Legal Hub Session "Trade Investigation vs. Competition Protection: How to Strike a Balance"


The event was organized jointly with member company INTEGRITES law firm.

Speakers discussed the following topics:

  • Contradiction between the objectives of competition and trade policies: approaches of competition and trade authorities in Ukraine and the EU
  • Position of business as to the contradictions between the objectives of the competition and trade policy



9:30 AM – 9:45 AM Registration and welcome coffee
9:45 AM – 10:00 AM Welcoming speech by the President of American Chamber of Commerce Andy Hunder and Managing Partner of INTEGRITES Oleksii Feliv
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM

"Trade Investigation vs. Competition Protection: How to Strike a Balance"

Moderators: Integrites counsels Serhiy Shershun and Sergey Lakhno

10:15 AM – 12:30 PM

Approaches of competitive and trade institutions of Ukraine towards differences between objectives of competitive and trade policies

Speakers: Ihor Kustovky, Director of the Department of investigations of industrial sector, retail and pharmaceutics markets, Natalia Sidoruk, Director of Department for trade defense of the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine

Speaker: Marius Bordalba, head of the department of international trade of USAID "Competitive Economy Program of Ukraine"

Antimonopoly and trade legislation: economic methods

Speaker: Vitaly Pruzhansky, Partner in RBB, specialised consultancy focusing on competition law matters (Brussels office)

12:30 PM – 1:15 PM Q&A session, conclusions
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM Coffee break

















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