Expertiza

Corporate, contract and commercial law

Our lawyers assisted clients in a wide range of commercial matters. Corporate deals (including incorporation of companies, creations of subsidiaries, tax planning structures, etc.) made every-day practice.
They duly assisted clients in negotiating major business contracts including supply and other important day-to-day transactions.

A selection of some important deals includes:

  • Assistance of certain producers in the food industry in structuring and implementing the promotional campaigns;
  • Assistance of an international medical imagistic group in developing its network in Romania;
  • Assisting a major international sweets producer in restructuring its European operations following the merger with the top worldwide operator;
  • Assisting a top international electronics producer in restructuring its European operations.
  • Assisting and representing a Romanian company in blocking the enforcement started by tax authorities and challenging the tax report finding about a significant amount of money in allegedly unpaid taxes;
  • Assisting a large UK Broadcaster in drafting and negotiating advertising contracts and introducing new TV-channels to the operator’s grid;
  • Day by day legal assistance provided to a large international company dealing with Human Resources activities;
  • Assistance offered to an important bank in adapting the management structure to the new Basel III requirements.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Our lawyers were involved in several landmark deals. We are proficient in performing due diligence and drafting documentation for both share and asset transactions.

A selection of some important deals includes:

  • Assistance of the former national incumbent telecom operator in its preliminary assessment of the potential merger with its mobile operations affiliate;
  • Assistance of the seller in the acquisition of a CDMA mobile ;
  • Assistance of an UK real estate fund in transferring a shopping mall project in the second largest Romanian city to UK investors;
  • Assistance of the developer in the restructuring and relocation of an industrial complex for developing an important real estate project valued;
  • Assistance of the seller in the transfer of the control package to certain companies in the hotels industry;
  • Assistance of a producer in the IT industry in its taking over by an American company;
  • Assistance to the French majority shareholder of a Romanian mobile operator to acquire the minority stakes from Romanian shareholders.
  • Assisting a large European health services group in acquiring a private clinic in the centre of the country;
  • Assisting an important European group in the medical field in the purchase of a private clinics network in the south of the country;
  • Assisting an important European group in the medical field in the purchase of a private clinics network at national level;
  • Assistance offered to a local private clinics network in changing the shareholding structure.

Banking and Secured Transactions

Our lawyers have an impressive track record in structuring secured transactions.
Some of them were pioneers in developing documentation that brought North-American practice into Romanian law.

A selection of some important transactions includes:

  • Assistance of the former national incumbent telecom operator in its preliminary assessment of the potential merger with its mobile operations affiliate;
  • Assistance of the creditor in the highly valuable loan offered for the development of a wind energy project;
  • Assistance of the debtor in the significant syndicated loan offered by a Chinese bank to an international telecom group;
  • Assistance of the creditor in the valuable syndicated loan offered by a top investment bank to an international pharmaceutical producer for a LBO transaction;
  • Assistance of an international financing group in development of its Romanian factoring products;
  • Assistance of the creditor in the significant syndicated loan offered by a major international financing institution to a top regional distributor of construction materials;
  • Assistance of the creditor in the highly valuable syndicated loan offered by a large European bank to the biggest local telecom group;
  • Assistance of the debtor in the syndicated loan offered by a major European bank for the development of the biggest commercial mall in Eastern Romania;
  • Assistance of the debtor in the syndicated loan offered by a top regional bank for the development of an important A+ office building North of Bucharest.
  • Assisting a large Romanian industrial group in a complex process of restructuring, restating and extending the exposure of significant credit facilities amounting for developing green energy projects;
  • Assisting a leasing company in revising its securing policy in both personal guarantees and security interests areas as well as conforming security agreements with the New Civil code;
  • Assisting an investment fund in structuring and developing the receivables portfolio related to the estate restitution process;
  • Assisting an important bank in structuring the cash pooling products;
  • Assisting an important bank in the review of the loan documentation concerning the letters of guarantee.

Energy

Our lawyers were involved for many years in the energy sector. They advised both energy producers and large industrial consumers in the fast moving market going for full liberalization.

A selection of some important deals includes:

  • Assistance of the largest energy consumer in Romania with the negotiation and implementation of the bankable power supply agreement with an energy producer;
  • Assistance of the largest steel mill in South-Eastern Europe with the securing of its energy supply;
  • Assistance of two industrial producers with the negotiations and restructuring of their long-term power supply agreements;
  • Assistance of a major Central European energy group in the development of a wind park in Eastern Romania;
  • Assistance of a major Central European energy group in the restructuring of their micro hydro power plants business;
  • Assistance of a Romanian investor in developing several micro hydro power plants;
  • Assistance of a Romanian investor in developing a high efficiency cogeneration project (CHP);
  • Assistance to an investment bank in structuring the Secondary Public Offering for the top local oil producer;
  • Assistance offered  to the most important world producer of steel in the analyse of the impact of environment regulations concern the CO2 emissions;
  • Assistance offered to a Romanian power producer in the conclusion of supply contracts with OTC.

Labour and benefits

Our lawyers were involved in business restructuring activities moving to collective or individual redundancies. They offered day-to-day assistance to companies in collectively negotiating their employment contracts and assuring a smooth implementation of their group employee handbook.
They were also active in framing labour health and social security contracts as well as implementing professional and health benefits.
Some of their most significant deals focused on assisting the client in changing their management and moving the business and people to newly created entities.

Copyright and data protection

Our lawyers provide legal consultancy services in the field of intellectual property law as well as it regards the protection of personal data, assisting the clients in various problems regarding copyright, as well as notifications to the Data Protection Agency for the activities such impacting the legal field.