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

Biris Goran SPARL

Work Department



Co-managing Partner


Gelu Goran is a founding partner of Biriş Goran, acting primarily in the areas of competition/antitrust law for over 24 years.

He focuses on cartel investigations and dealt with cases ranging from leniency and settlements to representation in cartel investigations before the national competition authority.

He advised  clients in bid-rigging or price-fixing cartels in industries ranging from banking and fast moving consumer goods to construction materials, tobacco or energy. He specialized in dominance abusive conduct and pricing for dominant companies and was the lead lawyer in a landmark Romanian leniency case on the public procurement on the oil & gas market.

Early in his career he worked at the Romanian Competition Council and has a LL.M. degree focused on antitrust and business law with the Northwestern University School of Law, as a Fulbright scholar.


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

Biris Goran SPARL is popular with clients who commend its ‘swiftness combined with unquestionable professionalism‘. The firm’s experience of competition and antitrust matters covers high level contentious and non-contentious mandates. The practice has a good track record on high profile cartel cases and investigations, and has achieved some notable successes on behalf of international clients such as Viessmann. This is coupled with a solid understanding of heavily regulated sectors such as financial services and life sciences. The ‘very helpful‘  founding partner Gelu Goran  is praised for his ‘good and timely advice’. Senior associate Răzvan Bardicea  is also singled out for praise.