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The firm: The firm benefits from the 20 years’ experience of the partners, and offers clients the benefit of a unique mix of in-house and independent legal expertise. The firm serves clients not only from traditional areas, such as financial, manufacturing, retail, construction or real estate, but also from rapidly growing new areas, such as ICT, infrastructure, energy, media, pharmaceutical or capital markets. All major IFIs active in Moldova, all reputable foreign banks and most of the MNEs doing business in Moldova are among the firm’s clients.

Areas of practice: Debt and equity finance: structuring and documenting crossborder and local financings, acquisition finance, convertible loans, shareholder loans, secured finance, debt restructuring, assignment and set-off.

M&A/capital markets: legal due diligence, transactions with financial instruments (on or outside the regulated market), public offerings, acquisition financing, merger control/competition clearance, transaction notification/registration and public disclosures.

Commercial contracts: international trade, distribution and transportation; management, consultancy and project management contracts, joint ventures, partnerships and other business contracts.

Corporate and regulatory compliance: business set-up, licensing and authorisation, reorganisation and liquidation, corporate affairs and corporate governance, regulatory compliance, competition clearance, investment and shareholder agreements, safe share transfers, internal contracts (employment, management, service provisions and copyrights).

Energy and natural resources: market access, renewable energy projects (including government support and off-take agreements), energy generation, distribution, transmission and supply certification, licensing and environmental protection.

Infrastructure and PPP: local presence, public tenders, concession of public assets and services, drafting and negotiating PPP and concession agreements and tax regime.

Real estate and construction: legal due diligence, acquisition structuring, urbanism and planning documentation, property development, asset management, general contracting and works agreements (including FIDIC-based), construction authorisations and permits and real estate leasing.

Litigation and arbitration: commercial debt collection, insolvency proceedings, shareholder lawsuits, employment and management disputes; IP, royalty and tax disputes; administrative proceedings, white-collar crimes, international commercial arbitration, out-of-court settlements, enforcement of foreign court judgments and arbitral awards.

ICT and media: audiovisual licences and permits, technology transfer and licensing contracts, outsourcing and network access agreements, data protection and privacy, e-commerce, representation before governmental agencies, infrastructure, project and equipment finance.

Pharmaceutical and healthcare: importation, packaging and labelling, regulatory approvals, medicine advertisement, private hospital foundation and operation.

Intellectual property: IP regulatory services, licensing and assignment of IP rights, internet name domain protection, cease and desist letters, defending IP rights in front of Moldovan PTO and courts and enforcement of IP rights.

Consumer protection: abusive contractual provisions, pre-contractual information, product liability and recall, warranties and distance contracts.

  • Number of lawyers: 8
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Romanian

Above material supplied by Gladei & Partners.

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