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Chambers & Partners Europe 2017


Carmen is a founding partner of PeliFilip. She focuses on competition, M&A, finance and commercial law. She has substantial expertise in various industries, such as pharmaceuticals, IT&C, financial services, automotive, defence. Carmen has assisted in some of the landmark competition cases in Romania. Her innovative approach and deep understanding of economics are praised by clients. She has also been a leading lawyer in some of the largest transactions on the Romanian market in the banking, oil & gas and pharmaceutical sectors.

She also advised financial institutions (EBRD, IFC, RBS, DEG, etc.) as well as debtors in relation to important facilities to finance acquisitions, working capital or projects.

Carmen is a frequent speaker at seminars on Romanian and EU competition law matters as well as the author of numerous articles on Romanian and European antitrust and merger control law.

Highlights in her activity include assisting:

  • the purchaser in the privatization of the largest Romanian oil company, the second largest privatization (by value) to date;
  • an Asian company in relation to the largest acquisition (by value) in the pharmaceutical sector;
  • a large regional investment fund in relation to the largest sale on the Bucharest stock exchange of its stake in a chocolate company, the largest transaction in the confectionary market;
  • a local company and its shareholder in connection to the first investigation in the pharmaceutical industry (also the first investigation of an alleged abuse of dominant position);
  • a leading telecommunication company in relation to the first investigation in the telecommunications industry (interconnection) in Romania; and
  • a leading cement company in the first investigation of an alleged collective dominance and other acquisitions and investigations.

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