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Representation of the Client’s interests in the course of an antitrust investigation by the FAS of Russia of a cartel of the large-diameter piping manufacturers.

Advising and representation of interests of the Client (a subsidiary of Gazprom OJSC) on the matters of competition law in connection with the antitrust investigation of a cartel at the market of large-diameter steel piping by the FAS of Russia. Within the framework of the case of antimonopoly legislation breach that was initiated, the commission of the FAS of Russia studied the procedure of purchase of large-diameter steel pipes used in the construction of trunk pipelines. As a result of the study, the FAS of Russia discovered no signs of antimonopoly law violations and acknowledged that the actions of the market participants complied with the requirements of the antimonopoly law.

The lawyers of the Firm currently represent the Client’s interests in a new antitrust case connected with breaches of antimonopoly legislation by members of the group of companies in the course of organization of purchases of large-diameter pipes for construction of trunk pipelines by members of the group of companies.

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