2021 was indeed an active year for the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU). It seems that antitrust enforcement did not slow down during another pandemic year but even, in fact, accelerated. The agency closed a number of investigations, having imposed million-dollar fines on players from a variety of markets. Below you may find the top trends in Ukrainian antitrust enforcement. They are worth keeping an eye on, especially for companies having or planning a business presence in Ukraine.
According to Arzinger Managing Partner Timur Bondaryev, competition investigations, investment disputes, and white-collar crime matters have been keeping his team particularly busy these last few months. CEE Legal Matters sat down with him to learn more about the driving forces behind these areas in Ukraine.
BPV Huegel has advised the Irish Zeus Packaging Group on the acquisition of Austrian-based food packaging company Petruzalek from Italian investment holding company Italmobiliare. Gattai, Minoli, Agostinelli & Partners and Pelzmann Gall Gross — the Austrian office of EY Law — advised the sellers on the transaction, which remains subject to regulatory approval.
Arzinger has convinced the Board of the Appeals Chamber of Ukraine's Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture to recognize the "lifecell" trademark as well-known in Ukraine, thereby officially confirming the "high position of the lifecell brand" in the telecommunications services market.