Fourth Antimonopoly Package adopted

16.10.2015

Legal update № 538

Goltsblat BLP advises that Federal Law No. 275-FZ dated 05.10.2015 “On Amending the Federal Law “On Protection of Competition” and individual legislative acts of the Russian Federation” (Law No. 275), better known as the “Fourth Antimonopoly Package”, was published on 6 October 2015. The relevant amendments themselves come into effect 90 days after official publication of the law, i.e., on 5 January 2016 (1).

Below we provide a brief overview of what we consider the most important amendments. Since there are so many of them, for your convenience, we have divided them into separate blocks.

1. Amendments to the Federal law “On Protection of Competition”

  • Dominant position and abuse of such position
  • Anti-competition agreements. Agreement admissibility
  • Unfair competition
  • Cross-departmental appeal
  • Caution and warning
  • Economic concentration
  • Consideration of antitrust cases and liability for breaching the antitrust legislation

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2. Amendments to the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation

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(1) With the exception of certain amendments envisaged by art. 4 of the Law, which come into effect from their official publication date: 6 October 2015.

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