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The firm

"ADS LEGAL GROUP" was founded on July 13, 2016 in the city of Kyiv.

LLC "Law Firm "ADS LEGAL GROUP" is a legal boutique, a niche company of the sphere of competition, antitrust and state aid law. The main and only direction is antitrust, public procurement and state aid law.

We are unique in choosing a niche direction, because in our team we have some of the best specialists of selected industries, whose work experience is more than 10 years. This allows us to provide a professional legal assessment of problematic issues of clients, including those for which there is no current practice, i.e. state aid issues.

Our team include experienced former civil servants, who was part of the government team during developing and implementation of European - like state aid control system in Ukraine.

Areas of practice

The experience of our team helps to solve the main issues related to competition law:

  1. abuse of monopoly (dominant) position
  2. appealing violations during public procurement procedures
  3. mergers & acquisitions
  4. state aid
  5. anticompetitive concerted actions
  6. unfair competition

ADS Legal Group features

  • legal audit For compliance with competition law.
  • representation and support In the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine bodies and the courts.
  • obtaining permits Legal support in obtaining of authorisations relating mergers and acquisitions; state aid from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine.
  • consulting in the field of public procurement Full legal support in the field of public procurement ("Turnkey procurement").

In addition:

  • Minimizing the negative consequences of violations by the client of the legislation on the protection of economic competition.
  • Appeals against decisions of the AMCU bodies in courts.
  • Conducting trainings for executives and employees of companies on compliance with competition law.
  • Analysis of documents in order to identify violations of competition law.

Above material supplied by ADS Legal Group.

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