Diana Calciu is a senior associate in the EU Regulatory & Competition law department of international business law firm GIDE. Her first hand knowledge of EU substantive law and procedures enables her to advise and represent clients on a wide variety of aspects of EU competition and internal market law ranging from digital technology, infrastructure financing, energy, state aid, antitrust, data protection.
Her current practice has a strong focus on advising large technology and e-commerce companies on how to tackle public barriers to competition. She has lodged numerous complaints on behalf of these companies in front of the European Commission and is representing some of them in front of the Court of Justice of the European Union.
She regularly advises clients on EU State Aid law – from the initial phase of interpretation of this diffuse area of law to the drafting of formal notifications to the European Commission as well as complaints relating to the award of illegal state aid – as well as EU Public Procurement law. (She recently advised a number of large multinationals on the application of EU public procurement & State aid law to large infrastructure investments.) She has also been particularly active in the field of abuse of dominant position (102 TFEU) both representing clients in the course of competition investigations in front of DG COMP (gas, electricity sectors).