Georgeta Dinu

Georgeta Dinu

Of Counsel

Practice Areas


Georgeta started her collaboration with NNDKP in 2004 and coordinated the Competition Team for 15 years, before taking the role of Of Counsel in 2023.

She became familiar with a diversity of business models while assisting both large multinational companies and domestic clients.

She gained significant industry expertise and was constantly connected to the business environment, benefitting from the variety of the clients’ industries, as well as from her active role in the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham Romania) Competition Committee.

She has focused on projects with great impact on companies’ business: investigations and related competition litigation, including pleading before EU courts (General Court), merger clearance in multijurisdictional M&A transactions, competition compliance in the clients’ day-to-day business.

The work was often carried out in cooperation with international law firms since the team’s acknowledged reputation in the market attracted constant referrals from clients and peers alike.

The team, which has been continuously ranked by Chambers & Partners since 2007 and by Legal 500 since their first research of the EU and Competition area in Romania, is now coordinated by Anca Diaconu, Partner, a highly experienced professional recognized by international rankings.


Included in international rankings since 2007; most recently:

  • Top Ranked, Competition/Antitrust (Chambers and Partners, 2023)
  • Leading Individual, EU and Competition (Legal 500, 2023)
  • Included in Who’s Who Legal: Competition (2022) (affiliated with Global Competition Review)
  • Included in Who’s Who Legal: Competition – State Aid (2022) (affiliated with Global Competition Review)

“She is delightful to work with.”

“She has strong legal knowledge and is business-oriented. Also, she is a good listener and a very good negotiator.”

“Georgeta is very responsive and her advice is always clear.”

(Chambers and Partners, 2023)

“Very deep knowledge and understanding of competition and antitrust regulations.”
(Legal 500, 2022)

She is appreciated for being “very hands-on” as well as “knowledgeable and helpful”.
(Chambers and Partners, 2022)


  • Columbia Business School – Leadership: People, Teams and Organizations (2021)
  • The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania – Mastering Talent Management: Recruiting, Retaining and Rewarding A+ Talent (2022)
  • Columbia Business School – Mergers & Acquisitions (Online) (2023)
  • 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)
  • King’s College, University of London, Masters Degree in EC Competition Law
  • Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Masters Degree in International and European Business Law

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Bucharest Bar

Notable Contributions

  • “An ‘unprecedented scope and ambition’ of the European Commission’s Competition Policy review – What’s next for businesses?” (Which Lawyer, 2021) (co-author)
  • contributor to NNDKP – COVID-19 Legal & Tax Resource Center
  • speaker at “Competition in Public Procurement – Competition Risks and Practical Remedies Conference”, organized by the Competition Council in partnership with AmCham Romania (2020)
  • speaker at the Romanian Competition and Antitrust Forum 2020, organized by Govnet (2020)
  • speaker at the “Legal&Tax Videoconference, 4th edition – How does Romania handle the global pandemic’s impact on its local economy”, organized by NNDKP and Ziarul Financiar (2020)
  • speaker at “Competition Law Central & Eastern Europe” virtual conference, organized by Informa Connect (2020)
  • speaker at “Your Business in OnLine – How to respond to the challenges of a business activity in the virtual space?” webinar series, organized by NNDKP and Business Mark (2020)
  • speaker at the “M&A transactions: key legal, tax and business aspects” conference, organized by NNDKP and Business Mark (2019)
  • speaker at the Competition and Antitrust-Cartels Forum, organized by Govnet (2019)
  • speaker at the event Global Competition Review (GCR) Live 4th Annual State Aid, organized by Global Competition Review (Brussels, 2019)
  • speaker at the conference “EU and National Trends in the Competition Policy”, organized by American Chamber of Commerce in Romania (AmCham) and Competition Council (2019)
  • speaker at the Training for National Judges in EU Competition Law, organized by Academy of European Law (2018)
  • speaker at the conference “Conformity with the competition law rules – a debate for and with the trade associations”, organized by Govnet (2018)
  • speaker at the seminar “Impact of Competition Rules in Public Procurement Procedures”, organized by NNDKP (2018)
  • speaker at the conference “Competition in Public Procurement – Practical Aspects”, organized by the Competition Council in partnership with AmCham Romania (2018)
  • speaker at the “ZF Retail” conference, organized by Ziarul Financiar (2018)
  • speaker at the seminar “Is fine the only cost in case of competition law breaches? – Damages Claims for Competition Law Breaches”, organized by NNDKP (2018)
  • speaker at the conference “Competition in Public Procurement – Rules of the Game for Consortia”, organized by the Competition Council and AmCham Romania (2017)
  • speaker at the debates “Mergers with Commitments” (Legal (2017), “An acknowledged action is half-forgiven?” (Legal (2016) and “Settlement in antitrust law: urban legend or positive law?” (Legal (2015)
  • speaker at the 2nd international conference “The role of national judges in the application of European competition rules and cooperation between the regulatory authorities and the players in the legal field” as part of the program “Improving the application of competition law in Romania – Specialized conferences for European judges”, co-financed by the European Commission – presentation on “Role of Preliminary Ruling Mechanism in Competition” (Freedom House, Romanian Competition Council and National Institute of Magistrates) (2016)
  • speaker at NNDKP Lex Atelier Conferences – “Recommended conduct in day-to-day activity and in competition investigations. Company and management liability” (2015)
  • speaker at the Competition Council’s conference, in a session organized together with the American Chamber of Commerce, on the topic of Pro-competitive Legislation for the Business Environment (competition authority’s endorsements to draft laws) (2013)
  • speaker at 6th IMEDIPA International Conference on Competition Law and Policy, in the panel on Pricing practices and abuse of dominance (2012)
  • speaker at the Practical Aspects regarding the Application of Competition Rules conferences organized by the American Chamber of Commerce, the Competition Council and the National Magistrates Institute, with the presentations “The Application of the Standard of Proof for Cartels” and “Agreement versus unilateral conduct in the case law of EU courts: When there is a concurrence of wills?” (2012)
  • speaker at NNDKP Lex Atelier Conferences – “Specific ways of closing competition investigations with no or reduced fines – waiver in fact of the right to address to the court?” (2012) and “Communications between competitors – should they be limited to the weather forecast?” (2011)
  • “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)
  • “The Court of Justice of the European Union clarifies by way of preliminary ruling the assessment of ‘competitive disadvantage’ for finding abusive discrimination” (BizLawyer, April 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, January 2018, co-author)
  • “Lex Mundi Global Merger Notification Guide – Romania Chapter” (2017) (author)
  • “Global Competition Review – Romania’s authority performance” (2017)
  • “Competition Law in Romania”, International Encyclopaedia of Laws (Wolters Kluwer, second edition, 2015) (co-author)
  • “The Romanian Competition Authority accepts commitments closing mobile operators’ price investigation (Orange Romania)” (Institute of Competition Law, e-Competitions Bulletine/ e-Concurrences, 2015)
  • “Legal Practice Guides – Competition – Cartels: Romania – Law & Practice” (Chambers and Partners, 2015) (co-author)
  • “The Romanian Competition Authority rejects a complaint regarding on refusal to supply in the pharmaceutical sector (Roche / GSK)” (Institute of Competition Law, e-Competitions Bulletin/ e-Concurrences, 2013) (co-author)
  • “How to Approach the Competition Council’s Investigations and Dawn Raids” and “How to Avoid Practices Prohibited by the Competition Law” (online professional development program developed in partnership with Ziarul Financiar – Mediafax Group, 2013)
  • “The Romanian Competition Authority sanctions five companies for bid rigging in road construction projects (C.N.A.D.N.R)” (Institute of Competition Law, e-Competitions Bulletin/ e-Concurrences, 2012) (co-author)
  • “The Romanian Competition Authority makes binding commitments made by the Central Depository on registry services to securities issuers” (Institute of Competition Law, e-Competitions Bulletin/ e-Concurrence, 2012) (co-author)
  • “Cartel Regulation – Romania”, “Private Antitrust Litigation – Romania” and “Intellectual Property and Antitrust – Romania”, Global Competition Review – Getting the Deal Through (Law Business Research, 2012) (co-author)
  • “International Legal Comparative Guide to Cartels and Leniency – Romania” (Global Legal Group, 2011) (co-author)
  • “EU harmonization and beyond”, Guide to Competition and Antitrust (International Financial Law Review, 2010)
  • “The Romanian Competition Authority imposes an 8% fine to an Association of undertakings for price fixing and refers for the first time to criminal investigation bodies (Association of the Depositories of Cereals)” (Institute of Competition Law, e-Competitions Bulletin/ e-Concurrences, 2010)