Kamenskaya & Partners Law Firm Took Part in the Russian - American Seminar on Antitrust Enforcement

12.07.2010

                                                               

Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS Russia) in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Moscow held the Russian-American Antitrust Enforcement Seminar on July 8-9, 2010.

The event was attended by Russian and American judges, representatives of Russian ministries and government agencies, officers of FAS Russia and lawyers and economists specializing in antimonopoly law and policy. At the workshops organized as part of the seminar, participants learnt about existing antimonopoly enforcement practices in Russia and the U.S. and discussed the key issues surfacing when courts are considering antitrust cases.

Presentations at the workshops were delivered by Judge Douglas Ginsburg, Judge, the U.S Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; Judge Sarah Vance, Chief Judge, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana; Russell Damtoft, Associate Director, Federal Trade Commission's Office of International Affairs; and John McReynolds, Attorney of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Igor Artemyev, Head of FAS Russia, addressed the audience by saying that “Russian antimonopoly authority will increasingly apply the methods of comparable markets to determine monopolistically high prices and take into consideration global prices and indicators of exchange trading. “Developing the «third antimonopoly package of laws» we took into consideration recommendations of our colleagues from OECD, in particularl, the United States and the European Union”, - said Artemyev.

Lawyers of Kamenskaya & Partners Law Firm (K&PLF) were among the seminar’s attendees and took part in this useful and productive international dialog. Tatiana Kamenskaya, K&PLF Managing Partner, was invited to the event as a member of the General Council of the Non-Profit Partnership for Competition Development in Russia. This consultative body was founded by the nation's leading jurists and economists in cooperation with FAS Russia to facilitate legal issue management and improve antitrust legislation in the Russian Federation.