Biriș Goran

Gelu Goran

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A founding partner of Biriş Goran, Gelu is one of the top antitrust practitioners in Romania, acting primarily in the areas of competition and antitrust law as well as mergers and acquisitions for more than 21 years.

He has been involved in the first Romanian successful leniency case and in the first court challenge of a three-to-two merger clearance decision by a third party as well as other major cartel and merger control cases. He has extensive experience in advising clients in complex competition cases including vertical restraints and pricing, cartels, abuse of dominant position or merger control and in managing antitrust compliance programs. Gelu has advised clients in banking, construction materials, fast moving consumer goods, tobacco, breweries, perfumery and retail sectors.

Gelu has a Law Degree from the University of Bucharest (1997), and a LL.M. from the Northwestern University (2003) as Fulbright Scholar.


•Counsel, Salans Bucharest (now Dentons) (2006)

•Associate, Altheimer & Gray/Salans, Bucharest (1999 – 2005)

•Inspector, Romanian Competition Council (1997 – 1999)

Professional Memberships

Member of the Bucharest Bar and New York Bar.


•Northwestern University School of Law, Fulbright Scholar (LL.M. with honors, 2003)

•University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law (Law Degree, 1997)