Răzvan Pele

Managing Associate

razvan.pele@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
  • unfair competition (enticing of clientele or employees, denigration of competitors or of their products)

Representative Cases and Transactions

  • assistance and court representation to a major Chinese producer of mobile terminals and telecommunications equipment in matters relating to securing a FRAND license, part of a multijurisdictional litigation involving both court claims (injunctive relief and patent infringement motions), and filing and defending before the Romanian Competition Council a complaint for abuse of dominance against a patent assertion entity
  • assistance to a Swiss-based worldwide pharmaceuticals’ group in one of the Romanian Competition Council’s first abuse of dominance investigations, launched following a complaint filed by the largest Romanian pharmaceuticals’ distributor alleging refusal to supply
  • assistance and representation before the Romanian Competition Council of a Romanian entity specializing in offering services specific to the electricity market and metering activity, in an investigation concerning the alleged rigging of bids in procedures organized by a State-held electricity company in connection with the implementation of metering services and remote reading of energy consumption
  • assistance and representation of the Romanian production subsidiary of a Swedish producer of household appliances in an investigation launched by the Romanian Competition Council concerning the alleged fixing of the retail prices of such products by means of determining a specific discount to be granted for offering an old appliance upon the acquisition of a new one
  • assistance and representation to one of Romania’s most important privately held media groups in connection with a complaint filed against the largest cable provider on grounds of abuse of dominance, due to the refusal to carry a well-known sports channel which was eventually wound up
  • monitoring trusteeship services for the Romanian Competition Council in connection with the commitments undertaken by one of the largest mobile telecommunications services provider following an investigation into anticompetitive practices between said operator and several of its distributors, affecting the pricing structure in the distribution chain
  • assistance to a Romanian private investor in the Romanian and cross-border merger control proceedings triggered by the acquisition of several asset packages pertaining to the largest Romanian petro-chemical production facility, sold during the insolvency procedure to which such producer submitted following two previously unsuccessful privatization efforts
  • assistance to a Czech private equity fund in the acquisition process of the largest Romanian distributor of pharmaceuticals
  • assistance to a major German private investor in relation to the acquisition of the only three Romanian rolling stock (freight wagons) manufacturing facilities, with a view of enhancing production
  • assistance and representation before the European Commission of the local administration authorities of a well-known Romanian skiing resort in a procedure launched thereby following a complaint alleging unlawful state aid having been granted to the local public transport operator in connection with the building and operating of a cable car

Selected credentials listed above include work prior to joining NNDKP.

Education

  • Western University Timișoara Law School, Law Degree
  • Nicolae Titulescu University Law School, Master’s Degree in International and EU Law
  • University of Bucharest Law School, Post Graduate Programme in Civil Law and Civil Procedural Law

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Bucharest Bar