Alexandru Șotropa

+40 21 201 1200

Practice areas


  • competition investigations, including dawn raids
  • practices restrictive of competition
  • merger clearance
  • competition compliance
  • general EU law matters

Representative Cases and Transactions

  • assistance of the Romanian subsidiary of one of the world’s leading healthcare companies in two investigations concerning a potential abuse of dominance
  • assistance of a company active in the business of production and sale of electricity meters and ancillary measuring equipment, owned by a global technology company, in a bid rigging (market sharing) investigation and in the subsequent court challenge
  • assistance of three companies active in the FMCG business, part of large international groups, in the competition authority’s second price fixing investigation in food retail
  • assistance of a provider of private maternity medical services in an investigation concerning potential anticompetitive agreements and abuse of dominance
  • assistance of a global player in energy, services and digital technologies and of an investment fund in the Romanian merger clearance process for a multi-jurisdictional transaction aimed at creating a leading company in financing, constructing, maintaining and operating very high speed infrastructures


  • University of Bucharest Law School, Law Degree
  • Maastricht University, Master Degree in European Law

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Bucharest Bar

Notable Contributions

  • “Romanian Competition Council announces study on the effects of sharing economy business models” (NNDKP, 2018) (co-author)
  • “The Court of Justice of the European Union clarifies by way of preliminary ruling the assessment of ‘competitive disadvantage’ for finding abusive discrimination” (BizLawyer, 2018) (co-author)
  • “By object restrictions of competition in the pharmaceutical industry in the context of off-label use of medicines (CJEU preliminary ruling in F. Hoffmann-La Roche and Others v Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato)” (BizLawyer, 2018) (co-author)