Practice Areas
  • Competition/Antitrust
  • Mergers & Acquisitions/Privatization
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Regulatory & Compliance
  • Pharma
  • Intellectual Property and Data Protection

Admitted to the bar in 2007

Education

University of Bucharest, Law Degree

Professional bodies

Data Protection Officer, Maastricht University

Counselor of the Romanian Chamber of Industrial Property Attorneys

Andrei Georgescu specialises in Romanian and EU competition law but also advises extensively on areas of regulation related to competition law, State aid, regulatory & compliance and pharma. Over the years, Andrei has provided legal advice and representation to both national and international clients in a diversity of engagements comprising merger control, antitrust investigations and dawn-raids, antitrust litigation, distribution and franchise agreements in various economy sectors. Andrei is also an intellectual property adviser. He provides a “one stop shop” for trademark, design and copyright protection, having advised many household names from pre-launch copyright and branding advice or advertising clearance to trademark, design and copyright protection and enforcement or copyright licensing negotiations with collective societies. Andrei is also specialised in data protection law, advertising and contractual issues.

Selected relevant experience

Advising a multinational brewing and beverage company, in relation to the sale of its Romanian business to a Japanese brewery and soft drink company, as part of a cross border transaction including businesses in Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, with value exceeding USD 7 billion.

Advising one of the largest international bottling companies, in acquiring the sole control of a Romanian licensee, via a minority shareholding buy-out.

Advising the Romanian affiliate of one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world in an antitrust investigation in relation to alleged abuse of dominance.

Member of the team retained by the Romanian competition authority as the monitoring agent in the implementation of the commitments undertaken by a leading mobile telecommunications provider and its distributors following the investigations carried out in relation to potential anti-competitive agreements between the three top telecom providers and their respective distributors.

Advising the world’s leading streaming service and the world’s leading music on-line store on licensing negotiations with collective societies for the localization and monetization of their services in Romania.

Advising household names in the auto-motive, FMGC, pharma, energy industries in relation to distribution and other commercialization arrangements.