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  |  2013-01-23

Manuela Guia became Partner within D&B David si Baias

Manuela Guia was promoted Partner within D&B David şi Baias, the correspondent law firm of PwC Romania.

Manuela will coordinate the team specialized in competition law, public procurement, intellectual property, contract law, multi-jurisdictional tax restructuring and transactions.

 

“The D&B David şi Baias lawyers are well known for their competition law expertise, helping companies involved in some of the biggest investigations launched in the past few years by the Competition Council, in sectors such as energy, pharmaceutics and telecom. Manuela Guia’s joining of the D&B David si Baias team of partners is also an acknowledgement of her valuable contribution in this field”, stated Sorin David, Managing Partner, D&B David si Baias.  

 

Currently, D&B David si Baias has five partners: Sorin David, Dan Dascălu, Anda Rojanschi and Manuela Guia.

 

Manuela is recommended by the main international legal publications as a top expert in competition law, being recognized for her significant experience in all complex aspects of the field. Manuela has offered her clients assistance during investigations, inspections and merger notifications, conducted negotiations for commitments, represented clients in front of the Competition Council for all types of procedures, including during Plenum hearings, granted litigation assistance, as well as compliance advice (e.g. through mock dawn raids, good practice manuals, trainings, risk assessments, development of mechanisms and strategies for alignment to legal requirements in light of business specificities, business restructuring models, individual assessments etc.).

 

Having 10 years of experience within D&B David şi Baias, she was directly involved in in the negotiation and implementation of some of the most complex commitments ever approved by the Competition Council, obtained the first guidance letter ever issued by the Competition Council, as well as one of the few merger implementation prohibition derogation decisions. She has represented a major player on the oil&gas market during the largest cartel investigation undertaken by the Competition Council and has provided assistance and representation in the main dominance (individual and collective) abuse cases assessed by the Romanian competition authority. She has also granted assistance during some of the landmark competition litigation cases in recent history, having obtained the cancellation or the significant mitigation of some of the highest fines ever applied by the Competition Council in Romania.

 

Manuela coordinated the team that successfully obtained state aid from the Ministry of Finance for an investment in excess of EU 100 million and has assisted companies within various industries with the preparation of application files for financing from national and European funds, having also contributed to the drafting of state aid compliance documents (including submission of private investor tests to the European Commission during notification or investigation procedures).

 

About D&B David şi Baias:

 

D&B David si Baias is the correspondent law firm of PwC Romania, being integrated in the PwC network of correspondent law firms that has more than 2000 lawyers in 75 jurisdictions.

 

D&B David şi Baias is a business law firm. The D&B David şi Baias team provide integrated, innovative and pragmatic solutions, by providing assistance, representation and legal advice in the following areas: companies and groups of companies, mergers, acquisitions and restructuring, real estate, employment and human resources, financial services and capital markets, competition and state aid, intellectual property, consumer and personal data protection, tax and commercial litigation.D&B David and Baias also specialises in thepharmaceutical and IT & Telecom fields, providing specific solutions for companies in these industries.

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