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5.1. Antitrust in the Global Economy: Challenges for Regional Alliances

Track: 5. Antimonopoly Regulation

Description

As the global economy is getting more and more concentrated to levels similar to those observed in the early 20th century, the role of transnational corporations in national markets is growing dramatically, especially in the ones of the developing countries. In a number of areas (pharmaceutical and digital markets, global food value chains and so on), this role of global businesses became so significant, that they managed to practically avoid any serious antitrust scrutiny but also turned to be posing an apparent threat to the some developing states national security and social stability. The globalization of antimonopoly regulation tools is clearly lagging behind the processes of globalization and technological renewal of the economy.

Under these conditions, regional cooperation (within the framework of the BRICS, Commonwealth of Independent States, the Eurasian Economic Union, etc.) is meant to mark the formation of a new round of a global competition law regime that provides for the creation of effective tools for cooperation of antimonopoly bodies. These tools will help them to exchange information, conduct joint investigations of anticompetitive practices of transnational corporations, consider cases of economic concentration, as well as to exchange experiences. Such cooperation will also revive the work of the cooperative mechanisms proposed by section F of the UN Set of Rules and Principles on Competition.

At the same time, the cooperation of antimonopoly bodies in regional formats has a potential for making the global marketplace fairer as it has an ability to promote a form of competition encouraging a broader dissemination of knowledge and advanced technologies and, at the same time, eliminating barriers imposed on the global flows of innovation by both the global technological monopolies and cartel-like technological joint ventures burgeoning within their “walled gardens” at the expense of the excluded consumers and entrepreneurs around the world.

Moderator:

Sergey Puzyrevskiy

Deputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation

Speakers:

Andrey Tsarikovskiy

Stats-secretary – Deputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation

Tembinkosi Bonakele

Head of the Competition Commission of South Africa

Alexey Ivanov

Director, HSE-Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development

Marat Kusainov

Member of the Collegium (Minister) for EEC Competition and Antitrust Regulation, Eurasian Economic Commission

Alexander Macedo

Commissioner of the Administrative Council for Economic Defense of Brazil

Ioannis Lianos

Professor, University College London, Chief Researcher, HSE-Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development

Anna Numerova

Partner, Egorov, Puginskyi, Afanasiev and Partners


Biography
Education:

Anna graduated from Moscow Humanitarian University in 2000. She holds a Master’s degree in private law from Russia’s School of Private Law (2008) and an LL.M. in International Business and Economic Law from Georgetown University Law Center (USA) (2011).

Professional experience:

Before joining the Firm in 2013, Anna worked as a Partner in the Competition Law Practice at another Russian law firm and prior to that she was a member of the competition team at Alrud.

Anna is a Chairwoman of the General Council of Competition Experts Association, a member of the Government Commission on Competition and Development of Small and Medium-sized Businesses, a member of the Advisory Board on Advertising of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia and of the Non-Profit Partnership “CIS Competition Support Association”. She also plays an active role in the competition committees of the International Bar Association (IBA) and the American Bar Association (ABA). Anna is an associate professor at the chair of the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service at the Higher School of Economics. Anna was involved in the development of the "Fourth antimonopoly package".

Competence, Specialization:

Anna Numerova has outstanding experience advising on a wide range of antitrust issues, including those related to M&A transactions and the transfer of assets by large local and international companies in Russia and abroad. She also represents clients before the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS Russia) as well as in arbitration courts, advises on various commercial and corporate law issues and conducts legal due diligence in sectors such as banking, automotive, telecommunications, FMCG, B2B services and business processes, aircraft and other manufacturing, VoIP services and many others.

Achievements and awards:

In 2015 Anna was awarded a Second-Class Medal of the Order of Merit for the Motherland.

Michel Reynolds

Councel, Allen&Overy

Anton Rogachevskyi

Vice-president on legal matters, LLP “Baltika”

Vassily Rudomino

Senior Partner, Law Firm ALRUD

Theodor Thanner

Head, Austrian Competition Authority

Xianlin Wang

Professor, University of Shanghai Jiao Tong


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