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Competition & Antitrust

Our Competition team is lead by experienced lawyers who have been involved in advising international corporate and financial institutions on a broad range of domestic and EU competition and regulatory issues, including cartel, dominant position and state aid cases.

Our lawyers have often managed complex legal issues requiring compliance with sophisticated legal requirements. We are the first law firm to have obtained a fine reduction (of approximately 70%) based on alleviating circumstances in a prominent cartel case before a Romanian court.

Deal highlights:


  • Assisting a leading global financial institution in a high profile cartel investigation of the Romanian Competition Council and obtaining - for the first time ever - the dismissal of the case immediately after the hearings (out of court, with no sanctions for the alleged breach);
  • Successfully defending a pharmaceutical company on obtaining a reduction of approximately 70% of the fine imposed by the Romanian Competition Council, in accordance with a final court decision;
  • Successfully representing one of Europe's leading multi-manager investment companies on obtaining merger control clearance from the Romanian Competition Council related to the acquisition of joint control over The GADA Group;
  • Assisting and advising a leading gas distribution company on a complex competition law compliance programme;
  • Advising a global tobacco company on competition law compliance aspects, including in-depth review of commercial policies;
  • Assisting and advising a subsidiary of a global media network on an anti-trust investigation on the Romanian media market.