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Ekaterina Smirnova Joins Ivanyan & Partners to Lead Competition and Antitrust Practice

Ekaterina Smirnova Joins Ivanyan & Partners to Lead Competition and Antitrust Practice


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.

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We advise its clients in many areas of law, including: dispute resolution in Russia and abroad, corporate law, M&A, antitrust issues, project finance and PPP, restructurings and insolvencies, energy and natural resources, property management and privatization, environment, technical regulation and industrial safety, banking and finance, intellectual property, criminal law, real estate and construction, taxation, family and labour disputes, marine and transport law, and international trade and customs.

We combine high academic qualifications, internationally acknowledged moral and ethical values, senior partners' professional experience and practical abilities with the vigour and knowledge of younger attorneys that enables thus providing clients with reliable, first-class service according to both Russian and western standards through a flexible structure.

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