The integration of Romania in the European Union led to an accelerated effort of harmonisation of the Romanian legislation with the European competition/antitrust rules. The educational and professional background of the members of our team, which includes a solid specialization in this field, together with the close cooperation developed with lawyers from other EU countries, constitute valuable guarantees for high-quality legal services.

Our expertise in this field includes: 

  • Drafting notifications of economic concentrations
  • Legal assistance in the implementation of distribution networks and drafting distribution contracts
  • Legal opinions on different issues related to the competition Romanian and EU legislation: anticompetitive agreements, abuse of dominant position, economic concentrations, state aids, unfair competition, commercial agents, abuse of rights and/or bad faith in the field of the distribution agreements
  • Competition law trainings for managers and employees
  • Assistance in case of investigations and/or dawn raids

Below you can find details of some of our recent projects in competition and distribution:

  • Preparing and submitting the documentation for merger clearances by the Romanian Competition Council in relation to several acquisition of control operations, as well as a joint-venture
  • Assisting a company from the oil and gas distribution field during the investigation carried out by the Competition Council in respect of the fuels distribution market and in the litigation started for the cancellation of the fine applied by the Competition Council
  • Providing assistance to a professional association in an industry investigation started by the Competition Council
  • Assisting and representing a leading company acting in the waste management field in the preliminary analysis carried out by the Competition Council further to a complaint for abuse of dominant position and the litigation related thereto
  • Assisting a global sugar confectionery producer in the process of developing its distribution system in Romania
  • Review of the standard agreements to be concluded by a major producer of crop protection products and seeds with its distributors
  • Continuous legal assistance to a company from the oil and gas distribution field in the process of reviewing and updating the standard agreements used in its distribution network.