Ekaterina Smirnova has joined Ivanyan & Partners to head the firm’s newly-formed Competition and Antitrust practice.
Smirnova, who joins as Partner, has over ten years of experience. According to Ivanyan & Partners, "she specializes in issues concerning the violation of Russian Antimonopoly legislation and public procurement questions. She represents interests of companies in cases of anticompetitive agreements, including agreements with public bodies, develops procurement policy for companies partially owned by the state, and represented clients’ interests before the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service and in court disputes with public authorities.
Ivanyan & Partners Partner Khristofor Ivanyan commented: “the establishment of the practice meets the market demand for all-around assistance in antitrust regulation matters. The involvement of such a specialist as Ekaterina will allow us to integrate, systematize, and significantly expand the firm’s expertise, and to protect our clients’ interests even better.”
Prior to joining Ivanyan & Partners, Smirnova was a partner at Yakovlev & Partners. Earlier she worked at The Urals Industrial Holding. She graduated from the Ural State Law Academy. She also studied EU Competition Law at the Cambridge University and King's College in the UK and Public Procurement at the Academy of European Law in Germany.