"approachable, easy to contact and willing to help us at very short notice."

Chambers Europe, 2017

"A very good understanding of the commercial and legal aspects of the problem."

Chambers Europe, 2016

Our antitrust practice is widely recognised as among the most experienced in Romania, with Cătălin Suliman being a top tier practitioner, ranked Band 1 by Chambers Europe 2017.

We have a wide-ranging competition law expertise, in projects such as:

  • Full assistance during antitrust investigations on both vertical and horizontal agreements, abuse of dominance, including assistance during dawn raids and strategic advice, defence before the antitrust authorities and before the courts of law, leniency procedures, commitments or during settlement procedures;
  • antitrust compliance advice, including structuring transactions, distribution/ sales systems, franchising, marketing and pricing;
  • complex competition audits and training;
  • state aid matters;
  • clearances /approvals of transactions (merger control), including assistance with respect to commitments and remedies;
  • antitrust litigation.
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SELECTED CREDENTIALS:
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Assisting a leading cement company in the first investigation of an alleged collective dominance and other acquisitions and investigations.
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Assisting the largest cable company on an antitrust complaint submitted to the Competition Council against a large local TV content supplier for refusal to provide its programs on the DTH TV carriage platform; assisting the client with defending against a complaint submitted by a large international content supplier arguing abuse of dominance (the complaint was rejected); assisting the client in one commitments procedure (comments against commitments proposed by a supplier of TV sports rights).