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Mariya is a well-renowned expert in the area of antitrust and competition law, with extensive experience at leading Ukrainian law firms advising national and international clients on competition and international trade matters.   More

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Mariya is a well-renowned expert in the area of antitrust and competition law, with extensive experience at leading Ukrainian law firms advising national and international clients on competition and international trade matters.

She has primarily focused on antitrust investigations (abuse of dominance and cartel cases, in particular on anticompetitive distribution arrangements, price fixing, market allocations, exclusionary behaviour), and other competition matters, including merger control and state aid. Mariya has deep knowledge of EU competition law, which allows her to work effectively with multinational clients. 

In 2015 Mariya was appointed as the First Deputy Chair of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine. In her role at the AMCU, Mariya focused on improving the efficiency of competition regulations and enforcement mechanisms to make the Ukrainian market more competitive. Mariya drove all the major reforms in this sector between 2015-2019, including the introduction of a state aid system in Ukraine, developing standards of proof in antitrust investigations, and assessments in merger control proceedings.

Mariya was a member of Interdepartmental Commission on International Trade of Ukraine (ICIT).

In 2020 she re-joined Aequo. 

  • The legal research guide Best Lawyers 2009-2014 listed Mariya among the prominent Ukrainian practitioners in Antitrust.

  • Chambers Europe 2013 - 2014 value Mariya in Antitrust & Competition for her "commerciality, proactive approach and ability to provide alternative solutions".

  • The Ukrainіan Law Firms 2012-2014. A Handbook For Foreign Clients recognizes Mariya as an experienced practitioner for antitrust and competition law in Ukraine.

  • Listed as one of the prominent lawyers for Antitrust and Competition by the annual ranking "Top 50 leading Ukrainian Law Firms" organized by the Ukrainian weekly newspaper "Yuridicheskaya praktika" (Legal practice) in 2012-2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • International Bar Association (IBA)

  • Kyiv City Bar Association 
  • Ukrainian Bar Association (UBA)

Education

  • Donetsk National University, 2001

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law, LLM, 2003
  • King’s College London, PG Diploma - EU Competition Law, 2014

Languages

  • English
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian