Traditional international event “Russian Competition Week” took place on September 26-28, 2016
In the course of the game, the procedure for “interagency appeal” was shown in action – examination by the FAS Presidium of a resolution adopted by the local FAS directorate as concerns its consistency with the practice.
Head of Antitrust Practice of Capital Legal Services Irina Akimova and Senior Associate Dmitry Gavrilenko were engaged in the business game, its preparation and organization. On behalf of the FAS of Russia Deputy Head Andrey Tsiganov, Head of Legal Department Artem Molchanov and others were engaged in the game.
The business game “Interagency Appeal” attracted great interest of the audience being representatives of local bodies of the Russian FAS. Certain vital issues were considered in the course of the game, pertaining both to the essence of the case concerned and the decision made by the collegiate body, as well as consequences of the decision of the local FAS body being cancelled. In particular, the participants raised the issue of determining a general public circle of consumers. Later, the FAS Legal Department together with the Association’s experts is planning to prepare clarifications of the issues discussed.
The expanded session “New Reality. New Challenges. New Competition Policy” of the FAS Collegium held on September 28, 2016 became the key event of the Competition Week. Head of the FAS Igor Artemyev and First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov spoke at the event, with Mr. Shuvalov repeatedly noting the work of experts of the Competition Experts Association and informing of new tendencies in development of the Russian antitrust policy in light of new realities and its role on the international arena.