Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners is reporting that its Competition Law and Litigation practices successfully defended the interests of Yandex, Russia’s largest IT company, in a dispute with Google at the Russian Court of Appeal.
According to EPAM, “the Court upheld the judgment of the Court of First Instance, in accordance with which Google now must comply with the ruling of the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS). Google was instructed to pay a fine of RUB 438 million and to comply with the ruling issued by FAS, which includes the following stipulations: Google must uncouple the Google Play app store from other services, including search functions, remove restrictions on the installation of apps by other developers from agreements with mobile device manufacturers, and notify Android device users of the need to remove the company’s pre-installed apps and change the default search engine.”
The EPAM team advising Yandex consisted of Counsel Evgeny Bolshakov, Senior Associate Oleg Bouiko, and Associates Oxana Akhmedova and Alexander Kiselev, all working under the supervision of Partner and Head of Competition Law Practice Natalia Korosteleva and Partner Denis Arkhipov.
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