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Valentin Berea

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RTPR Allen & Overy (Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA in ass

Work Department

Dispute Resolution, Competition, Intellectual Property.

Position

Partner.

Career

Valentin Berea is a Partner at RTPR Allen & Overy (Radu Tărăcilă Pădurari Retevoescu SCA in association with Allen & Overy LLP). He specialises in dispute resolution, competition and intellectual property. Among recent highlights, Valentin has successfully coordinated the defence of a major international engineering group against the Romanian Road Authority in a high profile ICC Arbitration held in Paris, relating to a large infrastructure project in Romania. In anti-trust litigation, Valentin has distinguished himself by winning some of the most notable antitrust litigation cases. For example, together with his team, he succeeded in obtaining in court the first significant reduction (of over 80%) of a fine imposed by the Competition Council (on the insulin trading market), based on a mitigating circumstance. This has set a precedent in court of reducing the fines imposed by the competition authority. Recently, Valentin obtained the full exoneration of British American Tobacco after representing the company in a cartel investigation which lasted for 4 years (including dawn raid proceedings). As regards IP litigation, Valentin was involved in one of the largest litigations to date in Romania, regarding the ownership of the Vodafone trademark. Valentin is also a certified intellectual property counsellor for trademarks and industrial designs.

Languages

Valentin Berea is fluent in English and French.

Member

Valentin Berea is a qualified Romanian lawyer, registered with the Bucharest Bar. He is also a member of the National Union of Romanian Bar Associations.

Education

Valentin Berea graduated from the University of Bucharest, Law Faculty and from the University of Paris I, Pantheone - Sorbonne.


Romania

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

RTPR Allen & Overy (Radu Tărăcilă Pădurari Retevoescu SCA in association with Allen & Overy LLP)’s expertise includes intellectual property, real estate and tax litigation. Valentin Berea has ‘solid knowledge of the topic’; he represents Sky News in litigation pertaining to a news report about alleged arms trafficking in Romania. Of counsel Lucian Mihai and senior associate Răzvan Nănescu are also recommended.

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EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

RTPR Allen & Overy (Radu Tărăcilă Pădurari Retevoescu SCA in association with Allen & Overy LLP) has ‘very good knowledge of competition law’, particularly in cartel investigation work. In 2016, the team successfully represented Bunge Danube Trading in an investigation into an alleged price fixing cartel in the grains trading market. Valentin Berea is the key contact.

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