Counsel DLA PIPER
Răzvan Pele has over 15 years of dedicated experience in all areas of competition law, having assisted top tier clients in various industries such as media, telecom, pharmaceuticals, energy, FMCG, printing, firearms, chemicals and rolling stock, among others.
He has garnered significant experience in investigations undertaken by the competition authority, having provided legal assistance and representation from the moment of the dawn-raid, continuing with the forensic inspections of data, and continuing throughout the entire investigative process. Also, he has assisted such clients in contentious matters against the Competition Council before Romanian courts in both annulment and suspension cases.
Razvan has developed particular skills in devising and implementing tailored compliance programs, trainings and mock-dawn-raids for clients in the pharma, forestry, home appliances and financial services fields. In terms of mergers, Razvan Pele has provided assistance and representation in connection with some of the most high-profile cases cleared by the Romanian Competition Council in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, wood processing, spare parts for motor vehicles, brewing, FMCG, chemicals etc., including in two high-profile privatization procedures undertaken in the last decade. He has also provided tailored consultancy services for clients involved in various distribution schemes applicable in Romania and also on franchises entered into by some of the largest luxury brands to players on the Romanian market. Razvan has been involved in the successful defense of a Romanian municipality before the European Commission in a State-aid related complaint filed by the operator of a skiing facility, has provided assistance in respect of State Aid matters connected to privatizations and in contentious State Aid matters raised before the European Commission.