Adrian Manolache

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Adrian is a member of the Bucharest Bar since 2000. Besides his law degree, Adrian is a graduate of King’s College London holding a Post-Graduate Diploma in Economics for Competition Law. Adrian occupied leadership positions in major Romanian business organizations, such as Secretary General of the Romanian Large Retailers Association (AMRCR), the most representative Romanian retail organization, and President of the Employer Confederation Concordia, the Romanian employer organization that includes the most powerful sectoral federations in the national economy.

Although the first foreign language he learned in school was Russian and the second French, he ended up forgetting Russian completely (unfortunately), having a very good understanding of French and being self-taught in English, in which he is fluent.

For Adrian a meaningful client-attorney relationship is crucially founded on trust; just as any other partnerships in someone’s life. And there is no place for tradeoffs in this matter.


  • Successfully assisting a pharmaceutical company within litigation related to the transitory protection of patents and the protection of trademarks.
  • Successfully assisting multinational retail chains within the assessing the compliance with competition rules of a horizontal cooperation agreement (joint bargaining) on the Romanian market.
  • Successfully assisting local companies operating in the productions and distribution of construction materials within the assessing the compliance with competition rules of a horizontal cooperation agreement (joint purchasing) on the Romanian market.
  • Successfully assisting a local company operating in the IT industry, within a complex unfair competition litigation.
  • Successfully assisting member companies of an important Austrian group operating in the support services for oil & gas industry, before the Romanian Competition Council within multiple notification procedures of a merger through asset acquisition.
  • Coordinating the process of preparing and submitting the entire legal documentation for the expropriation of the land plots along the Cernavodă – Constanța A2 Highway.
  • Relevant expertise in assisting local and multinational companies inmultiple and various projects related to:
    • contracts of sale & purchase, supply, lease, construction, joint venture, agent, agriculture land lease, credit facility (including corresponding securities), assignment of non-performing loans etc.
    • legal assistance related to vertical agreements (exclusive and selective distribution), other vertical restrictions (MFN clauses, non-competing clauses, resale prices, territorial restrictions etc.), abuse of dominant market position.
    • Copyright collective management.
    • Negotiation, conclusion and termination of individual and collective labor agreements, internal rules and procedures, set up of individual work performance criteria.
    • Personal data protection in the context of GDPR.
    • Preparing and negotiating the tender documentation within public procurement contracts.