KIAP, Attorneys at law, has launched a new division “Government Procurement: legal support and disputes” within Antitrust practice

8 October 2018
KIAP, Attorneys at law, has launched a new division “Government Procurement: legal support and disputes” within Antitrust practice

A new division within Antitrust practice has been launched in view of an increasing demand from KIAP Principals to get the qualified assistance in government procurement area, especially in complex conflict situations.

In terms of “Government Procurement: legal support and disputes” division KIAP lawyers will advise Clients on procurement compliance and will represent their interests in courts and enforcement agencies in matters related to governmental and public procurement supervision, as well as contract execution.

New division will be led by Maxim Buzin, who has more than 10 years of successful experience in civil, antitrust and competition relations and provided a solid support in litigation and administrative procedures. Prior to joining KIAP Maxim led litigation teams in commercial companies as well as worked for a Russian law firm. Maxim graduated from the law department of Moscow State University.

Partner Ilya Ischuk will supervise the division. “In any country of the world, the state stands in as the largest consumer, and our country is no exception. The government procurement market in Russia is now actively developing: the procedures become more understandable and “transparent”, new technologies are being introduced, innovative electronic platforms are emerging. Its all seems very interesting to us. We are glad to welcome Maxim in our team - there are many ambitious tasks and projects ahead, we will work together on their implementation”, - Ilya commented the opening of a new direction of the Firm.


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Antitrust and Competition

KIAP's Antitrust practice is recommended by Legal 500 EMEA international rating, as well as by Russian Pravo 300, Pravo-300’s "Sympathy rating" and Kommersant rankings. The practice represents clients in litigation against antitrust authorities, provides support for antitrust investigations and proceedings, and advice on competition law. Head of the practice Ilya Ischuk is personally ranked in Chambers Europe 2020, Chambers Global 2017, Legal 500 EMEA 2020, Best Lawyers 2022, Pravo-300 and Kommersant. In 2018-2019 Ilya was awarded two honorary thanks – from the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS Russia) (2018) and the Association of Antitrust Experts (AAE) (2018 - 2019). The head of the FAS Russia awarded Ilya for his services in ensuring freedom of competition and effective protection of entrepreneurship, and Chairman of the AAE General Council noted Ilya’s outstanding contribution to the development of the Association of Antitrust Experts. Among the clients of the practice are major Russian and international companies. In view of an increasing demand from KIAP clients for qualified assistance in government procurement area, especially in complex conflict situations, the new division “Government Procurement: legal support and disputes” has been launched within Antitrust practice in 2018.


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