Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii offers legal advice on the application of competition/antitrust law in various domestic and cross-border transactions (mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures etc.).
Our lawyers have advocated for clients’ rights before the national competition authorities as well as in litigation before the judicial courts in a variety of disputes.
|Scope of Practice|
|assessment of regulatory and legal framework for investors; providing competition audits and tailored competition compliance programs and risk management strategies; offering practical legal advice on specific questions raising competition law issues. |
|Merger & Antitrust Clearances|
|achieving competition clearance during initial phase and/or in-depth merger investigations; negotiation of remedies acceptable – conditional clearance arrangements – with competition authorities where this is necessary to ensure that the transaction is cleared; securing necessary approvals from sector regulators in utility transactions, alongside competition clearances; antitrust counselling with relation to obtaining individual exemptions of clients’ agreements that could fall within the competition law restrictions. |
|acting for clients in competition investigations, \"dawn raids\" and proceedings, handling appeals against adverse decisions by the Competition Council; acting for clients in benefiting from leniency programs in cartel investigations; acting for companies, victims of anti-competitive practices by their suppliers or competitors in submitting and sustaining complaints to the Competition Council; submitting reports to the competition authorities on potentially complicated issues in clear and compelling terms. |
|notifications for Competition Council clearance under the state aid rules; representing clients in Competition Council investigations of alleged state aid abuse, handling state aid complaints on behalf of third parties; advising on the application of the private investor principle; advising during the monitoring stage of authorized state aid. |