Competition & Antitrust

Transactional support concerning competition issues

  • advice related to the conclusion of important commercial agreements and development of distribution systems;
  • advice on competition law elements of M&A and JV transactions, including due diligence processes;
  • organisation of the transactional process in a manner preventing infringement of competition law, in particular through exchange of confidential business information between competitors;
  • advice on contractual elements relevant in the light of competition law, in particular non-compete clauses;
  • assistance in obtaining merger control clearances;
  • representation of companies in proceedings regarding the failure to comply with the requirement to notify the relevant authorities of a concentration;
  • coordination of the merger notification process before the Romanian Competition Council;
  • advice related to public procurement;
  • advice related to the prohibition of abusing of a dominant position on the market in the light of competition law.

Legal support related to an investigation of the competition council

  • assistance and advise during the competition council’s down raids;
  • assistance during the investigation process, including representation in front of the investigation team, representation during the hearings, drafting objections to the investigation team’s report or clarifications;
  • drafting notifications to competition authorities regarding anticompetitive practices of other companies;
  • preparing and advising on competition compliance programmes, including corporate responsibility;
  • assistance and support in asking for leniency;
  • preparation of applications regarding commitment decisions;
  • representation of companies or business associations related to the above listed matters;

Advice regarding contentious matters concerning competition law

  • advice and representation of companies in appeal proceedings against decisions issued by competition authorities, in particular in proceedings regarding anticompetitive practices;
  • advice and representation of companies in court proceedings initiated by private entities regarding anticompetitive practices.

Contact our special team

Cosmin Stefanescu

Managing Partner