Firms To Watch: Employment

MPR Partners’ employment team, headed by Alexandra Rîmbu, handles both contentious and non-contentious matters for clients across a range of sectors including technology, life sciences, and airlines.
Anamaria Corbescu leads the employment practice at Todor Legal, with experience advising on the full lifecycle of the employment relationship.
Răzvan Ion Vasiliu and Andreea Miclea co-lead the team at Vasiliu Miclea SCA . The practice is specialised in labour law and social dialogue and has experience in both advisory and contentious work.

Firms in the Spotlight Employment

Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii

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Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii is a leading Romanian independent law firm. Established in 1995, as one of the first incorporated partnerships, the firm brings together strong local resources, with exceptional credentials, outstanding records and distinguished careers in law, business and academia.

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Filip & Company

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Filip & Company is one of the leading law firms in Romania providing top quality assistance in all relevant areas of law for businesses operating in Romania or considering Romania.

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Mihai, Lucian si Asociatii

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The employment practice is coordinated by Ileana Lucian who has over 16 years of experience in the employment field, being a well-known lawyer in this area. Her professional activity started in 2003 within a Romanian top tier law firm, where she held the position of partner in the employment department for more than 4 years.

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Employment in Romania

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA

The ‘worldview and values‘ of the employment team at Bondoc si Asociatii SCA make them ‘wonderful long-term partners’ to domestic and international clients, with standout sector strength in automotive, retail, and pharmaceuticals. The firm provides a range of contentious and non-contentious services, including individual employment contracts, the development of internal regulations, collective bargaining agreements and cross-border labour issues. Harnessing the wider capabilities of the firm’s data privacy team, the employment group is well placed to advise clients in the IT sector. Team head Mihaela Bondoc is praised for her ‘multidisciplinary approach‘, collaborating with HR, tax and restructuring. Daniela Gladunea combines employment specialism with corporate and commercial expertise to offer ‘in-depth knowledge of the field, both in terms of legislation and in terms of market practice’.

Practice head(s):

Mihaela Bondoc


Other key lawyers:

Daniela Gladunea; Oana Dănilă


Testimonials

‘Bondoc și Asociații SCA’s team stands out for its professionalism, solution-oriented and personalised approach.’

‘Mihaela Bondoc and Daniela Gladunea are professional, well-informed dialogue partners, extremely supportive, punctual, and attentive..’

‘Daniela Gladunea is a seasoned professional, with an in-depth knowledge of the field, both in terms of legislation and in terms of market practice.’

‘What I like the most is that if I am coming with a very specific request, they don’t limit their contribution only to answer my request, but they highlight other areas that might influence my decisions.’

‘Mihaela Bondoc and Daniela Gladunea have a broad knowledge of the legal field in Romania.’

‘The team comprises very experienced lawyers. Always available and proactive.’

‘Mihaela Bondoc is a very experienced and solution-oriented lawyer. She understands the big picture and puts things into perspective. She has a multidisciplinary approach, paying attention also to tax, HR, forensic and litigation-related aspects.’

‘Daniela Gladunea is a very thorough and responsive experienced lawyer.’

Key clients

Merck Sharp & Dohme Romania


Nolato Romania


Clubul Fermierilor Romani pentru Agricultura Performanta


Dynata Romania


Flip Technologies


ENRX (formerly EFD Induction)


Verumex Data Services


Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities (AIPG)


BorgWarner Bucharest Services


Arrise Live S.R.L (formerly Pragmatic Play Live)


Work highlights


  • Advised BorgWarner Inc. on the spin-off of its fuel systems and aftermarket segments employment law-related implications in Romania, one of the 29 jurisdictions involved in the transaction, with more than 15,000 employees transferred worldwide.
  • Conducted an audit of the legal compliance of the employment-related documentation of a gambling company with more than 1,000 employees.

DLA Piper Dinu SCA

DLA Piper Dinu SCA‘s employment team pairs ‘excellent knowledge of the domain‘ with ‘high commitment to clients’, drawing on expertise across the technology, life sciences, infrastructure, media, manufacturing and financial services sectors to serve its high-profile, international clients. The unit has notable experience in hybrid work models, workforce retention agreements, and equal opportunity, discrimination and harassment, alongside longstanding expertise regarding both non-contentious, advisory work and employment litigation. Monica Georgiadis heads the team and has experience of working in both the Bucharest and London markets, Georgiadis focuses her practice on complex employment projects. Andra Trantea is also recommended for her ‘exceptional legal support’. Elena Preotescu and Paula Anghel are further key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Monica Georgiadis


Other key lawyers:

Andra Trantea; Elena Preotescu; Paula Anghel; Diana Năcuță


Testimonials

‘The Employment Law team has excellent knowledge of the domain and a high commitment to clients to find the best solutions. The team has strong expertise in many industries from services to manufacturing and they cover all employment law topics.’

‘DLA Piper Dinu SCA has consistently provided top-notch legal support, exceeding expectations at every turn. Their team is not only knowledgeable but also highly adaptable, demonstrating a remarkable ability to cater to their client’s unique needs.

‘Their expertise is evident in the quality of advice they provide, which is always accurate, comprehensive, and tailored to the situation at hand. They have a deep understanding of various legal domains, which allows them to offer solutions that are both practical and effective.’

‘What sets DLA Piper Dinu SCA apart is their commitment to their clients. They are incredibly flexible, and always willing to adjust their approach to better serve their clients. This level of dedication is rare and speaks volumes about their professionalism.’

‘Their exceptional service, extensive knowledge, and client-centric approach make them a top choice for anyone seeking legal assistance. I would highly recommend their services.’

‘Andra Trantea, a partner at DLA Piper Dinu SCA, has consistently provided exceptional legal support that is nothing short of top-tier. Her knowledge in the field is extensive and impressive, which is clearly reflected in the quality of her work.’

‘Monica Georgiadis is the best lawyer, I have no words to describe her professionalism.’

‘In a difficult legislative framework, DLA Piper gives great legal advice. They are used to working with other international offices and understand how global businesses work.’

Key clients

Adobe Systems


Discovery


Finastra


Honeywell


Marvell Semiconductors


Pfizer


Viavi Solutions


Wipro Technologies


Wizz Air


8×8


Work highlights


  • Assisted the Honeywell group in Romania on virtually all complex and sensitive employment matters, including the successful outcome in all stages of high-end employment disputes before Romanian employment courts.
  • Assisted Wizz Air on their most complex employment matters, including in employment disputes in front of the Romanian employment courts.
  • Assisted Marvell on the various complex employment projects in alignment to its global culture.

Filip & Company

The employment team at Filip & Company takes a ‘holistic approach‘, addressing both the matter at hand and clients’ ‘long-term business objectives.’ It handles work for a range of multinational companies, taking on highly challenging projects involving employee negotiation, reorganisations, collective labour agreements, and labour disputes. The team is headed ‘with calm and dedication’ by Ioan Dumitrascu, a specialist in sensitive projects involving regulatory challenges. Cristina Tudoran, who made partner in January 2023, is a specialist in the employment impact of transfers. Razvan Ionescu and Bianca Chera are also recommended, specifically for their litigation work.

Practice head(s):

Ioan Dumitraşcu


Other key lawyers:

Cristina Tudoran; Razvan Ionescu; Bianca Chera; Alexandru Moraru


Testimonials

‘We work with Ioan Dumitrascu and Razvan Ionescu. They are really great as a team, understanding client’s needs and pooling their knowledge and experience to provide comprehensive legal solutions.’

‘ The practice has a unique understanding and anticipation of its client’s needs and challenges.’

‘Cristina Tudoran is a very professional and dedicated lawyer. She easily understood the needs of our company and identified the most effective solutions obtaining the desired results.’

‘Ioan Dumitrascu leads his team with calm and dedication. His experience is visible while proposing different solutions. Bianca Chera is a very dedicated lawyer.’

‘ The practice has in-depth knowledge of the law and great ethics!’

‘Ioan Dumitrascu is a resourceful trusted advisor.’

‘They have a keen ability to see the bigger picture in complex employment cases, anticipating potential challenges and providing proactive guidance. This holistic approach not only addresses immediate concerns but also supports clients’ long-term business objectives.’

‘The individuals from Filip & Company bring fresh perspectives and unwavering enthusiasm to every case. Their dedication to continuously staying updated with evolving legal trends ensures that their clients receive the most cutting-edge legal counsel.’

Key clients

PANDORA


TOTAL SOFT


L’OREAL


Zentiva


ARCTIC


KEYSIGHT (former IXIA)


The Versapak Group


British American Tobacco Trading Romania


Bristol Logistics S.A.


The Romanian Financial Supervisory Authority (ASF)


Hidroelectrica S.A.


British American Shared Services (Europe) S.R.L.


Work highlights


  • Assisting British American Shared Services (Europe) S.R.L. on various employment-related aspects, including reviewing internal policies and providing specific advice during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Assisting Atos IT Solutions and Services SRL in various employment law matters, including managing the relationship with the relevant trade union, and providing assistance with collective negotiations.
  • Advising MAGNAPHARM MARKETING&SALES ROMANIA SRL on complex labour law matters, including employment termination structures.

Magda Volonciu and Associates

Magda Volonciu and Associates has a rich history in employment law in Romania; a boutique offering comprehensive employment and labour support. Its expertise runs from developing internal procedures and policies to prevent and mitigate risk, to representation in court and mediation for clients involved in disputes. Alongside its base in Bucharest, the firm has an office in Constanta which has notable strength in the port operations and shipyards sectors and is headed by Mariana Anastasopol. In Bucharest, founder and coordinator Magda Volonciu is a highly respected employment expert, experienced with clients in the oil and gas, banking, airlines and retail industries. Corina Radu co-leads the firm’s international practice from the firm's Bucharest office; Stefania Stanciu, based in Constanta, is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Magda Volonciu; Mariana Anastasopol


Other key lawyers:

Corina Radu; Stefania Stanciu


Key clients

OMV PETROM GROUP


DAMEN SHIPYARDS


CNTAR TAROM


CONSTANTA SOUTH CONTAINER TERMINAL (DP WORLD ROMANIA)


EXPERT PETROLEUM


MAZARINE ENERGY ROMANIA


TUBORG ROMANIA


CHIMPEX


THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASES MATEI BALS


COMVEX


Work highlights


  • Represented The National Institute for Infectious Diseases “Prof. Dr. Matei Bals” in a court case for financial claims (working conditions bonuses for the nurses) that amounted to EUR 1 million.
  • Represented OMV Petrom Group companies in a series of collective and individual cases involving financial claims related to working hours and rest periods for employees working on offshore platforms.

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen‘s employment team ‘has profound professional knowledge‘ of labour and employment matters, both standalone and as a part of interdisciplinary projects. From its offices in Bucharest, Timisoara and Cluj-Napoca, it serves a number of high-profile multinational clients, providing both ongoing employment law advice and support in complex, sensitive matters such as disciplinary investigations. Team head Roxana Abrasu is recommended for her ‘deep expertise in labour law‘; she is supported by a specialised team including Gabriela Dinu, whose experience runs the gamut of employment matters; Ionut Stancu, who is praised for his ‘strong expertise’ in the area; Flavia Danciulescu, noted by clients for her ‘proficiency and dedication’; and Daniel Stancescu, whose expertise spans both contentious and noncontentious matters.

Practice head(s):

Roxana Abrasu


Other key lawyers:

Gabriela Dinu; Flavia Danciulescu; Ionut Stancu; Daniel Stancescu


Testimonials

‘Approachable, able to explain the risks in a comprehensible way for non-legal people.’

‘Ionut Stancu & Daniel Stancescu listen to the problem, ask pertinent questions, analyse all options & risks, explaining each aspect with reasonable pros & cons.’

‘All the lawyers we have had the pleasure to work with are accomplished professionals: the level of knowledge they have in their field is impressive.’

‘ The NNDKP team has profound professional knowledge. It is very flexible and creates dynamic interdisciplinary teams for various complex topics tailored to the client’s needs.

‘The team embodies professionalism, comprising experts in their respective fields who bring a wealth of experience to the table.’

‘Standout partners like Roxana Abrasu bring deep expertise in labour law, while sr. associates like Flavia Danciulescu have played key roles in multiple projects, showcasing their proficiency and dedication.’

‘What stands out in collaboration with NNDKP is how customer-oriented they are. They are prompt, straight to the point, always providing 360 degrees perspective on employment topics.’

‘I have worked closely with Ionut Stancu and always appreciated his prompt response and guidance on legal matters. I would recommend Ionut as a very good professional with  strong expertise in employment law.’

Work highlights


  • Advised a telecom operator in a very sensitive project involving the implementation of a collective dismissal process.
  • Advised a multinational food and beverage company on the collective negotiation of the collective bargaining agreement and assisted the client in several TUPE transactions.

Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii

The employment team at Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii is praised for its ability to ‘seamlessly blend’ an understanding of Romanian law ‘with a profound grasp of international employment practices‘. Combining employment and labour specialists with the firm’s dispute resolution team, the team covers a broad range of employment issues including matters arising out of mergers and acquisitions, advisory work for high-profile multinationals, and labour disputes. Co-heads of the team Serban Pâslaru and Mihai Anghel are valued for their ‘remarkable ability to navigate even the most complex legal landscapes‘.

Practice head(s):

Serban Paslaru; Mihai Anghel


Other key lawyers:

Maria Olteanu


Testimonials

‘Tuca Zbarcea and Associates law firm is truly exceptional in its field. What sets this practice apart is its unique ability to seamlessly blend a comprehensive understanding of Romanian labour laws with a profound grasp of international employment practices.’

‘Tuca Zbarcea and Associates is undoubtedly a top choice for clients seeking legal counsel in employment matters.’

‘Serban Paslaru and Mihai Anghel, the esteemed senior partners at Tuca Zbarcea and Associates law firm, are truly exceptional legal minds. Their extensive seniority and exposure to a myriad of legal scenarios have endowed them with an unparalleled depth of knowledge and a remarkable ability to navigate even the most complex legal landscapes.’

‘HR Managers fortunate enough to work with Serban Paslaru and Mihai Anghel would undoubtedly find themselves equipped with the finest guidance for addressing sensitive conflicts and employment matters.’

‘A well-balanced team with high expertise in legislation.’

‘Mihai Anghel is an experienced person with a strategic skillset. We collaborated on a lot of projects and all the time we succeeded.’

‘Maria Olteanu is a very proactive person with quick reaction when is needed.’

Key clients

3M


Automatic Data Processing (ADP)


Booking Holdings, Inc. (brands include Booking.com, priceline.com, agoda.com, Kayak, Rentalcars.com & OpenTable)


BRD Finance IFN


Carrefour Romania


CEZ


Coficab Ploiesti


Cognyte Technologies


Ericsson Telecommunications Romania


Ericsson Antenna Romania Technology


Merck


Michelin


Playtika


Pragmatic Play


Sanofi Aventis


Sparkware


Varian


Veeam


Work highlights


  • Assisting Booking Holdings with complex employment legal issues.
  • Assisting Carrefour Romania with various labour issues arising from COVID 19, including the working-from-home regime, health and safety programs for vulnerable employees, remuneration and incentive schemes for exposed employees, governmental facilities etc.
  • Assisting Generali Romania, part of Generali group with various labour and employment matters pertaining to its activities in Romania.

bpv Grigorescu Stefanica

The employment and benefits team at bpv Grigorescu Stefanica plays ‘a central role in establishing positive trends in the Romanian employment regime’, assisting both business and individual clients with matters from reorganisations, outsourcings and M&A, to the design and implementation of internal rules and regulations. Founding partner and team head Anca Grigorescu is recommended for her ‘exceptional knowledge of the employment law field‘ and is able to leverage her experience as tax practice head to support clients across a range of industries. Laura Popa is also a key contact.

Practice head(s):

Anca Grigorescu


Other key lawyers:

Laura Popa


Testimonials

‘Anca Grigorescu and Laura Popa are both very hands-on, practical and solution-oriented people.’

‘Anca Grigorescu is a reputable professional in the employment practice. She stands out for her exceptional knowledge of the employment law field.’

‘Anca Grigorescu assisted us with certain rather delicate topics.  She was very practical, responsive and solution-oriented – a great help for the proper completion of said matters.’

Key clients

Worldline (Ingenico Group, Worldline Group)


Ogilvy & Mather Advertising – including Hogarth Worldwide SRL and GroupM Media Operations


Beiersdorf Romania SRL


Hootsuite


Kulzer SRL


Dkv Euro Service Romania SRL


Signify Romania SRL, member of Philips Group


Infineon Technologies Romania & CO SCS


Hornbach Centrala SRL


Bird & Bird LLP – final client Solenis


JONES DAY – final client Enpal gmbh


Bird & Bird LLP – final client Gilead


Magyar Suzuki ZRT Esztergom – Bucharest Subsidiary


Riverbed Technology


Selgros Cash&Carry SRL


ZieglerGroup


HD Insurance Limited Nicosia Sucursala București (Hellas Direct)


Work highlights


  • Assisted KWS Seminte with a complicated disciplinary matter involving a manager, which was finalized with a mutual termination agreement.
  • Provided legal advice for Hootsuite in connection with a collective dismissal procedure, with respect to the implementation of a voluntary exit program.
  • Assisting Beiersdorf with a revision of the individual employment contracts, telework addendums, job descriptions, as well as other internal procedures.

CMS

CMS’ employment practice draws on the wider firm’s sector strengths in financial services, retail, energy and natural resources, and infrastructure, to support a range of multinational clients through both their contentious and non-contentious matters. Its capabilities include complex redundancy cases of senior management members, high-level employee disputes, and major restructurings. The team is co-headed by Horia Draghici and Cristina Popescu. Draghici, who also coordinates the commercial department, combines his commercial and employment expertise to handle commercial litigation for clients both in Romania and globally. Popescu provides ‘invaluable’ assistance to clients, across employment, data protection, anti-bribery and contract advice.

Practice head(s):

Horia Draghici; Cristina Popescu


Testimonials

‘Cristina Popescu is exceptionally professional, very knowledgeable and works hard with us to find solutions that will work for us and our clients. Cristina’s support is invaluable and we would not do a deal without her guidance.’

Kinstellar

Kinstellar‘s employment team provides ‘seamless, top-quality client service‘ to both local and multinational clients, acting in sensitive matters such as collective dismissals, reorganisations, and investigations. The combined strength of this employment expertise and the firm’s litigation offering makes the team well placed to handle employee disputes, with experience acting in alleged unlawful dismissal and harassment cases. Alongside this contentious work, the team provides day-to-day advisory services for clients across a range of industries. Remus Codreanu, team head for both employment and dispute resolution, is described as  ‘an exceptional legal professional with a deep understanding of the law and its complexities’.

Practice head(s):

Remus Codreanu


Other key lawyers:

Cătălin Roman; Lidia Zărnescu


Testimonials

‘This company work with the shared focus to provide seamless, top-quality client service. Kinstellar’s firm culture is hard-working, responsive, supportive and highly professional.’

‘Any discussion with them gives me comfort because they always seem to have a suitable option. I had no unpleasant surprises from working with them. Cătălin Roman is great, we have an excellent collaboration!’

‘Remus Codreanu is an exceptional legal professional with a deep understanding of the law and its complexities. Remus and his team have consistently displayed exemplary skills, expertise and dedication to their clients.’

‘The team is always happy to accommodate a client’s needs. The legal opinions and advice received by the firm have been received within a time-efficient manner and have covered all areas. ’

‘Passionate about providing the best experience and service to clients in a professional manner. A stand-out partner who is worth mentioning is Remus Codreanu.’

‘Kinstellar’s team offered very effective and state-of-the-art expertise, shared best practices and performed value-added activities to support our company.’

‘Remus Codreanu and Lidia Zărnescu demonstrated core qualities to support our legal matters, efficiency, professionalism and adaptability.’

Key clients

Gameloft Romania


Novartis AG


CCC


Cyient Limited


Capgemini


kik tektilien


Paul Stricker Office


Grawe Romania Asigurare


Embassy of Canada to Romania


VeraData Holdings


Fair Spirit Shipping


Workplace Options


ISC Research


V.Ships Romania


Imerys MURG GmbH


Open Text Cooperatief U.A.


Linpac Packaging


3Pillar Global S.R.L.


Shopping Mall Management


Varicent


Fundatia Plan International Romania


Onfido Ltd


Iris Software Romanian SRL


Electrica Furnizare


Omega International


Super Hippo Studios RO


Maersk Logistics & Services Romania S.R.L. & Maersk Romania S.R.L.


Maersk Tankers


Temenos Romania


Mr. Marius Bucur/Asset Business Solutions S.A.


Imerys Aluminates SAS


Visteon Electronics Romania


MasterCard


HCL Technologies


AECOM Engineers and AECOM Global Business Services Europe


Advanced Business Software and Solutions Ltd.


Global Upside Corporation


Bitpanda


Inteva Closures


Scientific Games International


European Energy A/S


GeoPost


GoPro


Severnav S.A.


FCC Aqualia


Work highlights


  • Assisting Gameloft Romania on a wide range of employment law matters as their day-to-day advisor, as well as on a complex collective dismissal procedure.
  • Assisting Novartis AG on a potential TUPE transfer in case of a services agreement concluded with a supplier.

Musat & Asociatii

Musat & Asociatii‘s labour and employee benefits team handles the full range of employment matters, both contentious and non-contentious, and has specific experience in negotiating individual and collective agreements, M&A projects, outsourcing, executive immigration and redundancy programs. Its dedicated employment litigation offering makes the practice a popular choice for sensitive matters, including breach of confidentiality, harassment and bullying, and terminations –a speciality of Dragoș Lungu's. Deputy managing partner Mihai Popa heads the team, offering specialist expertise in the termination of individual employment agreements for top management and executive positions.

Practice head(s):

Mihai Popa


Other key lawyers:

Simona Anton; Dragoș Lungu


Testimonials

‘The employment team is very professional, responsive, and knowledgeable of the sector.’ 

‘The team us always prompt in giving support and assigning the proper expert.’

‘ A combination of good know-how and lots of experience makes the team a strong business partner.’

‘Dragoș Lungu is a trusted advisor. His employment litigation experience has proven valuable more than once when we needed practical advice on maximizing our position in difficult discussions.’


Key clients

Google


Geely Holding Group


Sika


Magna International


Ecolab


Open Text


Gilead Sciences


Electrolux


Marelli


Adesgo


Work highlights


  • Advised Switzerland’s construction chemicals group Sika AG on the employment aspects of its EUR 5.3 billion acquisition of Master Builders Construction Chemicals MBCC Group from Lone Star Funds.
  • Advised Magna International on its acquisition of Veoneer’s Active Safety Business, with harmonization of employment terms and conditions after the transfer, development of retention policies as well as various post-closing matters covered.
  • Advised GEELY Holding Group and GEELY Automobile Holdings Limited on the Romanian legal aspects of a binding 50/50 joint venture agreement with Renault Group to launch a new powertrain technology company.

Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii

Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii‘s employment team handles a range of contentious and non-contentious matters and frequently collaborates with the firm’s wider M&A, tax and litigation teams to support clients in industries from insurance to healthcare technology and manufacturing. Its expertise spans day-to-day consultancy and involvement in complex employment matters arising out of M&A transactions, including the handling of employee complaints, collective labour agreements, and disciplinary investigations. The team is co-led by Vlad Neacșu, who has particular experience regarding employee restructuring, and Ioana Cazacu.

Practice head(s):

Vlad Neacşu; Ioana Cazacu


Testimonials

‘The team’s support was provided in a timely manner.’ 

‘Personal approach tailored to our needs. Team is very familiar with our internal processes and can provide solid legal advice also on very short notice.’


Key clients

Akzo Nobel


Ameropa Holding


Archer-Daniels-Midland


Auchan & Leroy Merlin


Bunge


Enel


Marsh


Medtronic


SAP Romania


Schlumberger


Ubisoft


UPS Romania


Reff & Associates SCA

The ‘collaborative and proactive’ employment team at Reff & Associates SCA, part of the Deloitte legal network, supports clients across a range of industries, including IT, automotive, transportation, construction and real estate with both contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Employment matters arising out of M&A transactions are a particular area of strength for the team, which is also highly experienced in complex reorganisation processes including those which involve collective dismissals and voluntary leave plans. Team head Florentina Munteanu has longstanding expertise regarding sensitive employment matters: transaction structuring, white-collar dismissals, and mutual agreement separations. Gabriela Ilie is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Florentina Munteanu


Other key lawyers:

Gabriela Ilie


Testimonials

‘A collaborative and proactive team’

‘There is a good understanding of the challenges at the practice. Gabriela Ilie provides very good, professional support.’

Key clients

IKEA Romania


AVON Cosmetics Romania


Stanley Black & Decker Romania


SES Services Romania SRL


Logicom Information Technology Distribution


Betfair Development


Paddy Power Betfair


Motorola Solutions Romania


HP Inc. Romania


Qualicaps Romania SRL


Work highlights


  • Assisted Grupo Bimbo with labour law due diligence for its acquisition of the baker Vel Pitar (having almost 2,000 employees) from the private equity fund NCH Capital.
  • Assisted one of the biggest companies active in shipbuilding, with the negotiating of a new collective bargaining agreement with its trade union.

RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA

The employment team at RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA offers knowledge both ‘juridical, but also related to business and business management‘ to its client base of international and local corporates, spanning the media, technology, pharmaceuticals and financial services industries. The team carries out work both domestically and across the CEE region. Alina Stăvaru heads the team. Clients ‘highly appreciate‘ her guidance through complex employment disputes, including collective dismissals, voluntary leave plans, and sensitive high-profile individual dismissals. Diana Dimitriu and Cezara Urzica are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Alina Stavaru


Other key lawyers:

Diana Dimitriu; Cezara Urzica


Testimonials

‘RTPR is our go-to law firm when things get more serious. They guided us toward the best possible outcome among all the options.’

‘Alina Stavaru was extremely helpful no matter the question. Would work with her anytime and I fully trust her advice. Furthermore, she took time to explain technical terms that were pouring towards me from all sides.’

‘RTPR has a very a professional team, well organised, with a lot of knowledge both juridical, but also related to business and business management.’

‘Alina Stavaru, impressed with her very efficient management of the projects, customer-oriented solutions and a very professional approach toward business and regulations.’

‘RTPR partners with the business, understand its issues and pressure points, strategy and objectives and subsequently produces viable and tangible legal solutions.’

‘Alina Stavaru, Diana Dimitriu and Cezara Urzica never hesitate to provide support when needed, their input is extremely valuable and very helpful.’

Key clients

Ezugi and Evolution Gaming


Innova Capital


Noriel


MIRA (Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Estate Assets)


Mana Hours


NBCUniversal International


Work highlights


  • Advised Ezugi and Evolution Gaming on the process of implementing new internal regulations, as well as the standardisation of the procedures to be applied for each potential dismissal scenario.
  • Advised Innova Capitalon the structuring and implementation of a complex management incentivisation plan for its portfolio companies in Romania.
  • Advised MIRA (Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Estate Assets) on the management agreements for its newly acquired CEZ business in Romania.

Schoenherr si Asociatii SCA

Schoenherr si Asociatii SCA‘s ‘outstanding’ employment practice advises multinational and local companies on both their contentious and non-contentious employment matters, with a focus on matters arising out of transactions, workplace and management restructuring, and cross-border postings of employees. It also offers strength in employment litigation, and negotiations with employees, their representatives, and trade unions. The ‘extraordinary’ Mara Moga-Paler heads the team, leveraging extensive experience in the market to assist clients on a full range of employment matters including disciplinary investigations, internal regulations, and pre-litigation advice.

Practice head(s):

Mara Moga-Paler


Testimonials

‘The whole interaction with Mara Moga-Paler was extraordinary: very professional.’

‘Outstanding practice..’

‘The team’s attitude was always professional, they were available and willing to help us both with urgent problems and long-term projects.’

‘The collaboration with Mara Moga Paler is a very good one: her experience and knowledge are reflected in advice and proposals that reduce the risk of litigation.’

‘The firm offers advice on a large scale of legal aspects, over a multicultural and transnational area. Their employment law team is highly professional, very responsive and offering best solutions to the needs of the company. The cooperation and cross work among the resources of the firm is to appreciate.’

‘Mara Moga Paler is the head of the employment law team. We found her an excellent professional, easy to collaborate with, and attentive to our needs.’

‘Our main area of consultation with Schoenherr is on employment matters; they are responsive, accommodating and give clear information.’

‘Mara Moga-Paler is very helpful and dealing with her is a pleasure. She has built an understanding of our company and her advice is always tailored to us and takes into consideration our ultimate goals.’

Work highlights


  • Advised a manufacturing company on designing and implementing a complex collective redundancies project affecting over 350 employees.
  • Providing pro bono legal advice to an NGO active in social impact projects in connection with various employment law matters regarding its activity.
  • Advised on employment matters in several company-wide internal investigations aimed at identifying potential misconducts committed by employees.

STALFORT Legal. Tax. Audit.

The employment team at STALFORT Legal. Tax. Audit. specialises in advising foreign investors in Romania, acting in particular as ‘the legal bridge between Germany and Romania‘. Alongside its expertise in supporting market entries, the team is also experienced in handling difficult terminations, including collective dismissals, and restructuring. The team collaborates with its in-house tax advisory services, providing a full-service offering for clients. Christian Weident leads the team and is praised by clients for his ‘holistic and to-the-point advice‘. Weident is also a member of the employment practice group of the German-Romanian Chamber of Commerce. Carmen Radulescu is equipped to assist with work arising out of M&A transactions. Lavinia Cioc-Scarlat joined the team in February 2023.

Practice head(s):

Christian Weident


Other key lawyers:

Carmen Radeulescu; Lavinia Cioc-Scarlat


Testimonials

‘Christian Weident is an extraordinary professional, who is highly competent and has a practical approach. He understands the business challenges and gives holistic and to-the-point advice.’

‘Christian Weident specialises in German and Romanian law. His expertise in all aspects of Romanian commercial and labour law is extremely helpful when navigating cross-border transactions and other legal matters.’

‘Stalfort is the legal bridge between Germany and Romania. Its unique value is the knowledge of both German and Romanian law.’

‘Christian Weident not only speaks fluent Romanian and German but also understands the cultural context of both countries as well as the people. This knowledge, combined with the excellent knowledge of both the German and Romanian law makes him perfect for executing operations where both countries are involved.’

‘Stalfort specialises in predominantly EU customers that have specific requirements in setting up or conducting business in Romania. Thus the team has gathered in-depth knowledge on these topics and is able to advise accordingly.’

‘Each team member displays a very structured and thorough approach, is punctual and well organised with a very high level of intercultural understanding and language skills.’

‘Christian Weident and Lavinia Cioc-Scarlat are both highly skilled experts in their field.’

‘STALFORT was and is still our absolutely best and most competent partner in any legal issue. Every question, every problem, any other legal issue is treated with high priority, quick and prompt.’

Key clients

Dalli Group


Edeka


Naturana


TEDi


Schaeffler


Kraftanlagen Energy Services


Diconium


OQEMA


Einhell


GEZE


DB Engineering & Consulting


Westhouse Group


MB Well Services


The Commercial Counsellor of the Republic of Austria


Österreich Werbung


Goethe Institute


Solenzara


Bardenhagen


purus


Work highlights


  • Prepared and implemented collective dismissal and all other employment measures for dalli Group in view of the closure of the Romanian factory in several steps.
  • Advised Edeka on the acquisition of a local IT company, including due diligence, advice on TUPE regulations, onboarding the employees, pre- and post-closing support
  • Advises Kraftanlagen Energy Services on the participation of the Romanian trade union/ employee representatives in the context of a form-changing conversion into an SE (Societas Europaea) in Germany.

Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law

The ‘hard-working and commercial‘ employment team at Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law handles both contentious and non-contentious matters, from regulatory compliance to outsourcing and insourcing operations. Complex employment issues including collective dismissal procedures and collective bargaining agreements are also areas of expertise for the team, which is experienced in litigation both domestically and cross-border. Praised for his ‘strategic thinking’ and ability to guide clients through ‘highly emotive’ matters, team head Andrei Albulescu has extensive experience in the Romanian and EU labour markets. The ‘fantasticAnca Ulea is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Andrei Albulescu


Other key lawyers:

Anca Ulea


Testimonials

‘Stratulat Albulescu is highly professional. Their strengths lie in their proactive problem-solving and innovation. They stand out among competitors due to their client-centric approach, transparent billing, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.’

‘The professionalism of the employees at Stratulat Albulescu is exemplary.’

‘We find the team at SAA to be hard-working and commercial. They give immediate responses to our (many) questions and are always highly clear and collaborative in problem-solving.’

‘Anca Ulea is a fantastic associate, responsive to our many questions and requests for assistance and helpful in navigating us through unfamiliar terrain. Andrei Albulescu provides great oversight and support at the partner level.’

‘Andrei Albulescu is a notable practitioner in this practice; his insight is second to none, and his ability to provide balanced advice is always appreciated.’

‘SAA is a leading firm in employment law. They are always anticipating new regulations, providing legal updates and helping their clients to adapt to the required regulatory obligations.

‘Andrei Albulescu is an exceptional employment lawyer. His strategic thinking and responsiveness have been invaluable assets to our organization.’

‘Anca Ulea has excellent knowledge, she proposes alternatives and solutions, and she does it quickly.’

Key clients

World Class Romania SA


AstraZeneca


SundayApp


Cambridge School of Bucharest


Hervis Sports & Fashion S.R.L.


Cargus SRL


ThoughtWorks


Marketing Investment Group SA


Webhelp Romania SRL


ComplyAdvantage


Aurobindo Pharma Romania SRL


Vitaro Energy


Tractable


Grid Dynamics


Ringier Sportal


Cordia


Sphera UK Holdings Limited


Forwardis


Veracomp


MorkMotion


Technophar


Work highlights


  • Providing ongoing assistance to World Class Romania S.A., with a staff of over 1,000 people, including 400 employees and more than 650 contractors in complex employment matters.
  • Retained by Astra Zeneca on various employment matters.
  • Advised Hervis Sports & Fashion, with respect to a wide range of complex employment matters.

Vernon | David

The employment team at Vernon | David in Romania works closely with its Moldovan office to provide a cross-border service to clients within the region and internationally. Its expertise spans disciplinary terminations, sensitive investigations and disputes involving senior management; the team is skilled at handling day-to-day employment issues and has notable strength in compliance matters and investigations. Daniela David leads the team following the departure of Diana Neagu in January 2023. Described as an ‘extraordinary lawyer‘, David has wide experience in the market including in high-profile disputes involving breaches of internal rules and GDPR policies.

Practice head(s):

Daniela David


Other key lawyers:

Charles Vernon; Maria Nica


Testimonials

‘The team at Vernon David are competent and reliable. They strive to understand the issues and focus on delivering solutions, giving clients all of the information they need in order to make decisions and then see projects through to implementation.’

‘The combination of skills in the labour area, ethics and compliance area and investigative skills has proved invaluable in challenging situations, I recommend them without reservations.’

‘Charles Vernon and Maria Nica are licensed compliance professionals with experience in internal investigations, diligent in uncovering minute details, understanding complex matters and successfully completing projects.’

‘Daniela David is a very hard-working lawyer. She has both the knowledge and the experience to find the best and most cost-effective solutions.’

‘Daniela David provides wise advice and she is loyal to us as clients. Daniela has an emotionally intelligent view of the matter.’

‘Daniela David is well prepared, tenacious, attentive to details and oriented towards solutions for the client.’

‘Daniela David is an extraordinary lawyer who wants to provide and find solutions to the client’s demands.’

Key clients

Amring Pharmaceutical


Banca Transilvania


Oracle


Intesa SanPaolo Bank


Raycap Corporation


FIS Romania


Spearhead


Xannat Minerals (former Tarmac Romania,


part of Anglo-American Group)


TMK Group


Optaros


Exelia


Brown Forman


Bitron Electronics


Alpha Bank


Agrics group


Ideea Bank


Banca Romaneasca


Mills & Reeve


PayPoint Plc


CMR (Mills&Reeve)


TechVentures Bank


Coventry University


Wolf Theiss

The ‘innovative and proactive’ employment team at Wolf Theiss is experienced in all areas of labour and employment law, providing advice on sensitive matters including restructuring, transactions, data privacy and recurring advice to HR departments. Partners Ileana Glodeanu and Adelina Iftime-Blagean co-head the team; the latter, who was made partner in June 2023, combines employment law experience with knowledge of compliance and personal data protection for clients both domestic and international. Andreea Stan, described ‘an excellent lawyer both in knowledge and client communication’ has additional experience in litigation and M&A.

Practice head(s):

Ileana Glodeanu; Adelina Iftime-Blagean


Other key lawyers:

Andreea Stan


Testimonials

‘The team has excellent in-depth knowledge of employment law and the ability to manage very complex employment matters.’

‘The team is experienced in complex and sensitive employment matters. Their practice covers a wide range consisting of counselling, corporate investigations, pre-trial proceedings, litigation and out-of-court settlements.’

‘Thanks to Andreea Stan, all of our questions were answered in understandable terms and the entire process was conducted seamlessly.’

‘Andreea Stan is an excellent lawyer both in knowledge and client communication. I appreciate her hard work and would say her strong point is her ability to resolve cases swiftly and efficiently.’

‘They were 110% in to make the deal happen. They provided relevant insight without overwhelming us with legal details that we would not fully understand anyway.’

‘The quality of the services provided is very high- they are very innovative and proactive.’

‘Adelina Iftime-Blagean’s practice covers day-to-day employment advice, conducting compliance audits and defining compliant employment documentation, complex outsourcing projects, employment litigation and liaising with union/employee representatives.’

Key clients

Acrisure International Holdings Limited


ALDI Stores (Aldi International Services SE & Co. OHG)


AOT Energy


Arobs


Astellas


Bauer Spezialtiefbau


BNP Paribas


BNP Paribas Cardif Life Insurance


Beacon Rail Leasing


Bettcher


Bifinity UAB


Binance


Borealis


Bright Machines


Circet


Covebo


DB Schenker


Dow Jones


Erco Lightning


Erste Group Bank


Federal-Mogul / Tenneco


Flex (formerly Flextronics)


Flywire


FIS Global / Worldpay


Fortech


GlaxoSmithKline


Goldman Sachs


Haleon


Hofer KG


Ivanti


KazMunayGaz


Kirchhoff


Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings


Link Group


Lockheed Martin


Metro


Mphasis


National Instruments


Oracle Romania / Oracle Global Services Romania / Oracle Sovereign


Osram Continental


Raiffeisen Bank Romania


Schwartz Group (SPG GmbH & Co)


sennder Technologies GmbH


Sunwave


3SS (3 Screen Solutions GmbH)


Paymo


Morningstar / DBRS


Medtronic


Millennium (MPG Operations)


Nokian Tyres


Sportradar


Starlight Energy


Upland


Visa


Vitaccess Limited


Yazaki


Work highlights


  • Advising on employment and HR law for Oracle, for both regular employment life matters and in extraordinary circumstances, such as the integration of acquired businesses, complex internal restructurings or contentious dealings.
  • Advising Yazaki in respect of various HR legal matters, including teleworking documentation and sensitive internal investigations and terminations.
  • Assisting Nokian Tyres with the various employment matters triggered by the establishment of their greenfield investment in Romania, starting with educating the client on a wide spectrum of Romanian-law specifics.

Bancila, Diaconu si Asociatii SPRL

The employment team at Bancila, Diaconu si Asociatii SPRL ‘provides valuable advice on sensitive matters’. Leveraging its international reach through the EY Law global network, the firm handles labour law matters for multinational clients, such as day-to-day advice, employee transfer and sensitive disciplinary proceedings. Team head Anca Atanasiu is recommended for her ‘deep understanding of complex employment cases‘.

Practice head(s):

Anca Atanasiu


Other key lawyers:

Ana Flueran; Elena Manea


Testimonials

‘The team combines dedication with in-depth knowledge.,’

‘The team innovatively used their expertise, the technical resources and their dedication to ensure the best outcome of the project.’

‘Anca Atanasiu provided invaluable assistance and insights.’

Key clients

Cisco Systems Romania SRL


Ista Shared Services Romania SRL


HS Timber Productions SRL


Socar Petroleum S.A.


Mellon Romania SA


Work highlights


  • Advising Cisco Systems Romania on IT, networking, and cybersecurity solutions, for over 10 years on all and any labour-related topics.
  • Advising Ista Shared Services Romania on HR and employment projects of significant importance for the client (e.g., employee transfer and formalities following the merger of two entities part of the group) and on day-to-day labour issues.

Buzescu & Tomescu SPRL

Buzescu & Tomescu SPRL‘s employment team specialises in advice to international clients on cross-border labour matters, covering employee transfer following reorganisation, Romanian employee records, collective labour agreements, and terminations. It is also capable of advising clients on compliance with GDPR and on wage taxation matters. Corina Papuzu heads the team and has cross-practice expertise in corporate, energy and intellectual property matters.

Practice head(s):

Corina Papuzu


Testimonials

‘Fast response, always informed.’

‘Corina Papuzu is excellent in collaboration, fast and effective from request to completion.’

Key clients

Travelport


Danfoss


Wizz Air


Finastra


Tupperware


Kautex Textron


Central European Drilling


Nvidia


Las Vegas Sands Corp. and Fortis Games


GoPro


Nike


Pinterest


Work highlights


  • Advised TRAVELPORT  on the transfer of several employees from an external service provider following the transfer of activity.
  • Advised DANFOSS on the transfer of the employees of a subsidiary following the merger by absorption of the respective subsidiary.
  • Advised Tupperware regarding an update of the employment contracts pursuant to local legislation.

D&B David si Baias SCA

The employment team at D&B David si Baias SCA stands out for its ‘breadth of expertise and exceptional collaborative demeanour’. Collective negotiations are an area of particular strength for the team, which is also experienced in the employment elements of complex restructuring projects, including collective dismissals. The team is co-headed by Dan Dascălu, head of the department, and Anda Rojanschi; Dascalu is particularly recommended for complex employment law disputes.

Practice head(s):

Dan Dascalu; Anda Rojanschi


Other key lawyers:

Sonia Balanescu; Ioan Mateescu


Testimonials

‘I have exclusively engaged the services of these attorneys for matters related to employment advice and litigation. On each occasion, they have demonstrated a remarkable level of expeditiousness and professionalism in handling our cases.’

‘The team’s breadth of expertise and exceptional collaborative demeanour stand out as notable attributes.’

‘The team is available, prompt and attentive.’

‘They give the client confidence to reach the desired result.’

‘What stands out to me is I never felt dumb or looked down upon, we always got along and they explained to us even the stupid questions. They won a case in court that we thought we would lose.’

Key clients

Shell Romania


H&M Hennes & Mauritz S.R.L.


Dentons

The employment practice at Dentons in Bucharest combines a longstanding market presence with the wider firm’s global reach to support a number of multinational organisations operating in Romania. Bringing in expertise from the firm’s immigration, data privacy, and cyber security practices, the unit advises clients in industries including manufacturing, technology, and life sciences on the full spectrum of labour-related issues. Team head Tiberiu Csaki‘s advisory work is focused on redundancies, both individual and collective; he is also an experienced litigator, Argentina Rafail is further recommended.

Practice head(s):

Tiberiu Csaki


Other key lawyers:

Argentina Rafail


Key clients

Amdocs Romania


Dell Technologies


Dr. Reddy’s


IGT Services and Technology (former Interglobe Technology)


Work highlights


  • Assisting InterGlobe Technologies with the structuring of its Romanian operations and a wide range of of employment and immigration matters.
  • Supporting Amdocs Romania on employment and HR matters with respect to its Romanian subsidiary’s operations for more than 5 years in Romania.
  • Providing advice to a health, beauty, and home care products global manufacturer in connection with the preparation of the internal regulation, drafting, negotiation and conclusion of the collective labour agreement.
     

Laurentiu, Laurentiu & Asociatii

Based in Cluj, Laurentiu, Laurentiu & Asociatii combines its expertise across a range of practice areas to support business clients, who praise its ability to ‘assess the situation from all perspectives‘ and combine ‘employment with tax and fiscal or criminal law’. It carries out both contentious and non-contentious work, including drafting internal regulations and policies, and the negotiation and drafting of collective bargaining agreements. Team head Achim-Sorin Razoare is particularly experienced in employment litigation.

Practice head(s):

Achim-Sorin Razoare


Testimonials

‘Professional and personal. Very happy with their combination of communication and content.’

‘The team is diverse in terms of collaboration and tackling certain items from different perspectives. The employee matters that we had in the past year have been approached from different perspectives and the team was able to give a 360 overview on the matter.’

‘The individuals are very well trained. It is always a pleasure to interact with each one of them.’

Key clients

Steelcase SRL


Telenav Software SRL


Grab Chronos SRL


E-Cablaje SA


BigBrother Auditing SRL


Remarkable Group Romania SRL


OpenFields Foundation


Tora Trading Services SRL


WTS Shared Service Solutions SRL


Everon Romania SRL


Nooka Space SA


Soimeni Parc SA


NBX


Justrocket CLJ SRL


Work highlights


  • Advised Telenav Software SRL on a collective redundancy procedure following a business decision of the group to close the Romanian entity within 2 years, resulting in the termination of 172 employees.
  • Advised Steelcase SRL on the process of negotiating and concluding a new collective bargaining agreement.
  • Advised Tora Trading Services SRL on implementing the necessary changes in the individual labour agreements and internal regulations following the recent Labour Code modification.

Leroy si Asociatii

Leroy si Asociatii ‘s employment team runs the gamut of employment-related matters: advising on individual and collective labour issues, management relations and restructuring, and employment dispute resolution. It also has immigration and expatriation capabilities. Clients include banks, retailers, pharmaceutical companies, and major energy groups. Team head Bruno Leroy acts for both domestic and international clients, while employment specialist Mara Dosinescu is a further name to note.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Leroy


Other key lawyers:

Mara Dosinescu


Key clients

Eti European Food Industries (FMCG)


LVMH (Louis Vuitton) – Luxury goods


Nordic Pharma


Zaharul Premium Ludus (ex TEREOS)


BNP Paribas Group


Somarest (part of the Louis Vuitton Group)


Work highlights


  • Assisting BNP PARIBAS PERSONAL FINANCE S.A. PARIS SUCURSALA BUCURESTI on day-to-day matters in connection with its restructuring.
  • Assisted LVMH with various employment matters.
  • Assisting CEVA Logistics with matters related to employment.

Noerr

Noerr’s employment team provides a range of advice for strategic investors, international groups and domestic corporates on Romanian employment matters, including those involving immigration elements. Its clients span the automotive, engineering, healthcare, pharmaceuticals and real estate industries. The practice assists with day-to-day employment legal needs including due diligence work, collective bargaining assistance, and terminations. Alexandru Ene-Dragan, a litigation specialist, supervises the team alongside Oana Piticas.

Practice head(s):

Alexandru Ene-Dragan; Oana Piticas


Testimonials

‘A flexible and reliable practice.’

Key clients

Bristol Myers Squibb


Samsung Electronics Romania


Pringles International Operations (Kellogg Group)


Stada Group


Accord Healthcare


Grawe Romania Asigurare


Harman International Industries


Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction


Kik Textilien and Non-Food


SIAD ROMANIA


Odlo International AG


Work highlights


  • Advised SIAD Romania on the collective bargaining process, specific employment matters and representation in front of the courts of law.
  • Advised Accord Healthcare on various employment matters, termination of employment agreements and representation in front of the courts of law
  • Advised Bristol-Myers Squibb on on-going employment matters.

Placintescu Riti & Asociatii

Employment boutique Placintescu Riti & Asociatii carries out a range of work from reorganisation and termination of employment contracts to collective bargaining agreements, including transfer of employees, disciplinary procedures, and telework. Its clients span domestic and multinational companies and NGOs in the IT, retail, waste management, and real estate sectors. Managing partner and department head Ana-Maria Plăcintescu has longstanding experience in the market, and expertise regarding employment litigation, which the firm couples with Bogdan Riti‘s extensive corporate and business experience.

Practice head(s):

Ana-Maria Placintescu


Other key lawyers:

Bogdan Riti


Key clients

Tiens Romania


Bartrom


Communisis Romania


Mango Garments Rom


Wabag Water Services


SOS Children’s Village


Absolute Exhibits


Asociația Habitat


Spoonfull


Premium Tech


Work highlights


  • Assisted COMMUNISIS ROMANIA with the termination of employment contracts, secondment and posting of workers.
  • Advised TIENS ROMANIA on senior executive recruitment, changes of employment terms and the termination of employment contracts.
  • Advised MANGO GARMENTS ROM on changes of statutory rules regarding employees’ representation, change of employment terms and working schedules.

Popescu & Asociatii

Popescu & Asociatii‘s employment team is particularly experienced in complex, reputationally sensitive matters including corporate transactions, partner disputes, and employee disputes; making it ‘ an inevitable choice for the employment sector of the country’. The unit has extensive expertise of working with the banking and finance sector, both locally and internationally, and is able to advise on regulatory and compliance requirements for the Romanian market. Co-heads Dana Bivol, Anca Simeria and Loredana Popescu bring their extensive corporate experience to the practice.

Practice head(s):

Dana Bivol; Anca Simeria; Loredana Popescu


Other key lawyers:

Octavian Popescu


Testimonials

‘We find the team’s ability to find positive commercial solutions, their pragmatic approach, and their proactive support invaluable.’

‘Anca Simeria is an exceptional lawyer and a real professional.’

‘Octavian Popescu is an incredibly smart attorney. He has incredibly diverse experience and a unique ability to think outside of the box.’

‘Anca Simeria provides a second-to-none service in terms of accuracy, reliability, availability, and speed of execution.’

‘Dana Bivol has a business-friendly and cutting-edge approach to complex issues, as well as a deep bench of legal talent.’

‘Octavian Popescu is just outstanding. He has the ability to articulate and break down hugely complicated legal and technical issues in a niche area into something understandable’

‘Anca Simeria is a terrific lawyer who has seen a lot of business models and the international aspect of what happens, and that’s all helpful in a small jurisdiction.’

‘Octavian Popescu is an astonishing lawyer. One of the best negotiators I have witnessed. A real quality negotiator who always gets a good outcome for the client.’

Key clients

Mecler and Mecler Logistics


Ferca Medical


Mega Image


Romanian National Air Transport Company TAROM


Compania Nationala de Cai Ferate CFR


B2KAPITAL


Kaufland/Schwarz Group


Mytilineos Group


Rustler


Group of 17 high public officers


Debt Collection Agency


Work highlights


  • Advised Mecler and Mecler Logistics on the development of legal relations between the client and its employees, as well as between the client and its beneficiaries.
  • Assisting Ferca Medical with the verification and implementation of changes in the field of labour law within the company.
  • Advised Rustler on a wide range of employment legal matters including working procedures, internal regulations, collective labour agreements, job descriptions, and employee terminations.

Suciu - The Employment Law Firm

Employment law boutique Suciu - The Employment Law Firm is ‘a trusted partner in navigating the complex landscape of employment law‘. Offering support in issues from collective redundancies arising out of corporate restructuring to sensitive investigations and collective bargaining agreements, the team’s experience runs the gamut of contentious and non-contentious employment matters. An increasing area of focus for the team is the implications of teleworking for companies with employees working from countries other than their home country both in terms of tax and legal concerns. Team head Andreea Suciu works closely with Teodora Manaila, together they are described as being ‘a pleasure to collaborate with‘.

Practice head(s):

Andreea Suciu


Other key lawyers:

Teodora Manaila


Testimonials

‘Andreea Suciu and Teodora Manaila are a pleasure to collaborate with and find solutions to some specific cases. ’

‘The team provides clear and on-point advice, sees the problem that must be solved from all angles and by doing this allows the client to make an informed decision.’

‘Andreea Suciu and Teodora Manaila have very good knowledge of Romanian law.’

Key clients

Accesa


Boehringer


Chiesi


Christof


Duppimex


Genos


Inter-Spitzen


Kearney


Koto Studio


Kuka


Marriott


PlanRadar


Qiagen


Sick


SIG Combibloc


BearingPoint


Strabag


Tufin


Room8


Skanska


Work highlights


  • Advised a provider of sample and assay technologies for molecular diagnostics, applied testing, academic and pharmaceutical research on employment matters related to an international restructuring project
  • Advised an energy technologies company on the implementation of the most feasible cross-border contractual relationship with a Romanian individual.
  • Advised an international lingerie manufacturer on a complex restructuring project that implied multiple role cancellations.

Voicu & Asociatii

The ‘responsive, commercial and technically excellent‘ team at Voicu & Asociatii combines strength in employment litigation, immigration formalities, and tax employment issues, with particular experience supporting multinational IT services companies. Team co-head Marta Popa offers notable expertise regarding complex termination projects, including collective dismissals; co-head Raluca Mihai‘s practice straddles consultancy work and litigation, with a focus on compliance matters.

Practice head(s):

Marta Popa; Raluca Mihai


Other key lawyers:

Delia Nagy


Testimonials

‘The team provided timely advise in a professional and practical manner.’

‘Voicu & Filipescu SCA are guided by the principles of professionalism, ethics, impartiality, providing best class legal services.’

‘Usually, we work with Raluca Mihai and Delia Nagy on Employment legislation. They have a pro-active approach advising us on the latest legislative changes.’

‘Responsive, commercial and technically excellent.’

Key clients

Baker Hughes


Capgemini Services


General Electric Medical Systems Romania


Genpact Romania


Goodyear Romania


Jungheinrich Business Services Romania


Profi Rom Food


Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners

Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners‘ ‘extremely talented and knowledgeable’ employment team advises a number of large corporate clients across a range of industries. The firm is experienced in both day-to-day advisory work and the organisation of complex disciplinary procedures, alongside immigration and visa assistance for multinational companies operating in Romania. Catalin Micu heads the team and is recommended for her skill in collective bargaining negotiations.

Practice head(s):

Catalin Micu


Other key lawyers:

Marcela Antoniu; Ada Grozea


Testimonials

‘We would warmly recommend Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners to each company who doesn’t need only a lawyer by their side, but also a partner ready to step in whenever needed.’

‘Catalin Micu is a close partner for us. Our type of business needs immediate attention and we always receive it both from Catalin and also from Marcela Antoniu, Ada Grozea and all the associates in the team.

‘Alina Tugearu is the go-to lawyer for employment disputes, manages a great team and is very passionate and result-oriented. Catalin Micu knows the insides and outsides of employment legislation and how to put it in use for the employer.’

‘Everyone at ZRP is extremely talented and knowledgeable. They can handle anything and easily adapt to the specifics of the situation a client is in. W.’

‘Catalin Micu is an excellent lawyer, extremely proactive, can adapt to the exact situation and is efficient in delivering a tailored response on the spot. He keeps deadlines and is a very reliable person.’

‘Zamfirescu, Racoti, Vasile & Partners is one of the best law firms I have ever worked with.’

‘Catalin Micu is a highly experienced consultancy lawyer, with experience in various topics including collective bargaining negotiations, employee benefits and M&A transactions.’

Key clients

Capgemini Services Romania S.R.L.


Menzies Aviation (Romania) S.A.


Nepi Investment Management SRL


Pirelli Tyres Romania S.R.L.


WNS Global Services (Romania) S.R.L.


Project1 General Contracting S.R.L.


Garanti Bank S.A.


AWP P&C Saint-Quen, Bucharest Branch (Member of Allianz Group)


Nuclearelectrica S.A.


Compania de Navigație Fluvială Română Navrom S.A.


Phi Partners International Limited – Bucharest Branch


Takenaka Europe GmbH Germania, Romania Branch


TTS (Transport Trade Services) S.A.


Work highlights


  • Advised TTS Group on the acquisition of Decirom S.A., and conducted a significant employment due diligence project as part of the deal.
  • Successfully represented Nuclearelectrica in employment disputes with the labour unions within the company