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5.4. Digital Economy and Challenges for the Competition Law and Policy

Track: 5. Antimonopoly Regulation


Digital platforms, algorithms, big data and digital identities are all redefining the way the global economy operates. All this changes the way consumers consume, producers produce and traders trade. At the same time, the level of concentration in the digital markets is reaching new heights – “in Silicon Valley a handful of giants are enjoying market shares and profit margins not seen since the robber barons in the late 19th century”, - reporting the Economist.

Does this changing model of market competition require the new instruments of antitrust regulation and readjustment of the existing ones? Is the good old antitrust still capable to deal with this brand new world of the digital age? How the competition authorities all around the world should address the global digital value chains and growing digital divide? Basically, shall antitrust be reinvented for the digital age?


Andrey Tsarikovskiy

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


Born on 26 April, 1963 in Moscow. Graduated from Saint-Petersburg Engineer-Economy Academy, specialization economy and organization of engineering industry, honored qualification engineer-economist.

In 1995 he has became assistant to the Member of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg. A year later, he was appointed as a Chief of Staff of the First Vice-Governor - Chairman of the Finance Committee of St. Petersburg City Administration. Under his guidance a set of law enforcement acts and administrative rules of Saint-Petersburg Administration in the sphere of state finance management were elaborated.

From 1999 till 2004 – Director of scientific-research programs, executive director of “EPICENTER –Saint- Petersburg Foundation”. Is a draftsman of several legislative initiatives at the State Duma of the Russian Federation in the sphere of economy, finance, taxes and antimonopoly policy.

Since 2004 – Deputy Head of the FAS Russia, since July 2006 till now – Stats-secretary – Deputy Head of the FAS Russia.

Andrey Tsarikovskiy is a member of Governmental Commission on legislative activity, Governmental Commission on Economic Development and Integration, Military-Industrial Commission under the Government of the Russian Federation.

Andrey Tsarikovskiy is the active participant of the FAS’s Russia international cooperation with foreign organizations and competition authorities in the sphere of antimonopoly policy, combating unfair competition, state regulation of natural monopolies and control over public procurement. He is also in charge for BRICS cooperation and International Competition Network.

Andrey Tsarikovskiy is honored the Order of Friendship 2008, Honor Certificate of the Government of the Russian Federation 2012, the Order "For Merit to the Motherland" of the IV degree.

Andrey Tsarikovskiy is the Head of the Supervisory Council of the Kazan Study Centre, professor of the department for control over state and municipal procurement faculty of the National Research University “Higher School of Economics”.

Andrey Tsarikovskyi - author of more than 30 scientific publications, including monographs, including 12 in the field of economics and budget policy.


Marcio De Oliveira Junior

Visiting Scholar, UCL Faculty of Laws (UK), former Chairman at CADE

Sergey Ermolenko

Head of practice, FBK Legal


Sergei Yermolenko oversees antitrust management projects, such as consulting on application of advertising and antitrust legislation; approval of M&A deals by antitrust bodies; legal support of public procurement, including dispute resolution in antitrust bodies and arbitration courts.

Sergei has an extensive experience not only in legal consulting, but also in the actual support of various business processes, which include direct participation in litigation over a wide range of issues (real estate, corporate disputes, bankruptcy, debt collection), performing all necessary registration actions in institutions of executive authorities, as well as support of execution proceedings.

The Legal 500 EMEA 2016 ranks Sergei among the best antitrust legal practitioners in Russia (Competition).

Denis Gavrilov

Counselor, Egorov, Puginskyi, Afanasiev & Partners


Denis graduated from the Faculty of Law and completed his postgraduate studies at the Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), receiving his Ph.D. in Laws degree.

Professional experience:

Before Denis joined the Firm in 2014, he spent 7 years working as Deputy Head of the Legal Department of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation where he managed the legal expertise and regulatory work departments.

Denis Gavrilov was involved in the development of the "Fourth antimonopoly package", being a co-author of the new Unfair Competition Section and the concept of the use of Russian antimonopoly legislation applicable in field of intellectual property as well as key administrative regulations of FAS Russia. He has become one of the key originators of the Customs Unions’ and the Common Economic Space’s Model Competition Law, of the main legislation of the Eurasian Economic Commission’s on the application of the Treaty on Common Principles and Rules of Competition, as well as of the antitrust regulation section of the Eurasian Economic Union Treaty.

When working at FAS Russia, Denis acted as the executive secretary of the Expert Board for Application of the Antitrust Law as Related to Unfair Competition Practices, of the Olympic and Paralympic Symbols Task Force with FAS Russia and the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee. He is a member of the Competition Experts Association, and a member of the ICC Russia Commission on Intellectual Property.

He is a state counselor of the Russian Federation, 3rd class.

Since 2013, Denis has been lecturing at the Competition Law Department of the Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSLA).

Since 2016 he has been a member of the Scientific and Methodological Board of Educational Establishments and Competition Law and Antitrust Regulation Departments of FAS Russia.

Competence, Specialization:

Denis advises and represents clients before FAS Russia in the course of investigations on anticompetitive agreements and concerted actions, abuse of dominance, unfair competition (including IP-related actions), as well as in obtaining regulatory approvals on transactions, trade policies and agreements. He acts for clients challenging the decisions of FAS Russia before courts.

Alexey Ivanov

Director, HSE-Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development

Dmitriy Petrov

Director of the GR Department, MegaFon PJSC

Wolfgang Kerber

Professor, Philipps-University Marburg

Yaroslav Kulik

Partner, Head of Antimonopoly Practice, ART DE LEX

Barak Orbach

Professor, University of Arizona

Andrey Tenishev

Head of the Anti-cartel Department, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation

Alexandra Vasyukhnova

Partner, Head of Technologies and Investments Group, VEGAS LEX

Xianlin Wang

Professor, University of Shanghai Jiao Tong

Еlena Zaeva

Head of Department for control over IT and telecommunications, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation

Nicolo Zingales

Lecturer, University of Sussex

*This schedule may be subject to change