Ekaterina Smirnova - Ivanyan & Partners
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Ekaterina Smirnova

counsel, head of competition/antitrust
Ekaterina specialises in issues concerning the violation of Russian antimonopoly legislation and public procurement questions. Over 11 years of providing legal consulting, she has represented the interests of the largest companies in cases of anticompetitive agreements (including agreements with public bodies), developed procurement policy for companies partially owned by the state, and represented clients’ interests before the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) and in court disputes with public authorities.



Represented authorities of a Russian region (the governor, the government, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Ministry of Property and Land Relations) in the case of a possible violation of the federal law "On Protection of Competition" at the conclusion of an anticompetitive agreement with a commercial company (2018)

Represented a regional ministry of road construction in court disputes with a competition authority on the possible non-compliance of the ministry's actions with the requirements of the federal law "On the Contract system" and the federal law "On Protection of Competition" (2018)

Judicial protection of a major Russian fishing group in a precedent-setting court dispute on invalidating a ruling by the Russian competition authority, which could have led to the cancellation of the client’s quotas for seafood catches and significant economic loss (2019)