Areas of Expertise
Litigation & Arbitration
Litigation covers an extremely important role in our activity, being a practice area in which we have a large experience. We represent our clients in commercial and civil disputes, in front of courts and in arbitration proceedings, in all stages of a lawsuit. We provide legal assistance and representation in front of main courts of law in Romania, including the Supreme Court of Justice, the Constitutional Court and the Court of International Commercial Arbitration attached to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania. In conceiving our strategy before court, we also include the pre-contentious stage of the proceedings, with a view to maximizing our clients’ chances, but permanently attempting to reach a settlement in the forced execution stage. During our activity, we have successfully represented clients in cases with a large variety of objects, from among which we mention cancellation of deeds and agreements, administrative contentious, public procurement, insolvency procedures, restitutions, intellectual property, labour disputes, urgent procedures for debt collection, different commercial and civil disputes, insolvency, complaints of violation, inheritances, partitions, IT and IP dispute and many other cases.
Our litigation and arbitration specialized attorneys have a broad range of experience, most in corporate and commercial litigation. We have represented large and small companies and partnerships, their officers, directors and management, as well as private individuals, in a diversity of litigation and/or arbitration matters.
Also, our litigators act as a part of the team in preparing procedure of the cases in front of European Court of Human Rights;
Assistance in the choice of corporate structure, incorporation of companies, negotiation of joint ventures with local companies, provision of back-up services for company legal audits, assistance in board of directors’ meetings and general meetings of shareholders, share registration, increase and reduction of capital, mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs, share transfers, dissolution and liquidation, branches and subsidiaries’ establishment, takeover bids and acquisitions of controlling interests in quoted companies, share, stocks and securities issues;
International sales and related commercial transactions, commercial contracts, including transfers or leases of licensing business, leasing franchises, distribution, commercial agencies, dealerships and other matters, business assets acquisition;
Advice, assistance and representation in relation with all anti-trust and merger commissions, unfair competition, merger, exclusive distribution etc.;
Registration of trademarks, patent, industrial designs, litigation related to illegal use and other related issues, as registered trade mark officers, including internet and software related legislation as it applies to the Romanian market;
Advice in connection with corporate and individual tax issues, profit tax, withholding tax, VAT, customs tax, tax on salaries and individual’s revenue, local taxes, tax facilities for activities in undeveloped areas and industrial parks, free zones, double taxation avoidance treaties etc.;
Legal advice on media acquisition, assistance in organizing promotions and media campaigns;
Labor and Employment Law
Employment of expatriates – work permit related issues, local labor regulations regarding personnel dismissals, drafting of employment contracts, trade union negotiation and collective labor contracts;
Assistance and advice in all the matters related to the transfer of property, preparation of the necessary documents, representation in relation with Notaries Public, assistance and advice in matters related to infringements of the property or changes in time of the property, land purchase agreements, construction contracts, construction management contracts, utility contracts, leases and financing;
Consultancy with regard to the drawing-up of the award documentation, of the documentation of registration with public procurement procedures, in what regards necessary terms and conditions to be complied with, both for contracting authorities, and for participants to the public procurement procedure, as well as legal assistance and representation in front of the National Council for Solving Complaints and of all courts, in all procedural stages.
We represent the clients in amiable procedures, before the court of justice and also management of compulsory execution.
Mergers and Acquisitions
We cover all aspects of this rapidly changing field, including the formulation of strategies for acquisitions, private transactions, stock-tor-stock acquisitions, spin-off transactions and acquisitions of minority interests, due diligence, transaction structuring and management, takeover counseling, post-closing formalities
Banking & Insurance
Advising lending institutions, underwriters, arrangers and borrowers in financing domestic and cross-border transactions, leveraged buyouts, national and international extensions of credit.
In addition to advice on formal bankruptcy proceedings, we have well-known abilities in consensual corporate restructuring and negotiations.