On September 16, the II Eurasian Anti-Cartel Forum was held at the Hilton Hotel in Moscow. The participants discussed problems of, and prospects for, fighting cartels at the national and supranational levels. This was generated from their investigation into the use of criminal responsibilities, the main trends in regulation in this area, as well as the practical aspects of cross-border investigations in the CIS, EEU and BRICS countries. Special attention was given to the problems of combating cartels involved in the digital economy. The conference was held in the format of thematic sessions and business games.
Vassily Rudomino, ALRUD Senior Partner and Chairman of the Council for the Eurasian Antitrust Association, gave a welcome speech. German Zakharov, Executive Director and Member of the Council for the Eurasian Antitrust Association, ALRUD Partner, together with Andrey Tenishev, Head of Anti-Cartel Department of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation acted as moderators of the first session. The session participants discussed the current state and prospects for cooperation in investigating anti-competitive agreements and related offences within the BRICS, EEU and Interstate Council for Antimonopoly Policy, as well as bilateral and multilateral agreements and other mechanisms of interaction. In the course of the session, the participants also discussed urgent issues of qualification of anti-competitive agreements and related offences arising in the course of proceedings.
The forum was organized by the LF Academy and the Eurasian Antitrust Association with the support of the FAS of Russia and the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum.