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BGP Litigation Announces New Antimonopoly Practice

BGP Litigation Announces New Antimonopoly Practice


BGP Litigation has launched an Antimonopoly law practice, which will be headed by Counsel Irina Akimova.

According to BGP Litigation, "establishment of the new department is connected with an increase in relevant business requests due to growing risks related to antimonopoly regulation, tendency for growth of the Federal Anti-Monopoly Service powers, as well as significant liability for violations."

BGP Litigation reports that the department will provide clients with legal support on all key issues of antimonopoly regulation, including the protection of interests during antitrust proceedings and transactions of economic concentration. BGP Litigation’s expertise in Antimonopoly will also assist clients with antimonopoly compliance matters and in representing client interests on issues related to unfair competition.    

“Companies develop when new products are introduced to the market,” said Dmitry Bazarov, BGP Partner. "We constantly follow customers' needs and are always ready to change to satisfy their interests better."

Akimova, the newly appointed Head of the Antimonopoly department, has 15 years of experience in the field. According to BGP, she is experienced "in implementing projects involving antimonopoly audits, setting up antimonopoly compliance systems, dealer and distributor relationships, anti-competition agreements, economic concentration, as well as the legislation on trade, advertising, unfair competition, procurement and state defense purchases."

Before joining BGP, Akimova headed Antimonopoly practices at the Art De Lex Law Firm and Capital Legal Services firms. Before going into private practice, she worked for the Federal Antimonopoly Service for eight years.

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