Competition Law

Competition law occupies a key position on a scale of business successfulness. Nowadays, competition law undergoes significant changes due to the integration of the economy into the global economic system. Not less important are the active reforms performed by the state. The aforesaid makes competition law often complicated and internally controversial.

"Werner Law Firm" offers the following services in the sphere of competition law:

  • advising on the issues of observance by the state of requirements of competition law when providing governmental support (subsidies, dotations, subventions etc.);
  • advising on and representing clients’ interests in connection with their participation in the public procurement procedures;
  • representation in judicial matters with regard to the conclusion of state contracts, anti-competitive actions of state and municipal authorities;
  • advising on the issues of fulfillment of requirements of the valid legislation in relation to monopoly abuse;
  • representing clients’ interests in relation to carrying out investigations of monopoly abuse cases by anti-monopoly authorities;
  • advising on the issues connected to observance of the requirements of legislation on the fight against unfair competition;
  • advising on the issues of legal regulation of the carrying out of economic concentration;
  • deals analysis and structuring with a view to minimizing or eliminating the risks of violating the legislation regulating the carrying out of economic concentration;
  • advising on and drafting necessary documents and providing legal support in connection with obtaining a preliminary conclusion and a concentration approval anti-monopoly authorities;
  • advising on the issues of observance of the legislation requirements in relation to concerted actions.

Completed projects

Provision of Advising Services to European Company on Matters Relating to Protection of the Company’s Interests Against Unfair Competition

Werner Law Firm have advised the European company on the procedure for protection of the company’s interests against unlawful actions of business entities which may be treated as unfair competition.

Having analyzed the activities of European company’s competitors in the Ukrainian market, the associates provided a legal opinion regarding potential breach of competition laws by the opponents.

Establishing an association of high-tech enterprises, obtaining a preliminary conclusion of the Anti-Monopoly Committee regarding the absence of a need to obtain a permit for coordinated actions in connection with creation of an association of ...

...legal entities.

We carried out a project of the establishing and starting up of activities of an economic association (a contractual association of legal entities). In the course of the project realization we worked out a complete package of statutory documents of the association, the internal code of conduct of the members of the association, and set up committees and other working bodies of the association, and drafted the documents regulating their activity.

In addition to that we obtained all the necessary permits and approvals, including a preliminary conclusion of the Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine regarding the absence of a need to obtain a permit for coordinated actions.