Practices

Antitrust

Summary

Ukrainian competition law and its enforcement are rapidly evolving and becoming more sophisticated each year. By staying continuously on top of the developments, we are committed to navigating your business through all competition pitfalls.

What we do

We provide comprehensive advice on Ukrainian competition law. From merger control and antitrust investigations to state aid & competition litigation – we can deal with any competition issue you have encountered.

To ensure the success of your deal, we combine unrivalled legal expertise, deep understanding of your business, and acute awareness of political & regulatory landscape.

How we stand out

  • We have consciously chosen to have a small but extremely dedicated competition team.
  • No matter how complex your case may be, we will always find commercially workable business solutions.
  • We manage our project pipeline carefully ensuring that your case is getting our undivided attention at every stage.

Our antitrust practice covers:

  • Merger control
  • Concerted practices, cartels and market investigations
  • Monopolisation and abuse of dominant position
  • Antitrust litigation
  • State aid
  • Public procurement
  • Compliance programs and audits
  • Unfair competition

Through years of working with the competition regulator, we have developed a great network of professional contacts. We look at any competition case from different angles, including the regulator’s, which enables us to develop efficient strategies for your competition matters and put them into action.

Key experience

Merger control clearance for the acquisition of Eaton’s Hydraulics business

3.3

Bln USD

Legal advisor to Danfoss

OBTAINING MERGER CONTROL CLEARANCE FROM THE AMC FOR ACQUISITION OF A 55% STAKE IN UPD BY Q PARTNERS

Legal advisor to the parties

DISPUTE AGAINST THE AMC AS FOR THE UAH448 MILLION FINE FOR ALLEGED VIOLATION OF THE LEGISLATION ON PROTECTION OF ECONOMIC COMPETITION

448

Mln UAH

Legal advisor to “A/T Tobacco Company “B.A.T. - Pryluсky”

OBTAINING MERGER CONTROL CLEARANCE FROM THE AMC FOR PRIVATISATION OF JSC “FIRST KYIV MACHINE-BUILDING PLANT” (“BILSHOVYK PLANT”)

1.429

Bln UAH

Legal advisor to the parties

Related materials

News

AVELLUM successfully secures unconditional merger clearances for UKRNAFTA’s strategic transactions

AVELLUM advised Ukrnafta, the country’s largest oil producer operating 460 petrol stations across Ukraine, on obtaining approvals of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine for taking under management: Mykyta Nota, Partner at AVELLUM, says: “Both transactions hold strategic value for Ukraine’s energy sector. It is our honour to serve as Ukrnafta’s trusted adviser on matters of […]

Posted on August 16, 2022

Newsroom

AVELLUM assists in developing law to temporary exempt cross-border military and defence sector transactions from merger clearance in Ukraine

On 20 March 2024, the Parliament of Ukraine adopted amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On the Protection of Economic Competition” temporary exempting cross-border transactions in the military and defence sector from the merger control notification in Ukraine (“Amendments”). AVELLUM team is thrilled to have significantly contributed to the elaboration of the Amendments. The Amendments […]

Posted on August 16, 2022

Newsroom

Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine releases Annual Report 2023

On 19 March 2024, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (“AMC”) published its annual report for the year 2023. The report spotlights key figures of the regulator’s performance in 2023, steps towards harmonisation of the Ukrainian competition laws and regulations with EU legislation and the AMC’s priorities for 2024. 2023 STATISTICS EnforcementThe regulator imposed fines totalling […]

Posted on August 16, 2022

Publications

The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine updates the Merger Regulation

The Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (“AMC”) has updated the Merger Regulation. This step is part of a more significant reform of Ukrainian antitrust law (find more information about the reform here). Below, we are sharing a brief overview of the main changes in the Ukrainian merger control landscape brought about by the antitrust reform and […]

Posted on August 16, 2022

News

AVELLUM is Highly Recommended by Global Competition Review 100

Global Competition Review (GCR) has once again recognised AVELLUM among the GCR 100 “Highly Recommended”. The 2024 ranking lists the world’s best competition practices. GCR highlighted AVELLUM’s work helping the State Forest Resources Agency of Ukraine obtain clearance for its corporate restructuring plan in Phase I. Additionally, the firm received accolades for assisting Mondelēz with […]

Posted on August 16, 2022

Newsroom

AVELLUM advises Horizon Capital on investment in Viseven

AVELLUM advised Horizon Capital on the acquisition of the minority stake in Viseven, a leading global marketing tech provider servicing the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry. Founded in 2009, Viseven has expanded to over 30 countries, with development hubs in Ukraine, as well as Argentina, Estonia, India, Poland, and North America. Known as an innovator, […]

Posted on August 16, 2022

Key contacts

MYKYTA NOTA

Partner

mnota@avellum.com

Team

KOSTIANTYN LIKARCHUK

Senior Partner

klikarchuk@avellum.com

YURIY NECHAYEV

Partner

ynechayev@avellum.com

ANTON ARKHYPOV

Counsel

aarkhypov@avellum.com

Antitrust

Practices

VERONIKA HUMENIUK

Associate

vhumeniuk@avellum.com

Antitrust

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Industries

Telecoms and Media

We keep up with the unprecedented growth of the telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) sector and help clients navigate the fresh regulatory challenges.

Industry

Energy & Natural resources

We help our clients promptly and efficiently implement their projects and identify and manage all associated risks.

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