Norton Rose Fulbright (Paris)

Catalina Chilaru

Norton Rose Fulbright (Paris)
Trainee Lawyer

Catalina Chilaru has started an internship at Norton Rose Fulbright in January 2022. Catalina Chilaru studied at HEC Paris, following a Master in Law and International Management Dates. She was Legal Trainee at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP from September 2019 to May 2020 and a Blue Book Trainee at DG COMP from March 2019 to August 2019. She holds a Master in EU law from the University Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.


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Jacques Derenne, Catalina Chilaru COVID-19: The European Commission adopts a new temporary framework for state aid in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic implementing a flexible approach for approving emergency aid granted by Member States to businesses affected by the pandemic


The Commission’s DG Competition has organised itself in a similar way to its response to the 2008 crisis, setting up a specific email address and telephone number for Member States (; +32 2 296 52 00;, (...)

Jacques Derenne, Catalina Chilaru Res judicata: The Court of Justice of the European Union dismisses appeals, by two identical judgments, by confirming that the principle of res judicata cannot be invoked against a subsequent decision of the Commission ruling on the compatibility of an aid measure (Buonotourist, CSTP Azienda della Mobilità)


On 4 March 2020, the Court delivered two judgments in which it dismissed and declared inadmissible the action brought by Buonotourist and CSTP Azienda della Mobilita against the judgments delivered by the Court of First Instance on 11 July 2018. As the two judgments are identical, reference (...)

Jacques Derenne, Catalina Chilaru Notion of aid: The Court of Justice of the European Union confirms that a State measure aiming at remedying financial difficulties encountered by a public undertaking could constitute State aid and it is for the national court to draw the consequences arising from a failure of the Member State to notify the measure (Arriva Italia)


The annotated preliminary ruling recalls the conditions for classifying a State measure as State aid and confirms that measures adopted in order to respond to the financial difficulties encountered by a public undertaking in the railway sector may satisfy that classification. It is for the (...)

Jacques Derenne, Catalina Chilaru Selectivity: The General Court of the European Union annuls a decision addressed to the Netherlands (for lack of evidence of the advantage) and confirms the other decision, addressed to Luxembourg in two factually similar situations regarding tax rulings (Fiat / Starbucks)


In two much-awaited judgments of 24 September 2019, the Court of First Instance recalls the Commission’s competence to apply the State aid rules to tax ruling decisions granted by Member States to multinationals, while emphasising the scope and legal nature of the arm’s length principle. In so (...)


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