Adrian Şter is the coordinating partner of D&B David si Baias’ competition practice. Adrian graduated from the Law Faculty of the Babeş-Bolyai University, the Law School of Nottingham University, and he has an LL.M. in European Law from the University College London, specializing in European and national competition law and state aid legislation with a cumulative experience of 15 years.
Adrian has provided legal assistance to a large number of clients in different economic and industrial sectors, including oil and gas, food, transport, telecom, pharmaceutical, FMCG, retail, financial and banking, automotive, media, agricultural or construction.
The assistance Adrian provides includes representing clients in investigations initiated by national or European competition authorities on cartel arrangements, vertical agreements or abuses of dominant position, in merger notifications, regarding the negotiation of commitments or recognitions and the filing of applications for clemency. Adrian also organizes competition audits and training sessions for clients and their active staff in areas at risk of violating competition rules and provides assistance to ensure compliance with applicable competition rules, i.e. establishing a compliance program dedicated to client needs, assessing the competitive risks associated with a particular activity, auditing the processes specific to each company, and suggesting measures to minimize the identified competition risks, restructuring some distribution systems, etc. Last but not least, Adrian has provided assistance to clients before national courts, both in actions directed against decisions of the competition authority as well as in actions on tort liability.
Adrian is a regular lecturer at conferences dedicated to competition law issues and is also recommended as an expert in these areas by prestigious publications such as Chambers and Partners Europe, Legal 500 or Who’s Who. Moreover, Adrian holds the position of co-chair of AmCham Romania’s competition law committee.