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The BRICS Expert Academic Community is Ready for Closer Cooperation with Antitrust Agencies

On September 16, 2019, on "Day Zero" of the VI BRICS Competition Conference, the BRICS Antimonopoly Centre brought together more than 40 leading academic researchers from BRICS and European countries at the Higher School of Economics for the International Academic Seminar on Competition Protection in the Digital Age. The seminar was attended by practicing lawyers, students, graduate students and educators of Moscow universities and participants of the Competition Conference under the auspices of the BRICS. 

Alexey Ivanov: “The decision of the German authorities to ban the export of personal user data is quite revolutionary”

The director of the Institute commented in the Vzglyad newspaper regarding the successfully contested Facebook court case resolutions by the German authorities to ban the export of personal data of the company's users. The director of the Institute commented in the Vzglyad newspaper regarding the successfully contested Facebook court case resolutions by the German authorities to ban the export of personal data of the company's users. Facebook Inc. was successfully challenged in a German court via the decision of the Federal Cartel Office of the Republic of Germany, which prohibited the company from exporting personal data of users collected by it on WhatsApp and on third-party sites, Reuters writes. The High Regional Court of Dusseldorf overturned the decision of the department, adopted in February this year, when the regulator justified its decision by the fact that the use of a pool of user data collected by Facebook on various platforms is an abuse of the dominant market position of the social network. “The decision of the Bundeskartellamt (Federal Cartel Office) is quite revolutionary, maybe not directly affecting the business of digital monopolies, but in formulating a new antitrust policy,” said Alexey Ivanov. "Much of what legislators in Germany are now considering was proposed in Russia more than a year ago as part of the first edition of the Fifth Antitrust Package, but was rejected due to the dependence of the legal community on archaic ideas about the role of antitrust regulation in the development of the new economy," Ivanov added. “Evidently, we will now borrow the new legislative experience from the Germans after its adoption,” concluded Alexey. The full text can be found via vz.ru

Madina Kalimullina: “Agrofinmost is the first serious initiative to issue 'sukuk' in Russia”

The Agrofinmost project is presented at the AQDAR World Summit. 

Antitrust Regulation in the Digital Era

On July 31 - August 1, Director of the Institute Alexey Ivanov took part in an international conference organised by the Department of Economic Research of the Administrative Council for the Protection of Competition of Brazil (CADE) titled 'Designing Antitrust for the Digital Era Conference'.

Brazilian Workshop on Antitrust and Development in the Digital Economy

On July 25, on the sidelines of the BRICS Council of Ministers, the BRICS Antimonopoly Centre of the HSE-Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development, together with its partner universities - UCL and Insper - held an international seminar on the transformation of antitrust regulation towards "digital”. The seminar was the next stage in the preparation of the report “Antitrust Regulation in the Digital Economy for the Benefit of the BRICS countries,” which will be presented in September 2019 as part of the 6th BRICS International Competition Conference.

Protection of competition in the EAEU

Alexey Ivanov spoke at the Tenth meeting of the UNCTAD research partner platform in Geneva. 

Presentation of “Antitrust Regulation in theDigital Age”, 2nd Edition

 On June 20, 2019, at the HSE Faculty of Law, the HSE-Skolkovo Institute of Law and Development, together with the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia, presented the second edition of the book “Antitrust Regulation in the Digital Age”, and its authors spoke about the challenges of the new era and the relevance of the chosen topic. The decision about the second volume was made for two reasons: the economic success of the first book and new ideas for changes to regulation. 

Liberalisation for Entrepreneurs

Opinion piece by Alexander Nadmitov, managing partner of Nadmitov, Ivanov & Partners, that appeared today in Vedomosti

Protection of Public Interests or the Private Interests of Right Holders?

St. Petersburg International Legal Forum discussed what comes first

Alexey Ivanov: “The 6th antimonopoly package will be aimed at internal digital transformation of the antimonopoly authority”

The Director of the HSE-Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development made this statement at the session “Digital Economy — New Challenges, New Solutions” of the 9th St. Petersburg International Legal Forum