Article title Development of Ukraine’s Competition Law Under the Impact of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

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Name of magazine Legal journal «Law of Ukraine» (Ukrainian version)
Issue 11/2021
Сторінки [41-51]

The article is devoted to the study of the processes of implementation of EU law in the national legislation on protection of economic competition of Ukraine. The main areas of competition law that are developing in Ukraine under the active influence of the processes of “Europeanization” are identified, including the legal regimes of vertical concerted actions, control on concentrations, state aid to undertakings. Special attention is paid to procedural issues of improving the national legislation of Ukraine. It is proved that the competition legislation of Ukraine must comply with the principles of transparency, non-discrimination, procedural justice and the right to protection. An important role in bringing Ukraine’s legal system closer to EU standards on the basis of the Association Agreement belongs to law enforcement agencies, among which the practice of courts at various levels, headed by the Supreme Court, is of the greatest importance. The case law in Ukraine on the application of the Association Agreement is analyzed. 

Keywords Association agreement; competition, Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine; concerted practice; concentration; state aid; case law


Authored books

1. Smyrnova K, Osnovy prava konkurentsii Yevropeiskoho Soiuzu ta “ievropeizatsiia” konkurentsiinoho prava Ukrainy: navchalnyi posibnyk (Kyivskyi universytet 2021) (in Ukrainian).


Edited books

2. Zibrannia aktiv yevropeiskoho prava, vyp 1: Yevropeiskyi Soiuz (Smyrnova K uporiad, Muraviov V, Pravo Ukrainy 2013) (in Ukrainian).


 Journal articles

3. Kucherenko O, Smyrnova K, Letunovska I, ‘Reforming the natural Gaz market in Ukraine: the process of unbundling (unbundling case)’ [2020] 68 (3) Electrotehnica, Electronica, Automatica (EEA) 80–85 (in English).

4. Kyrylenko A, ‘Direct effect in Ukraine of IPR provisions from the EU/Ukraine Free Trade Agreement: a principled approach to the Zentiva case’ [2019] 14 (9) Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice 716–27 (in English).

5. Smyrnova K, Szyszczak E, ‘Modern Approaches to State Aid: Ukraine’ [2020] 19 (1) European State Aid Law Quarterly Volume 8–18 < estal/2020/1/5> (in English).

6. Smyrnova K, ‘Eksterytorialna diia prava Yevropeiskoho Soiuzu: dosvid dlia Ukrainy’ (2014) 4 Pravo Ukrainy 153–9 (in Ukrainian).

7. Smyrnova K, ‘Pravovi osnovy ta perspektyvy harmonizatsii antymonopolnoho zakonodavstva Ukrainy z pravom Yevropeiskoho Soiuzu: teoretychni ta praktychni aspekty’ (2013) 6 Pravo Ukrainy 92–103 (in Ukrainian).