Torsten Syrbe

Clifford Chance (Moscow)
Lawyer (Partner)

Torsten Syrbe advises major international and Russian corporations on joint ventures, M&A transactions, project financing and foreign investments across a number of industry fields with a special focus on the healthcare, petrochemical and real estate/PPP sectors. Heads the Russian competition group and specialises in all areas of Russian and EU competition law. Torsten has extensive experience in advising clients on Russian and EU merger clearance proceedings, cartel and abuse of dominance investigations, vertical relationships, parallel import issues and antimonopoly matters in other CIS countries

Articles

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Torsten Syrbe The Russian NCA cleared a merger in the tyres market subject to remedies, including a requirement to establish direct contractual relationships with customers (OAO Amtel-Vredestein / Sibur Holding)

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The operation The petrochemical company OAO "SIBUR Holding" (“Acquirer”) applied for clearance of the acquisition of indirect control over the entire voting capital of OAO “Amtel Vredestein” (“Target”) as a result of a reverse acquisition of a controlling stake in Amtel Vredestein N.V. The market (...)

Torsten Syrbe The Russian NCA cleared a merger in the electric boiler market subject to remedies, including commitment not to decrease or cease the target’s production (Evan / Nibe Industrier)

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The operation The Swedish manufacturer of electric heating applications Nibe Industrier AB (“Acquirer”) applied for clearance of the acquisition of indirect control over ZAO "EVAN" (“Target”) through acquisition of the Swedish holding company Russian Boilers Holdings AB. The market The (...)

Torsten Syrbe The Russian NCA cleared a merger in the heat supply services sector subject to remedies, including access to pipeline networks and other essential facilities (Tverskaya teplosnabzhayushaya kompaniya / Rossiyskie kommunalnye sistemy)

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The operation The utilities provider OAO "Rossiyskie kommunalnye sistemy" (“Acquirer”) requested clearance for the acquisition of the entire voting capital of OOO "Tverskaya teplosnabzhayushaya kompaniya" (“Target”) a provider of pipeline network services for heat supply in the region of Tver. (...)

Torsten Syrbe The Russian NCA cleared a merger in the personal insurance sector subject to remedies, including notification of future cooperation agreements (TechAtomProm / Assicurazioni Generali)

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The operation The Italian insurance group Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A. (“Acquirer”) applied for clearance of its proposed acquisition of indirect control over the Russian insurance company OOO "TechAtomProm" (“Target”). The market The transaction related to the personal insurance markets in the (...)

Torsten Syrbe The Russian NCA clears a merger in the insurance market subject to remedies, including transfer of specific target’s insurance portfolios to third parties (KS-Holding/Sineron Holdings)

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The operation The insurance company Sineron Holdings Limited (“Acquirer”) applied for clearance of its proposed acquisition of the entire voting capital in the insurance company ZAO "KS-Holding" (“Target”). The market The transaction related to the insurance markets for personal insurance in the (...)

Torsten Syrbe The Russian NCA cleared a merger in the beer sector with behavioural remedies, including notification on future price increase (Baltic Beverages Holding / Carlsberg)

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The operation The brewing company Carlsberg A/S (“Acquirer”) applied for clearance to acquire indirect control over the Russian brewing compay OAO "Pivovarennaya kompaniya Baltika" (“Target”) through acquisition of a 50% stake in Baltic Beverages Holding AG. The market The transaction related to (...)

Torsten Syrbe The Russian Competition Authority clears a merger in the electric sector subject to remedies, including divestiture of a power plan (KES-Holding /Volzhskaya TGK)

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The operation The investment holding company OOO "KES-Holding" (¡°Acquirer¡±) applied for clearance of its proposed acquisition of the entire voting capital of the electricity and heat power supplier OAO "Volzhskaya TGK" (¡°Target¡±). The market The transaction related to the supply of electric (...)

Torsten Syrbe The Russian NCA cleared a merger in the aluminium cans and caps market with remedies, including an investement obligation of EUR 690 M in the target’s production facilities (Rostar-Vsevolzhsk / Rexam Beverage Can)

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The operation The aluminium packaging manufacturer Rexam Beverage Can Holdings B.V. ("Acquirer") applied for clearance of the proposed acquisition of the entire voting capital of the aluminium can and cap manufacturers OOO "Rostar" and OOO "Rostar-Vsevolzhsk". ("Target") The market The (...)

Torsten Syrbe The Russian Competition Authority clears a merger in the aluminum and bauxite sectors with remedies, including margin cap based on the London Metal Exchange price (Rusal, Sual Glencore)

2093

The operation The holding company United Company RUSAL Limited ("Acquirer") applied for clearance of its acquisition of the entire voting capital in Rusal Limited and Sual International Ltd ("Target") as a result of which RUSAL, SUAL and Glencore intended to create the world’s largest aluminium (...)

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