Vitaly Dianov

Partner, Moscow, Antitrust & Competition

Vitaly Dianov is a recognised expert, who advises clients on all competition law related matters with a focus on cartel investigations, competition trials and abuse of dominance disputes. Vitaly has represented clients in a number of cases during cartel investigations, including “dawn raids” conducted by the antimonopoly authorities, and has participated in the majority of the competition trials the Firm has been instructed to take part in. Vitaly has also organised and examined a number of simulation “dawn raid” for clients.

Vitaly Dianov has considerable positive experience of acting for clients in state arbitration courts, courts of general jurisdiction and arbitration tribunals, including the International Commercial Arbitration Court under the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.  Find out more information about Vitaly'sexperience.

Vitaly is actively involved in the drafting of antitrust laws and regulations and lectures on enforcement of the antitrust legislation at a law institute. In addition to empirical articles devoted to practical aspects of use of law in both Russian and foreign publications, Vital has also written a number of conceptual articles on law.

For several years now, Vitaly Dianov has been a member of the Competition Support Association (Vitaly is elected in partnership’s Board Council since 2014) and has held a seat on the Unfair Competition Expert Board of the Federal Antimonopoly Service. Vitaly’s contribution to improvement of the antitrust legislation and development of competition policy was recognised in 2011, 2012 and 2014 by certificates of merit issued by the Federal Antimonopoly Service. Vitaly has been recommended by Global Competition Review 2013 - 2015 as a practicing antitrust lawyer. He is also listed in the Best Lawyers 2016 in the field of Competition / Antitrust law and is recommended by the Legal 500 EMEA 2016 as a lawyer,  providing "a masterful use of various options, ensuring full legal protection" and Chambers Europe 2016: "a highly-qualified trial lawyer who conducts trials, manages the litigation prospect, knows the legislation and steadfastly upholds his legal position."

Vitaly is Head of Group, EU & Competition, within our Moscow office.