Visit our dedicated page on merger and antitrust review during wartime updated on a rolling basis.
Due to the russia's war against Ukraine, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMC) suspended most of its functions in March 2022 (see our alert here). In April 2022, the AMC published a Guidance clarifying the merger control and antitrust review procedures during wartime (Wartime Guidance; see our alert here).
Now, when russian forces were thrown back from Kyiv and the surrounding regions, the AMC relocated back to Kyiv and is resuming its functions, including merger and antitrust review. The relevant decision was made on 9 June 2022. Below we outline its most important points (as reported in AMC's release, the text of the decision is not available yet):
If you have questions, please contact Igor Svechkar, Alexey Pustovit or Pavlo Verbolyuk.
To avoid recurring alerts, we have set up a dedicated section at our website where we will be placing all important updates on the merger/antitrust review during the wartime as well as Q&A based on our latest experience and communication with the authority. Follow this link to visit.