Competition & State aid
We advise our clients with respect to all aspects related to competition and state aid potential issues and queries. We assist our clients in relation to dawn raids/investigations of the Competition Council (including on various investigations of the Competition Council and on vertical and horizontal issues, trainings/mock dawn raid), tenders, dominance, compliance, exclusivities, discounts, distri, etc.
Examples of significant cases recently handled by our lawyers include:
Assisting a Romanian pharma producer in relation to an appeal filed in court against a sanctioning decision issued by the Competition Council in connection with an alleged export ban agreed between a supplier and several buyers;
Assisting a major oil company in connection with the Competition Council's investigation on the Romanian oil market in light of alleged horizontal agreements and limitation of distribution, including assistance in front of the Competition Council and in court proceedings;
Assisting pharma producers in connection with a sector inquiry regarding the distribution sector;
Assisting (successfully) a Romanian pharma distributor in connection with an investigation of the Competition Council on alleged collective boycott;
Assisting (successfully) a Spanish company in connection with an investigation of the Competition Council (including dawn raids) regarding a large tender.