Profile submitted by Gelu Goran
Gelu is a co-founding Partner and head of Biris Goran's Competition Practice. He has been involved in the first Romanian successful leniency case and in the first court challenge of a three-to-two merger clearance decision by a third party as well as other major cartel and merger control cases. He has over twenty one years of extensive experience in advising clients in complex competition cases including vertical restraints and pricing, cartels, abuse of dominant position or merger control and in managing antitrust compliance programs. Gelu has advised clients in banking, construction materials, fast moving consumer goods, tobacco, breweries, perfumery and retail sectors.
Member of the Bucharest Bar and New York Bar.
Attorney with the Romanian Competition Council (1997-99), then private practice with a US international law firm in Bucharest, now Dentons. Co-founder of Biris Goran in 2006.
Has written numerous articles in the field of competition and merger control. Contributor to Cartel Enforcement Worldwide (Cameron May, 2011).Contributor to Merger Control: Jurisdictional Comparisons (Thomson Reuters, 2011 and 2014). Contributor to Romania's Leniency Programme: a critical Overview (Practical Law Company 2013).
Law Degree, University of Bucharest (1997), LL.M. Northwestern University (2003) as Fulbright Scholar.