The head of FAS commented on the deal “Yandex” and Uber

Moscow. July 13. INTERFAX.RU – the Federal Antimonopoly service will carefully analyze the deal to merge the online taxi orders between “Yandex” and Uber, theoretically, it could threaten competition in the market, told reporters the head of Department Igor Artemyev.

“Three hours ago, I heard about it. Some idea we have that we have three main aggregator, if two of them are going to merge, that is, of course, private market, and the threat of restriction of competition, undoubtedly, is present here,” said Artemyev.

“To talk about whether to merge whether to merge, we need to count the number of clients we need to see the number of trips, we need to see the prices, so we have to start a routine, common procedure of analysis of the market, and a petition is also to receive,” he said.

“If today is Uber and “Yandex.Taxi” go to connect, then it is their great desire, but the state has a law on protection of competition, respectively, through the prism of this law, the transaction must be considered, and we are going to do. They are probably preparing to submit a petition, in General, decided to tell a little forward before, it is their legitimate right. We’re not particularly worried, if it is necessary to authorize the transaction, then allow the second option will decline, and the third will resolve with the prescription,” concluded Artemyev.