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DLA Piper Dinu SCA

METROPOLIS CENTER, 89-97 GRIGORE ALEXANDRESCU STR., EAST WING, 1ST FLOOR, SECTOR 1, 010624 BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
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Work +40 372 155 800
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Romania

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

DLA Piper Dinu SCA

DLA Piper Dinu SCA is particularly well regarded for real estate financing in addition to restructuring and regulatory matters. Cristian Vlaicu is the name to note and leads the practice jointly with Marian Dinu. The team acted for the owner and operator of an international online car auction platform in respect to its cross-border platform for sales with deferred payment.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper Dinu SCA

DLA Piper Dinu SCA has particular expertise in the technology, energy, agribusiness and life sciences sectors. Marian Dinu leads the department, which includes counsel Cristina Bucur, praised for her ability to ‘recommend the best legal option’. She led on a matter for BT Capital Partners pertaining to its investment in Timesafe, the company behind the development of the application Pago. In another highlight, the team advised Webjet on its acquisition of B2B travel wholesaler JacTravel.

Next generation lawyers

Cristina Bucur - DLA Piper Dinu SCA

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Dinu SCA

The ‘client-focused’ team at DLA Piper Dinu SCA ‘captures all potential perspectives for solving a specific case’. It acted for Wizz Air in several employment disputes relating to salary rights, alleged discrimination and employee terminations. Hillside (bet365 group) instructed the team in a claim against the National Office for Gambling, seeking reimbursement for payments made to the Romanian state and recovery of its right to operate online gambling activities in Romania. Radu Balas heads the practice.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper Dinu SCA

DLA Piper Dinu SCA displays ‘great knowledge wrapped in a pro-client attitude’. The team is particularly knowledgeable of the pharmaceutical, telecoms, retail and FMCG industries and has a recent track record of acting for clients in the automotive sector. It notably acted for the Association of Dacia, Renault and Nissan Concessionaires in relation to a Competition Counsel investigation of a potential cartel relationship between its members and insurance companies. Practice head Livia Zamfiropol (Constantinescu) is praised for her ‘high professionalism and outstanding performance’. Alina Lacatus made partner.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper Dinu SCA

DLA Piper Dinu SCA's practice head Monica Georgiadis is praised by clients ‘as the most professional partner ever worked with’. Her team is noted for its ‘good communication skills’ and handles the entire spectrum of employment law matters, placing particular emphasis on litigation work, employment projects and corporate transactions. The group assists Discovery Corporate Services and Ferrero Romania with day-to-day employment issues and recently advised UiPath on the employment implications arising from the opening of its second Romanian office. Sectors of expertise include technology, life sciences, infrastructure, transport, media and entertainment, energy and finance. Counsel Andra Trantea is singled out.

Leading individuals

Monica Georgiadis - DLA Piper Dinu SCA

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Dinu SCA

The ‘creative’ and ‘business-oriented’ team at DLA Piper Dinu SCA possesses ‘vast experience’ in the energy sector. It covers the full spectrum of energy-related work including regulatory advice, financing, procurement, disputes and taxation. Marian Dinu and Paula Corban-Pelin helm the practice, which has a particular focus on the oil and gas sub-sectors. In a recent highlight, Dinu and Corban-Pelin represented Egger Romania in a regulator dispute regarding the number of green certificates issued to the client’s co-generation power plant.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper Dinu SCA

Ana-Maria Andronic is the key name at DLA Piper Dinu SCA and heads the firm’s IP practice. Her team is reputed for patents, licensing and trade mark matters.

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PPP and procurement
PPP and procurement - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Dinu SCA

DLA Piper Dinu SCA is particularly adept at handling public procurement matters in the defence industry and life sciences sector. Paula Corban-Pelin and Livia Zamfiropol (Constantinescu) are recommended and jointly head the practice.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Dinu SCA

DLA Piper Dinu SCA's team of 'experts' provides ‘a great client experience’. It handles the full range of real estate work and is particularly strong on transactions. Notable highlights include rendering ongoing advice to Nova Imobiliare, operator of the Colosseum retail park, including lease agreements and tenant notices. On the transaction front, practice head Alin Buftea assisted Rimo with its acquisition of several hundred hectares of agricultural land. Counsel Florin Tineghe is a key member of the team.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper Dinu SCA

Sectors of expertise for DLA Piper Dinu SCA include software and hardware technology, telecoms, media, internet and life sciences. Counsel Ana-Maria Andronic heads the practice and assists UiPath Group on matters including intellectual property and the acquisition of technology from other companies. Her team is adept at handling GDPR issues and is advising a Romanian telecommunications company on embedding the relevant new data privacy rules.

Next generation lawyers

Ana-Maria Andronic  - DLA Piper Dinu SCA

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TMT: gambling law
TMT: gambling law - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper Dinu SCA

DLA Piper Dinu SCA is well regarded for regulatory advice and litigation matters. Radu Balas and Tudor Nedelea jointly head the practice and are representing Hillside (bet365 group) in litigation with the National Office for Gambling regarding the client's right to operate online gambling in Romania. It also represented WHG (International) in a dispute aiming to recover amounts retrospectively imposed on the client by the authorities.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper Dinu SCA

DLA Piper Dinu SCA’s team is ‘knowledgeable, experienced, logical, supportive and customer-oriented’. It covers the full range of tax-related work, handling consultancy and litigation regarding all forms of direct and indirect tax. Recent highlights include representing IAP–ECC, a subcontractor of the US Navy forces in Romania that should benefit from VAT exemption, on the recovery of VAT invoiced by its suppliers. Practice head Tudor Nedelea assisted Orkla with a challenge to a tax assessment decision pertaining to its acquisition of food company Hame. Ionela Florescu has been promoted to tax director.

Next generation lawyers

Ionela Florescu - DLA Piper Dinu SCA

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

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