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D&B David si Baias SCA

LAKEVIEW BUILDING, 7TH FLOOR, 301-311 BARBU VACARESCU STREET, 020276 BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
Tel:
Work +40 21 225 3770
Email:
Web:
www.david-baias.ro
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Sorin David

Tel:
Work 0040 21 225 3770
Email:
Web:
www.david-baias.ro/
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

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, oil and gas production and distribution, FMCG, 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

Member

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 1994 - International 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 1991 - The 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


Romania

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

D&B David si Baias SCA is headed by Anda Rojanschi and Sorin David  and handles a wide range of commercial and M&A mandates. The team is well regarded by Romanian entrepreneurs for its advice on business sales to strategic and financial investors and recently acted for Farmexim's shareholders in the sale of their shares to Phoenix Pharmahandel. On the acquisition front, Rojanschi assisted Voici La Mode with acquiring three Marks & Spencer stores, which saw the client becoming the new holder of the Romanian M&S franchise.

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EU and competition

Within: EU and competition

D&B David si Baias SCA assisted clients in several high-profile investigations by the Romanian Competition Council; examples include representing EnergoBit in relation to allegations of bid rigging for public tenders and acting for Toneli in an investigation into anti-competitive egg pricing. Manuela Guia serves as practice head. Sorin David and Bianca Naghi are the other names to note.

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