The Pepeliaev Group has announced that commercial and antitrust specialist Radmila Nikitina has left the YUST firm to become the head of the Pepeliaev Group's Commercial Practice.
According to the Pepeliaev Group, Nikitina "has significant experience in advising Russian and foreign companies on issues relating to cartels, the implementation of concerted practices, restrictive agreements, abuse of a dominant position and unfair competition. In one of her recent major projects, Radmila represented a subsidiary of Gazprom in an investigation into a cartel agreement entered into by producers of steel pipes.”
Nikitina spent the previous six years with YUST — the last four as the Head of its Competition Group. She spent the two years before that with Alrud. She received her law degree from the Saint Petersburg State University in 2004, and obtained an LL.M. from the University of Amsterdam in 2007.
Nikitina succeeds Oxana Migitko, who previously led Pepeliaev Group’s Commercial Practice, but who has now taken what the firm describes as "study leave.”
Also joining the firm is Associate Alexander Shugav (who also comes over from YUST) and Senior Associate Sergey Lapin (who joins from Nadmitov, Ivanov & Partners).
Commenting on the additions, Pepeliaev Group Managing Partner Sergey Pepeliaev said: "Pepeliaev Group’s Corporate Division is one of the key divisions in our firm. It generates substantial income for our business and attracts new clients. We are sure that this latest strengthening of our team will allow both our corporate practice and the firm itself to continue on its upward trajectory of growth."
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