Mr Gelu Goran > Biris Goran SPARL > Bucharest, Romania > Lawyer Profile

Biris Goran SPARL

Work Department



Co-managing Partner


A founding partner of Biriș Goran, Gelu is one of the top antitrust practitioners in Romania, acting primarily in the areas of competition and antitrust law as well as mergers and acquisitions for more than 26 years. He is regularly called upon by leading multinationals in Romania to handle major merger control applications, to assist during cartel or dominance investigations and to manage their antitrust compliance programs in areas such as banking, retail, construction pharmaceutical & energy.

In addition to competition law, Gelu focuses on mergers & acquisitions.

His experience covers a large range of industries and business sectors, including fast moving consumer goods, construction materials, banking, tobacco, pharmaceuticals and breweries.

Prior to this, Gelu worked in the Bucharest offices of US law firm Altheimer & Gray and Salans from 1999 to 2006. Before that, he worked at the Romanian Competition Council, where he investigated mergers and acquisitions, evaluated potentially illegal agreements and abusive business practices. A Fulbright Scholar, he is admitted to both the New York and Bucharest Bar Associations and is the president of Romanian Association of Fulbright Alumni.


Romanian, English


New York Bar (admitted 2006)
Bucharest Bar (admitted 1999)


Northwestern University School of Law, Fulbright Scholar (LL.M. with honors, 2003);
University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law (Law Degree, 1997)

Lawyer Rankings

Romania > EU and competition

(Leading individuals)

Gelu GoranBiris Goran SPARL

At Biris Goran SPARL, the team garners praise for its ‘profound knowledge of competition law, enabling them to offer comprehensive advice on a wide range of antitrust issues‘, and has ‘long-term experience with the competition authority‘. The practice has an excellent track record in handling a broad range of contentious matters, particularly cartel cases and investigations. The client base includes major international companies, particularly in the financial sector. Practice head Gelu Goran is ‘a problem-solver‘; Răzvan Bardicea is ‘exceptionally thorough‘.