The work of Nextons’ Competition Law practice is based on three fundamental principles: knowing the client’s business, taking a holistic approach to solving problems, and sharing knowledge with clients on up-to-date legislative and enforcement practice.

Working with you as a single project team, we learn the details of your business and develop legal solutions that achieve your commercial objectives. We use the industry experience accumulated by our Firm’s lawyers working closely with leading economic and market experts. We also widely employ the experience and knowledge of our colleagues from Dentons’ Global Competition Group. We use our unique coverage to provide consistent legal risk management for our clients in other countries.

We take part in direct consultations and working group meetings with antimonopoly authorities on drafting regulations and enforcement practice, as well as through membership in non-profit organizations advocating development in competition in Russia and the CIS, and public and expert boards.

Nextons’ Competition team advises on all aspects of competition regulation, including:

  • Cartel agreements
  • “Vertical” and other anticompetitive agreements
  • Concerted practices
  • Abuse of dominance
  • Unfair competition
  • Advertising law
  • Tenders
  • Trade regulation
  • Merger control transactions
  • Antimonopoly investigations
  • Approval of transactions related to business entities of strategic importance for national defense and state security

Key Service Areas

  • Antimonopoly investigations, disputes and dawn raids
  • Antimonopoly audits
  • Structuring product distribution systems
  • Training
  • Developing and implementing compliance systems
  • Tenders
  • Merger control filings and filings for approval of transactions relating to businesses of strategic significance for national defense and state security
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What Our Clients Say

“I was impressed with the team’s willingness and ability to understand a new sector, which is only emerging in Russia, and provide advice that made sense from the perspective of that particular sector.”The Legal 500, 2021
“Clients note the team’s business-focused attitude, highlighting its practical advice and that it works efficiently and effectively.” Chambers Europe, 2020
“The competition department is led by ‘competition superstar’ Marat Mouradov and handles contentious and non-contentious work, with particular strength in antitrust investigations, dawn raids and competition litigation.” The Legal 500, 2020
“A ‘strong anti-monopoly practice.’ Clients are impressed by the team's ‘quick reactions and ability to work under time pressure’.”Chambers Europe, 2019
“The team headed by the ‘remarkably experienced’ Marat Mouradov  assists clients with complex issues regarding compliance, anti-monopoly investigations and merger filings.”  The Legal 500, 2019
“They offer an excellent level of service, suggesting compliant and practical solutions and providing in-depth expertise. Marat Mouradov has extraordinary business acumen and the unique skill of converting legal knowledge into business-oriented solutions. The team regularly handles antimonopoly investigations and merger filings.” The Legal 500, 2018