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CMS is well known for handling novel and high-profile insolvency and restructuring mandates. Gabriel Sidere acts for creditors in matters pertaining to the entertainment, technology and financial services sectors. Horea Popescu and Cristina Reichmann assisted B2Holding with a part acquisition of a mortgage NPL portfolio.

Dragne & Asociaţii SCA houses ‘strategic and tactical thinkers’. Ion Dragne is assisting Hidroelectrica with litigation against energy traders. Andreia Dumitrescu has ‘proficient knowledge’, and managing associate Gabriel Paraschiv is ‘prompt in providing pertinent advice’; creditors and insolvent businesses are key clients for the pair.

Insolvency mandates dominate Kinstellar’s workload. Bogdan Bibicu represents Agera Pharma in debt recovery proceedings against an insolvent pharmaceutical company.

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen’s team has ‘in-depth understanding of corporate restructuring and insolvency law’. Sorina Olaru represents three clients in insolvency proceedings against debtor Longevity Construct. Valentin Voinescu handles debt restructuring mandates.

Debt restructuring is prominent in PeliFilip’s workload. Cătălin Alexandru is assisting an international investment fund with restructuring a €3m debt against a real estate developer. Ioan Dumitrascu is a notable practitioner.

Popovici Niţu Stoica & Asociaţii’s Ciprian Donțu represents Fondul Proprietatea in ongoing litigation regarding a $65m debt owed by the World Trade Center as part of its insolvency proceedings. Bogdan Stoica is advising Auchan on K&S Electric Power Point’s insolvency.

Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii has expertise across the whole spectrum of insolvency matters, with an established track record in real estate insolvencies. Ciprian Dragomir and Dorin Petcu act as official receivers of Greek real estate developer Raptis Kavouras. Robert Roșu assists Carpatair and its chief executive with insolvency proceedings.

bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică has a strong track record in handling high-profile insolvency matters for creditors and insolvent companies. Alexandru Rusu acts for Turbo Tub as judicial administrator in insolvency proceedings. Anca Grigorescu is known for handling company restructuring mandates.

Bondoc & Asociatii SCA in alliance with White & Case provides ‘professional, hands-on analysis’ of insolvency and restructuring matters. Viorel Dinu and Simona Petrişor, ‘a good negotiator in difficult times’, assisted Luscan Com with acquiring a business from an insolvent company in the extractive industry.

Clifford Chance Badea provides ‘very good quality services and advice’. Counsel Simona Neagu successfully advised a shareholder on opposing an insolvency request worth €35m filed by a real estate debtor. Counsel Vlad Peligrad is a name to note.

DentonsTiberiu Csaki is ‘very supportive and commercially oriented’. Creditor companies dominate the firm’s client base; names include Synthos and Prosegur Alarmas.

Muşat & Asociaţii’s Mihai Popa is assisting Teamnet International with its €62m insolvency and restructuring procedure. Creditor clients include Piraeus Bank Romania. Managing associate Iuliana Popa is also recommended.

Pavel, Margarit & Associates Romanian Law Firm has ‘a strong technical legal background and excellent judgement’. The firm provides ‘ingenious solutions’ to industrial-related insolvency mandates. Radu-Catalin Pavel has ‘a winning attitude’.

Schoenherr şi Asociaţii SCA provides ‘quality advice’ on restructuring and insolvency matters to banks and energy companies, among other industries. Managing partner Sebastian Gutiu and Emeric Domokos-Hancu, who was made up to partner, are ‘truly dedicated lawyers’.

Mariana Popa is the key name at Voicu & Filipescu SCA for insolvency mandates. The firm has a strong reputation for acting as official receiver and representing creditors from a range of industries.

Wolf Theiss’ team has a ‘client-oriented approach’ and predominantly acts for creditor banks and corporates on a broad range of restructuring and insolvency mandates. In 2016 Ileana Glodeanu assisted Smartown Investments with the €30.3m acquisition of the insolvent Swan Office & Technology Park.

Zamfirescu Racoţi & Partners assists financial institutions, as creditors and debtors, in insolvency matters. Stan Tirnoveanu represents an oil and gas producer in litigation to recover over €28m from debtor company InterAgro.

Bulboaca & Asociatii’s team provides ‘innovative solutions’ to multimillion-dollar insolvency mandates brought by trade and financial services creditors. Newly promoted partner Andrada Bulgaru advises Unicredit on the insolvencies of a large portfolio of debtors.

Maravela & Asociaţii’s ‘insolvency-related know-how is an advantage for any client’. The team assists Chimcomplex with acquiring assets worth €300m from the insolvent Oltchim. Gelu Maravela (‘a very good strategist’); Dana Rădulescu (‘very knowledgeable’); and Mirela Metea (‘talented and insightful’) are key names.

Assisting insolvent companies forms the bulk of Mitel & Asociatii’s workload. Client include Conban and Fonomat. Magda Dima is ‘a faultless strategist’.

Alexandru Ene is the key name at Noerr. He assists a predominantly German client base from a range of industries on debt recovery matters.

Sioufas & Colaboratorii acts for debtors and creditors. Co-ordinating attorney Alexandra Ologu represents Energy Recuperator as a creditor in insolvency proceedings against a Romanian company; the client had concluded a turnkey agreement with the debtor for building a cogeneration plant.

STOICA & Asociaţii – Attorneys at Law is well known for handling insolvency mandates for BCR. Recent work includes assisting BCR with managing a portfolio of over 1,000 insolvent microenterprises in Romania. Name partner Valeriu Stoica is a notable practitioner.

TMO Attorneys at Law in association with KPMG Romania assists creditors, debtors and stakeholders with insolvency matters. Nicoleta Mihai defends insolvent insurance company Astra Asigurari in a multimillion-euro challenge filed by the company’s creditors.

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