Mr Sorin David > D&B David si Baias SCA > Bucharest, Romania > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Competition/ Anti-trust / Corporate/ M&A / Banking & Finance

Position

Sorin David is the Managing Partner of D&B David si Baias, coordinating a team of 50 lawyers in providing legal advice and support to foreign and Romanian clients mainly in the areas of corporate and commercial, banking and finance, restructuring, competition.

Sorin has been a member of the Bucharest Bar since 1991. He is an arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration of the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Sorin has legal qualifications obtained in Romania (PhD, summa cum laude), USA (Master of Laws) and the Netherlands (post-graduate studies). He is also a professor at the Bucharest University, the Faculty of Law since 1991, teaching commercial law (including company law regulations) and competition law (antitrust and unfair trade practices).

He is the author of more than 20 law journal articles published in Romania or abroad. He is co-author of ’Commentaries on Company Law’, one of the leading law books on Romanian company law, that was awarded the Romanian Academy prize. Sorin has been involved in several projects for the alignment of Romanian legislation with EU regulations and international best practice. He is a leading authority in Romanian competition and corporate laws.

Sorin David has advised a significant number of clients acting in various fields, such as energy, telecom, oil and gas, cement, FMCG insurance, and represented some of them in negotiating and closing some of the largest Romanian transactions in these fields. He has been involved in many projects in these areas of activity, providing legal advice to clients on various matters. He designed and coordinated restructuring projects in respect of Romanian companies or Romanian subsidiaries of international companies.

Career

July 2002 – present – D&B David si Baias Law Firm – Managing Partner, Attorney-at-law

Jan 1991 – July 2002 – Law Offices of Sorin David – Partner

May 1997 – Dec 1998 – Société Génerale European Emerging Markets, Ltd., London – External Counsellor

March 1996 – Dec 1997 – The Romanian Subsidiary of the Romanian-American Enterprise Fund – External Counsellor

Nov 1995 – Dec 1997 – Financial Markets International, Inc. – Legal Consultant

September 1991 – onwards – University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law – Associate Professor of Law

Languages

English, French, German

Memberships

Sorin has been a member of Bucharest Bar since 1991 and a member of Bucharest Court of Arbitration the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (between 2002 – 2006 and from 2012-present).

Education

October 2002 – University of Bucharest, School of Law – Ph.D in Law (summa cum laudae)

May 1997 – May 1997 – Joint Vienna Institute, Vienna, Austria – Specialisation in International Financial Transactions

August 1994 – August 1995 – The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, Illinois – LL.M. in Taxation (with honours)

April 1994International Development Law Institute, Rome, Italy – Specialisation in International Bankruptcy

November 1991 – March 1992 – T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague, The Netherlands – Diploma in International Business Law

June 1991The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague, The Netherlands – Certificate in International Private Law

September 1984 to June 1988 – University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law, Romania – Juris Doctor

Lawyer Rankings

Romania > Dispute resolution

D&B David si Baias SCA has an excellent reputation for tax-related litigation, where partners such as Dan Dascălu and Ana-Maria Iordache are active. The team’s lawyers regularly appear before the courts challenging high-value tax liability assessments handed down by the authorities. The group is also strong in other areas of administrative litigation, such as competition and antitrust cases, where Sorin David is a key name.

Romania > Commercial, corporate and M&A

D&B David si Baias SCA is a key name for mid-market transactional work. In recent work, it has been very active in the healthcare sector, and represented several entrepreneurs on the respective multimilllion-euro sales of their businesses. As the legal branch of PwC, clients inevitably benefit from the firm’s broad range of advisory services. Managing partner Sorin David and corporate head Anda Rojanschi are the main contacts.