Vitaly Pruzhansky

RBB Economics (Brussels)

Dr Vitaly Pruzhansky is a Principal in RBB’s Brussels office. He has many years of consulting experience, spanning a wide range of competition policy matters, and has particular expertise in advising clients before competition authorities and courts in the CIS countries. He is well-known in the CIS antitrust community, being a frequent speaker at high-profile competition conferences and a member of the Competition Support Association, which brings together leading competition practitioners in the CIS region. He has also undertaken training seminars on the application of empirical techniques and economics of competition law to the national competition authorities in Bulgaria, Romania, Russia, and Ukraine. Vitaly has worked on projects in banking and insurance, chemicals, consumer electronics, energy, FMCG, industrial consumables, media, military equipment, pharmaceuticals and medical devices, software and transport industries. Vitaly holds a PhD in Economics with specialization in game theory from the Free University of Amsterdam. Prior to joining RBB Economics, he worked for the international management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. He speaks English and Russian.

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7032 Bulletin

Jan Peter van der Veer, Vitaly Pruzhansky The Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service clears a € 1.5 bln merger between two major dairy companies in Russia subject to behavioural remedies (Danone and Unimilk)


Introduction In June 2010 the French dairy producer Danone announced plans to purchase a stake of 58% in the Russian dairy company Unimilk. The proposed € 1.5 bln merger would make Danone-Unimilk the leader for dairy products in the CIS area, with a 21% share of the Russian dairy market. In (...)

Vitaly Pruzhansky The Russian Supreme Commercial Court upholds lower courts’ rulings dismissing concerns over price coordination by 11 hotels during the 12th St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in 2008 (Russian Hotels)


Background In 2008 the St. Petersburg branch of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) of the Russian Federation decided that 11 hotels infringed Part 1 of Article 11 of the Competition Act. The FAS found that the hotels coordinated a substantial price increase during the 12th St. Petersburg (...)

Vitaly Pruzhansky The UK OFGEM imposed a financial penalty of £ 41.6 million for abuse of dominant position in the market for the provision of domestic-sized gas meters (National Grid)


Introduction On 21 February 2008 the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets in the UK (OFGEM) published its decision which found that National Grid (NG) abused its dominant position in the market for the provision of domestic-sized gas meters in Great Britain. OFGEM imposed a financial penalty (...)

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