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Andrey Astanin

Head of Antimonopoly Practice


astanin@sameta.ru
+7 (495) 937 54 85 (-144)

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Andrey specializes in advising Russian and international clients on various issues regarding the Russian antimonopoly law.

Andrey has many years of experience in representing the interests of companies before the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation and commercial (arbitrazh) courts in cases on violation of the antimonopoly law, advertising law, trade and public procurement law as well as in administrative liability cases.

Under his supervision and with his direct participation, a large number of antimonopoly cases and court disputes related to the violation of the antimonopoly law were successfully resolved in favor of his clients, large credit, insurance and transport companies as well as energy holdings.

Andrey advises privately held companies and state owned corporations on issues of the application of public procurement regulations, including the elaboration of documents regulating the process of public procurement activities of large companies as well as the performance of separate public procurement procedures.

Andrey has broad experience in performing due diligence on issues related to antimonopoly law compliance and obtaining of prior consents of the antimonopoly authorities for the performance of actions and making transactions.

Before joining Sameta, Andrey successfully protected the interests of one of Russia's leading mobile providers.

Andrey is a member of the Association of Antimonopoly Experts.

Education:

ndrey graduated from the Faculty of Private International Law of the Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSLA), received the additional qualification Interpreter/Translator in the Field of Professional Communication and completed a study at the Faculty of Law and Economics of the Friedrich-Wilhelm-University of Bonn (Germany).

Competition

    Sametas lawyers have more than 13 years of experience advising on antimonopoly regulation. We provide legal assistance to clients in M&A consents, protection of competition and investment in strategic sectors, and represent clients in disputes with the antimonopoly authorities.

    Our team of highly-qualified lawyers advises foreign and Russian companies in various sectors, including energy, information technology, telecommunications, retailing, and others.

    The practice's lawyers are members of the Association of Antimonopoly Experts, which brings together recognized experts on competition.

    Services:

    • Representing clients before FAS Russia and its territorial offices in the consideration of cases concerning violations of the antimonopoly legislation, including abuse of dominance, anticompetitive agreements, unfair competition, etc.
    • Representing clients in challenging results of competitive bidding
    • Defense of interests during scheduled and random audits
    • Challenging antimonopoly authority decisions at all administrative and judicial instances
    • Antimonopoly audit (complex, or specific documents)
    • Development and implementation of antimonopoly compliance systems
    • Expert assessment and advocacy of initiatives for improving legislation
    • Agreeing transactions and other agreements, including joint venture agreements
    • Advice and representation in state procurements, advertising, retailing, etc.
    • Preparation of sales and distribution (commercial) policies with consideration for antimonopoly statutory requirements and business interests
    • Recovery of damages caused by antimonopoly violations
    • Development of pricing strategies and tactics for price increases

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