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The firm

Rubin Meyer Doru & Trandafir (RMDT) is the Bucharest affiliated office of the US law firm Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C. (H&R). Since 1948 Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C. has enjoyed the reputation as one of the pre-eminent law firms in representing European multinational companies in the US and worldwide. RMDT was established to integrate the skills and experience of H&R attorneys with the services of lawyers located and practising in Central and Eastern Europe. For over two decades, RMDT has handled large and sophisticated transactions in a wide range of matters for clients including multinational conglomerates involved in virtually every industry.

Areas of practice

Corporate and commercial: RMDT advises on a broad range of corporate matters, and a variety of commercial transactions, for both domestic and international clients. Corporate matters include M&A, financings and joint ventures. Commercial transactions involve manufacturing, distribution, import and export.

EU and competition: RMDT has extensive experience in antitrust and competition law in domestic and cross-border transactions, including merger control proceedings, state aid matters and regulatory compliance.

Privatisation: RMDT has represented domestic and foreign companies, banking institutions, global investment banking firms, international investors and other parties in the privatisation of government-owned enterprises. RMDT lawyers collaborate firm-wide in order to offer clients specialised industry-specific knowledge.

Energy and environment: RMDT has expertise in structuring complex transactions in the energy and related regulatory sectors with a special focus on environmental impact and developing greenfield (wind, hydro, and solar) energy projects. The firm advises clients in all stages of renewable and traditional energy projects, from the regulatory and administrative phases through to acquisition, development and financing.

Infrastructure redevelopment and project finance: RMDT is experienced in the development, privatisation, financing and acquisition of infrastructure. The firm’s practice group includes experienced practitioners in finance, equity investing, secured lending, securities offerings and capital markets with extensive experience in advising construction firms, developers and global banking institutions.

Litigation: RMDT is renowned for the excellence of its litigation capabilities in areas including administration, finance, employment, restitution, commercial, and antitrust. Its attorneys cover the entire spectrum of representation before the courts, up to the High Court of Cassation and Justice. RMDT also has a distinguished and experienced group specialising in international arbitration worldwide.

Real estate: RMDT has experience in virtually all aspects of real estate development and finance in Romania, with broad expertise in matters relating to the ownership, assembly, development, construction and securing of real estate assets. RMDT represents international developers and title insurance companies in a wide range of projects.

Public procurement and PPP: RMDT’s practice group covers both national and EU procurement law. The firm’s attorneys advise clients participating in public tenders, concession of public assets and/or services, drafting and negotiating of PPPs and concession agreements.

Employment: RMDT advises on and performs all legal services regarding routine and complex employment matters like collective lay-offs, strikes, and employee transfers in contemplation of a company’s sale. Its attorneys represent clients in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and in matters before the Romanian courts.

Media and telecom: RMDT advises and counsels licensees, investors and customers including prominent media services in the areas of telecommunications services and equipment including cellular, GSM and other mobile services, as well as television, cable, radio and print media.

Criminal commercial: RMDT’s attorneys combine expertise in criminal proceedings with knowledge of complex economic and commercial transactions providing enhanced guidance through all stages in the legal process from investigation up to the highest court.

  • Other offices

  • New York

  • Tel Aviv

  • Number of lawyers: 200
  • at this office: 20
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Member
  • American Bar Association
  • Bucharest Bar
  • Romanian-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Romanian Wind Energy Association
  • International Distribution Institute (IDI)

Above material supplied by Rubin Meyer Doru & Trandafir, SPCA.

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