Violation of Сompetition Act

INTELLECT-S defends electricity utilities service provider from freeze-out.

INTELLECT-S's partners Roman Rechkin, who led the counsel team, and Evgeny Shestakov represented OOO EnergoBuro, a Yekaterinburg electricity distribution grid builder and maintenance provider, in antimonopoly proceedings which were vital for the client: frozen out of the regional market by its powerful competitor, EnergoBuro would have lost its business in the region if the Federal Antimonopoly Service had dismissed its complaint.

The pressure came from Yekaterinburg's electricity distributing monopoly, OAO EESK, which made a series of moves to squeeze INTELLECT-S's client out of the markets of power distribution grids' maintenance services and construction of new distribution facilities, including restricted access to the facilities and defamation.

In the course of complex administrative proceedings, EESK sought to pretend to be a disinterested party rather than the complainant's competitor. INTELLECT-S attorneys brought compelling evidence to the contrary. The Antimonopoly Service's panel which conducted the proceedings, found EESK guilty of violation of the law protecting competing, and ordered the defendant to recant its defamatory allegations against EnergoBuro.

Business Reputation, Competition, Energy, Intellectual Property

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