OREANDA-NEWS. February 10, 2012. The Arbitration Court of the Republic of Dagestan dismissed the claim of Dagestanskaya Energosbytovaya Kompania [Dagestan Energy Supplier] OJSC (DESK OJSC) to invalidate the decision of the Office of the Federal Antimonopoly Service in the Republic of Dagestan (Dagestan OFAS Russia) in the part of violating the antimonopoly law, reported the press-centre of FAS Russia.

In August 2011 Dagestan OFAS Russia found that DESK OJSC violated Part 1 Article 10 of the Federal Law On Protection of Competition. The company refused to extend a contract for buying-and-selling electric power with Malye GES Dagestana OJSC.

Dagestan OFAS Russia obligated the energy company to conclude the contract with Malye GES Dagestana OJSC by 5th September 2011.

DESK OJSC thought that the decision of the Antimonopoly Service was unjustified and filed a lawsuit to the Arbitration Court of the Republic of Dagestan.

The Court supported the decision of Dagestan OFAS Russia and dismissed the claim of DESK OJSC.

The Arbitration Court confirmed legitimacy of the decision made by Dagestan OFAS Russia. DESK OJSC abused its dominant position by economically and technologically unjustified refusal to conclude the contract for buying-and-selling electric power. Dagestan OFAS Russia guards developing competitive environment in the Republic and in the future will continue suppressing violations of the Federal Law On Protection of Competition, the Head of Dagestan OFAS Russia, Kurban Kubasaev, commented the Court judgment.