How to fight against monopolists without judicial proceedings

March 18, 2020 · Publications

Managing Partner of Legrant Law Company Tatiana Titarenko advice International maritime magazine "Shipping" what to do if a supplier has no alternative and imposes bonded conditions on the business, as well as how to protect yourself in alternative ways.

"As experience shows, working with the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU) is also effective in the port industry. The decisions of AMCU are a serious cause for the Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority (USPA) to reflect. As for now, every branch of this huge enterprise acts as a state in the state. As a lawyer, I can recommend USPA to consult with the AMCU before making any radical decision and find out if it violates the fair competition law. Thus, in addition to court practicethere is a real possibility to defend your interests in alternative ways. Appeals to the independent body, which has the competence to collect the evidence bring results. Therefore, if someone openly abuses his monopolistic position, it is a reason to promptly apply to AMCU",Tatiana Titarenko said.

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