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Merger Control

We have significant experience in dealing with complex merger control cases and have handled numerous remedy negotiations and their implementation, as well as advising our clients in various Phase II investigations with the RCC.

We have provided expert legal assistance and support in relation to filing for clearance of economic concentration operations of all kinds (mergers, acquisitions (both share and asset), joint-ventures, etc), throughout the RCC’s review process, including representation before the RCC in any eventual hearings, as well as drafting observations on the RCC’s investigation report.

We advise our clients throughout the entire filing process, providing legal assistance with the preparation of all the necessary documentation in support of our clients’ case before the RCC.

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Our Relevant Experience
  • Assisting an important German group in obtaining merger control clearance for the acquisition of an Austrian company in the leather market related to the automotive sector.
  • Assisting one of the biggest companies in the Romanian print market in obtaining merger control clearance for the recent acquisition of the printing activities of two other entities active in the same market.
  • Assisting the most important private railway transport operator in relation to the acquisition of companies and assets on the railway freight transportation market, worth multi-millions and obtaining clearance from the RCC in relation to the same.
  • Advising the largest provider of dialysis services and products at worldwide level on several acquisitions in the Romanian market, specifically in relation to obtaining merger control clearance, including in one very complex acquisition that involved structural and behavioural commitments followed by assistance during the monitoring period.
  • Advising on merger control related aspects of the acquisition, by one of the top worldwide French DIY retailers, of a leading Austrian DIY business in Romania.
  • Assisting a Tier-1 Romanian DIY retailer in relation to obtaining merger control clearance from the RCC for the intended acquisition of one of the largest office building projects in Bucharest.
  • Assisting a Swedish Private Equity Fund during the merger control proceedings related to the acquisition of several businesses in Romania across various industries such as: decorative paints, washable paints, primers and lacquers, including expandable polystyrene and insulation materials, complex IT solutions for the retail and food industry and home and office water solutions, as well as office coffee solutions.
  • Assisting on the acquisition by the largest private healthcare service provider in Romania of a high-end chain of dental centres in relation to obtaining merger control clearance.
  • Advising an independent investment firm on the acquisition of a European market leader in the construction and management of mobile telecom networks including telecommunications infrastructure (eg. energy solutions, data-centres, niche towers), in relation to obtaining merger control clearance.
  • Assisting a well-known Italian bank in relation to the competition law aspects of an envisaged joint venture with the Romanian postal service provider, at the latter’s initiative, to offer basic banking services in rural areas.
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