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Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

201 BARBU VACARESCU STREET, 18TH FLOOR, GLOBALWORTH TOWER, 2ND DISTRICT, 020276 BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
Tel:
Work +40 21 201 1200
Fax:
Fax +40 21 201 1210
Email:
Web:
www.nndkp.ro
Brasov, Bucharest, Cluj Napoca, Craiova, Timisoara

Romania

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen fields a ‘customer-oriented’ team that ‘delivers tailor-made solutions for any situation’ with ‘the appetite to engage in new and innovative transactions’. Clients include Banca Comercială Română and BRD – Groupe Société Générale, with Valentin Voinescu acting for both in regard to the financing of Caroli Foods Group. Alina Radu heads the team alongside Manuela Nestor and is praised as a ‘magnificent lawyer’ who ‘provides a very good service under time pressure’. The practice covers the full spectrum of matters, including financing, regulatory work, distressed debt acquisitions and restructuring.

Leading individuals

Alina Radu - Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen adeptly handles matters relating to equity and debt capital markets, derivatives, financial and investment services, stock options and the operation of regulated markets. Manuela Nestor heads the team and is supported by Alina Radu and Adriana Gaspar. The group assisted Fondul Proprietatea in investment fund matters.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen receives praise for its ‘strong and recognised expertise in the commercial, corporate and M&A field’. Recent highlights include advising an international healthcare and diagnostic services provider on its acquisition of a Romanian medical network, including the structuring and negotiation of the transaction documentation. The team is noted for its ‘availability, deadline and timeline compliance and efficient co-operation’ and is jointly headed by Adriana Ioana Gaspar, Gabriela Cacerea, Ruxandra Bologa and Adina Chilim-Dumitriu. Areas of specialisation include acquisitions and divestures, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and multi-phase debt and equity deals.

Leading individuals

Adriana Ioana Gaspar - Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

Gabriela Cacerea - Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen's team is praised as ‘the best in the market’, ‘simplifying complex aspects and proposing intelligent approaches’. Recent highlights include representing Gruppo Fri-El in a dispute over the duration of concession agreements concerning 13,000ha of agricultural land and representing The National History Museum of Romania in public procurement litigation pertaining to its modernisation. Emil Bivolaru has ‘strong technical and strategic skills, coupled with an excellent client service’ and Valeriu Mina, one of five new partners in the team, is praised as a ‘very competent and skilful lawyer’. Ana Diculescu-Sova leads the practice, which also includes the recommended Sorina Olaru and Radu Damaschin. The group handles a wide spectrum of work including civil, commercial, labour, administrative, fiscal and constitutional disputes.

Leading individuals

Ana Diculescu-Sova - Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

Next Generation Partners

Valeriu Mina - Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen's team displays a ‘very satisfactory degree of engagement and responsiveness as well as professionalism’. It handles investigations, merger clearances and compliance work. Practice head Georgeta Dinu has a ‘perfect grip on Romanian and European legislation’ and represented Elster Rometrics in a bid rigging investigation launched by the competition authority. Industries of particular expertise include real estate, media, technology and natural resources.

Leading individuals

Georgeta Dinu - Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen's team provides ‘pragmatic, commercial advice and understands the client’s business'. Gabriela Dinu arrived from Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii and serves as practice head following the departure of Luminita Dima. It handles the full range of employment matters and is particularly knowledgeable of the automotive, pharmaceutical and healthcare, IT and banking and finance sectors.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 1

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

Noted for its ‘excellent analysis and anticipatory advice’, the practice at Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen is jointly headed by Gabriela Cacerea, Ruxandra Bologa and Adina Chilim-Dumitriu. Bologa ‘stands out for her excellent expertise in the mining sector’ and the overall team is praised for its ‘in-depth knowledge of the oil and gas industry’. It covers the full spectrum of energy and gas sub-sectors including electricity and recently assisted an Italian multinational energy company in relation to regulatory matters and general assessments of the electricity distributions market. The team also handled M&As and privatisation work, greenfield structuring, brownfield projects, concessions, licenses and regulatory matters.

Leading individuals

Ruxandra Bologa - Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen handles the full range of IP matters including contentious and advisory work, registration and filing as well as anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy issues. Recent work includes acting for a global company in the travel retail industry in relation to trade mark clearance searches and representing a Romanian manufacturer of metal roofing in a trade mark infringement claim heard before the Romanian Competent Court. The practice is jointly headed by Ana-Maria Baciu and Cosmina Simion.

Leading individuals

Ana-Maria Baciu - Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

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PPP and procurement
PPP and procurement - ranked: tier 1

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen's team has an ‘outstanding capacity of handling complex and high-volume matters’. Adina Chilim-Dumitriu heads the practice together with Adriana Gaspar and is currently representing Siemens before the Bucharest Tribunal, challenging a decision made by the contracting authority to reject the client’s offer and award the contract to a competitor. She also assisted the Romanian subsidiary of a global pharmaceutical company with a tender organised by the Ministry of Health and successfully defended the decision to award the contract for several lots to the client. The team possesses ‘in-depth understanding of public procurement regulations’ and is highly experienced in acting on large-scale infrastructure projects.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen is reputed for its ‘excellent knowledge of real estate and construction’ and ‘significant longstanding experience in the market’. The three-partner team, headed by Ioana Niculeasa, covers the full spectrum of real estate projects. Recent work highlights include advising Bluerose RO Corporation on selling a land plot totalling 16,000sqm and assisting AFI Europe with the due diligence, negotiation and €23m acquisition of land in Bucharest. The ‘professional’ and ‘commercialVlad Tanase is a name to note, as is recently promoted partner Lavinia Ioniță-Rasmussen, who ‘stands out for her professionalism’.

Next Generation Partners

Lavinia Ioniță-Rasmussen - Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 1

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen's team consists of ‘knowledgeable individuals’ who form a ‘well balanced team’. Manuela Nestor and Ana Diculescu-Sova co-head the group, which excels in contentious matters and represented ADM International in insolvency proceedings of Bioromoil, seeking to recover €22.5m. Former Italian bank Veneto Banca instructed Valentin Voinescu to advise on an application for group insolvency proceedings aiming to recover €24m.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

The recent caseload at Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen consists of TMT-related M&A work, regulatory matters, data privacy mandates as well as contractual obligation and arrangement issues. Practice head Adina Chilim-Dumitriu is highly recommended.

Leading individuals

Adina Chilim-Dumitriu - Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

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TMT: gambling law
TMT: gambling law - ranked: tier 1

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen is ‘very well versed in gambling law and operations’, displaying ‘strong industry knowledge’ and understanding of the ‘administrative procedures around gaming licensing requirements’. Ana-Maria Baciu and Cosmina Simion lead the practice and, together with Andrei Cosma and senior associate Alina Dumitru, are praised as ‘excellent lawyers with excellent gambling law knowledge’. The team handles a range of licensing, compliance, enforcement, regulation and business operation issues. It continues to advise an online betting and gaming company on all regulatory, tax, consumer protection and banking matters, and a market leader in the development of online gambling software sought assistance with regulatory compliance for the implementation of various products and features.

Leading individuals

Cosmina Simion - Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

Next Generation Partners

Alina Dumitru - Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

Marius Ionescu and Alina Timofti jointly head the practice at Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen. Ionescu is an expert in investment tax, transaction advice and due diligence projects and Timofti has strong international tax, restructuring and tax review capabilities. The client roster includes names from the oil and gas, banking, real estate and construction, automotive and energy industries.

Leading individuals

Alina Timofti - Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

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