Firms To Watch: Real estate and construction

The growing real estate team at Bohalteanu şi Asociaţii is headed by Daniela Milculescu and particularly experienced in energy-sector projects.
Loredana Popescu oversees the real estate and construction offering from Popescu & Asociatii, which pairs regulatory expertise with disputes experience.
Secu Legal specialises in real estate, providing comprehensive advice across the sector. Andreea Secu heads the team.

Firms in the Spotlight Real estate and construction

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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Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

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For over 30 years, Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (NNDKP) has guided both domestic and international companies through the intricacies of the Romanian legal landscape, being recognized as a promoter of business law on the local market. NNDKP offers integrated legal and tax services at international standards across all legal areas relevant for businesses and …

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Boanta, Gidei & Asociatii SCP (in association with CEE Attorneys)

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At BOANTA, GIDEI & ASOCIATII SCP (in association with CEE Attorneys) we cover every aspect of the real estate market and cooperate with commonly known respected construction companies, real estate funds, management companies, architecture offices, at local and regional level.

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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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Real estate and construction in Romania

Albota Law Firm

Albota Law Firm is a ‘boutique law firm with a long-term track record in real estate matters‘, combining ‘reliability, proactivity and creativity‘ withan ‘unmatched depth of knowledge’ for developers and investors both within Romania and internationally. Founding partner Oana Albotă is noted by clients for her ‘outstanding experience‘ across the sector, including offices, residential projects, complex lease agreements and construction matters. Bogdan Roșcaniuc leverages his experience in asset management to advise on corporate matters relevant to real estate transactions, including corporate governance work. Andreea Ciobanu and Ana-Maria Mincu are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Oana Albotă


Other key lawyers:

Diana Badea; Bogdan Roscaniuc; Andreea Ciobanu; Ana Maria Mincu


Testimonials

‘Boutique law firm with a long-term track record in real estate matters including construction agreements. ’

‘I appreciate the team’s reliability, proactivity and creativity in tackling complex projects. We are working together on a complex and technical project, and the Albota team does a great job in cooperating with our multidisciplinary team of urban planners, architects, engineers etc. ’

‘At an individual level, it is important to know that I can reach out to Oana Albota to solve together any issue that might appear in the development of our contract, or ask for advice, even beyond the contract scope.’

‘The practice is unmatched in its depth of knowledge and expertise in construction contracts. Their team exhibits a distinctive blend of technological innovation and diversity initiatives, setting them apart in the industry.’

‘Oana Albota has outstanding experience in all types of real estate projects, from office buildings and residential-related projects to handling complex lease agreements and construction agreements.

‘One of the key strengths of the team at Albota Law Firm is their extensive experience and expertise in various areas of law. The firm has a diverse team of lawyers who specialise in different practice areas, including corporate law, commercial litigation, real estate, intellectual property, and more.’

‘Ana Maria Mincu is another standout individual who brings valuable skills and qualities to the team. She is known for her meticulous attention to detail and strong analytical abilities.’

Key clients

Atenor


S Group Holding/ Green Gate Development S.R.L.


White Star Real Estate/ Liberty Technology Park/ Liberty Residential


Conarg Group


London Partners/ Belvedere Residences UTR 3


CTP Romania/ CTP Invest/ H.E.E. Mercury (Proprietati) S.R.L.


NEPI/ NRE Sibiu Shopping City


Shikun Binui/ Point Development S.R.L.


SKV Properties


SKE


TIAB SA/ Vinci Energies


Optim Project Management S.R.L.


Zone Development


First Property


Strategic Ventures S.R.L.


Mentech Instal S.R.L.


ANKITECH


Cargill Agricultura S.R.L.


Toluna Romania S.R.L.


RC Europe


The Andersons Grain Romania SRL


Design Luxury Solutions SRL


Civitta Strategy & Consulting S.A.


Hili Premier Estates Romania S.R.L.


A7 Betons


Work highlights


  • Assisting HILI PREMIER ESTATES ROMANIA S.R.L. with financing a real estate project in Bucharest leased in favor of Ponderas Academic Hospital.
  • Advised ATENOR GROUP/ NOR RESIDENTIAL SOLUTIONS S.R.L. in relation with the development, financing, and sale of the project UpSite Bucharest, the first residential project of Atenor in Bucharest.
  • Advised ATENOR GROUP/ NOR REAL ESTATE S.R.L. on the development and leasing of @Expo project, a smart business campus in Bucharest, Expozitiei area.

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

The ‘experienced and knowledgeable‘ real estate and construction team at Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen fields a three-partner practice exclusively focused on real estate. Alongside existing strength in the industrial, residential, leasing, retail and permitting sectors. The team is also growing its work in agribusiness and forestry, including renewable energy projects. Ioana Niculeasa heads up the practice, with experience supporting international, high-profile clients. 'Wizard of the leasing businessVlad Tanase handles the development of large-scale projects for industrial players and energy companies. Also recommended is Lavinia Ionita-Rasmussen who 'stands out through her sense of business and vision during real estate transactions'.

Practice head(s):

Ioana Niculeasa


Other key lawyers:

Vlad Tanase; Lavinia Ionita-Rasmussen; Flavia Petcu


Testimonials

‘NNDKP has a strong real estate team with quality leasing market knowledge and very good people depth that allows them to quickly meet our needs.’

‘Vlad Tanase is the wizard of the leasing business with strong business acumen. He always gets the deal done no matter how rough or complex challenges are and never loses sight of the overall picture.’

‘Flavia Petcu is appreciated for her hard work and commitment.’

‘NNDKP’s real estate and construction team is very experienced and knowledgeable.’

‘Ioana Niculeasa is an expert in real estate. She is thorough and strives to identify the best solutions available.’

‘Lavinia Rasmussen works tirelessly to ensure a favourable commercial position for her clients.’

‘Lavinia Ionita-Rasmussen’s ability to manage a team of lawyers in a way that satisfies both the legal requirements and the scope of the transaction is exceptional.’

‘Lavinia Ionita-Rasmussen stands out through her sense of business and vision during real estate transactions. She brings her exceptional understanding of the business with her knowledge of legal acumen and provides tailor-made solutions for the transaction to happen or for the problem to be solved.’

Key clients

Globalworth Real Estate Limited


CTP


Forte Partners


AFI Europe


Global Vision


Ascom International


Centrul Medical Unirea


Bluehouse Capital


Ingleby Romania


Holcim


Emergy


Aukera BV


Griro SA


Portland Trust


Weisenburger Real Estate Romania


Work highlights


  • Advised Centrul Medical Unirea on a large-scale transaction involving the acquisition of  30,000 sq m of land and the future development of a unique mixed-use project.
  • Advised Ascom International and Aloref on drafting and negotiating the preliminary agreement for the acquisition by Nokian Tyres of a land plot of approx. 50 ha in Oradea.
  • Advised Auchan on the largest expansion process undertaken by the group in South-East Europe. Including legal investigations on its locations and contract negotiations for the operation of its locations.

Peli Partners

One of the most knowledgeable real estate legal advisors in Romania’, Peli Partners supports clients at all stages from the initial acquisition and financing through to construction and leasing. Clients praise its ‘broad range’ of sector expertise, spanning offices, retail, industrial & logistics, and residential projects. The team is led by ‘outstanding lawyer’ Oana Bădărău, whose dispute resolution skills complement her longstanding expertise in the sector. Managing partner Francisc Peli is also a key name in the team, with a proven track record on significant municipal services projects. Also recommended are Ioana Waszkiewicz and Alexandra Ioniță, the former is particularly noted for energy matters and the latter assists with a broad range of real estate investment and divestment transactions.

Practice head(s):

Oana Bădărău


Other key lawyers:

Francisc Peli; Mădălina Fildan-Răileanu; Alexandra Ioniță; Ioana Waszkiewicz; Denisa Frîncu; Antonia Nica; Andrada Bogeag


Testimonials

‘Peli Partners is one of the most knowledgeable real estate legal advisors in Romania. They have deep acumen in the field, have been involved historically in significant transactions and can offer advice on a broad range of subjects related to the field. ’

‘The best team on the market and the go-to law firm for real estate.’

‘A well-trained team with extensive theoretical and practical knowledge in this field.’

‘We worked closely with Oana Badarau and Antonia Nica. Oana and Antonia have shown professionalism and good theoretical and practical knowledge in dealing with legal situations.’

‘The team has a lot of experience on the market and many senior members who have been involved in many types of transactions. They are very knowledgeable, starting with the team’s leader, Oana Badarau. ’

‘The team is led by Oana Badarau and she is an outstanding lawyer and professional. Her great negotiation skills and expertise have had a great impact on the success of our project. Other members I would like to mention are Antonia Nica and Andrada Bogeag.’

‘The very high degree of experience that the real estate and construction team has is the key factor that enables Peli Partners to always meet very narrow deadlines. This is of extreme importance especially in construction projects, where there is a fast pace of events, requiring prompt reactions.’

‘I worked closely with Oana Badarau for the past five years and what stands out is the fact that she is always proactive in gathering the necessary information for each specific project. This way she is able to provide tailored solutions to our business needs.’

Key clients

Adventum International


AFI Europe


American Construction Technologies (ACT) / Mega Company Import Export


Argo Real Estate


Carrefour Romania


Colosseum Mall


Forte Partners


Globe Trade Centre (GTC)


Impetum Group


Jupiter Group


Lion’s Head


Macquarie Group


Mitiska REIM


Niro Investment Group


Lidl Romania


Portland Trust


R & R Premium Development


Romcim


Scallier Investment


Sofmedica Group


Skanska Romania


Strabag Real Estate


Țiriac Group


Vastint


Warehouses De Pauw Romania


Work highlights


  • Assisted Forte Partners in the sale of the office building publicly known as U Center 1, part of the U Center Project, by way of a share deal to Dedeman.
  • Assisting two investment funds advised by Mitiska REIM in relation to the sale of their Romanian retail portfolio (27 properties).
  • Assisted Portland Trust in connection with the sale in a share deal of its special purpose vehicle developing Expo Business Park, an office project consisting of three buildings.

Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii

‘The Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii team is very strong in the Romanian real estate and construction market‘, operating as 8 sub-teams within real estate to cover land acquisition and development; project development and construction management; real estate investment; project finance and asset-based finance; real estate operation; real estate asset resolution; property disputes; and special projects. Florian Nițu heads the firm’s real estate, M&A and arbitration practices; head of the real estate development group Valentin Creața excels at matters involving retail shopping centres, office buildings, healthcare, logistics and residential projects. Bogdan C. Stoica brings M&A and finance experience to related real estate projects; Ioana Șampek specialises in the acquisition, development and operation of office and industrial buildings.

Practice head(s):

Florian Nițu; Valentin Creata; Bogdan C. Stoica; Ioana Sampek


Other key lawyers:

Ela Martin; Ana-Maria Popa


Testimonials

‘The Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii team is extremely involved and dedicated to the requested legal activity, regardless of its value. The professionalism they demonstrate is at the highest levels.’

‘We have been working with Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii for almost 5 years and we can say that we are very pleased with the way of working and collaborating with Florian Nitu, Ela Marin and Bogdan Stoica. Their willingness to make an effort, professionalism and knowledge set them apart from other law firms.’

‘Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii represent the ideal lawyers for this field of activity – real estate. The level of professionalism is very high, as is the seriousness and safety with which they treat us in all situations.’

‘We were happy to have Florian Nitu, Ela Marin and Ana-Maria Popa and are impressed by their professionalism and the high level of continuous training.’

‘The Popovici Nitu Stoica & Asociatii team is very strong in the Romanian real estate and construction market and they provide very client-oriented services.’

Key clients

Auchan Group (Auchan Romania, Ceetrus, Leroy Merlin)


Dedeman/Pavăl Holding


S IMMO Sparkassen Immobilien


GLL Real Estate (Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA))


P3 Logistic Parks


Knight Frank


Estoria Group & Hexagon Group


VGP Group


WDP


AFI Europe Romania


Work highlights


  • Advising PAVĂL HOLDING on the acquisition of U Center 1 – the first phase of the U Center office project in Bucharest, from Forte Partners.
  • Advising S IMMO AG on the restructuring of its flagship and retail office projects in Bucharest, Sun Plaza Mall and Sun Plaza Offices, in an investment exceeding €200m.
  • Advising Hexagon Group on the development and forward sale of a large mixed-use office, retail and residential project known as Hexagon District, including on the sale to Kaufland.

Reff & Associates SCA

The real estate offering from Reff & Associates SCA provides comprehensive sell-side and buy-side transactional assistance, leveraging its global reach as a part of Deloitte Legal to support major multinational clients. Its integrated urbanism and construction specialist team is involved in all phases of project development, and spearheads legislative change in the area. It is noted for its specialised compliance review support and regulatory expertise. Irina Dimitriu heads the team and has longstanding experience in both real estate consultancy and construction: the drafting and negotiating of FIDIC agreements stands out as a particular area of expertise. Simona Iacob and Larisa Popoviciu are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Irina Dimitriu


Other key lawyers:

Simona Iacob; Larisa Popoviciu


Testimonials

‘Their strategic alliance with Deloitte and pan-European presence allow complex multijurisdictional projects to be addressed quickly and efficiently.’

‘ The team gives client-oriented, innovative advice.’

Key clients

Speedwell (Wellman BV)


MAS Real Estate


Alinso Group / Allianso Park Management


Studium Green


Knauf Insulation


Henkel Romania S.R.L


Veraltis Asset Management S.R.L.


African Industries Group


Prime Kapital


Expo Market Doraly


NEPI Rockcastle


IKEA Romania


Metav Business Park


adidas Romania SRL


Arcade Property


UE Furniture


Demetra Group


Atlas Corporation


Work highlights


  • Assisted Veraltis Asset Management with preparing, revising and negotiating a lease agreement for the new centralized headquarters for B2Kapital Group.
  • Provided legal assistance to NEPI Rockcastle in relation to the acquisition of 50% of the participation in Ploiesti Shopping City, from Carrefour group.
  • Assisted Studium Green with the sale of an office building located in the Northern part of Bucharest, part of the client’s extended real estate portfolio.

Schoenherr si Asociatii SCA

The real estate and construction team at ‘top-tier firmSchoenherr si Asociatii SCA covers the full range of real estate sectors with a focus on transactions and project development. A notable area of strength for the team is its agribusiness and forestry real estate work, while a growing workload in renewable energy projects is a testament to the breadth of the practice. Madalina Mitan, described as ‘highly experienced and professional’, co-heads the practice group with office managing partner Sebastian Gutiu, who co-ordinates the firm’s real estate offering across the entire CEE region, and Oana Constantinescu, who supports companies that own and manage large portfolios of real estate assets.

Practice head(s):

Sebastian Guțiu; Oana Constantinescu; Mădălina Mitan


Other key lawyers:

Markus Piuk; Claudiu Stan


Testimonials

‘Schoenherr si Asociatii SCA is a top-tier firm.’

‘Markus Piuk showed exemplary prowess during the entire negotiation of the transaction. We were impressed with his pragmatic approach and commercial view of the transaction.’

‘Oana Constantinescu conducted the seller’s due diligence process and answered our queries for the buyer’s due diligence process. Her pragmatic and positive approach helped us better understand the process and ensured a swift negotiation process.’

‘Mădălina Mitan is highly experienced and professional.’

‘The individuals at Schoenherr’s real estate team in Bucharest stand out for their deep market knowledge. Notably, Sebastian Guţiu possesses exceptional local market insight.’

‘Claudiu Stan consistently goes the extra mile for clients.’

‘We’ve had an excellent collaboration with them. They came up with solutions to difficult situations, both covering our interest and the business scope.’

‘Sebastian Gutiu is the go-to guy for Romanian real estate deals. Adriana Stanculescu is more than just a lawyer, she also has a deep understanding not only of the real estate law but also of the business and administrative side.’

Key clients

CA Immo


HS Timber


Eurobank


Work highlights


  • Advised CA Immo on the sale of its Romanian portfolio to Paval Holding.
  • Advised HS Timber Group on its sale of wood processing facility HS Timber Productions Sebes.
  • Advised Eurobank on the sale of a real estate asset housing a do-it-yourself store to the real estate division of Radacini Group.

Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii

Tuca Zbârcea & Asociatii‘s real estate practice is described as 'superb‘. The substantial team has particular strength managing development and investment in commercial real estate work. Advice on new credit facilities is an area of notable expertise along with real estate project restructurings and large-scale litigations. Practice co-head Razvan Gheorghiu-Testa, described as ‘an accomplished real estate lawyer‘, combines tax and corporate skills; fellow co-head Dan Borbely often works with investments in the local real estate market. Corporate acquisitions and sale transactions are a key focus of Oana Ureche‘s practice, while Dragos Apostol is sought after for large-scale forestry acquisition projects. Alexandra Pereș is described as 'the new star in the team‘.

Practice head(s):

Răzvan Gheorghiu-Testa; Dan Borbely; Oana Ureche; Dragoş Apostol; Alexandra Pereş


Other key lawyers:

Amalia Dumitru; Raluca Misu


Testimonials

‘We have worked with many practices of the law firm and are very happy with the business acumen, high professional standards and client interaction.’

‘Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii’s top-quality real estate practice is superb. They have a diverse team with diverse backgrounds and they provide the best legal advice one could ask for. I respect and admire their commitment, availability and overall legal prowess.’

‘Razvan Gheorghiu-Testa is an accomplished real estate lawyer, very experienced, always hands-on, and consistently thorough in his advice. He has both the legal knowledge and business acumen to provide seamless service. We enjoy very much working with Razvan.’

‘Alexandra Peres is the new star in the team. She is extremely proactive, she gets right to the bottom of things to provide solutions to our legal problems.’

‘Amalia Dumitru is very helpful and responsive, with a professional attitude and also very good from a technical perspective.’

‘Raluca Misu keeps impressing me with her commitment and knowledge of the laws and overall practical experience in real estate and construction. She makes a great lawyer!’


Key clients

Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing


Carrefour Romania


CEZ Romania


McDonald’s Romania


Vodafone Group Services plc


Speedwell (Belgian real estate investment fund)


Cinema City Romania


Superbet Group, part of Blackstone


Indotek Group (Hungary)


Elements Logistic & Industrial (ELII)


Booking Holdings


Tesla Group/ Tesla Energy Storage


S+B GRUPPE AG


Revetas Capital Advisors


Maurer Imobiliare


R.T.C. RADIOLOGY THERAPEUTIC CENTER (Amethyst Group)


Realis Development


Work highlights


  • Advising Carrefour Romania SA, Carrefour France and Carrefour Netherlands in connection with the acquisition of Romania Hypermarche SA.
  • Advising Premier Restaurants Romania/ McDonald’s on all legal issues related to the group’s national expansion.
  • Advising Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing (MSREI) in connection with all asset and property management issues in connection with America House.

Biris Goran SPARL

Biris Goran SPARL‘s ‘flexible and client-oriented‘ real estate team is able to handle matters across the industrial, commercial, residential and office sectors for clients spanning institutional real estate investors and developers. As the founder of the NGL Symbio network, the firm has a reach across the CEE region. Daniela Lazea and Sorin Aungurenci co-lead the team: the former focuses on acquisitions while the latter is noted for his experience in zoning and regulatory matters.

Practice head(s):

Daniela Lazea; Sorin Aungurenci


Testimonials

‘Biris Goran has left me with a great impression of professionalism and promptitude, they have a young and dynamic team.’

‘Biris Goran does not have the complex hierarchy in other law firms which can delay the fast feedback the client needs.’

‘I recommend Sorin Aungurenci for his real estate and construction knowledge. He is very efficient and is a great help in complex negotiations owing to his calm and smart approach.’

Key clients

Monsson Group


Renergy Power Plants


Rossmann Groupe


Hagag Development Europe


Global Vision


SES Holding – Maria Group


Work highlights


  • Assisted Monsson Group in the sale of a 1,044-megawatt solar plant in Arad County to Rezolv Energy.
  • Assisting Renergy Power Plants with several large-scale acquisitions of land for the development of photovoltaic projects across Romania.
  • Assisted Rossmann Groupe in the sale of a part of its industrial property to a leading Romanian retailer, Iulius Mall.

CMS

CMS fields a number of experienced real estate lawyers who cooperate with the firm’s wider M&A, finance and energy teams to support high-profile, multinational clients. It operates across the retail, logistics, office, agriculture forestry, and renewables sectors and is well placed to support clients throughout the CEE region. Roxana Fratila heads the practice group and is described as ‘an exceptional legal professional’. She is experienced in advising international and local investors, contractors and developers on their acquisitions. Alexandru Dumitrescu advises at the intersection of real estate, construction and energy.

Practice head(s):

Roxana Fratila


Other key lawyers:

Alexandru Dumitrescu


Testimonials

‘ A proactive team that also has strengths in fields ancillary to the legal matter that are very useful for clients approaching a foreign market.’

‘Roxana Fratila is outstanding.’

‘CMS Romania stands out in the legal landscape for its unwavering dedication to client satisfaction and its exceptional team of legal professionals. What sets this practice apart is its client-centric approach, ensuring accessibility, and a keen focus on aligning legal strategies with specific business types and interests.’

‘Efficiency is a hallmark of CMS Romania’s construction department. They are known for their prompt response times, proactive problem-solving, and a commitment to delivering results in a timely manner.’

‘CMS Romania places a strong emphasis on diversity, recognizing the value of different perspectives and experiences in providing comprehensive legal counsel. This inclusive approach enriches their team’s capabilities and ensures a well-rounded approach to addressing client needs.’

‘When compared to other firms, CMS Romania’s construction department stands out for its holistic approach to legal representation.’

‘Roxana Fratila is an exceptional legal professional known for her extensive legal knowledge, strategic thinking, and exceptional negotiation skills. She is known for her ability to navigate complex negotiations with finesse, consistently achieving favorable outcomes for our company.’

Roxana Fratila is an outstanding legal professional whose unique strengths, including her exceptional negotiation skills, strategic thinking, and client-centric approach, have been instrumental in providing our company with top-notch legal representation.’

Key clients

Primark


Allianz Real Estate and VGP NV


Generali Real Estate


Element Invest Partners


Eli Dezvoltare Logistica


One United Properties


DP World


Work highlights


  • Assisted Primark with the negotiation and conclusion of their third and fourth stores, in Timisoara and Craiova, Romania.

Dentons

The ‘dedicated, professional, proactive‘ real estate team at Dentons in Bucharest handles a range of matters across M&A and investments, financing, leasing, litigation and development. A particular area of expertise for the team is title insurance matters, spanning the office, retail, data centre, logistics, hotels and leisure, and residential sectors, alongside work in the renewable energy space. Team head Bogdan Papandopol is described as 'very flexible, hardworking and pragmatic’. Perry Zizzi is also recommended as ‘the standout practitioner in the market’, with a practice focused on cross-border real estate M&A work.

Practice head(s):

Bogdan Papandopol


Other key lawyers:

Perry Zizzi; Cristian Popescu


Testimonials

‘They are all around good: dedicated, professional, proactive and very committed.’

‘We mainly work with Perry Zizzi. He is just excellent. He understands all the issues, proactively addresses them so they are dealt with, and he does so without creating any additional complications.’

‘Bogdan Papandopol is very flexible, hardworking and pragmatic.’

‘The team has a broad knowledge of the law and a practical deal-minded approach.’

‘Perry Zizzi is the standout practitioner in the market, with a very commercial approach.’

‘Bogdan Papandopol is always of great help, business-oriented, proactive and a problem-solver!’

Key clients

NEPI Rockcastle


Danubia Farming


Wienerberger


G City Europe (previously Atrium European Real Estate)


Kommunalkredit Austria AG


Qair Renewables


Nobel Group


Erste Bank


Raiffeisen Bank


Alpha Bank Romania / Alpha Bank S.A. (Greece)


KPS Capital Partners


Work highlights


  • Advised a syndicate of lenders on a €450 million, secured, non-recourse, credit facility to AFI Europe group companies for refinancing the group’s Romanian shopping centre portfolio.
  • Advised NEPI Rockcastle on a secured, green, real estate financing of €200 million made available by Erste Group Bank AG and Raiffeisen Bank SA.

DLA Piper Dinu SCA

The ‘highly knowledgeable and supportive’ DLA Piper Dinu SCA real estate team offers a full range of services in the real estate market, including acquisitions, construction, financing, restructuring and litigation. It has notable expertise in complex, long-term projects, with growing strength in the energy market. Renewable energy projects are handled by a cross-practice team with tax, regulatory and transactional experience. Alin Buftea heads the team and is appreciated for his ‘proactive’ approach to finding ‘commercially-oriented solutions’; also recommended is Florin Tineghe, described as a ‘solid rock‘ for clients.

Practice head(s):

Alin Buftea


Other key lawyers:

Florin Tineghe


Testimonials

‘The team members are very professional, open, helpful, and highly engaged. The team’s willingness to respond as quickly as possible to a request and the efficiency of the opinion provided are two highly sought-after elements in the market.’

‘The professionalism and commitment were two aspects that caught my attention. I would especially mention Florin Tineghe who actively participated in the projects we worked on together and was extremely well prepared in every interaction.’

‘The DLA Piper real estate team is highly knowledgeable and supportive. They are involved in all key aspects related to securing the land for our projects and also the full development process starting with zoning and continuing with the permitting and construction.’

‘The wide range of highly skilled advice on real estate matters is essential for our projects in Romania.’

‘They are reliable and responsive and always focused on results. Compared to other firms, they are commercial lawyers naturally integrating their advice in our business perspective and bringing significant added value to our projects.’

‘The real estate team is coordinated by Florin Tineghe who is our key contact on all real estate aspects. Florin stands out as a brilliant highly skilled real estate lawyer.’

‘Florin Tineghe’s experience and legal knowledge in planning and development in Romania is a solid rock on which we rely for our renewable energy projects.’

‘Alin Buftea stands out as being available round the clock and proactive to find commercially-oriented solutions to complex legal issues.’

Key clients

PPF Real Estate S.R.O


ASCOTT Serviced Residence


MAPA Insaat Ve Sanayi Anonim Sirketi


Prime Kapital Development S.R.L.


International Alexander S.R.L.


PNE Romania Holding S.R.L.


OX2 AB


Garanti Bank S.A.


Levi Strauss Bucharest S.R.L.


Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG)


GRAWE Group


Bolt


Work highlights


  • Assisted Prime Kapital Development with the due diligence process for multiple acquisitions of land throughout Romania, plus a complex split process of its mixed use development in North-East Romania.
  • Assisted Ascott Serviced Residence in establishing their presence in Romania by securing the operation of a five-star hotel to be located in Bucharest.
  • Assisted PNE Romania Holding with the acquisition, urbanism and permitting of their photovoltaic and wind projects in Romania.

Eversheds Sutherland Romania

Eversheds Sutherland Romania‘s real estate and construction team supports a number of high-profile, international clients in the commercial real estate industry, with experience spanning logistics and industrial, retail, and residential sectors. Matters involving construction work, estate finance, litigation and insurance are within the scope of the wide-ranging team.Team head Cristian Guia's particular area of expertise is the structuring, financing and managing of real estate transactions. Cristina Rosca, whose practice focuses on lease agreements and day-to-day strategy for both national and international clients, is a further name to note.

Practice head(s):

Cristian Guia


Other key lawyers:

Cristina Rosca


Key clients

Microsoft


Volvo Romania


NEPI Rockcastle


Vodafone


DTEK


Agrana Romania


AmRest (Starbucks/Burger King)


Klass Wagen


Autoliv


AON


Work highlights


  • Advised DTEK on developing a 60MW wind farm in Romania.
  • Advised NEPI Rockcastle on their acquisition of 17 hectares of land in the city of Galati, in South-Eastern Romania, for a mixed-use real estate project.
  • Advising Volvo Romania on various real estate projects (either freeholds or leaseholds), primarily related to the client’s trucks business.

Filip & Company

Filip & Company's real estate team provides a legal service that is described as ‘excellent’. The unit assists with land acquisitions, financing arrangements, development, and project management. It works collaboratively with the firm’s substantial corporate, finance, and regulatory lawyers to deliver an integrated service for clients, including high-profile, international companies, in their cross-border transactions. Ioana Roman, lauded as ‘by far the best professional in Romania in real estate legal issues‘, heads the team; she is equipped to handle regulatory matters connected with real estate development and renewable energy projects.

Practice head(s):

Ioana Roman


Other key lawyers:

Mihaela Ispas; Alexandra Zastavnețchi


Testimonials

‘The team’s level of know-how, quality, professionalism and understanding of the clients’ need remains exceptional.’

‘Ioana Roman is both an exceptional lawyer and person. The way she involves herself in the client’s problems is outstanding. She provides very clear, profound, transparent and solution-orientated advice and she encourages her team to do likewise.’

‘The legal service provided by the Filip & Company real estate team is excellent both in terms of industry knowledge and responsiveness, their lawyers operate to the highest professional standards and are deeply committed to their projects. ’

‘In my opinion, Ioana Roman is one of the top real estate lawyers in Romania. She puts together an outstanding team of experienced and fully motivated lawyers who truly understand the industry.’

‘Filip and Co is among the top legal firms in Romania with extensive experience in energy projects, real estate and M&A. The team has excellent knowledge of the Romanian legal framework and the market.’

‘Ioana Roman has always been a trusted and reliable partner providing her legal advice practically and coherently.’

‘Ioana Roman is by far the best professional in Romania in real estate legal issues. She is not only a great technical expert but also an amazing negotiator and project manager.’

‘We love working with Mihaela Ispas, who stands out through her prompt, hands-on approach and spot-on answers.’

Key clients

RCS & RDS


BayWa r.e.


Holcim (Romania)


Alesonor/ Magnet Developments


Auchan Romania


Nestle Romania


PPLI Group/ Veranda Obor


Kingfisher PLC/ Bricostore Romania


Real Hyper Magazine/ Remarkt Magazine


Tiriac Group/ Tiriac Holdings


Securitas


Sof Medica Group / MedCity


Banca Transilvania


Dreistein Holding


Kameran Financial Limited (Vladimir Cohn)


Crucea Wind Farm (part of Hidroelectrica)


Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A.


Pandora Jewellery


Total Soft S.A.


Bookster Experience S.R.L.


Work highlights


  • Advised Magnet Developments on the development of the Amber Forest residential project just outside Bucharest.
  • Offered comprehensive legal assistance to Kingfisher PLC, the prominent British group and one of the largest European DIY chains.
  • Assisting Auchan Romania S.A. with general real estate matters and specific leasing, regulatory and construction matters that result from the client’s day-to-day operations.

Kinstellar

Kinstellar‘s real estate team stands out for its ‘remarkable flexibility and open-mindedness‘, advising on large-scale investment transactions across the country with particular emphasis on renewable energy projects. The team is well placed to support clients in the growing field of green real estate financings, bringing together its energy, leasing and forestry law expertise. ‘Outstanding professional’ Victor Constantinescu leads the team and is valued for his ‘innovative’ solutions. Constantinescu has extensive experience in handling mandates across the CEE region. Cătălin Dinu is a ‘gifted practitioner‘ with extensive real estate experience.

Practice head(s):

Victor Constantinescu


Other key lawyers:

Cătălin Dinu


Testimonials

‘We work with Victor Constantinescu and his team. Victor is our advisor to evaluate legal risks in transactions. He is very dedicated, pragmatic, business oriented and his team is always very responsive.’

‘Kinstellar has strong team led by Victor Constantinescu. Their approach is very practical  and they are strong in drafting as well as dispute resolution and court litigations.’

‘Victor Constantinescu has been a strong support to our operations and with his help we have managed to dodge many issues before they became disputes.’ 

‘The Kinstellar team demonstrated exceptional promptness and a high level of professionalism.’

‘What stood out was the team’s remarkable flexibility and open-mindedness. They quickly adapted to our continuously evolving strategies, by communicating effectively and delivering results aligned with our revised plans.’

‘Their team was first and foremost focused on getting things done and did not get distracted or blocked by operational challenges – this was instrumental in helping us meet management requests on time.’

‘Victor Constantinescu is an outstanding professional – efficient, reliable, and precise, with a keen eye for detail.’

‘Catalin Dinu is not only a gifted practitioner with extensive legal expertise, but also a thoughtful person who knows when to ask the right questions. He diligently considers multiple perspectives before suggesting an approach and this meticulousness does not compromise his ability to provide prompt responses and timely support.’

Key clients

S IMMO AG


European Energy


Jantzen Development


Enery Element GmbH


Indotek


France Valley Revenu Europe


European Investment Bank


BRD Groupe Societe Generale


Sumitomo


CCC S.A.


Logicor


VGP Parks


Adval Asset Management


Davidson Kempner


Speedwell


Inter Cars


SFC Solutions / Mutares


Julius Meinl Living plc.


Accor Hotels


Resolution Property


Zeus Capital Management


HCL Technologies


Lion’s Head Investments


Work highlights


  • Advised Danish developer Jantzen Renewables ApS on its transaction with OMV Petrom for the purchase of the Helios 1 photovoltaic cluster in Romania.
  • Advised SFC Solutions Automotive Romania on the sale-and-leaseback transaction of an industrial site, to WDP Romania.
  • Advising Inter Cars on a lease agreement for new to be a built-to-suit warehouse in Brasov, with more than 32,000 sq m tailored to automotive parts and waste products.

RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA

‘full-service real estate team with profound legal knowledge’, RTPR | Radu Taracila Padurari Retevoescu SCA‘s real estate group works with lenders and borrowers covering urban planning and permitting, title risk, acquisitions and disposals. Several team members have crossover banking and finance experience, while others specialise in construction and development law. The team is co-headed by Alexandru Retevoescu and Raluca Năstase. Retevoescu is equipped to advise on real estate transactions and financing, while Nastase handles projects involving litigation. Ianita Tui is praised for her ‘great insights in real estate matters’.

Practice head(s):

Alexandru Retevoescu; Raluca Nastase


Other key lawyers:

Ianita Tui; Bogdan Cordos


Testimonials

‘RTPR has a full-service real estate team with profound legal knowledge, and a pragmatic approach to deals. In one word, they are excellent!

‘I would like to mention Partner Raluca Nastase as a standout real estate lawyer. She is one of the most experienced real estate lawyers in Romania and I would recommend her to anyone looking for legal advice in this field.’

‘RTPR studies each case carefully to give us great the support that we need.’

‘The firm assisted our company with a lengthy and complex lease contract negotiation and had a great contribution to the success of the transaction. Their team displayed a deep understanding of the legislation and real estate matters.’

‘Ianita Tui has impressive negotiation skills.’ 

‘Very good understanding of the market in the context of the clients’ needs, great technical understanding of the projects we have been assisted in, really the team to go to for project development and virtually any legal matter.’

‘Raluca Nastase is an outstanding lawyer. Very creative and solution-oriented.’

‘Ianita Tui has great insights in real estate matters, a lot of practical knowledge, flexibility in finding grounded legal solutions to the most complex issues’

Key clients

ING Business Shared Services


Rodbun Grup


Ursus Breweries


Intero


Curitiba


City Grill


Regus


AXI Finance


Zarea


Work highlights


  • Advising Rodbun Grup on the attempted acquisition of an industrial platform in Braila County.
  • Advised Regus on negotiations with ten different developers for their expansion in new offices in top locations in Bucharest for an aggregate of more than 20,000 sqm of gross lettable area.
  • Advised Zarea on the acquisition of a majority stake of 70% of the Domeniile Dealu Mare Urlati group – the target operates approximately 100 hectares of grapevines in Dealu Mare.

Boanta, Gidei & Asociatii SCP (in association with CEE Attorneys)

Boanta, Gidei & Asociatii SCP (in association with CEE Attorneys) offers a ‘flexible’ real estate and construction team, with notable expertise regarding agricultural, land and forest laws. It also has expertise in institutional leases, industrial projects, and logistics, in addition to the settlement of administrative and regulatory disputes. Team head Sergiu Gidei combines real estate and M&A expertise to assist clients whose work falls at the intersection of both.

Practice head(s):

Sergiu Gidei


Testimonials

‘Small and flexible team.’

‘They always find the best solutions to our needs.’

‘Very professional lawyers.’

Key clients

Olympian Park Group


Universul Group


Ivezti


Holde Agri Invest


HL1 Group


OMV Petrom


Cora – Louis Delhaize Group


Delamode Romania


Wattkraft


Yusen Logistics


Benevest Agra


Extensa


Terra Invest Group


Aplast Wood Industry


PPC Construct


4Property Partners


Simacek Facility Management


Okin Facility Management


Cerealcom Dolj


Peikko Romania


OLX Romania


SIF Muntenia


Work highlights


  • Advising Ivezti on a €21m acquisition of One Herastrau Office Building from One United Group.
  • Advising Universul on the sale of Universul Palace to Israeli private investors.
  • Advising Olympian Group on the construction and leasing of 50,000 sqm Olympian Cluj Industrial & Logistics Park.

Bondoc si Asociatii SCA

The ‘experienced attorneys’ making up Bondoc si Asociatii SCA‘s real estate and construction team have a 'deep understanding of the law, legal processes, and strategies‘, combining cross-practice capabilities with global reach to support clients across a range of industries including financial institutions, public authorities and investment funds.  Both regulatory and transactional real estate issues are handled between the ‘experienced and solution-oriented’  practice co-chair Mihaela Bondoc and the ‘processional and supportive’ co-chair Cosmin Stăvaru.

Practice head(s):

Mihaela Bondoc; Cosmin Stăvaru


Other key lawyers:

Bogdan Istov; Matei Vilcov


Testimonials

‘B&A has continued to assist us on numerous matters in many areas. In real estate, we have had several complex matters with them.’

‘Mihaela Bondoc and Cosmin Stavaru are very good and experienced. Top in my view. Also recommended is Bogdan Istov.’

‘Excellent law firm, arguably the best.’

‘The team comprises experienced lawyers who are very practical and pragmatic.’

‘Mihaela Bondoc is a very experienced and solution-oriented lawyer.

‘Good availability of resources; very well trained team and good knowledge of the industry.’

‘Cosmin Stavaru is very professional and supportive.’


Key clients

ASRA Engineering


Ecoenergia Immo


ImWind


Abaco Group


AFI Europe


Agricover


Agroserv Mariuta


Aptiv Technology and Services & Solutions SRL


Clariant Products Ro


Claritas Investments


Clubul Fermierilor


Cooperativa Agricola de Gradul II – Grup Agricola


BorgWarner


eMag


ENGIE


Eviva Energy


IMA Partners


Mazars


Martifer


Merck Sharp Dohme


P3 Parks


PPF Group


R2G


Restart Energy One


Returo


Sarica Niculitel


Savri Com


Sympatia Financie


Tapbury Management


Town of Novaci


Wind Power


Windkraft Simonsfeld


Work highlights


  • Advised Clariant on estate aspects related to securing land for, the development and operation of a bioethanol plant (an EUR 130 million investment) in Podari, Southern Romania.
  • Advised RETURO on their office, 6 logistic space leases for their regulated recycling business and an EPC contract for their factories.
  • Advised Restart Energy on the administrative and court procedure related to the acknowledgement and registration of a right of superficies to land owned in an associative form of ownership.

bpv Grigorescu Stefanica

The real estate and construction team at bpv Grigorescu Stefanica is praised for its ‘professional and practical’ advice, working as part of the bpv LEGAL alliance across the CEE region to offer multi-jurisdictional expertise. Its real estate transactional experience spans retail, hotel, residential and mixed-use projects, including those involving agricultural land, with crossover support from the firm’s tax, corporate, and environmental law offerings. Team co-head Anca Albulescu covers a broad spectrum of real estate matters; dispute resolution expert Daniel Ștefănică completes the leadership team.

Practice head(s):

Anca Albulescu; Daniel Stefanica


Testimonials

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

‘ A very strong law firm; very well organised.’

‘Anca Albulescu is one of the best lawyers in the CEE region, she organises her team efficiently and is excellent at solving problem.’

Key clients

Supernova Austria


Worldline Business Services Romania (former Ingenico)


Hornbach


Forty Management


DKV Romania


Beiersdorf


Genpact Romania


Work highlights


  • Advised Hornbach on obtaining a building permit for a store.

Clifford Chance Badea

Clifford Chance Badea‘s real estate offering leverages the firm’s international connections and multi-disciplinary team to support both local and international investor clients in both their transactional and advisory matters. Expertise within the team spans structuring, acquisition, debt and finance. Founding partner and corporate M&A practice head Nadia Badea leads the team and has experience assisting major private equity firms and real estate funds with their cross-border real estate transactions. Adriana-Lavinia Dinoci is also recommended, while Andreea Sisman is a key name in infrastructure and construction projects.

Practice head(s):

Nadia Badea


Other key lawyers:

Andreea Sisman; Lavinia Dinoci; Radu Costin


Testimonials

‘Responsiveness, market knowledge and pragmatic approach’

 

Key clients

Abris Capital Partners


Banca Comerciala Romana


Erste Group Bank


Actis


Rezolv Energy


Exigent Property Investment


Musat & Asociatii

The real estate and construction team at Musat & Asociatii combines an ‘excellent level of market knowledge‘ with a strong contentious offering to provide comprehensive support to its clients. Clients include real estate developers, retail corporates, and investment companies. Monia Dobrescu, co-team head, is experienced across a broad range of real estate matters including regulatory matters, authorisations, property portfolio restructuring and real estate securities. Fellowco-head Andra Mihalache specialises in dispute resolution within the sector.

Practice head(s):

Monia Dobrescu; Andra Mihalache


Other key lawyers:

Mădălina Trifan; Razvan Stoicescu


Testimonials

‘Musat lawyers assist the needs of the clients from all perspectives; they are knowledgeable and responsive.’

‘Excellent level of market knowledge at the firm.’

‘We worked with Razvan Stoicescu, and he was highly professional and efficient. Working with him was amazing.’

‘A dedicated and highly qualified team driven by their determination to reach the goals set by the client.’

‘Madalina Trifan brought her knowledge and experience in real estate to find optimum solutions in the context of a dynamic legal framework.’

Key clients

Teconnex


Kaufland


Adesgo


Havi Logistics


Catted


Mr. Mircea Ionescu Vlad


Ecolab / Purolite


SIKA AG


Tekpad Distribution


Work highlights


  • Advised Adesgo on the sale of its business to Tefron as well as ongoing assistance for finalising the sale of the Adesgo factory and afferent land.
  • Advised Teconnex (part of Hexadex Group) on the purchase of their production facility in Tureni, Cluj County.
  • Advised Havi Logistics on finalising the sale of its distribution centre in Bucharest to Redport Properties.

Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law

Investments, occupiers, residential development and construction are key industry sectors for the real estate team at Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law whose ‘deep expertise in real estate and construction law is truly exceptional‘.  The team assists both global and domestic clients on issues spanning due diligence to corporate structured real estate deals and support for residential development. Managing partner Silviu Stratulat co-leads the team with Andrei Albulescu, focusing on real estate and construction respectively. Tudor Ciambur, Manuela Iurascu and Daiana Assoum are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Silviu Stratulat; Andrei Albulescu


Other key lawyers:

Tudor Ciambur; Manuela Iurascu; Daiana Assoum


Testimonials

‘ The team has very good knowledge of the rules and regulations, as well as of the market practice.’

‘Silviu Stratulat and Manuela Iurascu are seasoned professionals who assisted us in several major real estate projects. They were indispensable for the proper and timely completion of our projects.’

‘SAA has excellent knowledge and a good understanding of the Romanian real estate market. They are flexible, pragmatic and always there to help you.’

‘The real estate team of Stratulat has a lot of experience and is very dedicated to our company. They are very reliable and always prioritize our needs. ’

‘We mainly work with Tudor Ciambur and Manuela Iurascu, who offer exquisite advice and exhaustive answers to our concerns. they have a lot of experience and are client-oriented. I have recommended this team to a lot of real estate developers. ’

‘The team at Stratulat Albulescu Attorneys at Law stands out for several reasons. First and foremost, their deep expertise in real estate and construction law is truly exceptional. Their attorneys possess a profound understanding of the complex legal landscape in this field, and they combine this knowledge with practical insights that are invaluable to clients.

‘One of the unique strengths of the firm’s Real Estate and Construction practice is their commitment to innovation. They continually strive to push the boundaries and adapt to the evolving needs of their clients.’

Key clients

World Class Romania


H Estates


Cordia International Hungary


Element Group


Hagag Group


Hervis Sports & Fashion


Scallier Investment


Danube Capital Partners (Corporate Finance House)


Indotek Group


Keys REIM


Stay Fit


Manevi Zrt.


SIBS


Napoca City Residence


Practic


Fortress Estate Investments


Cargus


Bucharest Stock Exchange (BVB)


Alakol Holding Limited


Cellini Group


Jumbo


Work highlights


  • Advised Keys MS Clemenceau on the sale of an uncompleted building in the historic centre of Bucharest to One United Properties.
  • Advised Alakol Holding Limited on the acquisition of Liberty Center Mall, a commercial centre located in Bucharest with an area of over 70,500 sq. m.
  • Advised Manevi Zrt. on the acquisition of a substantial part of a historical building located in Arad, known as “Ardealul Hotel”, dating back to 1840.

Wolf Theiss

The real estate and construction team at Wolf Theiss is ‘highly experienced‘ in its field, handling large-scale, cross-border transactions across the CEE region. Its knowledge of local markets makes the team well placed to assist clients from developers, to anchor tenants and leading international construction companies in project financing, construction laws, zoning regulations and historical protection restrictions. Team head Roxana Dudau is experienced in acting for foreign investors in the retail and construction sectors, as well as banks and investment funds. Real estate, M&A and environmental law specialist Dana Toma is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Roxana Dudau


Other key lawyers:

Dana Toma; Bryan Jardine


Testimonials

‘I work with Wolf Theiss for the development of a renewable energy project in Romania. The real estate department was crucial as they assisted in creating all the contractual arrangement and to facilitate our entrance in the market.’

‘Dana Toma and Bryan Jardine have a very solid competence in real estate and they were able to adapt their competence to our business.’

‘Cooperation with the individuals we work with is very smooth. They are highly experienced in their field. Roxana Dudau in particular has been very valuable in our cooperation.’

‘The best real estate team in the legal market.’

‘Roxana Dudau is one of the most dedicated, knowledgeable and committed layers we have worked with in the past years. She is business-oriented and understands the industry in which we operate.’

‘The team functions well and responds very fast.’

‘Strong market knowledge.’

Key clients

abrdn (formerly Aberdeen Immobilien)


AFI Group


Banca Comerciala Romana


Cedar Invest


Erste Group Bank


International Automotive Components (IAC)


OTP Bank


Spaceplus SRL


Work highlights


  • Advising International Automotive Components, a global group of companies in the automotive supplier industry, on their exit from the Romanian market and the sale of the real estate properties held by the client in Romania including negotiating the LOI, the pre-sale purchase and sale purchase agreement, as well as advising on the legal pre-emption procedure.
  • Advising Erste Group Bank and Raiffeisen Bank in their capacity as lenders of a EUR 200 million, 5-year term, secured green loan granted to NEPI Rockcastle, Romania’s largest shopping centre investor and developer, for the purpose of financing two of its shopping centres in Romania: Mega Mall Bucharest and Promenada Sibiu.
  • Advising AFI on obtaining a EUR 450 million credit facility for the purposes of refinancing its three shopping centres in Romania – AFI Cotroceni in Bucharest, AFI Ploieşti and AFI Braşov. |This transaction was the largest ever made on the Romanian real estate market and was unique due to the sector it concerned and the pool of assets that served as collateral.

act | Botezatu Estrade Partners

act | Botezatu Estrade Partners‘s real estate team has an ‘excellent understanding of the sector, both from a technical and commercial perspective‘, with experience spanning sales and leaseback projects, lease negotiations for both landlords and tenants, and matters in the retail and logistics sectors. Practice head Mihaela Posirca is ‘a true asset to the client’s team‘, with notable expertise in the retail sector and experience supporting forestry and agriculture clients.

Practice head(s):

Mihaela Posirca


Testimonials

‘The work always goes smoothly, and the team is very reactive and result-oriented. They have an excellent understanding of the sector.’

‘Mihaela Posirca is the main contact in this practice area. She is nice, practical and a true professional. She’s a pleasure to work with and she’s a true asset to the client’s team.’

‘The team stands out for its qualified individuals who exhibit a strong collaborative spirit, as their ability to work seamlessly as a cohesive unit greatly benefits us.

‘We highly appreciate Mihaela Posirca for her exceptional ability to find solutions and support them with relevant, compelling arguments. She is a true problem solver. ’

‘The team at Botezatu Estrade Partners is truly exceptional. Their strengths lie not only in their legal expertise but also in their deep understanding of the real estate and construction industries.’

‘The individuals at Botezatu Estrade Partners exhibit an unparalleled level of expertise and experience in their respective fields.’

‘I have found the partners and associates I’ve worked with to be truly dedicated to their clients. They take the time to listen and understand the specific needs and objectives of each client.’

‘The team at Botezatu Estrade Partners demonstrates exceptional strategic thinking. They are not merely reactive but proactive in identifying potential issues and opportunities for their clients.’

Key clients

Louis Delhaize and Galimmo Groups


Element Industrial


Romania Hypermarche (Cora)


Sodexo Pass Romania


Teva Pharmaceuticals


Aluti & Vlasi


Aquicella Trading


Work highlights


  • Assisted  Louis Delhaize with the sale and leaseback of Cluj commercial centre to the Romanian real estate developer Studium Green.
  • Assisted Aquicella on the sale of warehouse premises, including the setting up of the related virtual data room, negotiations with the buyer as well as renegotiations with the related tenant.

D&B David si Baias SCA

The real estate team at D&B David si Baias SCA acts for clients, both sell-side and buy-side, in complex, high-end real estate transactions. The drafting and negotiation of complex lease contracts is a particular area of expertise for the team, alongside acting cross-practice with the firm’s M&A team to support clients through deals which involve substantial real estate assets. The team is a part of the PricewaterhouseCooper Legal network and collaborates with colleagues across the CEE region and globally. Sorin David, managing partner, co-heads the team with corporate and M&A specialist Anda Rojanschi and real estate expert Georgiana Bălan.

Practice head(s):

Sorin David; Anda Rojanschi; Georgiana Balan


Testimonials

‘The is a great synergy between the team members: a united and professional team’

‘Proactive team, with in-depth legal knowledge.’

 

Key clients

Donalam (Group Beltrame)


Istanbul Memorial Healthcare Group


EUROPA Investment Fund, an investment fund managed by Hodler Asset Management


Poultry Integration SRL


Shell Romania


Sigma CVM Romania (Saracakis Group of Companies)


Public Power Corporation S.A.


Viisoara Agro APS


Work highlights


  • Assisted Public Power Corporation S.A., with the acquisition of Enel Group’s assets in Romania.
  • Continued to assist Europa Investment Fund with several transactions for the acquisition of poultry farms and related land.

Dragne & Asociatii SCA

The ‘open, proactive’ and ‘efficient’ real estate and construction team at Dragne & Asociatii SCA supports clients through the entire property chain from acquisition to completion, with experience handling financing, development, joint ventures, and due diligence. Team co-heads Ion Dragne, Delia Boșman, Andreia Oana Dumitrescu, Ioana Oprea and Bogdan Toma combine expertise to offer ‘sound legal advice‘. Dragne advises a range of financial institutions and governmental bodies; deputy managing partner Bosman focuses her practice on real estate transactions and tax issues; Dumitrescu and Oprea have notable experience in arbitration; Toma specialises in administrative litigation.

Practice head(s):

Ion Dragne; Delia Bosman; Andreia Oana Dumitrescu; Ioana Oprea; Bogdan Toma


Other key lawyers:

Gabriel Paraschiv; Alexandru Dragne


Testimonials

‘The Dragne & Asociatii team is very open, proactive and find efficient solutions for the array of legal issues we encountered in Real estate and Constructions field. We appreciate their dedication and availability to fully understand our issues and their sound legal advice.’

‘We collaborated with Gabriel Paraschiv and Alexandru Dragne in more matters concerning our day-to-day operations in the past period. We appreciate their support with on point advice, oriented towards finding appropriate business scenario solutions.’

Key clients

Lidl Romania SCS


Lidl Discount SRL


Impact Developer & Contractor SA


Soceko International SRL


Spectru 2001 SRL


Laurentiu, Laurentiu & Asociatii

A popular firm for clients based in Cluj, Laurentiu, Laurentiu & Asociatii handles a range of domestic and cross-border real estate transactions. The practice fields expertise across a range of projects, including residential real estate, retail centres, industrial parks, and office buildings. Ioana Romana Laurentiu, founding and managing partner, heads the team: she is ‘outstanding’ in her work with complex contracts. Alexandra Cohutiu, Achim-Sorin Razoare and Alin-Mihai Laurentiu are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Ioana Romana Laurentiu


Other key lawyers:

Achim-Sorin Razoare; Alexandra Cohutiu; Alin-Mihai Laurentiu


Testimonials

‘LLA has been assisting us in important real estate transactions with our property located in Cluj, Romania, from retail topics to negotiations of complex sale and purchase mechanisms.’

‘Ioana Laurentiu is outstanding in contracts, she and her team are capable of structuring very complex contractual details.’

‘Ioana Laurentiu has a huge and deep knowledge of laws and all their implications. Also, her ability to structure and present legal advice is outstanding, which is extremely important in an international and multicultural environment.’

Key clients

Soimeni Parc SA


Amera Tower SRL


Arex FM SRL


Erdelyi Hirado Editura SRL


Federalcoop Cluj


Transilvania Wind SRL


Daseda Investments SRL


Steelcase SRL


Telenav Software SRL


Morwind Alternative Energy SRL


CBS Design SRL


Colina Noua Development SRL


Hill View Accommodation SRL


Industrial Property Services SRL


Praxis Renewables SL


Nooka Space SA


Amera Grup SRL


Bizhub SRL


Erdelyi Hagyomanyok Alapitvany – Fundatia Traditii Transilvane (Transylvanian Tradition Foundation)


Annaris SRL


Mr. Marius Pasculea


Coop Feroviarilor Real Estate SRL


Work highlights


  • Advising Morwind Alternative Energy SRL on the development of a windmill park located in Hunedoara County near Lupeni, Valcan Mountain.
  • Advised Arex FM SRL on the process of purchasing an important real estate property situated in Targu-Mures, a city located in the heart of Transylvania, from Banca Comerciala Romana SA.
  • Advising Coop Feroviarilor Real Estate SRL on the development of a mixed residential, office and commercial spaces condominium.

MPR Partners

MPR Partners‘ real estate and construction offering is co-headed by Alexandra Rîmbu and Dana Rădulescu. The former frequently works at the intersection of construction, infrastructure and PPP,  whilethe latter is experienced in real estate financing. Rădulescu’s practice also covers restructuring and insolvency, a popular choice for real estate clients with crossover needs. The team supports both public and private entities, in Romania and across the region.

Practice head(s):

Dana Rădulescu; Alexandra Rîmbu


Other key lawyers:

Gelu Maravela; Diana Borcean


Key clients

Alpha Parking (part of Interparking Group)


Primăria Bacău


Romanian Ministry of Public Finance


Noerr

Noerr‘s real estate investment group provides advice for investors including developers, industrial producers, and retailers, on land acquisition, project development, and real estate financing. It often works cross-border, with notable experience working with Korean companies, as well as local real estate developers within Romania. Serban Patriciu heads the team, which works closely with the firm’s corporate and M&A, and state aid practices.

Practice head(s):

Serban Patriciu


Key clients

Kaufland


Stada Group


Universal Alloy Corporation Europe


Kathrein Romania


Access Group


Sola Agriculture


SIAD Romania


Work highlights


  • Advising Kaufland on real estate matters ranging from land purchases, town planning and building permitting procedures, development and construction matters and leases to financial and tax requirements.
  • Advised Stada Group on all relevant real estate issues with respect to their greenfield investment of around EUR 50 million in a new production facility
  • Assisting Kathrein Romania in the sale of a land plot in Timisoara, Romania.

Pavel, Margarit & Associates Romanian Law Firm

The ‘extremely versatile’ real estate and construction team at Pavel, Margarit & Associates Romanian Law Firm handles projects spanning residential and commercial buildings, multifamily housing, shopping centres, and mountain resorts for both domestic and international clients. With experience advising both lenders and owners, the team ‘provides first-class services’. Radu Pavel, managing partner and team head, covers a range of deals and complex disputes.

Practice head(s):

Radu Pavel


Testimonials

‘Pavel, Margarit and Associates team is extremely versatile and has great coordination. We had an amazing cooperation.’

‘Pavel, Margarit and Associates lawyers provide first-class services in the field of real estate and construction. ’

‘Pavel, Margarit and Associates team is extremely proactive and provides attentive client service. I would recommend Pavel, Margarit and Associates Law Firm to anyone who encounters a complex real estate or construction problem. ’

‘Pavel, Margarit and Associates lawyers are great people to work with. They are extremely competent in the real estate and construction field and truly provide outstanding level of service.’

STALFORT Legal. Tax. Audit.

An extremely capable team of lawyers who can communicate in several languages with ease‘, STALFORT Legal. Tax. Audit.‘s real estate and construction practice group frequently advises foreign investors with their work in the Romanian market. Team members offer a range of specialities: energy and environmental law are a particular strength of Laura Neacsu.; team head Andrada Harangus‘ practice focuses on real estate acquisitions. Alexandru Coras joined the team in June 2023, bringing substantial experience in real estate investments to the team.

Practice head(s):

Andrada Harangus


Other key lawyers:

Raluca Oprisiu; Laura Neacsu; Oana Somesan; Carmen Radulescu


Testimonials

‘The lawyers were capable of covering the complex legal matters of an international investment project in the energy sector.’

‘The lawyers speak at least 3 languages Romanian, English and German, and as a team can cover   issues such as tax, contractual, environmental, energy law etc.’

‘Very good professionals, good knowledge of the Romanian energy market with all particularities. Their legal opinions always stand out and provide the necessary support in an extremely volatile sector.’

‘I particularly appreciated the collaboration with Laura Neacsu and Raluca Oprisiu. The relationship built within the collaboration was an integral and professional one, creative and characterized by total involvement.’

‘The STALFORT team is dedicated, well organized and respectful of deadlines.’

‘STALFORT and its team of lawyers, especially Oana Somesan and Andrada Harangus, are truly skilled and effective technical lawyers, while at the same time being pleasant people to work with.’

‘An extremely capable team of lawyers who can communicate in several languages with ease. Stalfort represented us in a Romanian real estate acquisition with amazing tactics, always having our interests in mind during the extensive negotiations with the seller. ’

‘The team members are highly motivated, always available, multi-lingual and above all extremely knowledgeable. They were impartial where advisable – but forcefully representing our interests where necessary during the negotiations.’

Key clients

Continental Group (Romania)


GETEC Group


JAF Group


Leoni Group


Verbund Group


Freudenberg Group


HARTING Group


wpd Group


Liebherr Group


TEDi Group


Schaeffler Group


Embassy of Netherlands


ZUNDEL Holding Group


Seikowsky Fritz Rothgordt


IMAM Sole e Vento


Beier-Riedelsheimer Immobilien GmbH


Solenzara Group


Karl Lingel Fensterbau SRL


Marquardt Schaltsysteme Societate in Comandita


Thomas Elste


JAF (J u A Frischeis)


JLW Holding Aktiengesellschaft


Work highlights


  • Assisted the Solenzara Group in its market entry in Romania by means of a brownfield investment in the acquisition of a (upholstered) furniture production facility (i.e. purchase of several plots of land with an aggregate area of ca. 1.8 ha as well as of the numerous constructions located thereupon).
  • Assisted the Romanian subsidiary of the JAF Group, as vendor, in the closing stages of an M&A transaction regarding the transfer of its assets to Unilin, a subsidiary of Mohawk Industries Inc.
  • Assisted JLW Holding in its entry into the Romanian renewable energy market, using strategic and legal advice, as well as due diligence for a total of approx. 500 hectares of land so far.

STOICA & ASOCIAȚII

The ‘unique and devoted individuals’ who make up the real estate offering within STOICA & ASOCIAȚII‘s civil law team advise developers, sponsors, contractors, landlords and tenants in their transactional projects. The team particularly stands out for its dispute resolution capabilities in the sector and is experienced in representing clients before Romanian courts, administrative agencies, and arbitration tribunals. Cătălina Dicu, team head, has particular experience advising financial services clients.

Practice head(s):

Cătălina Dicu


Testimonials

‘Nice young team that is willing and devoted to helping the client. They were very helpful and at the same time tried to maintain an objective perspective on the case.’

‘Unique and devoted individuals. Highly professional,  I would definitely recommend them.’

‘This law firm has an absolutely unique way of blending the alert, systematic and demanding mode of working (specific to law corporations) with the hands-on approach and attention to detail.’

‘I appreciate their initiative of going beyond what is asked of them. They independently decide to conduct additional research that often translates into new arguments that may tilt the balance in their clients’ favour.’

‘Valeriu Stoica has exceptional experience and oratory skills.’

Key clients

One Modrogan S.R.L.


Vista Bank S.A.


Log Center Ploiesti S.R.L.


Theda Mar S.A.


Ana Tower Offices S.R.L.


Euroholding Land S.R.L.


Cordia Homes Group (Cordia Project Development SPV2, Cordia Project Services SPV3, Cordia Navigatorilor Project)


Euroholding Land S.R.L. and AIC Land Development


Private persons


Work highlights


  • Assisting and representing One Modrogan S.R.L. within the extraordinary appeal phase of a dispute bearing on the request for annulment of the Zonal Urban Plan filed by a political party.
  • Assisting and representing Vista Bank S.A. in a litigation initiated by a public institution of national interest for the recovery of real estate.
  • Assisting and representing Log Center Ploiești S.R.L.in a real estate litigation regarding the annulment of a logistics warehouse building permit.

Voicu & Asociatii

Voicu & Asociatii‘s real estate and construction team advises clients on acquisitions, project finance, property development and complex lease agreements. Practice group head Roxana Adina Negutu supports a range of commercial, industrial, institutional and individual clients with all phases of their work and investments in Romania and has particular experience in advising developers.

Practice head(s):

Roxana Negutu


Key clients

AC Nielsen, part of VNU Group


Avery Dennison


Bel Rom Group


CDI Company (part of Deslee Clama Group)


REWE Projektentwicklung Romania/ REWE Romania


Romtal Invest


Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners

The real estate team at Zamfirescu Racoti Vasile & Partners handles large real estate transactions, title due diligence, investment, development, construction and contract projects. Its cross-practice collaboration with the firm’s dispute resolution team facilitates real estate litigation work related to both transactions and day-to-day portfolio management. Anca Danilescu heads the team, advising both multinational corporates in their commercial real estate ventures and hospitality sector clients.

Practice head(s):

Anca Danilescu


Other key lawyers:

Ioana Racoti


Testimonials

‘ZRVP is a team of highly professional lawyers providing a large array of services in Romania and abroad and delivering a high value for the money invested.’ 

‘Ioana Racoti is a very talented, hands-on partner.’

Key clients

DHB Bank


Conef Gaz


Alum Consulting