Natalia Korosteleva advises clients in all areas of Russian competition law. She coordinates merger control approvals, concerted actions and investment in strategic industries, protects clients in the course of disputes with federal and local antimonopoly authorities, and engages regulatory agencies to protect clients’ legitimate interests.
Natalia has been involved in obtaining antimonopoly clearance for some of the most significant transactions in Russian corporate history, including the Danone/Unimilk merger, the merger of two major banks in the form of a takeover, and as a legal adviser in Russia to PPG Industries in connection with its tender offer for the shares of Tikkurila.
Her disputes highlights include defending Yandex in the antitrust investigation into Google’s abuse of power in the market for pre-installed apps for Android devices.
She is a member of the Competition Experts Association, as well as a number of FAS advisory councils. She is actively involved in legislation drafting, having contributed to the ‘Antimonopoly Packages’ of laws, as well as amendments to Federal Law No. 135-FZ on Competition Protection, Federal Law No. 57-FZ on Strategic Investments and Federal Law No. 583 on Acceptability of Vertical Agreements.
Natalia graduated from the Law School of Krasnoyarsk State University (2001) and the All-Russian State Tax Academy (2005). She completed a business law course at the International Law Institute in Washington, DC (2008).
In 2016, she was listed in Global Competition Review’s Women in Antitrust Survey, being the only lawyer from Russia to be featured.