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About the specialist
Artem Kara focuses on advising clients on various aspects of antitrust law, such as merger control procedures, compliance issues and vertical and distribution agreements. He is also experienced in strategic and foreign investment filing procedures. Artem also conducts compliance and antitrust seminars and trainings. Defence clients before Russian Federal antitrust authority is other essential part of his work.
Artem is a member of the Expert Council by the FAS of Russia for developing competition in information technologies.
The other significant part of Artem's work is the representation of the clients in courts. In particular, Artem has profound experience in representation of the clients in commercial disputes, corporate conflicts as well as bankruptcy procedures.

  • Dispute resolution
  • Antitrust law
  • Compliance
  • Recommended for Antitrust, Compliance, Production and Industry, Kommersant (2023)
  • One of the leading experts for Antitrust law in Russia, Pravo-300 (2019, 2020, 2023)
  • Recommended for Сompetition in Russia, The Legal 500 EMEA (2018 – 2021)
  • One of the leading lawyers for Competition/Antitrust law in Russia, Best Lawyers (2018 – 2022)
  • One of the leading lawyers for Civil Rights law, Best Lawyers (2021-2022)

Selected projects

  • Defending a world-famous shoes producer against damage claims of a former Russian distributor, including challenging jurisdiction of Russian courts over the lawsuit;
  • Representing one of the largest Russian gold mining companies in various court proceedings in the framework of a corporate dispute with former management;
  • Representing one of the leading European elevator producers in court proceeding against its Russian distributor, incl. initiation of insolvency proceedings and bringing the management and shareholders of the distributor to the subsidiary liability;
  • Representing one of the leading retail companies in the court proceedings against the key landlord with respect to the dispute connected with lease agreement;
  • Defending a Swiss company in the court proceedings regarding exclusion of the company from the shareholders of the Russian LLC;
  • Advising one of the world’s largest logistics companies on the acquisition of the logistics business of the largest Russian car distributor;
  • Advising one of the world’s leading cars and trucks manufacturers on antitrust aspects of its shareholdings in the largest Russian trucks manufacturer, a joint venture with that truck manufacturer and various contractual arrangements;
  • Advising Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. on procedural issues regarding public tenders;
  • Representing a European chemicals group on the defence against a fine imposed by the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service;
  • Assisting a world-leading machinery manufacturer in investigations by the Russian prosecutor's office;
  • Advising Foodpanda on antitrust aspects of the sale of Delivery Club, the number one internet food delivery company in Russia, to Mail.Ru Group, one of Russia’s largest Internet companies;
  • Advising Danish financial investor Axcel on Russian merger control filing and on other antitrust aspects on several pan-European acquisitions of high tech suppliers to the meat-processing industry and the formation of a global industry market leader;
  • Advising Shanghai Electric Group on Russian merger control and foreign investment filings and on the acquisition of Broetje Automation;
  • Advising a world-leading car manufacturer, Italian shoe producer, U.S. textiles manufacturer, German media group and others on vertical agreements and distribution issues.
  • Studied law at Lomonosow Moscow State University (summa cum laude)
  • Seminars at Universities of Salzburg (Austria) and Regensburg (Germany)
  • Russian
  • English
  • German
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 Tatiana Dovgan), Lexology, Mondaq, 09/2019
  • Litigation & dispute resolution -2019 8th edition (with Viktor Gerbutov), Global Legal Insights, 06/2019
  • Russia: Antitrust Report 2018 (with Stefan Weber and Tatiana Dovgan), 03/2019
  • Russia: Merger control, in: Legal500: Merger Control Country Comparative Guide, The In-House Lawyer Magazine (with Stefan Weber and Tatiana Dovgan), 11/2018
  • EU/US Sanctions vs. Russian antitrust laws, Lexology, Mondaq (with Stefan Weber and Tatiana Dovgan), 09/2018
  • Litigation and dispute resolution 2018, chapter Russia, Global Legal Insights, 2018 (with Dr. Viktor Gerbutov)
  • Russia: Antitrust legislation and enforcement practice 2016/2017 (in co-authorship), Lexology, 2017
  • Intellectual property & Antitrust 2015, Getting the Deal Through (in co-authorship)
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