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Europe Romania Competition/Antitrust

This section encompasses contentious and non-contentious matters arising under domestic and international competition law, including cartels, abuse of a dominant market position and merger control. Unless a more specific subsection exists, areas such as antitrust, state aid and public procurement are also considered here.

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Band 1
  1. Filip & Company
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    Filip & Company
    Competition/Antitrust
    Europe 2022 | Band 1 | 14 Years Ranked
    Filip & Company has a robust antitrust team, often assisting with the notification of M&A transactions, particularly within the banking sector. The law firm 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, market sharing and price fixing. The team advises clients on sector inquiries and abuse of dominance cases, acting for both plaintiffs and defendants. Lawyers at the firm are also adept at advising clients on compliance matters and distribution agreements.
  2. Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen
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    Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen
    Competition/Antitrust
    Europe 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen has a leading competition department that advises blue-chip multinationals and Romanian subsidiaries on a diverse range of investigations by the Competition Council, as well as acting on post-investigation court challenges to fines. The law firm is experienced in the full gamut of proceedings, including abuse of dominance and price-fixing allegations. It also handles the Romanian aspects of multi-jurisdictional follow-on damages claims and merger clearances. The practice also assists clients with compliance matters.
  3. Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații
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    Țuca Zbârcea & Asociații
    Competition/Antitrust
    Europe 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii is an esteemed practice that regularly acts on high-profile behavioural investigations, including those relating to abuse of dominance allegations. The competition team coordinates with colleagues in the firm's litigation department to challenge adverse Council decisions before the Romanian courts. It further advises on the Romanian competition clearance aspects of large cross-border mergers. The law firm offers strong expertise in regulatory mandates, frequently assisting with competition law compliance. The team represents key clients across the retail, pharmaceutical, energy and telecommunications sectors.
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Band 2
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    D&B David si Baias
    Competition/Antitrust
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    D&B David si Baias frequently acts for public and private sector clients on state aid matters. The law firm is also engaged to represent clients in competition investigations, covering bid rigging, exchange of sensitive information and excessive pricing allegations. It maintains a strong offering in merger clearance mandates, as well as advising on compliance matters. The team is particularly popular with clients from the energy sector.
  2. DLA Piper Dinu SCA
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    DLA Piper Dinu SCA
    Competition/Antitrust
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 12 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper is an international firm with experience in competition law issues arising from distribution agreements and merger clearance applications. Lawyers in the team frequently represent multinational corporates in high-profile investigations relating to cartel allegations, as well as allegations of abuse of dominance and anti-competitive exchanges of sensitive information. The law firm often advises clients on sector inquiries, particularly within the pharmaceutical industry. It also provides assistance with competition compliance.
  3. Radu Tărăcilă Pădurari Retevoescu SCA
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    Radu Tărăcilă Pădurari Retevoescu SCA
    Competition/Antitrust
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    Radu Tărăcilă Pădurari Retevoescu is regularly sought out to assist with extensive sector investigations, including cartel, abuse of dominant position and information exchange allegations, as well as compliance files. The law firm additionally acts on contentious mandates, including appeals against Competition Council sanctions. It maintains a client base of corporates from the media, energy and financial services sectors. The team also advises on distribution matters and merger clearance procedures.
  4. Schoenherr si Asociatii SCA
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    Schoenherr si Asociatii SCA
    Competition/Antitrust
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 15 Years Ranked
    Schoenherr is a noteworthy firm with a strong focus on significant international M&A operations that require notification to the Romanian competition authorities. The law firm is adept at handling an array of sector investigations. It also acts on challenges to the ruling of the Romanian Competition Council and private damages claims. The team further advises clients on competition compliance and contract matters. It often represents banks, insurers and energy sector clients.
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Band 3
  1. GNP Guia Naghi & Partners
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    GNP Guia Naghi & Partners
    Competition/Antitrust
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 2 Years Ranked
    GNP Guia Naghi & Partners is particularly active in behavioural investigations, representing clients in bid rigging, cartel, excessive pricing and abuse of dominance cases. The law firm also offers experience in market inquiries and state aid mandates. Lawyers in the team assist a number of clients with competition compliance questions.
  2. Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații
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    Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații
    Competition/Antitrust
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Popovici Nițu Stoica & Asociații defends clients in investigations into anti-competitive agreements, bid rigging and abuse of dominance. The law firm often assists clients with distribution agreements. It also handles merger control proceedings for Romanian retailers and international corporates, often from the financial services sector. The team further offers compliance support.
  3. Biriș Goran
    Competition/Antitrust
    Europe 2022 | Band 3