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Laura Capata

Associate

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP S.C.P.
S-Park
11-15, Tipografilor Street
B3-B4, 4th Floor
District 1
013714 Bucharest
Romania
Languages English, Romanian, German

Laura Capata is an Associate in the Commercial and Regulatory team at CMS Romania. Laura’s practice is focused on competition law, public procurement law, commercial contracts, regulatory, as well as on general commercial matters in the technology, communications and infrastructure sectors. Laura has broad experience advising domestic and international clients on a variety of matters including: bidding and challenging public procurement award procedures before national authorities, preparing and filing competition law complaints to the Romanian Competition Council,  competition law advice (including state aid), drafting and reviewing various commercial agreements; due diligence in connection with M&A transactions; matters regarding unfair commercial practices; advertising and promotion; representation before public authorities. In 2019, Laura completed a Blue Book internship with the European Commission, the Directorate General for Competition, Unit D6 Financial services and Pharma in Brussels.

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Education

  • 2019 - Blue Book Internship Certificate, the European Commission, the Directorate General for Competition, Unit D6 Financial services and Pharma, Brussels.
  • 2013 – LLM, King's College London, London.
  • 2010 – LLM, Law School - Bucharest University, Bucharest.
  • 2008 – BA, Law School - Bucharest University, Bucharest.
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01 April 2021
Ro­mania to re­strict third coun­try-bid­ders and products for pub­lic con­tracts
Ro­mania is in the pro­cess of ban­ning cer­tain non-EU and non-EEA coun­tries from par­ti­cip­at­ing in pub­lic pro­cure­ment pro­ced­ures in Ro­mania. After a Memor­andum out­lining this ban was first ap­proved by the...
10 March 2021
Ro­mania toughens rules for pub­lic pro­cure­ment by state hos­pit­als
In an at­tempt to pre­vent mis­use of pub­lic funds, the Ro­mani­an gov­ern­ment has is­sued new rules to in­crease trans­par­ency in pub­lic pro­cure­ment by pub­lic hos­pit­als. Ac­cord­ing to the new reg­u­la­tions, the...
11 February 2021
Ro­mania pub­lishes guidelines on changes to pub­lic pro­cure­ment and sec­tor­al...
In an at­tempt to bring clar­ity and a pre­dict­able frame­work for con­tract­ing au­thor­it­ies im­ple­ment­ing changes to pub­lic pro­cure­ment and sec­tor­al con­tracts, Ro­mani­a's na­tion­al au­thor­ity for pub­lic pro­cure­ment...
26 January 2021
Class ac­tions in Ro­mania
See the Over­view of the Rep­res­ent­at­ive Ac­tions Dir­ect­ive >> 1. Do you have a spe­cif­ic pro­ced­ure or pro­ced­ures for bring­ing “opt-in” class ac­tions?  If so, please out­line such pro­ced­ure(s) and...
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08 September 2020
Hy­dro­gen in auto­mot­ive sec­tor
In re­cent years, hy­dro­gen tech­no­logy has been at the fore­front of en­vir­on­ment­al dis­cus­sions in the at­tempt to meet in­creas­ingly tough cli­mate pro­tec­tion goals and par­tic­u­larly low emis­sions tar­gets in...
10 April 2020
Im­pact of COV­ID-19 on Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment
The COV­ID-19 crisis is hav­ing a ser­i­ous im­pact on the eco­nomy and busi­nesses. In these cir­cum­stances, pub­lic pro­cure­ment can be of even great­er im­port­ance than usu­al and vari­ous ques­tions arise, such...
03 April 2020
Ro­mania Guid­ance for Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment pro­ced­ures in times of COV­ID-19
On 16 March 2020, the Ro­mani­an Pres­id­ent de­clared a state of emer­gency for the next 30 days to lim­it the spread of COV­ID-19 and man­age its ef­fects (the “State Emer­gency De­cree”). Neither the State...
27 March 2020
Ro­mani­an au­thor­it­ies tight­en con­trols over com­pan­ies in the wake of COV­ID-19...
Fol­low­ing the state of emer­gency de­clared in Ro­mania on 16 March 2020 and the es­cal­a­tion of se­cur­ity meas­ures which were re­cently en­forced through ad­di­tion­al mil­it­ary or­din­ances, Ro­mani­an au­thor­it­ies...
24 March 2020
COV­ID-19 State of Emer­gency in Ro­mania and Im­pact on Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment
In Ro­mania, on 16 March 2020, the Pres­id­ent de­clared a state of emer­gency for the next 30 days to lim­it the spread of COV­ID-19 and man­age its ef­fects (the “State Emer­gency De­cree”). Al­though the Pres­id­en­tial...