Antitrust & Competition

We are all aware of the complexity and cost increases triggered by antitrust compliance nowadays. The superior training and knowledge of the local authorities combined with the growing impact of new competition laws and with the higher aggression of the competitors increased the frequency of the joint investigations and related enforcement by the relevant authorities. Related penalties became more punitive, as well, placing carte members in a race against the clock to self-report violations and obtain pardoning.

Our antitrust & competition team claims to have a relevant understanding of each of our clients’ business and market strategy, which is primordial for successfully defending their interests. Our practice is built around our highly qualified professionals, who are aware of the local dimensions of competition matters. To that end, our clients benefit from an integrated approach, coordinated across specialties and jurisdictions. We can, thus, carry out with our professionals the most sophisticated national competition investigations, merger controls, cartels, competition litigation, market and sector investigations, abuse of dominance, state aid and public procurement matters through the complexities of this new and constantly shifting environment.

In the recent past, we have assisted, among other, three multinational retail chains, having a total turnover on the Romanian market of more than € 1 billion, in a project of self-assessment on a horizontal cooperation agreement for joint procurement, two multinational companies operating in auxiliary services for oil & gas industry in three projects entailing merger clearance with a total value of more than €110 million, and provided daily business assistance and training in competition issues pertaining to various commercial contracts.