Anca Pascu

Associate

anca.pascu@nndkp.ro
+40 21 201 1200

Practice areas

Expertise

  • cartels, abuse of dominance and other restrictive practices
  • competition investigations
  • competition litigation
  • competition compliance
  • merger control
  • state aid
  • general EU law matters

Representative Cases and Transactions

Competition/Antitrust

  • assistance of a company active in the business of production and sale of electricity meters and ancillary measuring equipment, Romanian subsidiary of a global technology company, in a bid rigging investigation
  • assistance of a media company in a price fixing and market sharing competition investigation
  • assistance of the second largest cash & carry retailer, part of a large European group, of the largest supermarket networks in Romania and of several suppliers, Romanian subsidiaries of large international groups, in the court challenge of a Competition Council decision imposing a sanction for price fixing during promotions in the food retail sector
  • assistance of the leader of the small household appliances market with the court challenge of a fine imposed for a price fixing and limitation of sales cartel in buy back campaigns performed by a waste management association
  • assistance of a provider of private maternity medical services in an investigation concerning potential anticompetitive agreements and abuse of dominance

EU Law

  • assistance with the challenge of several sanctioning decisions in relation to subsidies in agriculture, on the basis of invoking EU applicable regulations, as part of the Common Agricultural Policy
  • assistance with the challenge of a sanctioning decision imposed by the Environment Fund Administration in relation to waste oils, on the basis of invoking, among others, the free movement of goods
  • assessment of national legislation which could potentially trigger infringement proceedings

State Aid

  • state aid assessments for clients in various industry sectors, such as agriculture, aerospace, automotive, technology in terms of possibility to benefit from financing for projects under national state aid schemes (mainly concerning incentivizing investments with major impact in the economy and investments promoting regional development through jobs creation)
  • state aid assessments upon M&A projects, in terms of requirements to be observed in order to continue to benefit from state aid obtained prior to the transactions

Education

  • University of Bucharest Law School, Law Degree
  • Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Collège Juridique Franco-Roumain d’Etudes Européennes, Law Degree (Maitrise en Droit, Droit Européen)
  • Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Masters Degree in International and European Business Law

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Bucharest Bar

Notable Contributions

  • “Romanian Competition Council announces study on the effects of sharing economy business models” (NNDKP, October 2018) (co-author)
  • “CJEU guidance in merger cases: qualification of a measure as gun-jumping requires contribution to a lasting change in control of the target (CJEU preliminary ruling of 31 May 2018 in C-633/16 E&Y)” (Lexology, BizLawyer) (June 2018) (co-author)
  • speaker at the conference “Competition in Public Procurement – Practical Aspects”, organized by Competition Council in partnership with AmCham Romania (May 2018)