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EPAM Defends Interests of Tele2 in Case Against Moscow Metro

EPAM Defends Interests of Tele2 in Case Against Moscow Metro

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Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has successfully defended the interests of T2 Mobile (Tele2) – a nation-wide mobile operator in Russia – in what the firm describes as "a precedent-setting case against the Moscow Metro regarding unfair tariffs for placing telecommunications equipment in the metro."

EPAM was able to convince the competition authority of the Metro’s dominant position as sole owner of unique infrastructure, and "of the unfounded and discriminatory nature of the one-off payment applied to Tele2 for placing communications equipment at each station."

As a result, the firm reports, "the Moscow Office of the Federal Antimonopoly Service issued a warning requesting that the Moscow Metro rescind the discriminatory tariffs for Tele2 and offer [it] the same conditions for placing telecommunications equipment as those enjoyed by other telecom operators. This will have a positive effect on competition in the sector. The warning is an important step in allowing a fourth telecom provider to become fully operational in the metro and will ensure that Tele2 customers can make the most of its telecommunication services."

The EPAM team consisted of Partner Anna Numerova, Counsel Denis Gavrilov, and Associate Alexander Balyberdin.

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Founded in 1993, Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is the leading full-service law firm in the CIS with offices in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus and associated offices in the UK, the USA and Cyprus.

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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