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Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen

Banking and finance Tier 1

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen fields a ‘customer-oriented’ team that ‘delivers tailor-made solutions for any situation’ with ‘the appetite to engage in new and innovative transactions’. Clients include Banca Comercială Română and BRD – Groupe Société Générale, with Valentin Voinescu acting for both in regard to the financing of Caroli Foods Group. Alina Radu heads the team alongside Manuela Nestor and is praised as a ‘magnificent lawyer’ who ‘provides a very good service under time pressure’. The practice covers the full spectrum of matters, including financing, regulatory work, distressed debt acquisitions and restructuring.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen receives praise for its ‘strong and recognised expertise in the commercial, corporate and M&A field’. Recent highlights include advising an international healthcare and diagnostic services provider on its acquisition of a Romanian medical network, including the structuring and negotiation of the transaction documentation. The team is noted for its ‘availability, deadline and timeline compliance and efficient co-operation’ and is jointly headed by Adriana Ioana Gaspar, Gabriela Cacerea, Ruxandra Bologa and Adina Chilim-Dumitriu. Areas of specialisation include acquisitions and divestures, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and multi-phase debt and equity deals.

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen's team is praised as ‘the best in the market’, ‘simplifying complex aspects and proposing intelligent approaches’. Recent highlights include representing Gruppo Fri-El in a dispute over the duration of concession agreements concerning 13,000ha of agricultural land and representing The National History Museum of Romania in public procurement litigation pertaining to its modernisation. Emil Bivolaru has ‘strong technical and strategic skills, coupled with an excellent client service’ and Valeriu Mina, one of five new partners in the team, is praised as a ‘very competent and skilful lawyer’. Ana Diculescu-Sova leads the practice, which also includes the recommended Sorina Olaru and Radu Damaschin. The group handles a wide spectrum of work including civil, commercial, labour, administrative, fiscal and constitutional disputes.

Energy and natural resources Tier 1

Noted for its ‘excellent analysis and anticipatory advice’, the practice at Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen is jointly headed by Gabriela Cacerea, Ruxandra Bologa and Adina Chilim-Dumitriu. Bologa ‘stands out for her excellent expertise in the mining sector’ and the overall team is praised for its ‘in-depth knowledge of the oil and gas industry’. It covers the full spectrum of energy and gas sub-sectors including electricity and recently assisted an Italian multinational energy company in relation to regulatory matters and general assessments of the electricity distributions market. The team also handled M&As and privatisation work, greenfield structuring, brownfield projects, concessions, licenses and regulatory matters.

EU and competition Tier 1

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen's team displays a ‘very satisfactory degree of engagement and responsiveness as well as professionalism’. It handles investigations, merger clearances and compliance work. Practice head Georgeta Dinu has a ‘perfect grip on Romanian and European legislation’ and represented Elster Rometrics in a bid rigging investigation launched by the competition authority. Industries of particular expertise include real estate, media, technology and natural resources.

Intellectual property Tier 1

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen handles the full range of IP matters including contentious and advisory work, registration and filing as well as anti-counterfeiting and anti-piracy issues. Recent work includes acting for a global company in the travel retail industry in relation to trade mark clearance searches and representing a Romanian manufacturer of metal roofing in a trade mark infringement claim heard before the Romanian Competent Court. The practice is jointly headed by Ana-Maria Baciu and Cosmina Simion.

PPP and procurement Tier 1

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen's team has an ‘outstanding capacity of handling complex and high-volume matters’. Adina Chilim-Dumitriu heads the practice together with Adriana Gaspar and is currently representing Siemens before the Bucharest Tribunal, challenging a decision made by the contracting authority to reject the client’s offer and award the contract to a competitor. She also assisted the Romanian subsidiary of a global pharmaceutical company with a tender organised by the Ministry of Health and successfully defended the decision to award the contract for several lots to the client. The team possesses ‘in-depth understanding of public procurement regulations’ and is highly experienced in acting on large-scale infrastructure projects.

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen is reputed for its ‘excellent knowledge of real estate and construction’ and ‘significant longstanding experience in the market’. The three-partner team, headed by Ioana Niculeasa, covers the full spectrum of real estate projects. Recent work highlights include advising Bluerose RO Corporation on selling a land plot totalling 16,000sqm and assisting AFI Europe with the due diligence, negotiation and €23m acquisition of land in Bucharest. The ‘professional’ and ‘commercialVlad Tanase is a name to note, as is recently promoted partner Lavinia Ioniță-Rasmussen, who ‘stands out for her professionalism’.

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen's team consists of ‘knowledgeable individuals’ who form a ‘well balanced team’. Manuela Nestor and Ana Diculescu-Sova co-head the group, which excels in contentious matters and represented ADM International in insolvency proceedings of Bioromoil, seeking to recover €22.5m. Former Italian bank Veneto Banca instructed Valentin Voinescu to advise on an application for group insolvency proceedings aiming to recover €24m.

Tax Tier 1

Marius Ionescu and Alina Timofti jointly head the practice at Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen. Ionescu is an expert in investment tax, transaction advice and due diligence projects and Timofti has strong international tax, restructuring and tax review capabilities. The client roster includes names from the oil and gas, banking, real estate and construction, automotive and energy industries.

TMT Tier 1

The recent caseload at Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen consists of TMT-related M&A work, regulatory matters, data privacy mandates as well as contractual obligation and arrangement issues. Practice head Adina Chilim-Dumitriu is highly recommended.

TMT: gambling law Tier 1

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen is ‘very well versed in gambling law and operations’, displaying ‘strong industry knowledge’ and understanding of the ‘administrative procedures around gaming licensing requirements’. Ana-Maria Baciu and Cosmina Simion lead the practice and, together with Andrei Cosma and senior associate Alina Dumitru, are praised as ‘excellent lawyers with excellent gambling law knowledge’. The team handles a range of licensing, compliance, enforcement, regulation and business operation issues. It continues to advise an online betting and gaming company on all regulatory, tax, consumer protection and banking matters, and a market leader in the development of online gambling software sought assistance with regulatory compliance for the implementation of various products and features.

Capital markets Tier 2

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen adeptly handles matters relating to equity and debt capital markets, derivatives, financial and investment services, stock options and the operation of regulated markets. Manuela Nestor heads the team and is supported by Alina Radu and Adriana Gaspar. The group assisted Fondul Proprietatea in investment fund matters.

Employment Tier 2

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen's team provides ‘pragmatic, commercial advice and understands the client’s business'. Gabriela Dinu arrived from Ţuca Zbârcea & Asociaţii and serves as practice head following the departure of Luminita Dima. It handles the full range of employment matters and is particularly knowledgeable of the automotive, pharmaceutical and healthcare, IT and banking and finance sectors.

The firm

Nestor Nestor Diculescu Kingston Petersen (NNDKP) is one of the largest, most reputed law firms in Romania, providing integrated legal, tax advisory services and intellectual property counselling through its specialised entities.

Areas of practice

Corporate/M&A: the firm handles all levels of complex transactions, including assistance with transaction structuring and risk mitigation strategies.

Banking and finance: the team assists clients in banking operations, assets, corporate and project finance transactions, restructuring of financing facilities.

Dispute resolution: NNDKP assists clients in complex litigations, administrative proceedings, domestic and international arbitrations.

Energy: NNDKP assists in the privatisation and acquisition of energy companies, financing of energy projects and development and distribution of natural resources.

Real estate: NNDKP’s advice covers all areas of real estate transactions, including greenfield investments, construction agreements, financing and related securities.

Competition: NNDKP assists clients on all competition matters, including competition investigations and litigation, compliance in day-to-day business, mergers and state aid.

Taxation: NNDKP’s tax lawyers and consultants advise clients on various fiscal matters, covering direct and indirect taxation, transfer pricing, double taxation and tax disputes.

Intellectual property: NNDKP assists clients in patent and trade mark matters as well as the acquisition, protection, use, licensing and sale of technology.

Infrastructure and PPP: NNDKP advises on major projects in infrastructure design, financing, construction, rehabilitation, operation and maintenance.

Public procurement: NNDKP interprets and resolves legal questions on behalf of the firm’s clients on both major projects and day-to-day procurement issues.

Capital markets: the firm handles significant financing transactions, including revolving and term loans, trade finance, issuance of debt instruments, derivative transactions and public offerings.

Employment: the firm provides advice on all employment matters, including collective or individual labour contracts, conflicts of rights, occupational health and safety, internal regulations and policies.

Environment: NNDKP assists clients with respect to all environmental aspects of implementing projects in Romania, including drafting relevant contractual provisions.

Data protection: NNDKP advises clients on all data protection matters with respect to business transfers, projects and mergers, database sharing, marketing or employment activities.

Pharmaceuticals and healthcare: NNDKP advises on regulatory approvals, importations, packaging and labelling, marketing authorisations, as well as corporate and operational structures.

Consumer protection: NNDKP advises on all consumer protection matters, including labelling, product liability and recall, warranties, distance contracts, promotional activities.

Gaming: the firm provides a full range of legal services for companies operating or involved in the gambling sector (including joint ventures with state monopoly).

Immigration: NNDKP assists corporate clients in connection with the relocation of foreign personnel to Romania.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate/M&A Adriana Gaspar
Corporate/M&A Adina Chilim-Dumitriu
Corporate/M&A Gabriela Cacerea
Corporate/M&A Ruxandra Bologa
Banking and finance Manuela Nestor
Banking and finance Alina Radu
Banking and finance Valentin Voinescu
Dispute resolution Ana Diculescu-Sova
Energy Gabriela Cacerea
Energy Ruxandra Bologa
Energy Adina Chilim-Dumitriu
Real estate Ioana Niculeasa
Competition and state aid Georgeta Dinu
Taxation Alina Timofti
Taxation Marius Ionescu
Intellectual property Ana-Maria Baciu
Intellectual property Cosmina Simion
Infrastructure and PPP Adriana Gaspar
Public procurement Adina Chilim-Dumitriu
Capital markets Manuela Nestor
Employment Luminita Dima
Environment, data protection Roxana Ionescu
Pharmaceuticals and healthcare Ana-Maria Baciu
Gaming, consumer protection Ana-Maria Baciu
Gaming, consumer protection Cosmina Simion
Immigration Alexandru Lupu
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Silviu Badescu  photo Mr Silviu Badescu
Mr Lucian Barbu  photo Mr Lucian Barbu
Mr Emil Bivolaru  photo Mr Emil Bivolaru
Mrs Ruxandra Bologa  photo Mrs Ruxandra Bologa
Mrs Gabriela Cacerea  photo Mrs Gabriela Cacerea
Mrs Adina Chilim-Dumitriu  photo Mrs Adina Chilim-Dumitriu
Mr Radu Damaschin  photo Mr Radu Damaschin
Mrs Ana Diculescu-Sova  photo Mrs Ana Diculescu-Sova
Mrs Georgeta Dinu  photo Mrs Georgeta Dinu
Mrs Corina Dumitru  photo Mrs Corina Dumitru
Mr Marius Ezer  photo Mr Marius Ezer
Mrs Adriana Ioana Gaspar  photo Mrs Adriana Ioana Gaspar
Mrs Daniela Gramaticescu  photo Mrs Daniela Gramaticescu
Mr Marius Ionescu  photo Mr Marius Ionescu
Mrs Roxana Ionescu  photo Mrs Roxana Ionescu
Mrs Lavinia Ionita-Rasmussen  photo Mrs Lavinia Ionita-Rasmussen
Mr Valeriu Mina  photo Mr Valeriu Mina
Mrs Manuela Nestor  photo Mrs Manuela Nestor
Mr Ion Nestor  photo Mr Ion Nestor
Mrs Ioana Niculeasa  photo Mrs Ioana Niculeasa
Mrs Sorina Olaru  photo Mrs Sorina Olaru
Mrs Oana Partenie  photo Mrs Oana Partenie
Mrs Alina Radu  photo Mrs Alina Radu
Mrs Peggy Suica-Neagu  photo Mrs Peggy Suica-Neagu
Mr Vlad Tanase  photo Mr Vlad Tanase
Mrs Alina Timofti  photo Mrs Alina Timofti
Mrs Adina Vizoli-Alexandru  photo Mrs Adina Vizoli-Alexandru
Mr Razvan Vlad  photo Mr Razvan Vlad
Mr Valentin Voinescu  photo Mr Valentin Voinescu
Number of lawyers : 144 (including partners)
The South East Europe Legal Group (SEE Legal)
Lex Mundi
World Services Group
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Contacts : Manuela Nestor (
Other offices : Brasov
Other offices : Cluj-Napoca
Other offices : Timisoara