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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).

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Recent mandates

  • Representation of a telecommunications operator before the antimonopoly authorities in antimonopoly and administrative violations cases concerning the mobile Internet access market
  • Representation of an energy company before the antimonopoly authority in a case concerning abuse of dominance on the heat supply market, participation in a working group to eliminate the causes of the antimonopoly audit of the company
  • Representation of a metallurgical company before the antimonopoly authority in a case concerning a cartel agreement on the large diameter pipe market
  • Representation of a client before the antimonopoly authority and courts in a case concerning the conclusion of an anticompetitive vertical agreement on the railcar supply market
  • Antimonopoly audit of a major pharmaceuticals holding for compliance with the Competition Law
  • Advising a multinational automotive company on antimonopoly compliance during dealer selection. Drafting a dealer selection policy for the RF
  • Advising a major retail chain on various matters relating to state regulation of retailing
  • Full legal support for obtaining antimonopoly consent for a share acquisition transaction with respect to a major transportation company
  • Representing a leading Russian bank before the antimonopoly authority in an administrative violation case
  • Involvement in the development of a bill on introducing amendments into Section 9 of Federal Law On Protection of Competition
  • Representing a trading platform in a random audit by the antimonopoly authority
  • Representing a key heat supplier in Russia before the antimonopoly authority in a case on abuse of dominance
  • Advising a major electricity and heat producer in respect of the application of the antimonopoly legislation
  • Representing a leading national flight support company in a competition restriction case in respect of the Federal Air Transport Agency of Russia (Rosaviatsiya)
  • Representation of the administration of a municipal entity in a dispute with the antimonopoly authority in respect of a bidding procedure violation case
  • Advising a transnational corporation the leading producer of explosives in respect of the application of the antimonopoly legislation
  • Representing a pharmaceutical company before the antimonopoly authority in a bidding conspiracy case
  • Holding a training in respect of the application of the antimonopoly legislation for a major energy company
  • Antimonopoly audit of a major Russian publishing house
  • Representing a state expert organization in a case on challenging results of competitive bidding

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