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

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

Romania > EU and competition Tier 1

D&B David si Baias SCA has a ‘highly qualified and experienced‘ team for EU and competition matters. The firm saw some departures lately, most recently with Adrian Șter leaving to establish his own boutique, 360Competition. Nevertheless, managing partner Sorin David  is ‘one of the most outstanding competition law lawyers in Romania, whose ongoing presence remains a key selling point. The team also fields a selection of up-and-coming lawyers, including managing associate Lucian Bozian , who is ‘valuable support with his in-depth expertise, experience and guidance in competition law matters‘. The firm has strong expertise on high level EU issues, and regularly handles investigations by the authorities. The lawyers also have good experience of merger clearance issues.

Practice head(s):

Sorin David

Other key lawyers:

Lucian Bozian

Testimonials

‘They are undeniably the market leader – accurate, with an excellent understanding of both business and legal perspective.’

‘Sorin David – in-depth knowledge of the law, offers legal solutions even for the most complicated business ideas. Lucian Bozian – efficient, pragmatic and customer oriented’

‘The practice has a strong knowledge of the current market developments, it is connected to the realities of industry and its main challenges (Pharma in our case), therefore can provide business oriented solutions to help move things along, and support the needs and objectives of the business.’

‘Lucian Bozian is the day to day counterpart. He makes himself available on a very short notice, always connects quickly to the essence of the matter, follows up and delivers solutions which are business oriented and supportive.’

‘The competencies in the competition practices are indisputable, the response time is immediate, the activity of following the file / files in question is extremely efficient, the risk of missing a term is practically non-existent. The invoicing system is transparent and automatic, the developer is always checked with the customer before issuing the invoice, avoiding further misunderstandings related to costs. Last but not least, D&B team listens to the client carefully and offers possible approaches explaining the risks and benefits of each option.’

‘Sorin David, with his determined nature and excellent communication skills, is undoubtedly an expert in the field. He approaches all aspects in a calm and professional way and correctly manages all information. Andreea Toncu, is a valuable associate. She is well organized and always available to provide assistance. She is analytical with great attention to details. I appreciate our collaboration.’

With the law firm there are professional lawyers with high moral and professional attire that make them worthy of the profession they have chosen. They are very punctual in terms of correspondence and answers formulated in the relationship with third parties, fulfilling their mandate successfully.’

‘Highly qualified and experienced team, understanding the client’s objectives; hands-on support; straightforward, prompt and effective communication;’

Key clients

Kronospan Group

Oil & Gas Employers’ Federation

Orange Romania

Tarom

Altex Group

Toneli Holding

OMV Petrom

Volvo Financial Services

HeidelbergCement Romania

Hidroelectrica

Lukoil Romania

Vista Bank

Uniqa Asigurari

Teraplast Romania

J. Christoph Group

Bonatti Group

Dietsmann Group

Tchibo Coffee Service

Work highlights

  • Representing Tarom, the Romanian national air carrier, on its submission to the European Commission of a comprehensive restructuring plan in order to restore the company’s long term viability.
  • Provided SNN, the Romanian Government Ministry of Economy, Energy and Business with technical support for the design of the new electricity market in Romania through a Contract for Difference mechanism (CfD state aid scheme).
  • Successfully assisted Volvo Financial Services in connection to the antitrust investigation carried out by the national competition authority into alleged  infringements in the financial leasing and consumer credit markets.

Romania > Tax Tier 1

D&B David si Baias SCA fields a selection of ‘very proficient lawyers‘ who are ‘experts both on the tax area and in in the management of the contentious procedures‘. The well-balanced practice includes highly-rated tax litigation head Dan Dascălu  who is ‘one of the best tax litigators on the market‘. He is supported by the ‘excellent professional skills‘ of Mihail Boian , commended for being ‘an exceptional communicator and team organizer‘. The lawyers are regularly trusted with a broad range of complex direct and indirect tax disputes. The firm’s membership of the PwC network also makes it a top choice for strategic advisory matters, with additional corporate and regulatory input from partners such as Sorin David .

Practice head(s):

Sorin David; Dan Dascalu

Other key lawyers:

Ana-Maria Iordache; Anda Rojanschi; Mihail Boian

Testimonials

‘D&B David si Baias has a team of very proficient lawyers, experts both on the tax area and in in the management of the contentious procedures, providing for our company an exceptional legal assistance during a very complex matter.’

‘D&B David & Baias has a very professional team of lawyers, each individual lawyer having an excellent expertise in the legal area he or she is proficient. We have worked closely with Mihail Boian, who has excellent professional skills and expertise, being oriented to the client, an exceptional communicator and team organizer.’

‘Dan Dascalu and his team have an exceptional practice in tax litigations, coming from three areas: in depth knowledge of Fiscal Procedural Code and permanent collaboration and research of Dan Dascalu to improve legislation in this area; books written in this field; Grow and maintain valuable members in his team, such as Mihail Boian.’

‘Dan Dascalu is closely supervising the cases, although there are junior partners involved in the case, perfectly capable to handle it; this is the best insurance for the client that the case is treated in the best way possible; he is also getting in touch with the clients for sensitive matters. He is always aware what is going on with the case. Mihail Boian, despite the fact that he is very busy, will always be in touch with the client and keep hands on the file, advising the client on best approach and, in general, about similar cases on the market, position of the authorities, developments of legislation. Even after years he will remember details of the case. Andreea Racu-Stoica is also performing well.’

‘The team is great in handling challenging litigation, who require a multidisciplinary approach and a thorough, in-depth knowledge of fiscal regulations and proceedings, as the lawyers’ practical experience and excellent theoretical background makes even the most difficult cases seem easy for them.’

‘Dan Dascalu is one of the best tax litigators on the market, with excellent background derived from being both a practitioner and a professor with a successful academic career. He leads a team who is able to bring victory to even the most difficult and complex cases, who require the highest degree of know how and ability to implement such know how into solutions that fit the client’s needs.’

‘Their legal team has also a very good knowledge of tax issues, and that’s of essence.’

‘Agile, tech users, open-minded.’

Key clients

Petro Ventures Europe BV – Bucharest branch

Work highlights

  • Representing Petro Ventures Europe in a complex tax litigation that raises the issue of discrimination between national and foreign entities over the differentiated taxation of corporate income.

Romania > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

D&B David si Baias SCA has a versatile corporate practice with a good track record on day-to-day commercial advice, business launches and M&A. The firm is also noted for its strong regulatory expertise in key areas such as competition law, where managing partner Sorin David  is a leading market figure, and also tax – the firm’s membership of the PwC network being a key attraction. Clients highly recommend the ‘skilled and proactive M&A team and ‘responsive and flexible‘ partner Anda Rojanschi  has a ‘deep knowledge of M&A negotiations‘. Clients also rate ‘stand-out‘ senior associate Adina Oprea .

Practice head(s):

Anda Rojanschi; Sorin David

Testimonials

‘People, communication, flexibility- Exceptional client managers.’

‘The team is very good at ongoing legal advice on various corporate governance issues and assistance on the company’s M&A projects (drafting/reviewing the relevant transaction documentation: MOUs, heads of terms, protocols, pre-agreements, SPAs, business transfer agreements, related corporate documentation etc);’

‘They have extensive professional experience earned in the premier league of Romanian legal consultancy.’

‘A skilled and proactive M&A team, focused on finding solutions during the entire transaction period. The team covered successfully, both during the due diligence process and during the transaction, various legal matters, from corporate to regulatory and employment matters inherent for an M&A project. A plus for the team is also the fact that they worked in an integrated PwC Romania – D&B team, thus being able to provide us with integrated advice and assistance, covering legal, financial and tax matters.’

‘Anda Rojanschi, the M&A partner, proved deep knowledge of M&A negotiations and of the market, being responsive and flexible throughout the entire transaction period. Her expertise is diverse and we appreciated her very pragmatic approach. She proposed solutions to the various issues arising during a complex project. Adina Oprea has been the project manager and a key part of the legal team assisting us during the project. Adina showed calm and effectiveness, coordinated the different streams necessary for the project, prioritizing our requests and observing sometimes very tight deadlines, being always at our disposal.’

‘Delivering excellent work products within short deadlines. Very knowledgeable. Good collaboration and continuous availability to provide on-demand legal support’

‘Stand-out lawyers: Adina Oprea’

‘Very well structured, always showing up pragmatic solutions, always the same person of contact, highly motivated, quick response.’

Key clients

Shell

Rombat

B.Braun

Eli Lilly

Baker Hughes

Bekaert

Omv Petrom

Orange

Oracle

HeidelbergCement

Alewinjse

Abbvie

TE Connectivity Sensor Solutions

Testronic Laboratories

BP Group

Accord Healthcare

AC Marca

Adobe

HP

Fanuc

Hach Lange (Danaher Group)

TTI

Toros Agroport Romania

Altex

Ana Hotels

Prodal

Next Agriculture

Pandora

Concentric

Work highlights

  • Provided Shell Hungary with general legal and tax advice relating to the operation of a fuel card business in Romania, including assistance with the incorporation of a new Romanian entity, Shell Romania, which was set up in order to act as Shell Hungary’s new agent in the Romanian market.
  • Provided buy-side legal assistance to Tchibo Coffee Service in connection with the acquisition of a majority stake of the Romanian-based company, Partener Coffee Services.
  • Advised Vista Bank Romania on its acquisition of Credit Agricole Bank Romania, an authorised Romanian credit institution.

Romania > Dispute resolution Tier 3

D&B David si Baias SCA is ‘perfect‘ for complex cases where ‘they find solutions, simple as that‘. Regulatory, tax and general administrative disputes are a particular sweet spot, with foreign clients regularly using the firm for their interactions with the relevant regulatory and government authorities. Public procurement related disputes also featured prominently in the past year. The international dimension receives further potency through the firm’s membership of the PwC Legal global network. Practice head Dan Dascălu  is commended for combining ‘an extensive expertise in tax practice with the excellency of a great academic background‘.

Practice head(s):

Dan Dascalu

Other key lawyers:

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

Testimonials

‘The firm is perfect to be entrusted with complex cases, which require a multidisciplinary approach, as it can bring both integrated and specific solutions, with the highest degree of professionalism.’

‘Dan Dascalu is one of the most prominent litigators, as he combines an extensive expertise in tax practice with the excellency of a great academic background and with the best qualities a good orator may hold.’

‘They are always available and they react quickly; in the telecom business, things happen very fast, so we need someone which is able to keep the pace. And they are.’

‘They find solutions, as simple as that.’

 

Key clients

Transcarpat Sportours International

Medicare Technics

Petapilot

Argo Professional Training SRL-D

Tody Laboratories INT. SRL

Petro Ventures Europe BV – Bucharest branch

Work highlights

  • Assisted Medicare Technics in a public procurement dispute concerning a contract to supply and install hospital equipment.
  • Representing the oil and gas company Petro Ventures Europe in a tax dispute concerning the differentiated taxation of corporate income.

Romania > Employment Tier 3

D&B David si Baias SCA has an active employment practice that is ‘vastly knowledgeable and experienced in labor legal matters,‘ and ‘able to provide practical and effective advice‘. The practice was busy throughout the Covid-19 pandemic advising clients on strategies to adapt their businesses. The team also has good experience on restructuring projects, including collective dismissals, and regularly advises on European-wide projects. Practice head Dan Dascălu  has strong experience of contentious and non-contentious issues including negotiations with trade unions and employment related tax issues.

Practice head(s):

Dan Dascalu

Other key lawyers:

Anda Rojanschi

Testimonials

‘The team is vastly knowledgeable and experienced in labor legal matters, able to provide practical and effective advice. We are always using their practice mainly when we are facing complex legal matters due to their expertise, creative solutions and responsiveness.’

‘The individuals we have worked with are client focused, detailed oriented, diligent in identifying risks and very responsive.’

 

Key clients

Shell Romania

Work highlights

  • Assisted Shell Romania SRL with general legal support on Romanian employment law matters, in light of its incorporation in Romania.

Romania > Energy and natural resources Tier 3

D&B David si Baias SCA has made strong inroads into the energy market in recent years. Key team members such as partner Laurentiu Pachiu  and of counsel Delia Pachiu (‘a highly professional and experienced practitioner in energy law‘) have impressive credentials for advising oil and gas clients on regulatory, transactional and licensing matters. Clients seeking regulatory support, such as Hidroelectrica, receive an extra boost from the firm’s market-leading EU and competition team, where partners such as Sorin David  come highly recommended. The team, including partner Anda Rojanschi , is also experienced on the transactional front.

Practice head(s):

Laurentiu Pachiu; Delia Pachiu; Anda Rojanschi; Sorin David

Testimonials

‘The team at D&B David si Baias advising on energy matters, led by Delia Pachiu, is unique in their expertise in the energy sector. They are very knowledgeable about the laws and regulations applicable in this industry and the energy market, while their services are covering the entire spectrum required for a successful development and transactions in this sector. The team is very dedicated and knowledgeable about all details of the project and are actively involved in negotiations, being able to cut through complex situations and identify legal and commercial solutions to complex matters. We have an excellent collaboration and the team is outstanding by offering innovative solutions.’

‘Delia Pachiu is a highly professional and experienced practitioner in energy law. She is very easy to communicate with and very open to understand every aspect of our business and of our projects’ strategy, providing solutions and highly valuable input on legal, commercial, contractual and regulatory aspects, having at the same time a very good understanding of the energy market. We have also a great collaboration with Marius Nita and Raluca Mustaciosu, both being highly appreciated attorneys by our team and with an outstanding reputation. They come up with clever solutions in sensitive real estate and corporate/commercial matters, both being able to understand the deal dynamic, not only to provide theoretical solutions.’

‘They are very responsive and provide extensive information on the requested matter. You do not have to ask for answering any outstanding questions as questions are answered exhaustively.’

‘They are very quick and accurate in answering our requests. Their statements, documents and opinions are always on a high standard. They assist us in any other issues in connection with the main subject matter.’

‘Our collaboration with D&B was so far limited to the renewables areas. I was extremely pleased with the collaboration with Delia Pachi, Raluca Mustaciosu and Marius Nita. They provided the necessary inputs we required while backing up their statements with solid legal arguments. They always adapted to changing time frames and provided the deliverables on time.’

 

Key clients

OMV Petrom

Prowind

MOL Romania/ Panfora Oil & Gas

Westwind Energy

Hidroelectrica

HeidelbergCement Romania

KMG Rompetrol

Work highlights

  • Ongoing advice to OMV Petrom on regulatory and procurement matters, including the development of its Black Sea offshore natural gas reserves.
  • Advising Hidroelectrica in an investigation conducted by the Competition Council concerning its alleged dominant position in the Romanian market for energy production and trading.
  • Advising MOL Romania and Panfora Oil & Gas on governmental affairs, regulatory and licensing matters and issues related to exploration and production licenses.

Romania > Real estate and construction Tier 4

D&B David si Baias SCA covers a wide array of real estate matters, including transactional mandates and industrial development projects. The past year saw the firm advise on commercial deals with a heavy real estate component, including factory and agricultural acquisitions. A strong selling point is the firm’s expertise in related areas such as tax, where its membership of the PwC Legal network is particularly beneficial. Lead partners include managing partner Sorin David and corporate head Anda Rojanschi  . The team is headed by managing associate Georgiana Bălan  who is skilled, prompt and a nice person to work with‘.

Practice head(s):

Sorin David; Anda Rojanschi; Georgiana Balan

Testimonials

‘Strong team covering all areas of law’.

‘I would single out Georgian Balan who is skilled, prompt and a nice person to work with.’

 

Key clients

KROMBERG & SCHUBERT ROMANIA

Arion Green Felix

Iulius Group

B.Braun Pharmaceuticals

Orsay

Wilo Romania

Hodler Capital Group

Work highlights

  • Assisted Kromberg & Schubert Romania in the sale of its factory located in Timisoara to Contitech Romania.
  • Assisted Hodler Capital Group with the acquisition of Avicod, a Romanian company operating several poultry farms and a slaughterhouse in Brasov.
  • Assisted Iulius Group with the analysis of over 30 lease agreements aiming to identify sensitive clauses and their legal interpretations.

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.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
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
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Mihail Boian photoMr Mihail BoianMihail is specialized in tax, administrative and intellectual property litigation fields. He…
Ovidiu Bold photoMr Ovidiu BoldOvidiu is specialised in Financial Services, with a special focus on banking…
Lucian Bozian photoMr Lucian BozianWith over 12 years of experience in the competition law and state…
Georgiana Bălan photoMs Georgiana BălanGeorgiana Balan is a Managing Associate in the Corporate M&A team and…
Ioana Cercel photoMs Ioana CercelIoana Cercel joined D&B in 2011 and is part of the litigation…
Dan Dascălu  photoMr Dan Dascălu Dan Dascălu holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the University of…
Sorin David photoMr Sorin DavidSorin David is the Managing Partner of D&B David si Baias, coordinating…
Adriana Florina Dobre photoMs Adriana Florina DobreAdriana joined the Commercial & Administrative Litigation team of D&B David and…
Andrei Iancu photoMr Andrei IancuAndrei Iancu joined the litigation department of D&B in November 2015. His…
Cristina Ioana Păduraru photoMs Cristina Ioana PăduraruCristina Păduraru is a graduate of the Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest…
Ana-Maria Iordache photoMs Ana-Maria IordacheAna-Maria Iordache is a graduate of the Faculty of Law, “A.I.Cuza” University…
Marius Nita photoMr Marius NitaMarius is an external consultant for D&B Energy and Natural Resources department.…
Adina Oprea photoMs Adina OpreaAdina Oprea is a Bachelor of Law from the Titu Maiorescu University…
Delia Iuliana PACHIU (FORMER VASILIU) photoMs Delia Iuliana PACHIU (FORMER VASILIU)Delia Pachiu is a senior attorney with over 13 years of professional…
Laurentiu Pachiu photoMr Laurentiu PachiuLaurentiu Pachiu is a Partner of D&B David si Baias, coordinating a…
Romana Petre photoMs Romana PetreRomana Petre is a bachelor of Law from the Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca,…
Anda Rojanschi photoMs Anda RojanschiPartner Anda is a Corporate M&A Partner of D&B David si Baias,…
Andreea Stoica photoMs Andreea StoicaAndreea Stoica is a Bachelor of Law from the Bucharest University and…
Amelia Teis photoMs Amelia TeisAmelia joined D&B David si Baias in 2014 and she is currently…
Daniel Vinerean photoMr Daniel VinereanManaging Associate Daniel is a member of the Bucharest Bar Association for…
Number of partners : 7
Number of lawyers : 55
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Our leading lawyers have more than three decades of both business and legal experience. We provide legal assistance to a wide range of clients, including Hungarian undertakings, international groups of companies, high-net-worth individuals, local governments and authorities as well.

Utilizing our expertise and working in close cooperation with our clients, we develop innovative solutions, regardless of the boundaries of the numerous legal fields and industries. We focus on understanding industry specifics, and by taking a pragmatic approach and through teamwork, we ensure that our customers receive personalized and quick responses to their questions.

Close collaboration within the PwC network enables us to access and utilize PwC’s accounting, tax, human resources and other business consulting services, and thus provide complex, synchronized advice to our clients.

Services:
-Competition law and consumer protection
-Economic Criminal Law
-Employment law
-Energy, public services
-Waste management
-Environment protection law
-Investments, real estates
-IT, IP and data protection
-Legal disputes, debt recovery, insolvency cases, tax litigation
-Pharmaceutical law and health industry
-Public procurement, tendering procedures
-Restructuring, Mergers & Acquisitions
-Telecommunications and media
-Transport

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Market-Leading Cross-Practice & Cross-Border Capabilities for Clients of the Firm

Our team has outstanding international capabilities.  Our position as part of the PwC Legal global network, which unites over 4,000 top lawyers working in 100-plus countries around the world enables us to provide complex, cross-border and cross-practice counsel through a single point of contact.

PwC Legal has unique coverage in the CEE region, and we believe our connection with market-leading experts from the PwC network in consulting, tax, transaction and human resources gives our lawyers access to multiple perspectives on international business reorganisation processes and M&A deals, which in turn helps our clients adopt innovative, commercially-aware solutions in even the most challenging projects.  Our competition law and anti-trust capabilities allow us to assist our clients in both national and European procedures. Moreover, D&B lawyers have access to industry-specific knowledge and insights built across PwC, which increases our lawyers’ deep understanding of client’s business and context in which they operate.

This multi-disciplinary insight and service quality gives D&B the capacity to advise on the largest and most complex transactions and business reorganisation processes taking place with a nexus to Romania.


D&B David si Baias Declaration of diversity Today’s world is subject to constant changes – primarily due to the ongoing globalization and development of technology. Such evolution brings new chances and opportunities, but also the challenges and difficulties, that our organization is facing. Diversity is a constant journey that requires focus and investment and it has never been a better time than now to embrace diversity.At D&B, we’re committed to creating a culture of belonging. We are focused on diversity and fostering an inclusive environment in which our people are comfortable bringing their whole selves to work and feel that they belong and are valued. We know that when people from different backgrounds and with different points of view work together, we create the most value-for our clients, our people, and society. Our core values of caring and working together guide us to recognize the contributions of each individual and develop a workplace with a range of people, perspectives, and ideas.

What is Diversity for us? Diversity is the understanding that each of us represents unrepeatable set of innate and acquired features, which make us unique. It is respect for features and experiences, that are different from our own. It is building bridges of understanding among people, based on the differences between them. In this way, we can fight with discrimination together, and strive to achieve common goals.

Why do we talk about Diversity? Diversity of the community means, that together we can achieve more. However, we need to find answers to the questions, that bother us, about how to implement the principles of gender equality, age, race, religion and other factors, that make us differ from each other. That’s why we need Diversity Management – by taking action to promote greater inclusion of our people from different backgrounds into the organization structure. Thanks to Diversity, we want to do everything, what we can, to enable our people to fully use their potential – for the welfare of D&B David si Baias and our clients. Promoting Diversity, we hope to strengthen trust in our local community – to the organization, but above all – to trust people in each other.

How do we care for Diversity? Bearing in mind the above,  D&B David si Baias undertakes to take care of the atmosphere and organizational culture and manage diversity within the organization, in particular through:

  • increasing our people’s awareness of diversity and its level within D&B David si Baias;
  • support for future parents and people bringing up children;
  • promoting the voice of women in the organization and consideration of female perspective on matters relevant to the organization;
  • enabling employees to actively participate in the life and activities of the organization regardless of their position;
  • considerate the position of minorities in the organization – in particular in terms of age, nationality and culture, religion, sexual orientation and disability;
  • equal treatment of individual social groups;

CLIENT: Marius Badoi
COMPANY/FIRM: OMV Petrom SA
TESTIMONIAL: “I would highly recommend the Competition Team of David & Baias (D&B) here in Romania. They are very engaged, pro-active, always bringing in different perspectives on matters and making sure that we cover all possible blind spots. Along with being highly knowledgeable in this very specific legal field, aware on multiple markets landscape and their interactions, what really sets the D&B team apart is the client focused approach that they have, being empathic to both our needs and to those of other involved stakeholders, having great communication skills and tackling all matters with great professionalism.

In short, repeating myself, I highly recommend the Competition Team of D&B.”


CLIENT: Tiberiu Maier
COMPANY/FIRM: SIGNAL IDUNA ASIGURARE REASIGURARE S.A.
TESTIMONIAL: “We have been collaborating with D&B within a complex and important for us project. Given the quality of their legal opinions, their extensive knowledge of the field, as well as timely response and availability, we successfully completed the project and created a strong partnership.”


CLIENT: Bogdan Năstase
COMPANY/FIRM: RAMS BUSINESS PARK S.R.L.
TESTIMONIAL: “Extremely satisfied about the competency and hard work of Dan Dascălu, Andrei Iancu and the other members of D&B which was involved in our legal battle for the last 4 years.

Their activity in court, their legal strategy and their insistence in obtaining the prevalence of law in front of Romanian authorities was absolutely impressive.

Strongly recommend this legal team for civil, commercial and fiscal practise and for sure, personally and my companies will use their expertise anytime when is needed. “


CLIENT: Manuela Mercea
COMPANY/FIRM:H&M
TESTIMONIAL: “Amelia Teis is the lawyer we are working closely. She’s very dedicated, focused and determined to achieve the best result for us. While solving difficult legal situation of our daily activity is essential part or our contract, identifying legal requirements for the future situations plays a much more important role in creating guidance.

Amelia together with her team provide legal knowledge and commercial minded approach that are near-perfect solution in our specific needs. “


CLIENT: Sorin Alecu
COMPANY/FIRM: Complexul Energetic Oltenia
TESTIMONIAL: “I`ve worked with Anda Rojanschi (Partner) and Mihaela Papandreia (Senior Associate) at D&B David si Baias throughout the entire process for selection of investors interested to participate alongside CE Oltenia in the development of new energy capacities. In this very complex process, Anda and Mihaela demonstrated their experience, business understanding and personal commitment to delivering high quality work under pressure. I have no hesitation in recommending Anda, Mihaela and the D&B team to any company about to embark on a wide-scope corporate M&A process in the energy sector.”


CLIENT: Traian Luca
COMPANY/FIRM:Gemini CAD Systems  SA
TESTIMONIAL: “The D&B team ( Anda Rojanschi, Romana Petre and Cristina Paduraru ) offers a professional and unique experience. Very proactive and pragmatic, they always took the time to understand our needs and way of doing things. Anda is well-known for her negotiation skills and always provides great advice and looks for solutions. What makes Romana and Cristina outstanding is the really short time in answearing sometimes very challenging legal issues, as well as their practical approach.”


CLIENT: Maarten Keja, Johannes Busmann
COMPANY/FIRM: Prowind Group
TESTIMONIAL: “D&B David si Baias SCA has a first-class team, with very dedicated, supportive attorneys, that have a vast experience in all the disciplines needed for successful projects and transactions in the energy sector.

Delia Pachiu, a highly regarded specialist in the Romanian energy sector, and her team, are truly appreciated by our team. They are very knowledgeable professionals in energy law and the related sectors, like construction and urbanism laws and regulations, commercial and contractual matters, or financing and real estate. Compared to other competitors, Delia Pachiu and her team have a high level expertise and fully understand the RES sector and the energy market, the technical and commercial aspects of it, the particularities of the specific contractual arrangements needed in the energy sector and the related legal challenges.”


CLIENT: Marina Belz
COMPANY/FIRM: Metro
TESTIMONIAL: I am writing this letter in my capacity as Regional Legal Coordinator for South East Europe in METRO AG and Head of Legal Affairs & Compliance Officer for Metro Cash & Carry Romania (“the Company”/”Metro”).

Our longstanding partnership with David & Baias SCA provided a great deal of value to Metro in matters of tremendous complexity and importance, that required legal and fiscal assistance and representation.

The David & Baias team, represented by Mr. Mihail Boian and by Mr. Dan Dascalu, successfully supported Metro in winning the litigation against the Paulesti fiscal authorities, in view of the contestation of certain fiscal duties imposed on the Company. Further on, the scope of our collaboration expanded to yet another sensitive project, the ongoing litigation with the Constanta fiscal authorities, where both Mr. Boian and Mr. Dascalu are enabling us to build a strong strategy, which we are confident will prove efficient in upholding Metro’s position.

It is for the professionalism, dedication and business oriented approach of the two gentlemen, that David & Baias has constantly been our choice over the past years, for handling legal and fiscal matters of high complexity.

A new management team to deploy the “PwC Legal 2025” strategy: Catherine Baflast becomes managing partner as of October 1, 2021

At the end of her mandate at the head of PwC Legal, the time has come for Cindy Arces to hand over the reins to Catherine Baflast, who will become managing partner as of October 1, 2021. This succession and change in governance has been prepared for several months.