Over the last 20 years we have been entrusted by multinational companies, financial institutions and entrepreneurs with their most significant endeavors.

Competition & Commercial

Our outstanding competition team places us among a very select group of Romanian firms having tremendous knowledge, experience and capabilities in antitrust and state-aid matters.

We offer a powerful combination between the insight of Carmen Peli, the first Romanian lawyer ever ranked in Band 1 by Chambers (2007), and the energy and impact of rising stars in the field. With our help, clients can successfully navigate the increasingly relevant and complex competition rules and protect their business accordingly.

Because we double our competition expertise with a deep understanding of our clients’ business and strategies, industry-leading corporations turn to us time and again to advise them on the most complex and high-profile mandates.

Our commercial practice also reunites the expertise able to provide integrated legal solutions for the on-going activity of our clients, in numerous sectors and industries, such as retail, pharma, IT, telecom or energy to name a few. Our legal experts can help with contract drafting and negotiation, advising on employment-related issues, providing assistance related to regulatory aspects, such as personal data and consumer protection, and assisting during procurement procedures.

Our lawyers have been involved in key projects, such as:

Assistance during investigations performed by the Romanian Competition Council, provided to numerous market leading companies or professional associations from sectors such as insurance, pharma, IT (in a bid-rigging investigation that was dismissed), telecom, food and beverage, aviation catering, railway transport and utilities metering.

Assistance in merger control matters provided to various clients, such as a large oil and gas company, the largest Romanian company in the utilities sector, a large Romanian bank, a leading regional financial services group, a top-player on the coffee market, a large automobile importer, a leading cement producer, an international glass producer, a major health-care provider or the leading telecom company in the region.

Assistance in state aid matters provided to clients such as a car manufacturer, constructors, investment funds, a large bank subject to a privatization process or a leading European energy company.

Assistance in relation to commercial and compliance matters, provided to clients such as a major Chinese motor vehicle manufacturer, a cement producer, a winning consortium in a public-private partnership, a European chemical company, the world’s leading payment cards producer, the largest Romanian hydropower producer, a large air transport company, a large producer of construction materials, a large beer manufacturer.