Vladislav Antonov is a Senior Associate with DGKV. He is part of the DGKV’s Competition & Antitrust Practice. Vladislav’s main areas of expertise include competition law, consumer protection law, European Union law, tobacco control law, administrative law, commercial law and private international law. He provides legal advice and assistance to international clients operating in various industries with respect to competition law issues. He also advises and represents firm’s international corporate clients in antitrust and unfair competition investigations before the Bulgarian competition authority and consults them in relation to merger control and regulatory procedures in Bulgaria. Vladislav provides legal support in all aspects of the corporate business, focusing on Bulgarian and EU law compliance. He also provides legal advice and acts as a team leader on projects related to antitrust and unfair competition compliance.
Involvement in recent representative projects:
- Successfully represented OMV Bulgaria OOD in antitrust investigation launched by the CPC in April 2016 against six of the biggest fuel retailers for an alleged horizontal price fixing and price coordination.
- Representation of Acibadem Sağlık Hizmetleri ve Ticaret A.Ş. in merger control filling procedure in relation to the parallel acquisition of Tokushukai-Sofia EOOD and its subsidiaries and of City Hospitals and Clinics AD and its subsidiaries.
- Advised Apple Inc. and its subsidiary Apple Distribution International Ltd in investigation initiated by the Bulgarian Competition Protection Commission (CPC) regarding alleged abuse of superior bargaining position by Apple Inc. vis-a-vis the Bulgarian Telecommunication Company regarding the supply and distribution of smartphones in Bulgaria.
- Advised Nikon Europe B.V. with respect to an investigation launched by the CPC in January 2018 into an alleged abuse of dominant position and prohibited practices in vertical agreements with respect to the operation of Nikon’s selective distribution system in Bulgaria.