The paper is aimed at assessing the regulatory impact of the new trade law (2009). A standardized data survey is used for revealing market sellers that may gain from the introduction of the trade law. 512 filled questionnaires were collected from the managers of chain stores and their suppliers in fi ve big cities of Russia in November-December 2010. Federal Anti-Trust Service statistics is used to examine the scale and dynamic of regulatory impact on the trade law enforcement. The author concludes that the initial effects of the trade law do not correspond to the declared goals. At the same time, the market sellers confront with the additional transaction costs of administrative control, prosecutions and fi nes due to the extended prerogatives of the anti-trust authorities.
In Chapter 3 methodological bases of legal judicial examination and features of its carrying out on cases of the administrative offenses committed by economic entities are considered. On concrete examples the necessity of application of such examination in proceedings on administrative offenses is proved.
The author of the present Article dwells on lately adopted (approved) alterations of administrative legislation, in conformance with which sanctions stipulated by Articles 14.31 - 14.33 of the Code of the Russian Federation on Administrative Violations for Legal Persons, for the first time in the history of antimonopoly legislation (Antitrust laws, statutes) of our country, envisage the possibility of charging an operating fine for legal person's wrongdoing related to restriction of competition or improper use of their dominant position on the market.