Lucia Stefania Stoican advises on various aspects of EU and international competition law, including merger control, cartels, vertical agreements and abuse of dominance. Ms. Stoican frequently counsels clients on matters involving the EU’s Digital Markets Act and has experience representing clients before the European Commission and national regulators. She also has coordinated complex EU and international merger control filings for clients from a broad range of industries, including transportation, chemicals, consumer goods, technology and pharmaceuticals.
Ms. Stoican joined Skadden in June 2023. Prior to joining Skadden, Ms. Stoican worked for six years in the Brussels office of another international law firm. Her experience prior to joining Skadden included advising:
- Korean Airlines on its acquisition of Asiana Airlines
- Bombardier Inc.:
- on the €6.2 billion sale of its transportation business to Alstom S.A.
- as an interested third-party on Phase I and II merger control proceedings in the prohibited Siemens/Alstom combination
- PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited on its €4 billion acquisition of Allnex Holding GmbH from Advent International
- The Procter & Gamble Company on its US$4.2 billion acquisition of the worldwide consumer health business of Merck KGaA
- Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd. on its acquisition of late-stage biopharma companies and the formation of an alliance with Roivant Sciences Ltd.
- General Electric Company:
- on the sale of Intelligent Platforms, a division of General Electric, to Emerson Electric Co.
- in connection with Italian Competition Authority proceedings related to alleged abuse of dominance in maintenance services for medical devices
- Baker Hughes, a General Electric company, on the sale of its A-C Compressor service and repair business to Rotating Machinery Services, Inc.
- a global information technology company on the strategy and implementation of a pan-EU data protection compliance program
- a global vendor management platform for industrial equipment and services on European and Italian antitrust and contract law issues pertaining to the setup of a vendor rating system of benefit to buyers in the engineering, procurement and construction equipment sectors
Previously, Ms. Stoican worked as a legal adviser in the cabinet of a member of the European Parliament and also completed a legal traineeship at the European Commission. She is a member of the Competition Policy Committee of AmCham EU.