The following Competition guidance note Produced in partnership with ALRUD provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
A conversation with Vassily Rudomino, senior partner, Roman Vedernikov, senior attorney, Nadezhda Filimonova, attorney at Russian law firm ALRUD on key issues on merger control in Russia.
NOTE–to see whether notification thresholds in Russia and throughout the world are met, see Where to Notify.
Merger control rules in Russia are set forth by the Federal Law No 135-FZ dated 26 July 2006 'On Protection of Competition' (the Competition Law) as well as by decrees and guidelines of the Russian competition authority, the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (the FAS) which regulates the procedure and peculiarities of the merger control clearance.
Except for the general procedures and rules established by the Competition Law, there is also a specific merger control regulation for foreign investments (the Federal Law No 160-FZ dated 9 July 1999 'On Foreign Investments in the Russian Federation', the Foreign Investment Law) and foreign investments in companies of strategic importance (the Federal Law No 57-FZ dated 29 April 2008 'On Foreign Investments in Business Entities which are of Strategic Importance for National Defense and State Security in the Russian Federation', Strategic
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