Artem Kara

Lawyer (RU)
Senior Associate
Practice Group: Antitrust & Competition

Artem Kara focuses on advising clients on various aspects of antitrust law, such as merger control procedures, compliance issues and vertical and distribution agreements. He is also experienced in strategic and foreign investment filing procedures. Artem also conducts compliance and antitrust seminars and trainings. Defence clients before Russian Federal antitrust authority is other part of his work.
Artem is a member of the Expert Council of the FAS of Russia for developing competition in information technologies.


  • Antitrust law
  • Litigation
  • Real Estate & Construction


  • Studied law at Lomonosow Moscow State University (summa cum laude)
  • Current postgraduate studies at the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law under the Government of the Russian Federation, Moscow (Russia)
  • At Noerr since 2011

Selected Projects

  • Legal advice to a one of the world’s largest logistics companies on the acquisition of the logistics business of the largest Russian car distributor;
  • Legal advice to a one of the world’s leading cars and trucks manufacturers on antitrust aspects of its shareholdings in the largest Russian trucks manufacturer, a joint venture with that truck manufacturer and various contractual arrangements;
  • Legal advice to Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. on procedural issues regarding public tenders;
  • Representing  a European chemicals group on the defence against a fine imposed by the Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service;
  • Assisting to a world-leading machinery manufacturer in investigations by the Russian prosecutor's office;
  • Legal advice to Foodpanda on antitrust aspects of  the sale of Delivery Club, the number one internet food delivery company in Russia, to Mail.Ru Group, one of Russia’s largest Internet companies.
  • Russian merger control filing and advice on other antitrust aspects for Danish financial investor Axcel on several pan-European acquisitions of high tech suppliers to the meat-processing industry and the formation of a global industry market leader.
  • Russian merger control and foreign investment filings for Shanghai Electric Group on the acquisition of  Broetje Automation.
  • Advice on vertical agreements and distribution issues for world-leading car manufacturer, Italian shoe producer, U.S. textiles manufacturer, German media group and others.


  • One of the leading lawyers for Competition/Antitrust Law in Russia, Best Lawyers 2018 – 2020 
  • Recommended for Competition in Russia, The Legal 500 EMEA 2018, 2019



  • Member of the Expert Council of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of Russia for developing competition in information technologies

Selected Publications

  • Russia: Merger control, in: Legal500: Merger Control Country Comparative Guide, The In-House Lawyer Magazine (with Stefan Weber and Tatiana Dovgan),  11/2018
  • EU/US Sanctions vs. Russian antitrust laws, Lexology, Mondaq (with Stefan Weber and Tatiana Dovgan) 09/2018
  • Litigation and dispute resolution 2018, chapter Russia, Global Legal Insights, 2018 (with Dr. Viktor Gerbutov)
  • Russia: Antitrust legislation and enforcement practice 2016/2017 (in co-authorship), Lexology, 2017
  • Intellectual property & Antitrust 2015, Getting the Deal Through (in co-authorship)