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Jan 21, 2015: Denis Gavrilov Joins the Competition Practice of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners as Counsel

Denis Gavrilov has joined Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners’ Competition Practice as Counsel.

Previously Denis worked as Deputy Head of the Legal Department of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation where he managed the legal expertise and regulatory work departments.

His focus was on the development of a uniform approach to the application of antitrust legislation, including the provision of clarification and guidelines on key issues of antitrust regulation, legal support of ongoing investigations, and drafting of legal opinions to determine whether there are sufficient grounds to initiate antitrust proceedings.

Denis graduated from the Faculty of Law and completed his postgraduate studies at the Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), receiving his Master of Laws degree. He is fluent in English.

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Denis Gavrilov, Counsel

Denis Gavrilov was involved in the development of the "Fourth antimonopoly package", being a co-author of the new Unfair Competition Section and the concept of the use of Russian antimonopoly legislation applicable in field of intellectual property as well as key administrative regulations of the FAS Russia. He has become one of the key originators of the Customs Unions’ and the Common Economic Space’s Model Competition Law, of the main legislation of the Eurasian Economic Commission’s on the application of the Treaty on Common Principles and Rules of Competition, as well as of the antitrust regulation section of the Eurasian Economic Union Treaty. 

Denis has participated in meetings of the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission at the level of First Deputy Prime Ministers of the Member States of the Common Economic Space, represented the interests of the Russian Federation at the meetings of the OECD Competition Committee in Paris in October 2013, and at the meetings of the Working Group on International Cartel competition Network in Taipei in September 2014.

When working at the FAS Russia, Denis regularly attended meetings of the Research Advisory Board with the Court for Intellectual Property Rights, and was responsible for coordinating the interaction between the FAS Russia and the Non-Commercial Partnership for Competition Support, Denis acted as the executive secretary of the Expert Board for Application of the Antitrust Law as Related to Unfair Competition Practices, of the Olympic and Paralympic Symbols Task Force with the FAS Russia and the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee.

Denis was repeatedly praised and awarded certificates of honour by the Head of the FAS Russia for his personal contribution to the state antimonopoly policy. He is a state counselor of the Russian Federation, 3rd class.

Since 2013, Denis has been lecturing at the Competition Law Department of the Kutafin Moscow State Law University (MSLA).



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