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bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică’s ‘very proficient’ team is ‘really up-to-date with the latest developments in European competition law’. The firm has experience in merger control advice, competition compliance issues, cartel prevention, and trade regulation. Managing partner Cătălin Grigorescu is ‘an excellent adviser and fantastic negotiator’.

At D&B David şi Baias SCA, Manuela Guia, Sorin David and Bianca Naghi are the key names. The team is representing Energobit in an investigation concerning alleged bid rigging in the smart meter market.

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen has ‘an excellent’ practice and the team provides ‘insightful and intelligent advice’ on state aid, merger control, competition litigation and restrictive practices. Georgeta Dinufights hard for her clients’; she is representing a media company in an investigation into alleged abuse of dominance.

PeliFilip has ‘an excellent practice in competition law’. Highlights included assisting Nuclearelectrica with competition issues rising from joint venture negotiations with China General Nuclear Power Group for constructing two units of the Cernavodă Nuclear Power Plant. Practice head Cătălin Suliman is ‘an expert in the competition field’. Seior associate Georgeta Gavriloiu is also recommended.

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.

Schoenherr şi Asociaţii SCA’s team ‘displays great knowledge of EU and local competition rules’. The firm’s expertise includes state aid matters, merger control advice and anticompetitive practices investigations. Practice head Georgiana Bădescu is ‘an asset for the firm’.

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii’s Raluca Vasilache assisted Direct One with the competition compliance aspects of its takeover of Netcity. Managing associate Andreea Oprișan is also recommended.

Biriş Goran SPARL has ‘excellent professional knowledge’ of EU and competition matters. Gelu Goran and senior associate Răzvan Bardicea recently represented Ameropa Grains in a cartel investigation for alleged price fixing; the company was found not to have infringed competition rules.

Dentons’ ‘very business-oriented’ team handles merger control, cartel investigations and state aid matters. Raul Mihu acted for Auchan in successfully obtaining the annulment of a €5m fine imposed by the Romanian Competition Council on Real Hypermarkets, which recently merged with Auchan.

At Muşat & Asociaţii, recent highlights include acting for L’Oréal Romania on structuring and implementing distribution agreements to comply with competition legislation. Anca Buta Mușat is a notable practitioner.

Reff & Associates SCA’s team handles merger control advice and competition litigation, among other areas. Florentina Munteanu is the name to note.

Recent highlights for CMS’ ‘very reliable’ team include successfully advising Alpla on obtaining merger clearance of its acquisition of Star East Pet; the group assisted the same client with the acquisition procedure. Horea Popescu is the key name.

Popovici Niţu Stoica & Asociaţii’s expertise includes cartel investigations and restrictive agreements. Clients include HP and Albalact. Silviu Stoica is a notable practitioner.

Wolf Theiss provides clients with ‘practical, oriented advice in order to ensure full compliance with the EU and Romanian competition law rules’. Adrian Șter and counsel Claudia Chiper are the names to note.

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