Antitrust law

Ever since the days of Adam Smith it is known, that the invisible hand of the market leads society to prosperity. But when market participants grow too big, complications follow. If you allow large participants to act solely in their own interests, the terms of the transaction will lose economic efficiency. Simply put, monopolists will overestimate prices so that the whole society will suffer.

The state, in response, introduces antitrust regulation that imposes restrictions on large players. It is important not to overdo, because excessive state control weakens market incentives and leads to a loss of market efficiency.
Each side has its own truth in antitrust disputes. The interest of consumers, represented by the antitrust authority, is to force large entrepreneurs to comply with the restrictions established by the law. The interest of entrepreneurs is to prevent excessively broad interpretation of these restrictions to the detriment of the legitimate interests of entrepreneurs.


We have experience in representing all parties involved: entrepreneurs accused of antitrust violations and consumers affected by monopolists.
From the point of view of an entrepreneur, the main question, by and large, is whether he really is a monopolist. How large is its market share and the degree of influence on the market? Sometimes, antitrust authorities exaggerate that degree, accusing even relatively small companies of monopolism.
For the consumer, on the contrary, it is important to demonstrate that the company controls the market and uses this control to violate consumer rights.
Disputes often become technical in nature and cannot be resolved without the participation of professionals. Our lawyers have broad knowledge in the field of antitrust regulation. If necessary, we also attract highly qualified external specialists.
In assessing the prospects for a dispute and elaborating tactics, it is necessary to take into account the emerging case law. Practice shows that, as in many other disputes involving the state, the courts tend to resolve disputes in favor of the antitrust authority. In essence, this means imposing an additional burden on entrepreneurs on proving their case.
The courts often side with the antitrust authority, leaving the results to its discretion and agreeing to reconsider decisions only in the case of formal violations. Of course, all this leaves its mark on antitrust litigation!


Bartolius will help entrepreneurs to defend themselves against unfair monopoly accusations. Our lawyers will represent the interests of the client during the proceedings in the antitrust authority. And if the dispute is not be resolved at that level, we will help to appeal its decision in court. We will represent the client in the courts of all instances and all regions.
We have experience in doing business in the area of monopoly pricing, and with accusations of cartel agreements, and in other areas of antitrust law. We will attract qualified experts and specialists to help protect the position of the principal.

— Assistance in all types of antitrust disputes (monopoly prices, cartel agreements, obstacles to competition from government agencies that violate antitrust law transactions, etc.)
— Representation of the client in the antimonopoly authority
— Protecting the interests of the client in court (challenging the decisions of the antitrust body; challenging the actions of state bodies; private claims against monopolists, etc.)
— Development of strategy and tactics of the process
— Recruiting of specialist
— Assistance in the commission of examinations
— Collection and preparation of evidence
— Representation in courts of any instance and in any region
— Solicitation in the Supreme Court