Irina Akimova is Of Counsel and Head of Antitrust practice in the Moscow office of Capital Legal Services.
Irina supervises the Antitrust practice’s work and leads projects related to the application of antitrust law on the goods and financial markets. Prior to joining Capital Legal Services, Irina worked for 8 years in the Federal Antitrust Service (FAS), and during the last two years Irina headed the insurance market department of the Financial Market Control Directorate of the Federal Antitrust Service. Irina actively took part in developing the tools aimed at protecting competition in Russia and in preparing proposals for developing competition on financial markets. During her work in the Federal Antitrust Service, Irina was engaged in reviewing companies’ petitions and notifications in the framework of state control over economic concentration, as well as in initiating and examining cases in respect of violations of the antitrust law and represented the Federal Antitrust Service’s interests in commercial arbitration courts as regards the cases on appealing non-normative legal acts issued by the Service.
Apart from her experience of working directly in the Federal Antitrust Service, Irina Akimova has broad experience in advising clients as regards practical application of the antitrust laws, in particular, as related to dealer/distributor networks, cartel regulation, state procurement, advertising and unfair competition issues.
Irina is experienced in successfully representing client interests during examination by the Federal Antitrust Service of antitrust cases, as well as in administrative and commercial arbitration proceedings. Irina has experience in implementing projects related to applying insurance laws, including in the development and bringing insurance rules in line with Russian law requirements, as well as other issues concerning insurance regulation.
Irina is author of many articles regarding antitrust law application in Russia and is a member of the non-commercial partnerships “Competition Support" and “Supporting Competition in the CIS Countries".
Areas of practice:
- Moscow University for Psychology and Social Science (major in Law), 2000