel: +380 44 354 0404

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