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Islamic Project Financing and Sukuk

On October 22, HSE-Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development hold a seminar on Profit Sharing Contracts and Sukuk* structures in Islamic Project & Infrastructure Financing. Dr. Kabir Hassan, Professor of finance of the New Orleans University, was the key lecturer. 

Bayer offers more favorable conditions for the transfer of germplasm to Russian breeders

 Russian breeders that receive germplasm transferred by Bayer, as part of the execution of the Federal antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS Russia) order issued following the consideration of the deal to acquire Monsanto by Bayer will be fully exempted from royalties on the sale of varieties and hybrids bred using the transferred genetic material, except when used directly as a hybrid parent.

Alexey Ivanov "The case against Apple is a landmark for global antitrust practice"

The Director of the Institute has written on Lenta.ru about the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia (FAS Russia)'s decision in finding Apple guilty of abuse of its dominant position in the software market. The reason for the investigation was an appeal from Kaspersky Labs.

Expert Position of the Institute on "Sorcerers"

Online services Ivi, Avito, Cian, Profi.ru, Tutu.ru and others have sent a complaint to the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia about Yandex's abuse of its dominant position. The claims were caused by a special Yandex widget in the search results, the so-called "sorcerer", which leads the user to the company's services directly. The Institute was closely engaged in this issue, including in the framework of research work for the Eurasian Economic Union, dedicated to the analysis of the digital economy and the identification of restrictive practices in the behavior of participants in the EAEU markets.

Presentation of BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre at BRICS countries' competition authorities meeting

The heads of the BRICS countries' competition authorities met in a new online format. Alexey Ivanov, Director of the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre, made a presentation on the work of the Centre.

Alexey Ivanov: Digital monopolies dress up in sheep's clothing

The threat of increasing monopolisation in the digital sphere, due to the transition of business and everyday activities from physical to the cyberspace, has become one of the main topics of the session of the SPBILF - "9½: the Rules of Corona".

The Dangers of Google, Alibaba, Amazon, and Facebook during and after the Worldwide Isolation

The director of the HSE-Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development and the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Research Centre Alexey Ivanov explained the digital reality and the future from the perspective of the antitrust law in his interview to the leading Russian broadsheet  'KP'.

Profitable takeover: how pharmaceutical giants kill competition

On March 13, the BRICS Antimonopoly Center, together with the FAS Russia, held a meeting of the BRICS working group on competition in the pharmaceutical markets.

Director of the Institute as guest editor of the journal "Law"

The February issue of the esteemed journal is dedicated to the topic  “Protection of Competition and the Human Factor”. 

Ivan Starikov: “Vavilov’s ashes are beating in my heart” - what plant breeders said at “Where the Margin is 2020”

 Within the framework of the international agricultural conference “Where the Margin is 2020” on February 6, the HSE Technological Transfer Center (TTC) held a panel discussion “Russian seed production in light of world experience: problems and opportunities”. The main points of discussion were presented as exclusive material thanks to the Agro XXI portal.