Region: Romania

Romania: private practice perspective

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24 November 2023

Romanian enforcer probes Apple’s app tracking policy

Romania’s Competition Authority is investigating whether Apple abused its dominance in the in-app advertising market by restricting access to user data and self-preferencing its own ad display services.

20 October 2023

EU takes action against member states for ECN+ failures

The European Commission has referred Estonia to the bloc’s top court and given Romania a two-month compliance deadline over failures to fully transpose the ECN+ Directive into national law.

17 July 2023

Romania fines IT bid rigging cartel

Romania’s Competition Council has levied a €4.1 million fine on three IT companies that rigged responses to a tender for the design of an online portal for a governmental department.

10 July 2023

Romania launches abuse probe over PlayStation Store exclusivity provisions

Romania’s Competition Council has opened an investigation into Sony over allegations it refused to allow rival distributors to sell activation codes for PlayStation-compatible games, forcing publishers to sell their products via the PlayStation Store.

31 May 2023


Featured in GCR 100 2023

Romania’s antitrust enforcer continues to feed the local competition bar by pursuing major behaviour investigations, often scrutinising conduct that has already been probed by the European Commission.

12 December 2022

Romania launches new foreign investment control regime

Romania has passed legislation to establish a specialised foreign investment review body that will scrutinise controlling investments from non-EU countries in 13 sectors of strategic importance for national security.

30 November 2022

Romania amends competition law to tackle unjustified price hikes

The Romanian government has adopted emergency legislation that empowers the national antitrust authority to investigate unjustified price hikes and abuses of superior bargaining position under its competition law for the first time.

01 July 2022

Romania sanctions drugmakers €71 million for supply restrictions

Romania’s antitrust watchdog has fined five pharmaceutical companies and a drug association a combined €71 million for restricting the supply of immunoglobulin medications.

15 February 2022

Romania launches first labour market probe

Romania’s antitrust watchdog is investigating seven automotive engineering and technology providers for alleged no-poach and wage-fixing agreements, in the agency’s first probe into labour markets.

01 February 2022

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