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Tatiana Dovgan advises national and international companies Russian on competition law and related regulatory issues. She is experienced in the due diligence of distribution contracts and other commercial agreements regarding their compliance with Russian competition law. She regularly deals with the assessment of business practices for potential liability risks in respect of abuse of dominance, cartel activity and other antitrust violations.

Tatiana possesses experience in representing clients before the Russian antimonopoly authority (FAS) in cases involving infringements of antimonopoly legislation. As another part of her antitrust work, Tatiana assists global companies with the implementation of antitrust compliance programs, trainings, antitrust audits and mock dawn raids.

Tatiana also advises on advertising law and unfair competition matters. She provided overall legal advice during a large-scale promotion campaign for a well-known fast food restaurant chain in Russia.
Apart from her main practice areas, Tatiana has experience of counselling on civil, general corporate and M&A issues, including the establishment of joint ventures and structuring of transactions. In this respect, Tatiana assisted a number of global industrial and hi-tech companies with obtaining merger control clearances in Russia and coordinating merger control procedures in the CIS. Tatiana contributes to various legal guides on a regular basis, predominantly on antitrust law matters.
  • Antitrust law
  • Compliance
  • Advertising law
  • Corporate law
  • One of the leading lawyers for competition and antitrust law in Russia, Best Lawyers (2021-2022)
  • One of the leading experts for antitrust law in Russia, Pravo.ru-300 (2020)
  • Recommended for competition in Russia, The Legal 500 EMEA (2020-2021)
  • Studied law at Moscow State Linguistic University (Russia), diploma with honors
Selected projects
  • Implementation of an antitrust compliance program at a Russian subsidiary of a global healthcare group, including drafting an antitrust manual and conducting antitrust compliance trainings for the company`s employees
  • One of the world's leading engine manufacturers: Advising on legal aspects in connection with the compliance of their distribution agreements with the requirements of Russian antimonopoly and civil law
  • Legal advice with regard to an information exchange project in the automotive industry
  • US-based creative and advertising agency: Advising on a wide range of legal issues in connection with the advertising and running of a large-scale promotion campaign in Russia.
  • The largest online distributor of airline tickets in Russia and the CIS: Advising on legal aspects and filing a claim on behalf of the client with the Federal Antimonopoly Service in an unfair competition case
  • Representing a German baby food manufacturer as defendant before the Federal Antimonopoly Service in a case involving an infringement of advertising law
  • Representing a Swiss watch manufacturer as applicant in proceedings before the FAS in an unfair competition case
  • Representing an industrial explosives distributor in proceedings before the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia in relation to concerted practices in the industrial explosives market
  • Assisting with merger control procedures to a number of multinational companies, including Google (on an internal restructuring in the run-up to the envisaged sale of its Motorola Home business), Daimler (in connection with a number of acquisitions of shares in Russian entities), XCMG and EFTEC (on the Russian parts of their multinational filings).
Selected publications
  • Russia / CIS: Administrative fines issued for the first time in a cross-border cartel in the Eurasian Economic Union (with Stefan Weber and Artem Kara), Lexology, Mondaq, 09/2019
  • Russian counter-sanctions: 2018 in review and outlook for 2019 (with Hannes Lubitzsch), Lexology 01/2019
  • Russia: Merger Control, Legal500: Merger Control Country Comparative Guide, In-House Lawyer Magazine (with Stefan Weber and Artem Kara), 11/2018
  • EU/US Sanctions vs. Russian antitrust laws, Lexology, Mondaq (with Stefan Weber and Artem Kara), 09/2018
  • Russia: Antitrust Legislation and Enforcement Practice 2016/2017 (in co-authorship), Lexology, 2017
  • Russian Antitrust Authority paying attention to IT, software and pharmaceuticals markets (co-author Stefan Weber), CEE Legal Matters, 10/2016
  • The Public Competition Enforcement Review, Chapter Russia, (co-author Stefan Weber), Law Business Research Ltd., Fourth Edition, 2012 and 5th Edition, 2013
  • The Public Competition Enforcement Review, Chapter Russia, (co-author Ilia Rachkov), Law Business Research Ltd., 3rd Edition, 2011
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