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Olga Mikheieva

Olga Mikheieva is a counsel in Baker McKenzie's Competition and Antitrust practice group with over 20 years' experience of advising on various issues concerning competition and antitrust law. Olga holds a PhD degree from the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University.

On 12 September 2023, the President of Ukraine signed Law No. 5431 “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine to Improve the Activities of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine” (“Law”), which launched a reform of Ukrainian competition law. The Law will enter into force on 1 January 2024.
The Law was developed together with competition law experts from the EU in line with the European Union-Ukraine Association Agreement. Adopting and implementing the Law is the first stage of the competition law reform, aimed at strengthening the powers of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMC) and bringing Ukrainian competition law and the AMC’s activities closer to the legal system of the European Union.

At the end of March, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine published its Annual Report for 2022.The AMC focused on markets that are strategically important for the country, including the markets for: (i) electricity, (ii) natural gas, (iii) light oil products, (iv) housing and communal services, (v) construction materials (i.e., cement), (vi) medicines, (vii) real estate, (viii) information technologies, (ix) retail, and (x) other industry sectors.