VEGAS LEX experts
have discussed procedural specifics of supporting cartel damage disputes at a conference on judicial practice in 2016 and important 2017 trends.

On February 17, 2017, the VEGAS LEX law firm led
the opening session at Litigation 2016:
Results, Trends and Cases
, a conference organized by the information portal

Managing Partner Alexander Sitnikov moderated the session, Disputes with State Authorities: Current Judicial Practice Involving
FAS Russia
. He began with a brief review of last year’s disputes and
changes in the legislation, calling attention to the disputes where the Federal
Antimonopoly Service (FAS Russia) was involved, and the current situation with
the cartels. Larisa Vovkivskaya,
Deputy Head of the FAS Legal Department, contributed a detailed analysis of the
key cases in 2016 where the antimonopoly authority was involved.

Head of Litigation practice Victor Petrov and Commercial group associate Ksenia Podguzova spoke about procedural specifics of supporting
cartel damage disputes, such as what needs to be proved in such cases; which
factors indicate there was collusion between the parties; how the antimonopoly
authority can actually prove there is a cartel; and how market players can
protect themselves from such allegations. Experts cited judicial acts and
decisions of regional FAS offices in such cases.

The participants discussed, inter alia, the
current judicial practice involving the Federal Tax Service and looked at
several precedent arbitration disputes and bankruptcy cases.


For more information on VEGAS LEX’s dispute resolution
services, please go here.

For more information on VEGAS LEX’s services in the area of antimonopoly
regulation, click here.

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