Legal Protection of Economic Competition

40.04.01In english and russian

Level of education Master

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 2 years

Main academic courses
  • Development of Competition and Stages of Antimonopoly Legislation Formation
  • Fundamentals of Competition Law in the Historical and Legal Context
  • Fundamentals of Commodity Markets Work
  • Commodity Markets Analysis 
  • Pricing Fundamentals
  • Dominant Position in the Commodity Market and Its Abuse.
  • Antimonopoly Control of Economic Concentration
  • Industry-Specific Features of Antimonopoly Control in Selected Commodity Markets
  • Antimonopoly Requirements for Bidding Organisation 
  • Control of State and Municipal Procurements
  • Cartels and Other Anticompetitive Agreements
  • Control Over Anticompetitive Actions of Government Bodies
  • Control Over Foreign Investment Implementation
  • Competition Advocacy
  • Suppression of Unfair Competition and Improper Advertising
  • Administrative Liability for Offenses in the Field of Antimonopoly Legislation
  • Economic and Legal Analysis of Antitrust and Competition Law
  • Law Enforcement as a Type of Social Activity
  • Procedural Particularities of Considering Cases by an Antimonopoly Authority
  • Procedural Particularities of Considering Cases Related to the Application of Antimonopoly Legislation 
  • Modern Doctrines and Policy of Judicial Interpretati
Our advantages
  • An important advantage of the programme is its interdisciplinarity: law (including the fundamentals of Roman law and courses in proceedings); economics; and sociology. This makes it possible to train successfully not only lawyers but also high-level specialists. Theoretical aspects are taught in close connection with the practice of antimonopoly regulation.
  • The programme is implemented with the participation of: practitioners from the central office of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation and its departments; judges of arbitration courts of appeal and cassation; and representatives of employers.
  • The programme has been designed with the direct involvement of: the Federal Antimonopoly Service; the legal community including the international non-governmental organisation ‘The International Association of Lawyers’, and the Association of Lawyers of Russia; and employers. It is aimed at training experts who will have all the necessary skills and competencies for the lawyer's professional activities in: competition law; procurement; bidding; and other competition proceedings.
Main areas of research
  • Competition law (dominant position in the commodity market, antimonopoly control, economic concentration, control over state and municipal procurement, anticompetitive agreements, and others)
  • Industry practices of antimonopoly control
  • Promotion of competition
  • Analysis of commodity markets
  • Basic principles of pricing
Career opportunities

In the field of antimonopoly legislation and legislation aimed at the formation of competitive foundations for carrying out activities in the field of entrepreneurship:

  • lawmaking (norm-setting) activities
  • legal precedents
  • law enforcement
  • expert advice and consulting
  • organisational and managerial activities