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Laura Capata

Senior Associate

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP S.C.P.
One Tower
165 Calea Floreasca
12th–14th floors
District 1
014459 Bucharest
Languages English, German, Romanian

Laura Capata is a Senior 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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  • 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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The new Ver­tic­al Block Ex­emp­tion Reg­u­la­tion (VBER) and the new ac­com­pa­ny­ing Ver­tic­al Guidelines (VGL) were pub­lished on 10 May 2022. The new VBER will enter in­to force on 1 June 2022 and ap­ply for the next twelve years. The new VBER/VGL in­tro­duce sev


Un­fair trad­ing prac­tices in the ag­ri­cul­tur­al and food sup­ply chain in Ro­mania
1. How are un­fair trad­ing prac­tices in the ag­ri­cul­tur­al and food chain reg­u­lated in this jur­is­dic­tion? When the ap­plic­able reg­u­la­tions were in­tro­duced and when they were last amended? Cur­rently, Ro­mania...
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...
Ro­mani­an com­pet­i­tion reg­u­lat­or now prob­ing auto­mot­ive and in­sur­ance sec­tors
The Ro­mani­an Com­pet­i­tion Coun­cil (RCC) re­cently an­nounced a new in­vest­ig­a­tion in­to pos­sible price-fix­ing ar­range­ments between auto re­pair shops and in­surers un­der­writ­ing man­dat­ory civil third party li­ab­il­ity...
Ro­mania amends pub­lic pro­cure­ment law to ac­cel­er­ate con­tract ex­e­cu­tion...
The Ro­mani­an gov­ern­ment re­cently en­acted a Gov­ern­ment Emer­gency Or­din­ance, which amends the pub­lic pro­cure­ment leg­al frame­work in or­der to fa­cil­it­ate faster im­ple­ment­a­tion of ma­jor in­vest­ments, in par­tic­u­lar...
Ro­mani­an Com­pet­i­tion Coun­cil con­tin­ues scru­tiny of bid rig­ging
Bid rig­ging re­mains a con­cern for the Ro­mani­an Com­pet­i­tion Coun­cil (RCC), which re­cently launched an in­vest­ig­a­tion in­to pos­sible anti-com­pet­it­ive agree­ments among com­pan­ies that par­ti­cip­ated as bid­ders...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...