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Filip & Company

Competition/Antitrust

2 ranked lawyersBand 1RomaniaEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Robust antitrust team that this year enters the top band of the rankings. Assists with the notification of M&A transactions and joint ventures, particularly within the banking sector. Draws on the competition law expertise of key partners in the dispute resolution team for contentious mandates, such as allegations of the exchange of sensitive information, bid rigging and price fixing. Advises clients on sector inquiries and abuse of dominance cases, acting for both plaintiffs and defendants. Adept at advising clients on compliance matters and distribution agreements.

Strengths

One client enthuses that the team is "one of the best" in competition matters, and reports that the lawyers "are always very prompt, hands-on and adopt a business-oriented approach."

A client underlines that the firm "has a very strong and capable competition law team," adding that the lawyers "are fast and responsive, instantly understanding the client's needs."

Another appreciates that the team "has a very down-to-earth approach, in-depth business understanding and provides practical advice."

Work highlights

Defended Strauss Romania before the Romanian Competition Council in allegations of price fixing.

Notable practitioners

One client describes Cătălin Suliman as "a problem solver with an impressive track record," and adds that his "strong sense of business and sharp strategic thinking make him a brilliant lawyer." Suliman is highly regarded for offering a broad competition practice, advising on merger clearance, market investigations, antitrust compliance and contentious cases before the competition authorities. Another client particularly praises his "unique way of solving problems, taking into consideration the people who need the resolution and their interests and needs, instead of focusing solely or too much on the law that can be applied."

Georgeta Gavriloiu advises clients on merger notifications and Competition Council investigations, particularly into allegations of exchanges of sensitive information. One client describes Gavriloiu as "incisive and able to find the essence in an issue," while another appreciates that she "understands our business very well."

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Overview

Our antitrust practice is widely recognised as among the most experienced in Romania, with Cătălin Suliman being a top tier practitioner, ranked Band 1 by Chambers Europe 2017.

We have a wide-ranging competition law expertise, in projects such as:

  • Full assistance during antitrust investigations on both vertical and horizontal agreements, abuse of dominance, including assistance during dawn raids and strategic advice, defence before the antitrust authorities and before the courts of law, leniency procedures, commitments or during settlement procedures;
  • antitrust compliance advice, including structuring transactions, distribution/ sales systems, franchising, marketing and pricing;
  • complex competition audits and training;
  • state aid matters;
  • clearances /approvals of transactions (merger control), including assistance with respect to commitments and remedies;
  • antitrust litigation





Competition/Antitrust Department

Filip & Company

firm
Department location

Equilibrium Building, 2 Gara Herastrau

11th Floor

2nd District

Bucharest

Bucureşti

Romania

020334

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Romania

Competition/Antitrust


Cătălin Suliman
Band 1
Georgeta Gavriloiu
Band 4