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DLA Piper Dinu SCA

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Marian Dinu

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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M&A / Corporate & Commercial / Private Equity / Energy / Capital Markets


Marian Dinu, Country Managing Partner, is one of the most prominent corporate and private equity lawyers in Romania. Marian focuses his practice on representing corporations and private equity firms in connection with mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt offerings, restructuring and insolvency, and competition/antitrust matters. He has extensive expertise in the IT, telecommunications, energy (with a special emphasis on oil and gas) and healthcare sectors. With a career spanning nearly two decades, Marian was instrumental in major mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions on the Romanian market, including the privatization of Romtelecom and Petrom.


October 2008 - Present: DLA Piper Dinu SCA, Country Managing Partner From January 2005 until September 2007, Marian Dinu was the General Counsel of Petrom, the largest Romanian company.


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Member of the New York State Bar Member of the Bucharest Bar and of the National Union of Romanian Bars Member of the ICT Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce – Romania Member of the Energy&Environment Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce - Romania


University: Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (WU Wien) Degree: Master of Business Administration (MBA), 2008 University: Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, USA Degree: Master of Laws (LL.M.) with Honours, 1998 University: Bucharest University, Faculty of Law, Romania Degree: LL.B., 1996


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

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

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.

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Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

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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  • 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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