Europe Romania Competition/Antitrust
Up and Coming
1Filip & CompanyCompetition/Antitrust2023 | Band 1 |Filip & Company retains its position in the top tier of the rankings on the back of the breadth of its competition law practice. The law firm has notable experience representing clients before the Romanian authorities in investigations into allegations of abuse of dominance and cartel involvement. It offers further expertise in high-profile merger clearance mandates. Team members also assist clients with antitrust compliance, particularly with regards to distribution agreements. The team has a wide client base encompassing the energy, telecommunications, retail and pharmaceutical sectors. 1Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston PetersenCompetition/Antitrust2023 | Band 1 |Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen has a highly esteemed competition law practice. The firm is particularly active in behavioural mandates, representing clients in price fixing and market sharing investigations, and challenging RCC decisions before the Romanian Court of Appeal. The team also acts for clients on cross-border merger clearance mandates and the competition compliance aspects of establishing joint ventures. It is a popular choice with clients from the retail, energy, manufacturing and healthcare industries. 1Țuca Zbârcea & AsociațiiCompetition/Antitrust2023 | Band 1 |Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii remains a top choice for clients, particularly for clients subject to Romanian Competition Council investigations into allegations of abuse of dominance or cartel involvement. The law firm also has experience representing clients in subsequent appeals against fines imposed by the authority. It additionally advises clients on merger clearance mandates and has further expertise in compliance matters. The team acts for clients from the financial services, energy and telecommunications sectors.
2D&B David si BaiasCompetition/Antitrust2023 | Band 2 |D&B David si Baias is noted for its expertise in assisting clients with obtaining competition law clearance for corporate transactions. The law firm also represents clients in Competition Council investigations into allegations of abuse of a dominant position or involvement in a cartel. The team additionally advises on state aid schemes and competition law compliance. Team members also have experience in matters concerning procurement regulations. 2DLA Piper Dinu SCACompetition/Antitrust2023 | Band 2 |DLA Piper offers clients a broad competition law practice, with experience representing clients in both behavioural investigations and merger clearance mandates. The law firm also frequently assists with compliance matters, particularly in respect of distribution agreements and other commercial contracts. The team often acts for clients from the life sciences, transportation and financial services industries. 2Radu Tărăcilă Pădurari Retevoescu SCACompetition/Antitrust2023 | Band 2 |Radu Tărăcilă Pădurari Retevoescu often acts for clients on investigations into allegations of anti-competitive behaviour. Following investigations, the team assists with challenges to fines and damages actions. The law firm offers additional expertise in obtaining competition law approval for M&A transactions and joint venture agreements. Clients further benefit from the firm's close collaboration with the international network of Allen & Overy. 2Schoenherr si Asociatii SCACompetition/Antitrust2023 | Band 2 |Schoenherr offers a broad competition law practice, assisting clients with obtaining clearance for corporate transactions, as well as defending them in investigations into possible breaches of Articles 101 and 102. The law firm also acts on state aid mandates. Its clients come from a range of sectors, including financial services, construction, media and transport.
3GNP Guia Naghi & PartnersCompetition/Antitrust2023 | Band 3 |GNP Guia Naghi & Partners has a strong focus on assisting clients with competition compliance matters. The law firm also offers notable activity in antitrust investigations. The team is popular with clients from the pharmaceutical, retail and FMCG sectors. 3KinstellarCompetition/Antitrust2023 | Band 3 |Kinstellar enters the rankings this year having assisted a number of financial sector clients with competition law matters. The law firm has a strong focus on competition clearance for acquisitions and joint ventures. Additionally, the team frequently acts on compliance mandates, including around distribution issues. It also offers experience in behavioural issues. 3Popovici Nițu Stoica & AsociațiiCompetition/Antitrust2023 | Band 3 |Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații assists clients with obtaining competition law clearance for mergers and joint ventures, as well as advising on foreign direct investment filings. The law firm also represents clients in investigations into potential cartels or abuses of dominance, as well as in subsequent challenges to RCC decisions. The team frequently acts on competition compliance mandates.
- Biriș GoranCompetition/Antitrust2023 | Band 3