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30th anniversary of the Russian antitrust regulation

15.07.2020
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The director of the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre has addressed a congratulatory letter to the head of FAS Russia Mr Igor Artemiev to commemorate a 30th anniversary of the Russian antitrust regulation

Dear Mr Igor Artemiev,

Allow me, on behalf of the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre and the HSE-Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development, and, of course, on my behalf, to congratulate you and all FAS Russia employees on the thirtieth anniversary of antitrust regulation in our country!

In the Chinese tradition, 60 years is a complete cycle in the life of a person and society. At 30, we pass a significant milestone, the middle of the road. Confucius said: "At 30, I found a solid foundation." Antitrust regulation in Russia over the years has also come to a solid foundation. On a solid foundation of principles, the will to win and confidence in the rightness of their cause to protect goodness and justice in economic life. And your role is significant in this: for 16 years, more than half of these thirty years, you, despite all the unrest and crises, hold the helm of competition protection in our country tightly. Thanks to your efforts, Russia has become a driver of international cooperation in the field of antitrust regulation in the BRICS space.

The birth of antitrust law in Russia took place in the throes of the destruction of the previous structure. This is normal for any great undertaking. But painful childbirth led to the birth of a viable organism. It not only survived and firmly stood on its feet over the years, but was also ready for a new leap in its development. I am sure that with your leadership and support this breakthrough will happen in the best way, and we will soon be witnessing a qualitatively new antitrust regulation in our country, which will effectively meet the challenges of the digital economy and the new social structure.

I would be extremely happy if the team of the HSE-Skolkovo Institute for Law and Development and the BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre can justify your trust and help in the further development of antitrust regulation in our country, I will make every possible effort.

I sincerely wish FAS Russia to enjoy a bright and filled with great victories next 30 years of service to the cause of protecting competition!

Director of the Center A. Ivanov