Antimonopoly law

REVERA’s lawyers render assistance to clients in obtaining authorisations from the antimonopoly regulator for the acquisition of assets, under M&A transactions and for the purposes of complicated antimonopoly investigations and arrangement of antimonopoly compliance systems. Also, we have amassed a wealth of experience in solving antimonopoly disputes and disputes involving unfair competition.

Due to a great number of accomplished projects and an in-depth knowledge of the competition legislation, our Antitrust Law Practice enjoys an unblemished reputation in the national market. We advise foreign companies and major Belarusian corporates on a vast range of services pertaining to antimonopoly law:

  1. Obtaining authorisations from the antimonopoly regulator for the purpose of transactions involving shares and acquisition of property, M&A transactions;
  2. Obtaining authorisations from the antimonopoly regulator for the purpose of restructuring;
  3. Obtaining authorisations from the antimonopoly regulator for the purpose of concentration and concerted actions;
  4. Obtaining authorisations for registration of holding companies, unions and other associations;
  5. Obtaining expert opinions from the antimonopoly regulator on the compliance of agreements or concerted actions of business entities to antimonopoly laws;
  6. Protection and representation of clients in the course of antimonopoly and cartel investigations;
  7. Elaboration and implementation of antimonopoly compliance programmes;
  8. Antimonopoly auditing;
  9. Resolution of disputes in the sphere of antimonopoly regulation
    • Acknowledgment of actions involving use of a trademark as unfair competition; 
    • Acknowledgment of agreements or concerted actions of business entities as restriction of competition; 
    • Recovery of damages inflicted due to actions violating antimonopoly legislation; 
    • Contestation of a decision of the antimonopoly regulator.

Strong practice with solid corporate restructuring expertise. Also strong corporate, M&A and competition advice.

Chambers Europe

Creative thinking. Fast and specific.

IFLR 1000

Qualified professionals. All provided information that was comprehensive.

IFLR 1000

Projects

AutoPromService

Advising Renault’s official dealer on anti-monopoly risks pertaining to dealership contract and anti-monopoly risks pertaining to corporate group structuring.

Sun Pharma

After registering a trademark, a Belarusian manufacturer began forbidding client’s imports of medicines in Belarus. For the purpose of protecting the client, we appealed to the Ministry of Antimonopoly Regulation and Trade and initiated a number of procedures and appeal petitions. Upon our application, the anti-monopoly body acknowledged competitor’s actions as unfair competition.
Further on, we represented the client in the Supreme Court in an appeal process initiated by the competitor. The court again confirmed that the competitor committed acts of unfair competition.

Protection of a major retail chain against MART

Protecting client’s rights in appealing a decision of the anti-monopoly regulator acknowledging client’s actions as a violation of the anti-monopoly laws.

Protecting a major retailer from unfair competition

Representation of a major Belarusian retailer in the case involving a violation of fair business competition principles. The project involved many petitions to state authorities, including the anti-monopoly regulator, due to competitors’ violations of business competition laws by way of unfair advertising, in particular violations of rules of promotional games.

Milavitsa

Advising on including a group of companies in the Register od dominant business entitites, and on the matters of exterritoriality of Belarusian anti-monopoly laws and application of Belarusian law abroad; analysis of internal agreements and policies with respect to anti-monopoly risks, obtaining anti-monopoly regulator’s permit for dealing in stocks.

Samsung

Representation of Samsung in a case involving unconscientious activities of an individual that ahd registered Samsung.by domain and used it to place advertising hyperlinks on web-pages of some online stores. REVERA represented Samsung in a judicial proceeding in the Supreme Court of the Republic of Belarus, with the result that the domain was conferred to the client.