In the context of the accession to the European Union, Romania experiences an important period of assimilation and implementation of the acquis communautaire in all the fields of activity. Competition rules are no exception, undergoing, in the past 10 years, several modifications and adjustments in order to align to the European rules. Moreover, the Competition Council has made important steps in view of fitting its policy within the principles and practice of the European Commission.
Lawyers from our law firm, together with representatives of the Romanian Competition Council and economists specialized in competition matters have analyzed case law and hypothetical situations that have considerable chances of being encountered in the current activity of any market player and of being considered as practices not conforming to competition regulations.
Beyond the legal provisions, the comprehension and interpretation of which is absolutely necessary, in practice, we have identified the necessity to clearly present the limits in which the market behaviour of undertakings would be considered in accordance with the competition rules.
The topics focused on anti-competitive practices in general, cartels and the abuse of a dominant position with our lawyers presenting a number of interesting case studies covering a large range of specific industries, starting from various relevant case law of the decisional practice of the Competition Council and the European Commission. Ştefan Damian, Deputy Managing Partner and head of the competition practice with Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii, Raluca Vasilache (Tiparu), Senior Associate with Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii and Anca Jurcovan, Associate with Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii offered a comprehensive overview on Understandings and restrictive clauses in the vertical contractual relations; Discovering and sanctioning national and multijurisdictional cartels; Abuse of dominant position.
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