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Oana Bucșa

Senior Associate

Practice focus:

  • Competition & Commercial
  • Data Protection

Oana Bucsa is praised for her “professional, focused approach” and “in-depth understanding.”— Legal 500 - Romania, EU and competition (2019)

Having previously collaborated with other top local law firms, including PeliFilip, Oana has gained extensive knowledge in dealing with complex competition and commercial law mandates. She has advised clients on a various range of projects, focusing on investigations of the Romanian Competition Council, merger control, structuring of commercial contracts, state aid, competition compliance programs, as well as data protection matters.

Representative work:

Assisting a Romanian bank during an investigation conducted by the Romanian Competition Council on the market for financial leasing and consumer credit and concerning a possible exchange of sensitive information between market players.

Assisting a distributor of agricultural machinery during an investigation conducted by the Romanian Competition Council on the market for agricultural machinery and equipment and concerning an alleged coordination of commercial policies with respect to prices.

Assisting one of the largest FMCG distributors in Central and Eastern Europe during the merger control procedure performed in front of the Romanian Competition Council with respect to the acquisition of control over one of the most important FMCG distributors in Romania.

Assisting an international shipbuilding company during the merger control procedure performed in front of the Romanian Competition Council with respect to the acquisition of control over a Romanian shipyard.

Performing competition compliance programs for clients acting in industries such as banking, pharmaceuticals and agriculture, tailored to their particular business model.

Press
"New Rules for Online Intermediation Services" - CEE Legal Matters (2020)
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"Industries supported at European level by state aid schemes in the context of the coronavirus pandemic: examples that could be followed by the Romanian state" - Hotnews (2020)
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"Temporary framework established by the European Commission on State aid measures to support the economy in the context of COVID-19" - Hotnews (2020)
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"Protecting the economy in the context of the spread of COVID-19 - measures available to the state" - Hotnews (2020)
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"Pricing algorithms - when can companies be held responsible for their use?" - Hotnews (2020)
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"State aid for rescuing and restructuring firms in difficulty - when can this be granted?" - Hotnews (2020)
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"Directions for action and developments that defined the activity of the Competition Council in terms of investigations in 2019" - Hotnews (2020)
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"Settlement of disputes between holders of pharmaceutical patents and manufacturers of generic medicines: when they are anti-competitive, according to a recent CJEU ruling" - Hotnews (2020)
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"Public tenders - frequently in the attention of the Competition Council" - Hotnews (2020)
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"Compensation actions for infringements: clarifications brought by the Court of Justice of the European Union" - Hotnews (2020)
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"The interaction between competition, consumer protection and GDPR" - Hotnews (2020)
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"Competition in sports" - Hotnews (2020)
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"10 lessons on competition in the last decade" - Hotnews (2020)
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"The impact of Big Data on competition" - Hotnews (2019)
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"Competition risks in case of outsourcing" - Hotnews (2019)
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"The impact of silence in the context of competition infringements" - Hotnews (2019)
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"Online commerce - between innovation and compliance with competition rules" - Hotnews (2019)
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“Participation in associations – tips for avoiding competition risks” - Hotnews (2019)
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“Competition risks and solutions in the context of digitalization” - LegalMagazin (2019)
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“Restrictions regarding online sale of luxury products: new rules drawn by the Court of Justice of the European Union” - Hotnews (2017)
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“The Romanian Competition Council fines a professional association for setting execution expenses and for limiting access to the market” - Concurrences (2015)
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