Antika successfully defended the interests of Shell Retail Ukraine in the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine


Antika Law Firm successfully defended Shell Retail Ukraine (operator and owner of a network of the petrol station under the brand Shell in Ukraine) interests during the investigation launched by Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine against the company.

Investigation was carried out by Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine due to acquisition  of assets of petrol station in Kharkiv without relevant permit for concentration in December 2014.

During the investigation team of lawyers of Antika Law Firm managed to convinced Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine that the transaction, which was held by Shell Retail Ukraine, doesn’t meet the criteria of concentration according to Law of Ukraine “On the protection of Economic Competition” and  therefore, doesn’t require permit for concentration. As a result, Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine ordered to closed proceedings of the case without decision-making.

The team of lawyers of Antika Law Firm within the partner Sergii Korniienko and senior associate Alexander Tretiakov managed by managing partner Dr. Alexey Kot worked on project implementation.


Royal Dutch Shell – one of world leaders in Energy and petrochemical industry. Business of Shell Downstream  has been operating in more than 80 countries and with more than half million employees, representing brand Shell for clients in 43 thousand petrol stations.

Bussiness of Shell Retail entered  the Ukrainian market in 2007. Since that time the network of petrol stations under the brand Shell managed by Royal Dutch Shell.   Shell Retail Ukraine geographically belong to cluster of Central and Eastern Europe Shell Downstream Retail.

Nowadays the network of petrol stations Shell comprises 132 stations in 18 regions of Ukraine. Shell petrol station throughout Ukraine providing сlients with high-quality oil and autogas, a broad set of Retail Convenience products (goods for clients), tasty food-court and drinks. More than 1600 people are in employment in Shell in Ukraine.

Antika Law Firm has been operating in the legal market since 2010.  It is within in a TOP-30 leading law firms in Ukraine*.

The Firm provides a full range of legal services to national and international companies that do business in Ukraine and abroad. The partners of the Firm have over 20 years’ experience in providing business law advice.

Specialists of Antika Law Firm are experts in following practices: Antitrust, Corporate, Construction & Real Estate, Energy, Dispute Resolution, Legal Expertise.

The Firm’s representative clients AWT Bavaria, ViDi Group, Ibis Group of Companies, Nadra Ukrayny, Nasosenergomash, Henkel Ukraine, Henkel Bautechnik Ukraine, Chernomorneftegaz, Ukrnafta, FC Dnipro,  Energobank, Cadogan Petroleum, Cargill, Esan Eczacıbaşı Industrial Raw Materials, Enesa, Ghelamco, Heitman International, Imperial Tobacco, International Resources Group (USAID project “Municipal Energy Reform in Ukraine”), Lantmannen Axa.

*rankings: 50 Top Law Firms of Ukraine (Yurydycheskaya Practika Publishing), Market leaders: ranking of Ukrainian legal companies (Yurydychna Gazeta), The Legal 500, Ukrainian Law Firms  and others.