The firm’s real estate practice group represents clients in all aspects of real estate investments, from sales or purchases of shopping centres, hotels, office buildings, hypermarkets and raw land, commercial and hotel leasing, retail or warehouse roll-out programmes, to joint ventures with private parties or governmental bodies (PPPs), as well as the representation of lenders and developers in all types of lending and re-financing arrangements. The firm has strong expertise in advising on real estate financing and taxation and tax efficient investment structures, providing a cutting edge “one-stop” shop for real estate investments in Romania, as it continues to advise on “headline” transactions in the country. Real estate practice is co-headed by Gabriel Biris and Raluca Nastase, regarded as leading Romanian real estate attorneys.
Contacts: Gabriel Biris and Raluca Nastase
The firm’s antitrust/competition practice is lead by Gelu Goran and Dan Jalbă, who both have over 17 years of experience in competition matters, including regulatory authority experience as former attorneys with the Romanian Competition Council. Among others, the firm offers merger control assistance, and regularly advises clients on price fixing and collusion investigations, as well as exclusive dealing arrangements and antitrust compliance and audits. Holcim, JT International, Nestle, Procter & Gamble, Siemens and UniCredit Bank are among the most important companies advised by the firm. Contact: Gelu Goran
The firm has extensive experience in tax planning, structuring cross-border transactions and tax litigation. In addition, the tax group advises on a wide array of taxation matters, such as direct and indirect taxation, customs and leasing, transfer pricing, thin-capitalisation issues, personal income taxation and tax litigation. Head of the tax department is Gabriel Biris.
Contacts: Gabriel Biris
Attorneys comprising the firm’s corporate/M&A practice group have been involved in privatisation/M&A transactions in the Central and East European area and Romania since 1997. They have advised well-known multinational and local clients active in industries ranging from fast moving consumer goods, construction and real estate development, manufacturing and financial services, to banking, media, internet and defence industry investors.
Contact: Gabriel Biris
The firm’s lawyers are familiar with a broad range of transaction types with particular areas of expertise including acquisition finance, real estate finance and project finance. By acting for both lenders and borrowers in transactions ranging from bilateral credit agreements to complex multifacility and multicurrency syndicated financings, clients benefit from the firm’s in-depth know-how and results oriented approach. The finance team is lead by of-counsel Christian Mindru, a recognised leader among finance lawyers in Romania.
Contact: Christian Mindru
Litigation & Insolvency:
The firm provides its clients with comprehensive advice at every stage of a controversy; whether it is proactive problem avoidance, effective negotiation and settlement, or vigorous advocacy both in court and before governmental agencies and tribunals. Tax litigation is a particular specialty of the firm, and the tax practice’s deep knowledge of litigation and the practice of the authorities leads to unparalled service. The firm also has an active insolvency practice licensed with the Romanian National Union of Insolvency Practitioners, advising both insolvent companies and creditors on all stages of workout, insolvency and bankruptcy procedure.
Contact: Raluca Nastase, Mihai Nuşcă
Aberdeen Property Investors, Adamamerica, Adampriv, Adval Asset Management, Air BP, Ameropa Grains, Atos, Benevo Group, Chimopar, Cine Grand, Comfert, Curitiba, Dacris, Danske Commodities, Dedeman, Energy Quote, Europa Capital, Farmec, First Title Insurance, General Turbo, Granvia, Groupe Bongrain, Hatch Ltd., Holcim Romania, Hidroelectrica, HootSuite, Hoshem Holdings, H&S West, JP Coats, JT International, Kamino Cargo, Kika, Lease Plan, Liebrecht&Wood, Maravet, Mehler Texnologies, Monsson Group, My Car, Naspers Allegro, Nestle, Orange Romania, Oriflame, OTP Bank, Policolor, Portico Investments, Procter&Gamble, Publicis Groupe, Raiffeisen Property International, RedBull, Remat Holding, Romcarbon, RWE Energie, Siemens, Simartis Telecom, Strabag, Soravia, Tiger Global Management, Tjobs.ro, Top Hatch Inc, Unicredit Bank, Universal Property, Vastint, Vector Watch, Voith Hydro, Voxpro Ltd., Weatherford, Wintershall, Wirom Gas, Zeus International