Cases & decisions


On consideration of the merger between Barry Callebaut NL Russia and Inforum Prom Ltd
The FAS Russia reviewed the application of the Barry Callebaut NL Russia, which is part of the Barry Callebaut Group (Switzerland), to obtain prior consent to acquire 100% of the voting shares of Inforum-Prom Ltd, and approved the deal


On consideration of the merger between “Bayer AG” (Germany) and “Monsanto Company” (USA)
In 2017-2018, the FAS has considered the merger between “Bayer AG” (Germany) and “Monsanto Company” (USA)


Apple abuse of dominance through non-supply of spare parts (FAS revealed elements of “Apple Rus” Ltd. breaching the Law on Protection of Competition in failure to ensure use of goods within their lifecycle)
On December 7, 2016 the FAS Russia opened a case and formed the Commission to investigate a case in relation to Apple Rus Ltd. upon signs of abusing dominance by the company.


Apple Rus Ltd. price coordination (The case was initiated based on a citizen’s complaint concerning the coincidence of prices set by the 16 main resellers)
On August 8, 2016 the FAS Russia initiated proceedings having regard to signs of violation of Part 5 Article 11 of the Federal Law of 26.06.2006 No.135-FZ “On Protection of Competition” (prohibition to coordinate the economic entities’ activity) by Apple Rus Ltd. (Russia), Apple Holding B. V. (the Netherlands), Apple Sales Ireland (Ireland), Apple Operations International (Ireland), Apple Inc. (the USA)

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