German understands the law and has in-depth experience of cartel investigation matters due to significant previous experience with the FAS Russia.
German Zakharov, Partner, is a member at Competition/Antitrust and White collar crime, Compliance and Investigations practices.
German is a recommended expert in the antitrust regulation area, and supports clients on a wide range of antitrust issues: coordination of merger control transactions with Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (FAS Russia), cartel investigations, advising on distributorship agreements, and analyzing compliance of commercial agreements with antitrust requirements. German represents companies during dawn raids performed by FAS Russia and its territorial subdivisions, and also represents clients before the court.
As a member of the White collar crime, Compliance and Investigations practice German renders legal support to companies regarding compliance with applicable criminal and antitrust legislation, and assists in drafting and implementing internal policies and compliance procedures.
German works with international and Russian companies from different industries, including healthcare, energy and natural resources, media and communication, information technologies, FMCG and retail.
German joined ALRUD in May 2010 as an attorney. Before joining ALRUD, German worked in the Central directorate of the Federal Antimonopoly Service, participating in examining applications and notifications, drafting changes to antitrust and industry legislation, examining cases of antitrust legislation breaches, and investigating activity of business entities in various industries.
German is excellent, responsive and practical from a commercial perspective. He sets forth all considerations and risks in a practical and concise manner to allow for informed decisionmaking by clients. Chambers Europe
German graduated with honors from the Law faculty of M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University, and completed “Economics in Competition Law” and “EU Competition Law” programs in King’s College London.
German is a member of Competition experts association, member of FAS Russia Expert Council for supporting small and medium businesses, and the executive director and member of the Board of Eurasian Antimonopoly Association. He also is a Member of the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association.
regarding clearance in Russia of the global deal with Alstom, French leading producer of rolling stock, valued €15 Billion.
with regard to acquisition of Monsanto Company, a publicly traded American multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation, in FAS Russia.
in FAS Russia investigation of the alleged collusive behavior on smartphone market and in courts in relation to the strategic investments investigation.
in two related court disputes against FAS Russia aimed at challenging FAS Russia decision and solving the difficulties in appliance of the Strategic Investments Law.
with regard to the merger clearance in FAS Russia of the joint venture agreement with Yandex NV. The deal is the largest merger in the market of taxi aggregators in the Russian Federation.
with regard to its merger with Linde AG, leading to creation of the largest global industrial gases leader with combined market value in excess of USD 75 billion.
in FAS Russia with regard to acquisition of 100% of shares of Baxalta GmbH.
in FAS Russia in obtaining clearance for acquiring control over Wincor-Nixdorf AG.
regarding merger control clearance in Russia of the transaction on acquisition of EMC Corporation.
regarding the FAS Russia investigation on the market of international sea container shipping.
regarding investigation of FAS Russia of potential breach of antitrust rules and trade legislation.
on the applicability of US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in Russia and in conducting an internal investigation.
on the issues of criminal liability for breach of patent terms and conditions.
|Chambers Europe, 2019 recommends German Zakharov for Competition/Antitrust.|
|The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2019 recommends German Zakharov for Competition and White-collar crime|
|Best Lawyers 2020 recommends German Zakharov for Competition/Antitrust Law.|
|Who's Who Legal Competition: Lawyers and Who’s Who Legal: Thought Leaders - Competition, 2019 recommends German Zakharov as a leading practitioner.|