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Avellum Successful for British American Tobacco in Dispute with Ukraine’s Antimonopoly Committee

Avellum Successful for British American Tobacco in Dispute with Ukraine’s Antimonopoly Committee

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Avellum has successfully defended the interests of PJSC A/T B.A.T.-Prilucky Tobacco Company — the Ukrainian subsidiary of British American Tobacco — in a dispute against the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine. The case was brought before the Northern Commercial Court of Appeal in Kyiv.

According to Avellum, the dispute revolved around the committee’s decision to impose UAH 448 million fine on BAT for its alleged anti-competitive concerted actions aimed at “restriction of access of undertakings (buyers) to the market of primary sale of cigarettes by manufacturers.”

Avellum reported that the Northern Commercial Court of Appeal fully upheld BAT's appeal and revoked the AMC’s decision.

Avellum’s team included Senior Partner Kostiantyn Likarchuk, Counsels Mykyta Nota, Lyudmyla Volkova, and Andriy Fortunenko, and Associates Valeriia Lepska and Andrii Kuleba.

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AVELLUM is a leading Ukrainian full service law firm with a key focus on Finance, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Tax, and Antitrust.

Our aim is to be the firm of choice for large businesses and financial institutions in respect of their most important and challenging transactions.

We build lasting relationships with our clients and make them feel secure in new uncertain economic and legal realities.

We incorporate the most advanced Western legal techniques and practices into our work. By adding our first-hand knowledge, broad industry experience, and unparalleled level of service we deliver the best results to our clients in their business endeavours. Our partners are taking an active role in every transaction and ensure smooth teamwork.

AVELLUM is recognised as one of the leading law firms in Ukraine by various international and Ukrainian legal editions (Chambers, The Legal500, IFLR1000, The Ukrainian Law Firms, and others).

Firm's website: www.avellum.com

 

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