Firm Profile > Wolf Theiss > Bucharest, Romania

Wolf Theiss
4 VASILE ALECSANDRI STREET
010639 BUCHAREST
Romania

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Wolf Theiss has one of the most active transactional teams in the market and works closely with lawyers in the firm's Austria office and wider CEE network. Ileana Glodeanu is very well regarded by clients, which include major corporates and private equity funds. Other key team members include managing partner Bryan Jardine, who has over 30 years' experience in the market.

Testimonials

‘A top class firm in Romania and the team is very well managed.’

‘Ileana Glodeanu goes the extra mile to deliver thoughtful and comprehensive advice and manages her team very well. ‘

Key clients

The Blackstone Group International Partners LLP

Cerberus Capital

Domaine Vinarte SRL

ERGO Group

Federal-Mogul LLC

General Electric

GlaxoSmithKline

Johnson Controls International plc

Lagardere Media

Liberty Global Transaction Solutions

Lukoil

Merck & Co., Inc.

Osram Licht AG

Revetas Capital Advisors LLP

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Wolf Theiss is recommended for its strong expertise in domestic litigation and international arbitration. The firm's international client base ensures a steady flow of cross-border matters, and the team is regularly involved in major administrative, tax, insolvency, IP and employment-related disputes. Ligia Popescu has over 20 years of experience in the market.

Testimonials

‘The overall vision and the connection to the market makes the practice unique. They provide good involvement and attention to detail, and in-depth knowledge of the legislation.’

‘The disputes resolution team provides a significant added value in complex proceedings involving both civil and regulatory issues. It is the right choice also in cases where the client intends to reach a profitable settlement following multiple disputes.’

‘Ligia Popescu is very clear and helpful in her advice.’

Key clients

Al-Arrab Contracting Company

Agrium Agroport Romania

Blue Air – Airline Management System

Burlington Capital International

Degi Millennium Tower

Energreen Investment Europe

GE Janbacher

International Automotive Components

Northstone Limited

Vestas Group

Employment Tier 2

Wolf Theiss's versatile team that handles a range of cross-border employment issues. The team works closely with the firm's litigators on contentious matters, and provides strong transactional support to corporate clients. Ileana Glodeanu also assists with standalone matters including internal restructurings and trade union negotiations. Associate Andreea Stan is also noted.

Testimonials

‘The employment practice group at Wolf Theiss is remarkable. All Wolf Theiss professionals that we worked with, Andreea Stan, Ileana Glodeanu and Adelina Iftime Blagean, provide exquisite advice and a very good client experience.’

‘The team was very helpful at setting forth what we needed to do both to engage employees in Romania and to maintain the employment relationship. Many things, such as the need to have an employee handbook and what to expect from labour authorities, were not obvious to us as foreigners. We really felt like they did more than just execute the task of preparing labour agreements. They helped us understand the Romanian environment and positioned us to deal with its challenges well.’

‘Andreea Stan is a gem. She makes complicated things seem simple. She writes very clearly and gives easy to follow instructions.’

Key clients

Coca-Cola HBC Romania SRL

Coty Eastern Europe

Covance

ERGO Group

Expedia

Federal Mogul

Flextronics Romania

General Electric Company

Genstar

GlaxoSmithKline

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals

Hach Lange

Hays

Hartha Tratamente Termice

Hoedlmayr

International Automotive Components Group (IAC)

Ipsos Group

Johnson Controls International

Luigi Lavazza

Mood Media Romania

Oracle Romania

Western Union

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Wolf Theiss is a popular choice for creditors and debtors for contentious and non-contentious restructuring and insolvency advice. The team, which is led by Bryan Jardine, is noted for its strong regional presence and its ability to handle major cross-border matters. It has a good track record handling distressed M&A and the acquisition of NPLs and is experienced in advising clients in heavily regulated sectors such as energy.

Testimonials

‘Extremely competent, solutions oriented, with great expertise in cross-border insolvency.’

‘Byran Jardine is efficient, hard-working and always available.’

Key clients

Agrium Agroport Romania

Banca Comerciala Romana

CBL Insurance Europe

Denizbank Anonim Sirketi

Energreen Investment Europe

GE Jenbacher

Hemipshere

Investcapital

Kayak Europe

Lukoil Europe Holdings

Merck & Co

Banking and finance Tier 3

Wolf Theiss has a versatile team led by Claudia Chiper, which regularly handles major real estate, acquisition and project finance deals. The practice represents a mix of lenders and borrowers, including major multilateral lenders. The team is also building strong expertise in the fintech space thanks to its strong regulatory knowledge.

Testimonials

‘The quality of work is high as well as their responsiveness, which makes for a perfect combination when closing an important transaction in a relatively short period of time. This is a team that knows what it is doing, does it well and goes above and beyond when servicing their client.’

‘Claudia Chiper is results driven, organized with a can do business attitude and mindful of the operational aspects and the tight deadlines. She showed strong expertise and ensured a good communication with our team.’

Key clients

Banca Comerciala Romana

Denizbank

Erste Group Bank

EBRD

European Fund For Southeast Europe

European Investment Bank

Gemcorp Capital

Elinoil Hellenic Petroleum Company

Federal-Mogul Motorpoarts Services

Energy and natural resources Tier 3

Wolf Theiss has a long track record handling energy-related matters, acting for energy companies, investment funds, and banks on their related investments. The team, which is led by Bryan Jardine and Flaviu Nanu, also has good experience of contentious matters. Ciprian Glodeanu left to set up his own practice.

Key clients

Ingka Investments (part of IKEA group)

Vestas Group

Lukoil Europe Holdings BV, LAND POWER SA

Energreen Investment Europe S.A.

European Investment Bank

GE International Wilmington Sucursala Romania

GE JENBACHER GMBH

Global Construct Solar Park S.R.L.

Mazarine Energy Romania SRL

Smart Breeze SRL

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Wolf Theiss has a solid real estate offering, which acts for a broad mix of domestic and international clients, including major banks, on financings. The firm has been involved in several significant acquisitions and divestitures over the past year. Bryan Jardine and Flaviu Nanu lead the team. Former head Ciprian Glodeanu left to establish his own firm.

Key clients

Aberdeen Immobilien Kapitalanlagegesellschaft, Degi Millennium Tower

Revetas Capital Advisors LLP

Agrium Agroport Romania

Erste Group Bank

Banca Comerciala Romana

Raiffeisen Bank

Domaine Vinarte

Apex Alliance

Bog’art

Beazley Furlonge Limited

Credit Value Investments

Liberty Global Transaction Solutions

Alecsandri Estates

Search Corporation

UCTAM RO

TMT Tier 3

Wolf Theiss has good expertise advising clients from a variety of sectors on major IT projects and their network requirements. The team also acts for several significant telecoms operators on a wide range of regulatory, transactional and litigation issues, and has been very active on the GDPR front. Maria Maxim leads the team.

Testimonials

‘The TMT team is a very strong one due to the level of expertise and the experience achieved in various connected technical domains.’

‘Always fast, articulate and ready to implement legal solutions along with an outstanding capacity to deliver in tense situations.’

‘Maria Maxim  is a complete consultant who combines skills achieved in different areas of practice, such as data protection, antitrust, compliance and telecoms. She is a very dedicated professional and offers efficient and flexible solutions for the clients based also on a very strong legal background.’

‘Ligia Berbecar provides outstanding coverage of legal topics in this practice (along with competition and regulatory issues).’

Key clients

Electronic Alarms Systems

First Bank

Romanian Payments Association (APERO)

WorldQuant

KMG International N.V.

Oracle Romania

Romanian Banking Institute

Romanian Competition Council

The firm: Wolf Theiss opened its first office in Vienna in 1957 and soon established a reputation as one of the region’s leading law firms. The firm has since grown into a multinational team of approximately 340 lawyers, making it one of the largest integrated law firms in the region. It has offices* in Albania, Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia and Ukraine.

This presence on the ground is one of the firm’s key strengths. It works in a fast-moving part of the world that requires deep local knowledge and experience. By combining expertise with a strong international network, the firm is well-placed to handle complex cross-border transactions with a high degree of speed and flexibility.

Apart from its local offices in 13 CEE/SEE countries, Wolf Theiss also offers extensive regional experience in other countries in the region, such as Kosovo, Montenegro and North Macedonia.

*As a technical aside, the firm has regulatory frameworks within which it needs to comply. So by ‘presence’, it is meant a legal form that is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations in that country.

Areas of practice: Wolf Theiss’ full range of services covers financial services, competition and antitrust, corporate/mergers and acquisitions, employment law, energy and infrastructure, intellectual property and information technology, litigation and alternative dispute resolution, real estate and construction, regulatory and procurement, and tax. The firm’s dedicated practice teams provide in-depth specialist knowledge in their respective areas and collaborate closely to provide clients with seamless advice.

Romania: Before opening its Bucharest office in 2005, Wolf Theiss had already been successfully representing international clients in this local market for many years. The Romania office is one of the firm’s fastest growing with a team comprising 30 lawyers (including six partners). The local lawyers have extensive experience in all areas of commercial law, with a particular emphasis on corporate M&A, dispute resolution, banking & finance, data protection, energy and real estate. The firm has advised clients on sophisticated cross-border transactions in a variety of industry sectors. Wolf Theiss’ Romanian office is led by Bryan Wilson Jardine, who is a member of the California and Bucharest (foreign admitted counsellor) Bars.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and financial services Claudia Chiper
Competition/antitrust Anca Jurcovan
Corporate/M&A Bryan W Jardine
Corporate/M&A Ileana Glodeanu
Dispute resolution Ligia Cecilia Popescu
Employment Ileana Glodeanu
Energy and infrastructure Bryan W Jardine
Intellectual property Ligia Cecilia Popescu
Real estate Bryan W Jardine
Regulatory and procurement Ligia Cecilia Popescu
TMT (technology, media, telecom) Ileana Glodeanu
Photo Name Position Profile
 Adina Aurel  photo Adina Aurel
 Ligia Berbecar  photo Ligia Berbecar
Ms Claudia Chiper  photo Ms Claudia Chiper
 Mircea Ciocîrlea  photo Mircea Ciocîrlea
Mr George Ghitu  photo Mr George Ghitu
Ms Ileana Glodeanu  photo Ms Ileana Glodeanu
Ms Adelina Iftime-Blagean  photo Ms Adelina Iftime-Blagean
JUDr Bryan Jardine  photo JUDr Bryan Jardine
Ms Anca Jurcovan  photo Ms Anca Jurcovan
 Flaviu Nanu  photo Flaviu Nanu
Ms Ligia Popescu  photo Ms Ligia Popescu
Ms Andreea Stan  photo Ms Andreea Stan
Ms Luciana Tache  photo Ms Luciana Tache
 Edwina Udrescu  photo Edwina Udrescu
 Andreea Zvâc  photo Andreea Zvâc
Number of lawyers : 340
at this office : 30
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German
Romanian
Spanish
Contact : Bryan Wilson Jardine (local managing partner)
Other offices : Belgrade
Other offices : Bratislava
Other offices : Budapest
Other offices : Kyiv
Other offices : Ljubljana
Other offices : Prague
Other offices : Sarajevo
Other offices : Sofia
Other offices : Tirana
Other offices : Vienna
Other offices : Warsaw
Other offices : Zagreb

At Wolf Theiss, we strongly believe that in a global marketplace, a company that employs a diverse workforce (both men and women of several generations and from ethnically and racially diverse backgrounds) is better able to understand the marketplace it serves, offers better and more unique perspectives and thus, is better equipped to thrive in that marketplace than a company that has a more limited range of employee demographics.

For us, uniting people in a region where, in some cases, it has previously experienced first-hand war-time prejudice and overcoming cultural divisiveness is part of our philosophy. By respecting each other, we have created a unique workplace camaraderie that spills over into our daily lives. Wolf Theiss considers itself to be politically liberal, not biased in any direction and imposing no restrictions on its workforce in terms of political view, religion, way of life, race, language and sexual orientation.

Our leadership team is comprised of 25% female partners, one of them within our management board, and 53% of our senior lawyers are women. We strive to stand at the forefront in the region, when it comes to gender diversity. We were one of the first law firms in the region to implement a maternity policy. Innovation initiatives at our firm are driven by female talent. We also encourage our lawyers to spend part of their daily work on firm-wide non-billable initiatives.

Wolf Theiss is proud to have been recognised as “Best in Austria” at the European Women in Business Law Awards 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012, “Best in Croatia” at the European Women in Business Law Awards 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 & 2013 and “Best in Romania” at the European Women in Business Law Awards 2016, 2015 & 2014.

 


At Wolf Theiss, we strongly believe that in a global marketplace, a company that employs a diverse workforce (both men and women of several generations and from ethnically and racially diverse backgrounds) is better able to understand the marketplace it serves, offers better and more unique perspectives and thus, is better equipped to thrive in that marketplace than a company that has a more limited range of employee demographics. 

 

For us, uniting people in a region where, in some cases, it has previously experienced first-hand war-time prejudice and overcoming cultural divisiveness is part of our philosophy. By respecting each other, we have created a unique workplace camaraderie that spills over into our daily lives. Wolf Theiss considers itself to be politically liberal, not biased in any direction and imposing no restrictions on its workforce in terms of political view, religion, way of life, race, language and sexual orientation. 

 

Our leadership team is comprised of 25% female partners, one of them within our management board, and 53% of our senior lawyers are women. We strive to stand at the forefront in the region, when it comes to gender diversity. We were one of the first law firms in the region to implement a maternity policy. Innovation initiatives at our firm are driven by female talent. We also encourage our lawyers to spend part of their daily work on firm-wide non-billable initiatives. 

 

Wolf Theiss is proud to have been recognised as “Best in Austria” at the European Women in Business Law Awards 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012, “Best in Croatia” at the European Women in Business Law Awards 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 & 2013 and “Best in Romania” at the European Women in Business Law Awards 2016, 2015 & 2014. 

 

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY 

 

At Wolf Theiss we believe that success is a two-way street. Our financial success depends in large part on our doing quality work for our clients, so they come back to us and recommend us to others. But our success also depends on the support of the local communities where we live and work. They provide us with a great deal of input and impulses, including the talented lawyers and assistants who make it possible for us to do what we do. We all think it is essential that we give something back to the community. 

 

One way to show our commitment to the community is by providing legal advice on a pro bono basis to clients who need legal help, but are unable to pay for our services. Our pro bono work is directed at clients whom we consider to be very deserving or who face legal issues that we believe are especially important to our communities or to society as a whole.