Alina Lăcătuș is a partner in the firm’s competition group and has more than 13 years of experience advising a diverse range of companies in various sectors (pharmaceuticals, FMCG, retail, medical devices, e-commerce, energy, automotive, advertising and media, and telecommunications) in all matters related to competition law. Alina has been involved in co-ordinating teams of lawyers working on merger control procedures concerning complex markets, as well as on high-profile investigations of the RCC, and regulatory work in the FMCG/retail sector. Her competition law expertise includes advising and representing clients in front of the RCC in investigations (both sector inquiries and targeted investigations aimed at potential breaches of national competition legislation and EU rules), as well as dawn raids. She regularly advises on compliance matters and is strongly involved in the assessment of the competition-related implications of a broad range of business models. She provides clients with complex risk assessments and supports them in developing strategies related to both day-to-day business activities and follow-on litigation on competition matters. A contributor to the Concurrences legal portal/database, she also co-authored the Lexology articles, Signalling collusion: Global trends in combatting anticompetitive information disclosure, and Eastern Europe gets serious on bid rigging, both July 2016.