Wimm-Bill-Dann sues antimonopoly watchdog over tender
MOSCOW, October 14 - RAPSI, Natalia Belova. A commercial court will hear on November 14 Wimm-Bill-Dann's lawsuit against the antimonopoly service to reverse its resolution that the free baby food order biddings broke statutory regulations, the Russian Legal Information Agency (RAPSI) reports from the courtroom.
Wimm-Bill-Dann was one of the successful bidders for 2010 baby food supply orders.
The court postponed the hearing after it made the Moscow Health Department a third party to the dispute.
Nutricia, a Danone subsidiary, which acted as a claimant in the antimonopoly case, was also involved as a third party.
The watchdog sided with Nutricia in its appeal on January 11. Nutricia argued that the established food standards restricted the number of tender participants.
Wimm-Bill-Dann is a Russian food company established in 1992. Its headquarters are in Moscow.
Nutricia was established over 100 years ago. It specializes in producing food for babies and infants. It has operated in Russia since 1994 and been a part of the international Danone food group since 2007.