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

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Posted on August 16, 2022

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Legal alerts

Can the Ukrainian business be excluded from a global transaction to avoid the need for Ukrainian merger clearance?

Recently, the Ukrainian competition watchdog has made it clear that the answer is no. On 22 June 2023, the regulator imposed a hefty fine (around EUR 623,375) on Cheplapharm Arzneimittel for violating the standstill obligation and closing the acquisition of the Valcyte® business from Hoffmann-La Roche during the Phase II review. What happened? In December 2021, the parties asked […]

Posted on August 16, 2022

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From 24 February 2022, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (“AMCU”) has suspended the review of merger and antitrust notifications due to certain administrative barriers caused by the russian invasion of Ukraine. At the same time, on 30 March 2022, the AMCU issued guidelines (“Guidelines”) allowing to file simplified notifications during martial law. The AMCU would have […]

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

NATALIIA CHOP

Associate

nchop@avellum.com

VERONIKA HUMENIUK

Associate

vhumeniuk@avellum.com

YEVHENII AHASHKOV

Associate

yahashkov@avellum.com

OLHA DIKHTYAR

Associate

odikhtyar@avellum.com

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