Irina has been focused on the application of antimonopoly, advertising and procurement legislation for over 15 years. Irina has extensive experience in implementation of projects involving antimonopoly audits, setting up antimonopoly compliance systems, dealer and distributor relationships, anti-competition agreements, economic concentration, as well as the legislation on trade, advertising, unfair competition, procurement and state defense purchases. She has represented clients in various industries in cases involving violations of antimonopoly legislation, administrative offence cases before the antimonopoly authorities, as well as court cases on challenge of the acts issued by the antimonopoly authorities. Before joining BGP, Irina headed antimonopoly practices in major Russian law firms. Before becoming a legal adviser, she had worked for the Federal Antimonopoly Service for 8 years. The international rating of Chambers Europe recommends Irina Akimova in the category of Competition/Antitrust.