Ex-Ante vs Ex-Post Regulation of Competition, Collusion in State Procurement, and Digital Transformation

Ex-Ante vs Ex-Post Regulation of Competition, Collusion in State Procurement, and Digital Transformation

On May 24, a roundtable session on "Ex-Ante vs Ex-Post Regulation of Competition, Collusion in State Procurement, and Digital Transformation" was held as part of the II Eurasian Economic Forum in Moscow. The session was moderated by Alexey Ivanov, Director of the International BRICS Competition Law and Policy Centre.

Session "Ex-Ante vs Ex-Post Regulation of Digital Markets: The EEC Experience. International Experience. The view of the EAEC Court. 

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When it comes to regulating digital markets, a number of different approaches are possible. Selecting the correct one requires striking a balance between preserving growth incentives; upholding competition; and protecting the interests of consumers/users, government, and society. If the regulator does not pay sufficient attention to digital markets, monopolies can quickly emerge. However, if regulation is too strict, the quality and competitiveness of services may decline, and there may be less incentive to develop innovative products.

Welcoming speech: 

  • Bakhyt Sultanov, Appointed Member of EEC Board in charge of Competition and Antitrust Regulation;
  • Maksim Shaskolsky, Head of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation (FAS Russia);
  • Erna Hayriyan, Chairman, Court of the Eurasian Economic Union;
  • Alexey Lavrov, Deputy Finance Minister of the Russian Federation;
  • Ulugbek Kalenderov, Deputy Minister of Finance of the Kyrgyz Republic;
  • Teresa Moreira, Head of the Competition and Consumer Policies Branch, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (video message).


  • Aleksey Sushkevich, Director of the Department for Antitrust Regulation, Eurasian Economic Commission;
  • Willard Mwemba, Director and Chief Executive Officer, Comesa Competition Commission;
  • Shushan Sargsyan, Member, Commission for Protection of Competition of the Republic of Armenia;
  • Farrukh Karabaev, Deputy Chairman, Competition Promotion and Сonsumer Protection Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan;
  • Muhamed Khamukov, Deputy Head of Government Relations, Ozon;
  • Jia Kai, Associate Professor at the School for Public Policy and Administration at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC)

and others.

The 2nd Eurasian Economic Forum will take place on 24–25 May 2023 in Moscow (the Russian Federation).

The Eurasian Economic Forum is an annual business event of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) in the economic sphere, held alternately in the member state of the Union that chairs the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council, the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council and the Council of the Eurasian Economic Commission.

The goal of the Forum is to improve cooperation on the Eurasian continent. The key areas of discussion on the business programme will be issues concerning integration processes in the Eurasian Economic Union that are of most relevance to business, including those of particular interest to the Russian Federation.

The 2023 edition of the Eurasian Economic Forum will take place under the theme of “Eurasian Integration in a Multipolar World”.

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