Region: Romania

Romania sanctions information exchange cartel

The Romanian antitrust watchdog has fined a finance association and 16 of its members a total of €8.47 million for exchanging commercially sensitive information.

15 January 2021

Romania sanctions agricultural machinery cartel

Romania’s antitrust authority has fined a pair of machinery producers and seven distributors a combined €26.5 million for fixing prices of agricultural equipment sold to EU-funded projects.

13 January 2021

Romania fines online marketplace for self-preferencing

Romania's Competition Council has fined the operator of the country's leading online marketplace a total of €6.7 million for abusing its dominance by displaying its own products more favourably than competing sellers on its platform.

05 January 2021


Featured in GCR 100 2021

Romania’s Competition Council has built a well-earned reputation as a strong regional enforcer, so it’s no surprise that the country’s leading antitrust practices are working on several behavioural matters.

11 December 2020

Romania fines GSK for breaching commitments

Romania’s Competition Council has fined GlaxoSmithKline €2.4 million for failing to comply with commitments it imposed in 2017, which required the pharmaceutical company to continue supplying three asthma drugs nationally.

26 August 2020

Orange sued in rare Romanian competition damages claim

A defunct mobile marketing company has filed a €17 million standalone damages claim against Orange Romania for allegedly restricting its access to the mobile network market.

06 May 2020

EU secures commitments from Romanian gas supplier

Romania’s state-owned gas supplier, Transgaz, has agreed to supply other EU member states with a minimum quantity of natural gas to resolve a European Commission antitrust probe.

06 March 2020

Roche fined for hindering entry of generic cancer drugs

Romania’s Competition Council has fined F. Hoffmann-La Roche’s local subsidiary €12.8 million for abusing its dominance in multiple cancer treatment markets, but the drugmaker has accused the enforcer of acting in bad faith and ignoring evidence of its innocence.

24 January 2020


Featured in Competition Economics Handbook 2020

06 November 2019

Firms hire and promote in Germany and Chile

Firms in Germany and Chile have hired and promoted lawyers to the partnership, while a new competition boutique has launched in Romania.

12 July 2019

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