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Former Wolf Theiss Partner Adrian Ster Becomes Coordinating Partner of Competition at D&B David si Baias in Romania

Former Wolf Theiss Partner Adrian Ster Becomes Coordinating Partner of Competition at D&B David si Baias in Romania


Former Wolf Theiss Partner Adrian Ster has joined Romania's D&B David si Baias as Coordinating Partner of the Competition team, part of the firm's Competition and Regulatory Department, coordinated by Manuela Guia.

According to David si Baias, the law firm connected with PWC in Romania, "over the years, Adrian has provided legal assistance to major clients in various sectors such as telecom, banking, home-appliances, retail, media, advertising, energy, FMCG, and pharma." Ster has over 15 years of experience in competition law with NNDKP, Kinstellar, Musat si Asociatii, and( for the past three years) Wolf Theiss. He has a law degree from the Law Faculty of the Babes-Bolyai University, a degree from the Law School of Nottingham University, and an LL.M in European law from the University College London. 

Adrian Ster expressed his enthusiasm for his new home, saying: “I am honored to be joining D&B David si Baias, which is recognized on the Romanian market as having the best competition team, [and] being involved throughout time in almost all major competition investigations and litigations that took place in Romania. I want to put to use my experience and expertise to help our clients align their business processes and comply with the requirements of the competition legislation.”

Manuela Guia, Partner, Coordinator of the Competition and Regulatory Department of D&B David si Baias, commented as well: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome Adrian onto our team. We are going through a period in which the way the legislation is enforced at the Romanian and EU level risks remaining behind the fast-paced transformations that are going on in the business environment. Adrian’s joining of our team helps us continue to develop our expertise and our ability to offer personalized solutions for all the challenges that our clients are facing in terms of competition regulations.”

Finally, Sorin David, Managing Partner at D&B David si Baias, added: “Over the years, we had the opportunity to interact with Adrian in several projects and we were impressed with his professionalism and dedication to the interests of the clients. As our competition law activity, in all of its aspects, has continued to grow in recent years, we felt the need to recruit a reputed and experienced professional to take over the coordination of the Competition team, in the department led by Manuela Guia. I am glad that Adrian decided to join us and I am convinced that we will build a very solid project together, for the benefit of our clients.”

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