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FDI and Competition

Volciuc Ionescu FDI and competition practice has comprehensive experience in advising clients in FDI and merger control filings as well as in the full spectrum of EU and Romanian matters. Our specialists are recognized as leaders in the field and praised to be ‘thorough in finding any potential competition law risk, without losing sight of alternative solutions’ (Chambers). Our team’s experience allows us to anticipate with a high degree of accuracy the tactics of the Romanian authority.

  1. FDI: Our lawyers have been involved in FDI filings from the outset of the enhanced FDI regulations and checks in line with the EU developments, having obtained some of the very first clearances for our clients.
  2. MERGER CONTROL: Our lawyers have recognised expertise in merger control filings, having handled a significant number of the clearances issued by the Romanian Competition Council and being involved in proceedings before the European Commission as part of multi-jurisdictional teams.
  3. ANTITRUST: The members of our competition team have an established track record of dealing with investigations conducted by the Romanian authority as well as of advising clients on a variety of issues which range from day to day business – distribution and other types of vertical arrangements – to complex business arrangements such as cooperation agreements and joint ventures.
  4. STATE AID: Our team has expertise in state aid matters for the private sector, with special focus on the energy sector. Members of our team assisted clients in preparation of individual state aid notifications for the Romanian authorities and provided assistance in investigations carried by the European Commission.
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Ramona Volciuc-Ionescu

Head of State Aid and Competition

"Ramona is a technically outstanding, experienced, dedicated partner who is always oriented towards our needs."
Chambers Europe
"The team provides excellent service even in sophisticated transactions. They stand out through their very broad market knowledge, proactive approach, commercially-minded and outstanding execution. They also have very good relations with top international law firms, so we use them often on cross-border deals."
Legal 500