Alexandra Luchian is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s global Antitrust & Competition Practice. Mrs. Luchian’s practice encompasses contentious and non-contentious competition law in an international context, with a focus on EU and UK competition law and regulation, as well as UK foreign investment.

Mrs. Luchian represents clients in high-profile matters before EU and UK competition authorities, regulators, and courts. Mrs. Luchian counsels leading global clients on a wide range of international competition and regulatory issues, including merger control, anticompetitive agreements, abuse of dominance, market studies, competition litigation, as well as State aid and foreign investment control reviews.

Mrs. Luchian handles a variety of complex, cross-border matters, including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, divestitures, investigations, private damages claims and judicial review proceedings before the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT), High Court and Court of Appeal, as well as matters at the confluence of competition law and regulation in the aviation, telecommunications, and energy sectors.

Mrs. Luchian’s practice spans multiple sectors and industries, including Technology, Aerospace, Defense & Government Services, Energy & Infrastructure, and Retail & Consumer Products.

Mrs. Luchian’s experience includes advising:


  • NVIDIA in its US$40 billion planned acquisition of Arm Limited from SoftBank
  • Bosch Rexroth in obtaining global merger clearances in relation to its acquisition of HydraForce
  • Rivulis in obtaining global merger clearances and FDI approvals for its acquisition of the international irrigation business of Jain Irrigation Systems
  • New Look in obtaining unconditional EU merger clearance for its restructuring and recapitalization
  • Committee of Lenders in obtaining global merger clearances in relation to the debt-for-equity financial restructuring of FatFace
  • Ad Hoc Group of Senior Secured Noteholders on antitrust aspects in relation to PizzaExpress restructuring
  • Electro Rent in the post-closing, Phase II, investigation by the CMA relating to its acquisition of Microlease and Test Equipment Asset Management
  • A pharmaceutical company in a series of multi-jurisdictional merger control matters and securing Phase I unconditional clearance in all the jurisdictions concerned
  • Interested parties in CMA Phase I and Phase II merger inquiries
  • RPC Group on its acquisition of ESE World, a Netherlands-based manufacturer of temporary storage systems for waste and recyclable materials, from Stirling Square Capital Partners and securing Phase I unconditional clearance in all the jurisdictions concerned
  • Peninsula Pacific on the acquisition by Brundage-Bone Concrete Pumping of Camfaud Concrete Pumps, Premier Concrete Pumping and South Coast Concrete Pumping, UK-based companies providing concrete pumping and material placements services
  • Brundage-Bone on the add-on acquisition of Reilly Concrete Pumping Limited
  • ACCO Brands Corporation on its acquisition of Esselte Group and securing Phase I unconditional clearance in all the jurisdictions concerned (including the UK)
  • Adecco S.A. in its acquisition of Penna Consulting, a UK-based provider of executive staffing, recruitment process outsourcing and consulting services
  • Viasat in its joint venture with Eutelsat Communications combining Eutelsat's current European broadband business with Viasat's broadband technologies and consumer Internet Service Provider (ISP) business expertise
  • RPC Group Plc on its acquisition of British Polythene Industries, a UK-based manufacturer of polyethylene film products, sacks and bags
  • A major consultancy company in a multi-jurisdictional merger control matter and securing Phase I unconditional clearance in all the jurisdictions concerned
  • A major media services company as regards offering undertakings in lieu to the UK Competition and Markets Authority and securing Phase I clearance
  • A major ladder company in securing Phase I unconditional clearance from the UK Competition and Markets Authority

Investigations & Litigation

  • American Airlines in the ongoing CMA investigation regarding the UK-US aspects of the current European Commission commitments relating to American’s joint business with British Airways, Iberia, and Finnair
  • Viasat in its appeal in the CAT and Court of Appeal of Ofcom’s authorization of ground-based stations operated by Inmarsat Ventures Limited for the provision of broadband services to aircraft
  • Electro Rent in its appeal in the CAT of the first CMA fine relating to an Interim Order
  • Singapore Airlines in civil claims in the English High Court for damages arising out of an European Commission decision imposing fines on air cargo carriers for a global price fixing cartel on fuel surcharges. Highlights of this decade-long litigation include: securing the release from the claim of over 50,000 individual Chinese claimants and achieving three landmark victories in the Court of Appeal regarding economic torts claims and the temporal scope of the claims
  • Singapore Airlines in successfully appealing the European Commission’s 2010 infringement decision imposing €799 million fines on air cargo carriers for a global price fixing cartel on fuel surcharges before the EU General Court

Market Studies, Counselling & Compliance

  • A global technology company in connection with the UK CMA’s music and streaming market study
  • An aviation services company in a major review and overhaul of their compliance policies and training across multiple areas including antitrust
  • Clients in a range of sectors such as luxury goods, automotive, and fintech in relation to distribution, cooperation, and agency arrangements

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • Certificate in LSE Short Course on Regulation, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2016
  • LPC (Distinction), College of Law, England and Wales, 2013
  • Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), London School of Economics and Political Science, 2012

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Romanian