09:30 – 11:00. Session 1. Law 57-FZ ‘On strategic investments’. Trends in the application of the law on foreign investments in strategically important companies
The discussion will concentrate on the practice of application of Law 57-FZ ‘Concerning the Procedure for Foreign Investments in Business Entities of Strategic Importance for National Defence and State Security’ by regulatory forcesTopics for discussion
- Problems in defining direct and indirect control.
- The relationship between the concepts of ‘control’, ‘solution blocking’, ‘determination of conditions for business activity’.
- Aspects of application of Law 160-FZ.
- The application of Law 57-FZ in transactions with companies engaged in activities related to strategic ones.
Deputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian FederationIrina Akimova,
Partner, Head of Antitrust Practice, Attorney, BGP LitigationAndrey Rego,
Director of the Department of Regulatory Risks, MTSValeriy Sidnev,
Legal Affairs Director Russia and CIS, EuroChem JSC, Russian FederationElena Sokolovskaya,
Partner, Head of Antitrust Practice, Pepeliaev GroupEvgeny Yuriev,
Advisor, «Herbert Smith Freehills CIS LLP»
11:00 – 11:15. Coffee-Break
11:15 – 12:45. Session 2. International experience in the transformation of antimonopoly compliance systems. From papers to real mechanisms
Partner, Baker McKenzie
The antitrust compliance system has long been successfully used in foreign practice; it is also actively developing in Russia. Its main task and value is system accounting and global risk management at all levels of decision-making in corporations, prevention of unauthorized actions by lower levels of management. Operating compliance systems add value to the corporation in the eyes of investors, and make financing easier and cheaper.
We will discuss how Russian companies build an effective system of internal control and compliance risk management and optimally integrate it into the corporate governance system at the session. The topic will be discussed whether antitrust compliance should be part of the corporate culture of the company, and not just the responsibility of the compliance manager (head of the internal control service). An important issue is the assessment of the specifics of the economic operations of the company and the scale of the business in order to develop the optimal set of measures that will serve as a tool to reduce risks, and not an additional item of expenses.Topics for discussion
- Antitrust compliance and its components. Key differences between a real mechanism and a formal one.
- Companies experience in evaluating compliance performance. Performance Criteria
- Ways to improve the efficiency of the compliance system. How these systems evolve in corporations.
Stats-Secretary, Deputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian FederationAndrey Tsyganov,
Deputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian FederationTamara Merebashvili,
Head of Corporate and Property Relations, Inter RAOValeriy Sidnev,
Legal Affairs Director Russia and CIS, EuroChem JSC, Russian FederationAlexander Sokolov,
Deputy Chairman of the Board for Competition Policy, Avtodor State CompanyNikolay Voznesenskiy,
Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLP
12:45 – 13:00. Coffee-Break
13:00 – 14:30. Session 3. International experience in countering cartels
The session participants will discuss the goals, approaches and immediate prospects of the anti-cartel initiatives in various jurisdictions and their impact on the development of competition.
The session will answer the question of what are cartels in the modern economy of developed countries and in Russia. Participants will try to formulate a vision for the future: what forms cartels can take in five or ten years. And in this regard, what tools will be needed and will be most effective and in demand in the fight against them.
Exchange of experience is always interesting to conference participants. What knowledge and competencies in the fight against cartels can be used in Russia from the experience of other antitrust authorities and what advanced Russian experts can share? As a result, the answer to the question is interesting: how in different jurisdictions determine the main center of gravity in the fight against cartels? Does it lie in the legislation on protection of competition (including administrative and criminal penalties), in industry legislation, or especially in the economic sphere?
A list of significant court cases over the past three years in the field of the fight against cartels will also be given, and some significant stories will be examined in detail.
Stats-Secretary, Deputy Head, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian FederationAndrey Tenishev,
Head of Anti-Cartel Department, Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian FederationVitaly Dianov,
Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Russia) LLPNatalya Mosunova,
LL.M, PhD, Research Associate, Centre for Competition Policy, University of East AngliaLina Taltseva,
Research Associate, Baker McKenzie (Dusseldorf)Vitaly Pruzhansky,
Partner, RBB Economics
14:30 – 15:30. Lunch