Valentin Berea


Valentin is a Partner of RTPR. He specialises in disputes and investigations, with a focus on antitrust and intellectual property.

Valentin is included on the list of arbitrators of the Bucharest International Arbitration Court attached to the American Chamber of Commerce in Romania (AmCham) and is a member of the Administrative Council of this court.

He is also a certified intellectual property counsellor for trademarks and industrial designs and has worked for many years as an assistant professor teaching contract law at Bucharest Law University.

Who’s Who of Competition Lawyers has included Valentin for the last 10 years among the list of top 10 competition law specialists in Romania, a list that is prepared exclusively based on peers’ feedback.



Successfully represented Electrica in a EUR 800 million litigation case against the Romanian Management Company for Ownership in Energy (SAPE) for alleged breaches of the post-privatisation monitoring obligations regarding former distribution subsidiaries of Electrica
Successfully representing British American Tobacco in a cartel investigation which lasted over 4 years, including dawn raid proceedings and several rounds of questionnaire and meetings with the authority, which was closed without any sanctions being applied to our client
Successfully represented RBS Bank Romania in an ICC arbitration held in Vienna, in relation to a contractual dispute
Successfully represented Maspex Romania in court proceedings in relation to the annulment of the decision of the Competition Council in an investigation in which Metro, Selgros and Mega Image were investigated
Successfully represented SDEE Transilvania Nord SA (part of Electrica group) in front of the Bucharest Court of Appeal in a high profile dispute initiated by RCS-RDS, the largest Romanian telecom services provider, that intended to enter the electricity distribution market and was hence challenging through a series of high stakes administrative cases our client’s electricity distribution natural monopoly
A company designing typefaces and fonts against the largest Internet Service Provider in Romania in relation to copyright infringement claim regarding a specific typeface the client developed
Electrica in court proceedings in the first “facilitator” case in Romania to date in which the client was fined for allegedly facilitating a cartel between its meter suppliers
Zenith Media Communications in a competition law dispute, in which the RTPR team has recently obtained a historic victory at the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ), thereby contributing to the creation of EU law, through a decision concerning the very principles of proportionality which shall dictate the fine-setting mechanism applied by the competition authorities in all Member States
Successfully represented the most important Hollywood studios, including Paramount, Sony, Twentieth, Universal, Walt Disney, Columbia and Warner Bros. in the first site blocking case which has ever been tried in Central and Eastern Europe, by suing internet service providers with the aim of blocking pirate movies websites
Groupama Asigurari in a complex antitrust investigation concerning a potential exchange of commercially sensitive information among the insurance companies in Romania
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Awards & accolades

  • Leading Individual
    Legal 500 2022, EU and Competition
  • Ranked in Chambers
  • Recommended
    Who’s Who Legal: Competition Lawyers
  • Recommended in Arbitration Powerlist 2021: Central and Eastern Europe
    Legal 500

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Valentin Berea