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Mr. Svechkar is the partner heading the firm's Competition & Antitrust practice. Igor advises clients on a wide variety of competition law issues, including merger control, cartels, dominance, and state aid. He represents clients before the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine and at courts, develops antitrust compliance programs and policies, opines on the competition compliance of clients' activities, transactions and arrangements. Mr. Svechkar is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences, a contributor to Ukrainian and international publications on competition law, as well as an originator and supporter of legislative and regulatory initiatives.

Recognition:
  • recognized as one of the world's top experts in antitrust law by 40 Under 40 Survey 2015 Global Competition Review (GCR)
  • Band 1 Lawyer for Competition and Antitrust, Chambers Europe 2018
  • named one of the world's foremost competition lawyers, Who's Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Competition 2018
  • recognized as a pre-eminent practitioner in competition and antitrust in Ukraine, Guide to the World's Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers/ Economists 2018, Expert Guides
  • named a leading lawyer in competition in Ukraine, The Legal 500: EMEA 2018
  • no. 1 Lawyer for Antitrust / Competition in Ukraine, Ukrainian Law Firms 2018. A Handbook for Foreign Clients
  • the Lawyer of the Year (Kyiv) in competition/antitrust law, acknowledged expert in corporate and M&A, Best Lawyers 2019
  • recognized as one of the world's top experts in antitrust law by 40 Under 40 Survey 2015 Global Competition Review (GCR)
  • Band 1 Lawyer for Competition and Antitrust, Chambers Europe 2018
  • named one of the world's foremost competition lawyers, Who's Who Legal: Thought Leaders – Competition 2018
  • recognized as a pre-eminent practitioner in competition and antitrust in Ukraine, Guide to the World's Leading Competition and Antitrust Lawyers/ Economists 2018, Expert Guides
  • named a leading lawyer in competition in Ukraine, The Legal 500: EMEA 2018
  • no. 1 Lawyer for Antitrust / Competition in Ukraine, Ukrainian Law Firms 2018. A Handbook for Foreign Clients
  • the Lawyer of the Year (Kyiv) in competition/antitrust law, acknowledged expert in corporate and M&A, Best Lawyers 2019
  • listed as a Leading Lawyer in Competition, The International Who is Who of Competition Lawyers and Economists 2018
  • holder of International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Award 2013, 2012, 2011 (Competition, Ukraine)
  • listed among 20 most successful and famous lawyers in Ukraine, Ukrainian Law Firms 2012
  • no. 1 Lawyer in Competition, Legal Award 2011 by Legal Practice Weekly
  • one of the Top 25 Most Distinguished Lawyers in Ukraine, Ukrainian Law Firms 2011
  • the Best Lawyer in Antitrust Law in Ukraine, Kyiv Post, 2010 Survey
  • listed among Top 30 Most Successful Attorneys in Ukraine, Focus Journal, 2010 Attorney Rating
  • honorable Holder of the Award for Significant Contribution to Promotion of Competition by the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine
  • honorable Holder of the Award for Significant Contribution to Economic Development of Ukraine by the Prime Minister of Ukraine.
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Education:
  • Institute of International Relations of Kyiv National University, Master of Laws, 1999
  • Utrecht University Law School, the Netherlands, International Law, 1997
Languages:
English, Russian, Ukrainian
Membership and activities:
  • Member of the Public Council with the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine
  • Member of Board of the Ukrainian Bar Association
  • Member of the ICC Commission on Competition (Paris)
  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA)
  • Member of the American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Member of the Kyiv Region Bar
  • Ukrainian Country Reporter for International Committee of the ABA Antitrust Section
  • Member of the Supporting Competition in the CIS Partnership – the advisory board to the CIS Interstate Competition Council
Representative experience:
  • acted for Allianz AG, Swedbank AB, UC RUSAL, Glencore International AG, GE, ChemChina, KKR, Microsoft, The Procter & Gamble Company, Mars, Evonik Industries, Allergan plc, KWS SAAT SE, The Dow Chemical Company, Mitsui, Sharp, UniCredito Italiano S.p.A., Coca-Cola, Nokia Corporation, Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc., Electrolux, Siemens AG, Acer Europe B.V., Kodak Health Group, Ford, MAN AG, Deer & Co, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA, YSL, Mitsubishi Chemical, Chrysler, Fiat, Onexim, and Compagnie Gervais Danone in merger filings with the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine;
  • advised Philip Morris, Metro Cash & Carry, Bayer, Toyota, 3M, Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Bombardier, Syngenta A.G., General Motors, GlaxoSmithKline plc, Yandex, Walt Disney Company, Coca-Cola, L'Oreal Ukraine, and Daikin Europe on competition compliance issues;
  • counselled Beiersdorf AG, Nissan Motor, Heel, and Ansell on unfair competition matters.
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