DLA Piper (Bucharest)

Alina Lacatus

DLA Piper (Bucharest)
Lawyer (Senior Associate)

Alina is a senior associate in the corporate and competition groups of our Bucharest office. She has more than ten years experience advising companies mainly from the life sciences sector but also FMCG & retail, advertising or energy. Alina’s competition expertise includes advising and representing clients in front of the Competition Council on sector inquiries, investigations and dawn raids. She also analysed the competition aspects of several M&As and provided legal advice on day-to-day activities for companies active in healthcare, retail, media, FMCG etc. During 2011-2012 Alina followed the courses of a specialized EU Competition Law Postgraduate at King’s College, London for which she obtained a Distinction.

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Articles

2127 Bulletin

Bertold Bar-Bouyssière, Alina Lacatus, Jacob Borum, Darach Connolly The EU Commission invites comments from all interested parties on commitments offered by pharmaceutical company to address the Commission’s concerns over excessive pricing (Aspen)

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Aspen: Quick Fix But Missed Opportunity* What are commitments? The recent effort by the Commission to settle the Aspen case suggests that commitment decisions are the preferred route to settle complex excessive pricing cases at EU-level. Previous commitment cases where high prices have been (...)

Alina Lacatus, Sandra Moga The Romanian Competition Council analyzes the compatibility between national law provisions on the trade of dietary supplements with the provisions of EU treaties on free movement of goods (Advanced Nutrition)

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Introduction The Romanian Competition Council ("RCC") published in October 2014 a decision concerning the alleged discriminatory conditions created by the national legislative framework regarding the trade of dietary supplements in Romania ("RCC Decision"). The analysis carried out by the RCC (...)

Alina Lacatus, Sandra Moga The Romanian Competition Authority sanctions a large number of electric and electronic producers for participating in a cartel during buy-back campaigns for electric and electronic equipment (Arctic / Electrolux / Agis Computer...)

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Introduction The Romanian Competition Council (“RCC”) published in June 2014 a set of decisions concerning an alleged cartel on the market for the commercialization of electrical and electronic equipment (“EEE”) and the market for waste management of EEE ("RCC Investigation"). The RCC (...)

Alexandru Potlog, Alina Lacatus, Lorena Slevoaca, Sandra Potlog The Romanian Competition Council sanctions a bid rigging practice carried out through a common representative (San Swiss Arms)

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Introduction The Romanian Competition Council ("RCC") released at the end of 2013 a decision ("RCC Decision") pursuant to an investigation concerning companies active on the production and supply of ammunition that allegedly rigged the tenders organized by the Romanian Ministry of Defense (...)

Alexandru Potlog, Alina Lacatus, Lorena Slevoaca, Sandra Potlog The Romanian Competition Authority fines two companies for bid rigging practices in the context of a gas transport pipeline tender procedure (T.M.U.C.B.)

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Introduction The Romanian Competition Council ("RCC") published in February 2013 a decision ("RCC Decision") pursuant to an investigation concerning an alleged infringement of art. 5 of Competition Law (mirroring the provisions of art. 101 TFEU) in the context of several public procurement (...)

Alexandru Potlog, Alina Lacatus, Lorena Slevoaca, Sandra Potlog The Romanian Competition Authority sanctions bid rigging practices in the natural gas sector following information received from criminal authorities (Condmag / Inspet / Transgaz)

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Introduction The Romanian Competition Council ("RCC") issued in November 2012 a decision ("RCC Decision") pursuant to an investigation concerning alleged bid rigging practices during the tenders organized by Transgaz – the Romanian operator for the transportation of natural gas - and Romgaz – (...)

Alexandru Potlog, Alina Lacatus, Lorena Slevoaca, Sandra Potlog The Romanian Competition Authority sanctions a professional association for illegal decisions adopted by what it considers to be an association of undertakings (National Union of Bailiffs)

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Introduction The Romanian Competition Council ("RCC") released at the end of 2012 a decision ("RCC Decision") pursuant to an investigation concerning the Romanian National Union of Bailiffs ("Union"), i.e. legal professionals charged with the execution of judicial decisions, which allegedly (...)

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