Firm Profile > D&B David si Baias SCA > Bucharest, Romania

D&B David si Baias SCA
Ana Tower
1A Poligrafiei Blvd, 21/1 floor
RO-013704, Bucharest, 1
Romania

EU and competition Tier 1

D&B David si Baias SCA saw some personnel changes to its competition team over recent years, but new practice head Adrian Ster has helped steady the ship. The depth of the team is a major plus, not just in terms of associates such as Lucian Bozian, who attracts huge client praise, but also in the presence of managing partner Sorin David who remains a leading figure in the market. The versatile practice covers the full range of issues, including antitrust and unfair competition claims on the contentious side, and merger clearance and compliance training on the advisory front.

Practice head(s):

Sorin David; Adrian Șter

Testimonials

‘We were extremely pleased with their expertise and know-how in EU Funds/ State aid and Competition and built a strong relationship from then onward.’

‘Very professional attitude, good understanding of client’s objectives, hands-on approach, clear and structured legal opinions, first-class defence of client’s interests.’

‘Puts its clients first and focuses on providing extraordinary service to those clients.’

‘They provided seamless advice on our daily business and performed several compliance tasks on competition issues.’

‘Sorin David is one of the best known lawyers in the market.’

‘Lucian Bozian, was always available for our needs and we received valuable help and advice every time it was necessary. His commitment and great knowledge on complex matters was always treasured by us. Lucian Bozian has a past experience as a competition inspector, which enables him to provide practical insight into the authority’s way of handling investigations. He also has a strong hold of our business and understands the intricacies of the market.’

Key clients

Kronospan Group

CRH Romania

Orange Romania

Tarom

Altex Group

Toneli

OMV Petrom

Volvo Financial Services

CEC Bank

HeidelbergCement Romania

Hidroelectrica

Lukoil Romania

Fan Courier

Uniqa Asigurari

Teraplast Romania

Wetterbest Romania

SNEF

GSP Offshore

NHR Agropartners

Sage Automotive Interiors Inc. (USA)

Tax Tier 1

D&B David si Baias SCA has a top-notch reputation for contentious and non-contentious tax advice, and related administrative and white collar crime proceedings. The firm regularly represents clients before the regulatory authorities, and provides strong corporate support on M&As, financings, real estate deals and restructurings. Other areas of strength include VAT, transfer pricing, social contributions, excise duty and environmental tax. The firm's membership of the PwC network makes it popular with clients seeking a one-stop-shop. Tax litigation head Dan Dascălu, Ana-Maria Iordache and Mihail Boian are highly recommended for disputes. Sorin David and Anda Rojanschi are active on the advisory side.

Practice head(s):

Sorin David; Dan Dascalu;

Other key lawyers:

Ana-Maria Iordache; Anada Rojanschi; Mihail Boian

Testimonials

‘D&B David si Baias SCA are a great team and we trusted them with our tax litigation. ’

‘In our opinion, Dan Dascalu is the best Romanian lawyer specialised in tax litigation, with extensive knowledge and experience in tax matters.’

‘The tax team is definitely at the top of the list when it comes to choosing the best possible lawyers in this domain. They can handle even the most difficult and complex cases, due to their exceptional technical skills doubled by the most practical approach.’

‘They are always available, even in short notice, and when you work in a fast changing industry you learn to appreciate this. I usually need answers yesterday, because this is how things work, so I know that I’ll get it when I ask D&B. We’ve worked together for so long they understand the business, so I don’t need to prepare pages of business understanding for them; I just ask the question. ’

‘Puts its clients first and focuses on providing extraordinary service to those clients. Stability of representation team.’

‘Responsive lawyers who ask great questions and actively listen to answers.’

‘They have that connection to the reality that is given by years of practice, I guess – they provide a straightforward answer, not an open one. As a practitioner in the industry I do not need an array of possibilities to choose from, but a yes/no answer. Dan Dascalu and Ana Maria Iordache are remarkable to me.’

‘Dan Dascalu, being both a very persuasive practitioner and also an exceptional theorist, is definitely one of the best advocates to which anyone can entrust in full confidence even the most sensitive cases. He is a proficient lawyer, coordinating a team of genuinely professional individuals, of which I would mention Mihail Boian as a young lawyer on the rise.’

Key clients

Interim Plus SRL

Vista Leasing IFN (Romania) SA

Kronochem Sebes SRL

Petrotel Lukoil SA

Heidelberg Cement

Alewijnse

Orange Romania SA

Unilever South Central Europe

Cargill Agricultura SRL, Cargill Nutritie Animala SRL & Provimi Romania SRL (Cargill Group)

Petro Ventures

Centrul International CDG SRL

Lufkin Industries SRL

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

D&B David si Baias SCA offers an all-embracing corporate practice that is as comfortable on the transactional side as it is on  day-to-day matters. The one-stop-shop nature of its offering is cemented by its membership of the PwC network, and clients appreciate having the ability to access the full range of services. Highly rated partner Anda Rojanschi leads the team alongside managing partner Sorin David. Clients include major multinationals, entrepreneurs and investors, and the firm is especially active in the healthcare sector.

Practice head(s):

Anda Rojanschi; Sorin David

Testimonials

‘A highly dedicated team with many years of M&A experience proven by several completed deals. The legal team benefits from the association with PwC (easy to assemble cross-disciplinary teams with financial, tax, corporate finance experts).’

‘Anda Rojanschi is a seasoned lawyer with strong M&A experience gained in several successfully closed transactions. She has the ability to smoothly convey her knowledge to the client achieving effective results in time-pressured situations.’

Key clients

Toros Agroport Romania S.A.

M7 Group

CRH Group

Skanska

Reckitt Benckiser

AC Marca (Romania)

Bayer

Metair

OMV Petrom

Orange

Oracle

Lufkin/Baker Hughes (GE group)

Abbvie

Eli Lilly

Jacobs Douwe Egberts

Bosch

Bolt

Castrol Lubricants, Air BP Romania (BP Groups)

TTI Inc (Berkshire group)

World Courier Romania

Bekaert Slatina

TE Connectivity Sensor Solutions

ESAB Romania Trading

GCE Romania

Hach Lange

Yamaha

Java

Huawei

HP

Lukoil Romania

Enel

Pandora

Ipsos

Bellarma

Fan Courier Express SRL

Heidelberg Cement

Crama Menini

Teilor Jewlery

Dispute resolution Tier 3

D&B David si Baias SCA fields a strong team of litigation experts with experience across a range of disciplines. Tax disputes feature high on the agenda, but the firm also handles claims linked to heavily-regulated industries such as telecoms, as well as broader commercial, real estate, employment, banking and insolvency related disputes. The versatile Dan Dascălu leads the team, which includes tax and administrative litigation expert Ana-Maria Iordache and Mihail Boian. Managing partner Sorin David is also highly experienced in this area.

Practice head(s):

Dan Dascalu

Other key lawyers:

Sorin David; Ana-Maria Iordache; Mihail Boian; Amelia Teis

Testimonials

‘We have been collaborating with D&B for many years within a sensitive and complex case;  have a relationship based on trust, given the quality of legal opinions, the promptness of their submission, and considering our needs as clients. ’

‘The capability of the team to handle difficult and complex litigations puts them to the top of practitioners in the dispute resolution area. They hold impressive skills in managing tax, competition, and administrative proceedings. ’

‘I totally recommend Sorin David and Ovidiu Bold as very professional, rigorous, innovative lawyers.’

‘Sorin David is a really prestigious professional who can be trusted with the most sensitive competition cases, as he holds great experience and extensive knowledge in competition matters. Dan Dascalu is widely known for managing tax and administrative disputes on the highest possible standard, combining a very strong know how with the eloquence of a brilliant barrister.’

Key clients

Touring Europabus Romania SRL

OMV Petrom SA

Orange Romania SA

Transcarpat Sportours International SRL

Paralela 45 Turism SRL

Kronochem Sebes SRL

Unilever South Central Europe

Cargill Agricultura SRL, Cargill Nutritie Animala SRL & Provimi Romania SRL

B.Braun Avitum SRL

Petrotel Lukoil SA

MEDICARE TECHNICS SA

PETAPILOT SA

ARGO PROFESSIONAL TRAINING SRL-D

Tody Laboratories INT. SRL

Employment Tier 3

D&B David si Baias SCA has a solid team led by partner Dan Dascălu, who divides his time between tax and employment law. The practice also contains several specialised associates who come highly recommended by clients, including Ioana Cercel. The practice is especially strong on the employment aspects of complex restructuring projects and business transfers. More recently it has been active on the litigation front and advised clients on COVID-19 related issues.

Practice head(s):

Dan Dascalu

Other key lawyers:

Ioana Cercel

Testimonials

‘Very professional team, responsive and supportive. Pro active approach from their side, flexible and customer oriented.’

‘D&B David & Baias communicates very effectively with the client’s internal teams, even if they are not people from the legal department. D&B team members are talking in the same language, more precisely if they are working with teams outside from the legal area, for example the HR department, they can explain the request or they can give advice that can be understood by  non-legal teams. Moreover, D&B deliver their works in due time to be reviewed / approved from the point of view of the client’s commercial policy and they maintain a professional working environment.’

‘Ioana Cercel – Managing Associate – I appreciate that Ioana is very pragmatic and also informs me about the estimation of the chances of losing the litigation, in case the case is not solid. Unlike other competitors, she gives us a clear and balanced picture of the strengths we have but also of the weaknesses in labor disputes. She is very organized, has well-structured works and respects the deadline.’

Energy and natural resources Tier 3

D&B David si Baias SCA made strong inroads into the market through its absorption of the energy boutique Pachiu & Associates, including partner Laurentiu Pachiu and well-regarded consultants Marius Nita  and Delia Pachiu. The new arrivals add depth to an energy practice, where managing partner Sorin David and corporate partner Anda Rojanschi also have strong experience. The group now provides a full service offering, encompassing transactional, infrastructure, regulatory and tax issues.

Practice head(s):

Laurentiu Pachiu

Other key lawyers:

Anda Rojanschi; Sorin David

Testimonials

‘The team has an extensive and in-depth knowledge and experience in the energy sector in Romania. It provides thorough information at once and full support. The team is very responsive. The cost estimates and billings are correct.’

‘Key strengths and capabilities are: Extremely knowledgeable of the Energy Market in Romania, including applicable law and regulations. In-house expertise on various specialist topics. Very well connected with official organizations in the energy industry in Romania, as well as the private sector, including investors.’

‘The firm seems to have a strong focus on innovations in people and technology. It has an easy and user friendly system of organising online meetings, even with large groups, and connecting to our team of attorneys by electronic means is very simple and a straightforward process.’

‘Professional, creative, pro-active and solution oriented: a true partner in all business dealings. Reliable, flexible, pleasant and professional co-operation, quick response times and excellent availability.’

‘We have been working with Marius Nita and Delia Pachiu for many years and have been accompanied through many regulatory changes. They respond within a short term, answer questions completely and handle all topics to our full satisfaction.’

Key clients

OMV Petrom

Hidroelectrica

Vantage Drilling

HeidelbergCement Romania

CRH Ciment Romania

Petrotel Lukoil

MOL Romania/Panfora Oil&Gas

Prowind

Tinmar Energy

KMG Rompetrol

Carlyle International Energy Partners

Westwind International

Real estate and construction Tier 4

D&B David si Baias SCA has a strong transactional offering, regularly advising on the real estate aspects of major corporate acquisitions, as well as the corporate structuring of property investments and joint ventures. The firm's membership of the PwC network also gives it a significant edge on the tax side, as well as related financings and regulatory issues. Managing associate Georgiana Balan leads the practice, which has strong involvement from managing partner Sorin David and corporate head Anda Rojanschi.

Practice head(s):

Sorin David; Anda Rojanschi; Georgiana Balan

Testimonials

‘The team is composed by lawyers with awareness of the legal and business environment. We have been working mainly with Georgiana Balan. Georgiana has been very motivated and responsive and has offered solutions whenever necessary.’

‘A very competitive team, with very good communication from the team members with the client and a strong understanding of the client’s needs.’

Key clients

Arion Green Felix SRL

Lukoil Romania SRL

Fan Courier Express SRL

CRH Group

Toros Tarim

Directa Plus SPA

Yellow Tree (Gibraltar) Holding Limited

Mennekes Elektrotechnik Gmbh & Co. KG

Sauter Turning Process SRL

B.Braun Pharmaceuticals SA

Sogefi Suspensions Eastern Europe S.R.L.

Wilo

Skanska

Elsaco Group

IMSAT SA

Cascade Park Plaza

The firm: D&B David si Baias was founded in 2002 by two old friends and colleagues, professors Sorin David and Flavius Baias.

D&B David si Baias is rated as one of the top ten Romanian law firms. D&B lawyers work together with PwC tax and business consultants in multidisciplinary teams in order to solve complex issues for business clients.

The D&B team of lawyers provides a full package of integrated, innovative and pragmatic solutions, by providing assistance, representation and legal advice in the following key areas: companies and groups of companies; mergers, acquisitions and restructurings; real estate; employment and human resources; financial services and capital markets; competition and state aid; intellectual property; consumer and personal data protection; tax, administrative and commercial litigation. D&B David and Baias also specialises in the pharmaceutical, energy, IT and telecoms fields, providing specific solutions for companies in these industries.

The firm has grown over the years. Currently, 50 lawyers contribute to the firm’s success.

Areas of practice and leading lawyers: The firm’s partners and associates are recognised as leading lawyers in various practice areas in the 2018-2019 guides.

D&B has been a leader in the competition market in Romania for more than 10 years.

Sorin David, Managing Partner, is widely regarded as a leading competition law expert and was recently acknowledged as Eminent Practitioner in Competition/Antitrust and in Corporate/M&A in 2019.

Anda Rojanschi was recently nominated as a leading lawyer in Corporate M&A, and “earned praise for her negotiation skills and her ability to establish a good relationship with the counterparty”.

Dan Dascalu is a notable litigation lawyer, “particularly well known for his expertise in fiscal litigation, with sources noting that he is a proficient lawyer, especially in aspects pertaining to tax procedures”. He is also known for his  administrative litigation and employment law expertise.

Ana-Maria Iordache is the newest D&B Partner and also a recommended laywer in Tax.

Ovidiu Bold is listed as a Rising Star in Capital markets and Banking.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking&Finance/Capital Markets Sorin David
Banking&Finance/Capital Markets Ovidiu Bold
Competition/Antitrust Sorin David
Competition/Antitrust Lucian Bozian
Consumer protection Sorin David
Consumer protection Ovidiu Bold
Corporate services Anda Rojanschi
Corporate services Adina Oprea
Corporate structuring Sorin David
Corporate structuring Anda Rojanschi
Dispute resolution (tax) Dan Dascalu
Dispute resolution (tax) Ana-Maria Iordache
Dispute resolution (tax) Mihail Boian
Dispute resolution (commercial) Dan Dascalu
Dispute resolution (commercial) Amelia Teis
Dispute resolution (commercial) Ioana Cercel
Employment and human resources Dan Dascalu
Employment and human resources Anda Rojanschi
Employment and human resources Ioana Cercel
Energy and natural resources Anda Rojanschi
Energy and natural resources Sorin David
Intellectual property Sorin David
Mergers and acquisitions Sorin David
Mergers and acquisitions Anda Rojanschi
Public sector Amelia Teis
Pharma/Healthcare Sorin David
Real estate Sorin David
Real estate Georgiana Balan
Securities Sorin David
Securities Ovidiu Bold
GDPR Daniel Vinerean
Technology, media and communications Sorin David
German desk Laurentiu Pachiu
Entity Governance and Compliance Anda Rojanschi
International Business Reorganisations Anda Rojanschi
Photo Name Position Profile
 Georgiana Bălan  photo Georgiana Bălan Georgiana Balan is a Managing Associate in the Corporate M&A team and…
Ms Alexandra Barac  photo Ms Alexandra Barac Alexandra Barac is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of the…
Mr Mihail Boian  photo Mr Mihail Boian Mihail is specialized in tax, administrative and intellectual property litigation fields. He…
Mr Ovidiu Bold  photo Mr Ovidiu Bold Ovidiu is specialised in Financial Services, with a special focus on banking…
Mr Lucian Bozian  photo Mr Lucian Bozian With over 12 years of experience in the competition law and state…
Ms Ioana Cercel  photo Ms Ioana Cercel Ioana Cercel joined D&B in 2011 and is part of the litigation…
 Dan Dascălu  photo Dan Dascălu Dan Dascălu holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the University of…
Mr Sorin David  photo Mr Sorin David Sorin David is the Managing Partner of D&B David si Baias, coordinating…
Ms Adriana Florina Dobre photo Ms Adriana Florina Dobre Adriana joined the Commercial & Administrative Litigation team of D&B David and…
Mr Andrei Iancu  photo Mr Andrei Iancu Andrei Iancu joined the litigation department of D&B in November 2015. His…
 Cristina Ioana Păduraru  photo Cristina Ioana Păduraru Cristina Păduraru is a graduate of the Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest…
Ms Ana-Maria Iordache  photo Ms Ana-Maria Iordache Ana-Maria Iordache is a graduate of the Faculty of Law, “A.I.Cuza” University…
Ms Raluca Mustaciosu photo Ms Raluca Mustaciosu Raluca Mustaciosu is a Senior Associate in the Energy and Natural Resources…
Mr Marius Nita  photo Mr Marius Nita Marius is an external consultant for D&B Energy and Natural Resources department.…
Ms Adina Oprea  photo Ms Adina Oprea Adina Oprea is a Bachelor of Law from the Titu Maiorescu University…
Ms Delia Iuliana PACHIU (FORMER VASILIU) photo Ms Delia Iuliana PACHIU (FORMER VASILIU) Delia Pachiu is a senior attorney with over 13 years of professional…
Mr Laurentiu Pachiu  photo Mr Laurentiu Pachiu Laurentiu Pachiu is a Partner of D&B David si Baias, coordinating a…
 Romana Petre  photo Romana Petre Romana Petre is a bachelor of Law from the Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca,…
Ms Anda Rojanschi  photo Ms Anda Rojanschi Partner Anda is a Corporate M&A Partner of D&B David si Baias,…
 Andreea Stoica  photo Andreea Stoica Andreea Stoica is a Bachelor of Law from the Bucharest University and…
Ms Amelia Teis  photo Ms Amelia Teis Amelia joined D&B David si Baias in 2014 and she is currently…
Number of partners : 7
Number of lawyers : 55
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Cooperation and trust define all of our business relationships. We are committed to providing the best solutions to our clients, and we have expertise in interdisciplinary fields of law.

In the course of our business, our professionals regularly cooperate with PwC’s tax advisors, accounting experts, transaction and business management consultants, thereby ensuring that the economic aspects of our legal affairs are treated appropriately.

Areas of expertise:

1. Corporate law / Mergers and Acquisitions
• Company establishment, development of corporate structures;
• Restructuring of companies and corporate groups;
• Legal due diligence reviews;
• Acquisition and alienation of companies and their assets;
• Compliance reviews.

2. Employment Law
• Employment agreements, management contracts, service agreements;
• Restructuring, assistance in legal succession, development and preparation of internal employment law policies;
• Representation in employment law disputes.

3. Litigation and Legal Disputes
• Litigation before courts and arbitration courts;
• Representation in tax and other administrative proceedings;
• Assistance in out-of-court settlement, mutual agreement and dispute resolution;
• Enforcement of claims.

4. Real Property
• Sale and purchase agreements, investment agreements;
• Legal due diligence reviews, analyses of real property portfolios;
• Financing and refinancing of real property transactions;
• Complex advising on building procedures (from planning to occupation).

5. Competition Law and Consumer Protection
• Fusion and anti-trust implications of mergers and acquisitions;
• Representation before the Hungarian Competition Authority in competition law and consumer protection related procedures;
• Compliance with competition law requirements, development of business practice and contractual background;
• Lawsuits related to unfair market practices of competitors.

6. Pharmaceutical Law and Health Industry
• Procedures before authorities, advising on regulatory matters, compliance advisory services (distribution, promotion, pharmacovigilance);
• Consumer protection related cases and proceedings;
• Regulatory matters related to food supplement, medical devices, other alternative therapy products;
• Cooperation, joint ownership and portfolio exchanges in the pharma industry;
• Regulatory matters related to healthcare services;
• Review of processing of health data, representation in procedures.

7. Intellectual Property and IT Law
• Intellectual property related proceedings and lawsuits, including proceedings in tax matters, lawsuits between competitors;
• Transactions related to the utilization of intellectual property;
• IT contracts (software license, software development, system implementation);
• Legal due diligence reviews focusing on intellectual property.

8. Energy, public utilities
• Procedures before authorities (operating licenses, licensing data provision, approval of corporate law actions);
• Advising on regulatory and compliance matters;
• Renewable energy related matters, other investments;
• Prospection and production concessions;
• Operation of public utility networks, implementation of innovative solutions;
• State aid and competition matters in the energy industry.

9. Finance and Banking
• Financing transactions (credit and loan agreements, collateral transactions);
• Advising on corporate financing, investment financing and property acquisition;
• Internal corporate financing;
• Legal implications of insolvency.

10. Public Sector and Infrastructure
• Advising and legal assistance, representation of bidders and contracting authorities in public procurement procedures;
• Legal assistance in public procurement audits;
• Advising on contracts of public service providers;
• State aid.

11. Business Crime
• Representation in criminal proceedings (including the representation of witnesses and injured parties);
• Review of supervisory and preventive mechanisms and internal policies;
• Risk analyses.

12. Data Protection
• Preparation of privacy policies, notifications, data processing related contracts and documents;
• Compliance reviews (GDPR and other data protection measures);
• Trainings, e-learning;
• Data Protection Officer services.

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