Vitaly is a recognised expert, who advises clients on all competition law related matters with a focus on cartel investigations, competition trials and abuse of dominance disputes. He has represented clients in a number of cases during cartel investigations, including "dawn raids" conducted by the antimonopoly authorities, and has participated in the majority of the competition trials the Firm has been instructed to take part in. Vitaly has also organised and examined a number of simulation "dawn raid" for clients.
Vitaly has considerable positive experience of acting for clients in state arbitration courts, courts of general jurisdiction and arbitration tribunals, including the International Commercial Arbitration Court under the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.
Vitaly is actively involved in the drafting of antitrust laws and regulations and lectures on enforcement of the antitrust legislation at a law institute. In addition to empirical articles devoted to practical aspects of use of law in both Russian and foreign publications, Vitaly has also written a number of conceptual articles on law.
In 2018 Vitaly successfully completed the Economics for Competition Law course at King’s College, London.
For several years, Vitaly Dianov has been a member of the Competition Experts Association (Vitaly was elected in partnership’s Board Council in 2014 – 2016). Vitaly’s contribution to improvement of the antitrust legislation and development of competition policy was recognised in 2011, 2012 and 2014 by certificates of merit issued by the Federal Antimonopoly Service. In 2017, he has been honoured with the Medal of the Order “For Merit to the Fatherland", 2nd class. Vitaly has been recommended by Global Competition Review 2013 – 2018 as a practicing antitrust lawyer. He is also listed in the Best Lawyers 2016 – 2018 Editions in the field of Competition / Antitrust law and is recommended by The Legal 500 2015 – 2018 as a lawyer, providing “a masterful use of various options, ensuring full legal protection” and Chambers Europe 2015 – 2018: “a highly-qualified trial lawyer who conducts trials, manages the litigation prospect, knows the legislation and steadfastly upholds his legal position.” Vitaly has been also recognised by Who’s Who Legal: Competition – Future Leaders 2017-2018: “Vitaly Dianov receives praise for combining "a proactive approach" with "strategic thinking". In particular, clients praise him for his "flexibility and very friendly attitude to clients in sensitive situations such as during dawn raids".