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Business Advisory

Business Advisory

Our focus on assisting international companies in consolidating their presence in Romania has involved multiple mergers and acquisitions and transfer of assets, both tangible and intangible, due diligence exercises and general Corporate Structure maintenance work.

Our work has included assistance for a number of International Investors in establishing new operations in Romania through various entity forms including limited companies, joint ventures, representative offices, branch offices, regional offices, regional operating headquarters and associations.

In order to help our Clients focus on the performance of their activity we assist the Clients in drafting, preparing and negotiating various types of Commercial Contracts, including but not necessarily limited to joint venture agreements, shareholders agreements, lease agreements, management services agreements, employment agreements, design and construction contracts, franchise agreements, distributor/agent agreements, licensing agreements, confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements and business/assets sale and purchase agreements, in full compliance with both Romanian and E.U. Legislation.

We offer legal advice in Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law as well as Intellectual Property Law, the department being coordinated by Doru Traila, Associate Professor of Contracts Law and Intellectual Property Law of the Bucharest University Law School for more than 15 years.

We provide Legal analysis and advice pertaining to the protection of Intellectual Property rights held over software products as per regulated by the Romanian law (Copyright Law, Patent Law, Trade Secret Law).

Our activity includes Drafting and Negotiation of Software and Trademarks Licensing Contracts and Transfer Agreements of Intellectual Property Rights related to software in general. We have also provided such services for the sole representative of Dell Software for Romania, Bulgaria and Adriatic Region.

We advise Clients on Data Protection Compliance: registration as personal data controllers with the Romanian Data Protection Authority, drafting outsourcing agreements involving international data transfers;

Our Team has previously advised companies active in the IT sector on e-commerce regulatory issues and copyright infringement in the Online Environment.

We also handle the needs of clients operating with Trade Marks registered in the E.U. and we conduct opposition proceedings in front of The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) and the Romanian State Office for Trademarks and Patents in order to prevent future infringements of trademarks.

Moreover The Team offers legal Due Diligence services to clients who wish to invest in existing companies or businesses (e.g. acquisition of shares, businesses or assets), properties as well as conducting a company search/company health check. In this regard, we assigns our staff to conduct an onsite searches with registration authorities (Trade Register, Insolvency Register, Tax Authorities, Litigation and other Dispute Resolution authorities, The Official Register for Immovable Property, The Archive for Securities and Movable Guarantees ) in order to provide a formal written report to clients for their investment decision making.

Competition and Antitrust

We have provided legal assistance in Competition law in a variety of sectors, including energy, petrochemical, metallurgy, pharmaceuticals, services and medical equipments, consumer electronics, FMCG, public and private procurement, as well as concessions and PPP.

We provide legal assistance and representation before the Romanian Competition Council for a variety of Competition law issues, from antitrust investigation (drafting and advocate the Response to the Statement of Objections, assistance during the investigation procedures, during dawn raids and for information requests, as well as related activities), to unfair competition, state aid and dumping cases.

Regarding development projects, we offer efficient advice for merger’s authorization procedure before the Romanian Competition Council and the European Commission (such as, preliminary assessment and communications, the merger notification procedure following commitments and other related activities).

We provide legal assistance and representation in State aid cases (request for information, the procedure of investigation and de minimis scheme).

We assist Clients to comply with Competition law requirements and design Compliance Programs thereof, including seminars on various aspects of Competition law, review contractual relations and marketing strategies, as well as day-to-day business operations.

Investments in Romania

Our Team assists international companies in consolidating their presence in Romania by being involved in multiple mergers and acquisitions and transfer of assets, both tangible and intangible, due diligence exercises and general Corporate Structure maintenance work.

Our work has included assistance for a number of international investors in establishing new operations in Romania through various entity forms including limited companies, joint ventures, representative offices, branch offices, regional offices, regional operating headquarters and associations.

Negotiate - Draft - Execute

Our Clients focus on the performance of their activity and business while we assist them in drafting, preparing and negotiating various types of commercial contracts, including but not necessarily limited to joint venture agreements, shareholders agreements, lease agreements, management services agreements, employment agreements, design and construction contracts, franchise agreements, distributor/agent agreements, licensing agreements, confidentiality/non-disclosure agreements and business/assets sale and purchase agreements, in full compliance with both Romanian and E.U. Legislation.

Due Diligence Exercises

The Team offers legal due diligence services to clients who wish to invest in existing companies or businesses (e.g. acquisition of shares, businesses or assets), properties as well as conducting a company search/company health check.

In this regard, we assigns our staff to conduct an onsite searches with registration authorities (Trade Register, Insolvency Register, Tax Authorities, Litigation and other Dispute Resolution authorities, The Official Register for Immovable Property, The Archive for Securities and Movable Guarantees ) in order to provide a formal written report to clients for their investment decision making.

IP and TMT

We offer legal advice in Technology, Media and Telecommunications Law as well as Intellectual Property Law, the department being coordinated by Doru Traila, Associate Professor of Contracts Law and Intellectual Property Law of the Bucharest University Law School for more than 15 years.

We provide Legal analysis and advice pertaining to the protection of Intellectual Property rights held over software products as per regulated by the Romanian law (Copyright Law, Patent Law, Trade Secret Law).

Our activity includes Drafting and Negotiation of Software and Trademarks Licensing Contracts and Transfer Agreements of Intellectual Property Rights related to software in general. We have also provided such services for the sole representative of Dell Software for Romania, Bulgaria and Adriatic Region.

Dispute Resolution

We ensure high-quality services tailored to the needs of each case so as to protect the interests of our clients in the best possible manner. The firm advises from the pre-litigation strategy and planning throughout all stages until a final court decision is rendered, but also assist our clients in the enforcement of the decisions awarded.


Business Advisory and Consultancy

We provide our assistance in multiple areas of expertise: Banking and Project Financing, Competition Law, Contract Law, Corporate Law, Employment Law, Energy & Natural Resources, Intellectual Property, Mergers and Acquisitions, Real Estate and Urban Planning, Regulatory and Compliance Services, Tax and Fiscal Law.


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