Firm Profile > Vernon | David > Bucharest, Romania

Vernon | David
12A Dr. Burghelea Str
Bucharest
Romania

Employment Tier 2

Vernon | David has a highly experienced contentious and non-contentious employment practice led by the well-regarded Diana Neagu. The firm regularly handles cross-border matters and stands out for its Moldova practice. The team also has good expertise acting for major banking and financial services clients.

Testimonials

‘They are great lawyers that provide pro-business advice  They understand our business very well and so can advise us in ways that improves our business and employment relationships. If we have a labour issue, we call them immediately. They are just the best.’

‘Diana Neagu is a well-known labour expert. Laura Irizea is a wonderful associate and a pleasure to work with. I have no doubt she will become a leading labour lawyer in Romania over the next few years.’

Key clients

Banca Transilvania

Optaros

Banca Romaneasca

Salvation Army

Idea Bank

Intesa SanPaolo  Bank

Libra Internet Bank

Raycap Corporation

FIS Romania

Spearhead

Xannat Minerals (former Tarmac Romania, part of Anglo-American Group)

TMK Group

Banca Transilvania

Citibank

Brown Forman

Amring

Amraz

White-collar crime Tier 3

Vernon | David's experienced team has a strong track record in compliance and internal investigations work, where it represents clients from across a wide range of industries. Recent work has included defending clients against allegations of tax evasion, fraud, criminal liability for industrial accidents, and breach of environmental regulations. Daniela David, Charles Vernon and Maria Nica are all active in this area.

Key clients

BC Strategy UK

TMK Artrom

Raycap Corporation

Xannat Minerals

Spearhead Group

Freyrom (a subsidiary of Freyssinet International & Cie group)

SBR (a subsidiary of Soletanche Bachy)

Peace Corp

Xannat Minerals

Calarasi County Hospital

OCHR

Dispute resolution Tier 4

Vernon | David is popular with domestic and international clients, ranging from major financial services providers, to construction companies, consumer goods producers, and manufacturers. The team, led by Daniela David, covers all civil, fiscal and administrative disputes, and has a particularly strong reputation for employment litigation.

Testimonials

‘Vernon David is very client oriented, intelligent and hard working. They strive to understand our business in order to provide best solutions for our legal issues. And this is how they became trusted advisors. This is the difference that is important to us.’

‘The entire team is very good. Daniela David was our main contact for our major projects. As the team/project leader, she did a great job. The team delivered when needed, even when under tight time frames and deal pressure. Litigation is always an issue in Romania and they do a good job handling and managing our cases. We have also used Diana Neagu and Laura Irizea and find them excellent. The team has a very high success rate in labour litigation.’

Key clients

TMK (TMK-Artrom and TMK-Resita)

Raycap

Spearhead

Banca Transilvania

SBR (subsidiary of Solentache Bachy)

National Bank of Greece

Elite Insurance Company

Intesa San Paolo

Abengoa

Lakeside Food Group

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Vernon | David has a strong regional presence, including an office in Moldova. The practice handles a mix of day-to-day matters, as well as complex restructurings, spin-offs and M&A work. Charles Vernon and Maria Nica are well regarded for their corporate expertise and are sought after by several major international companies.

Testimonials

‘Good ability to understand local issues, proactive, good advice, sometimes bringing new constructive suggestions to the transaction.’

‘They understand how UK and US clients want their advice: commercial, articulate and to-the-point.’

‘Charles Vernon is experienced, available, creative, to the point, and pushy and aggressive (in a good way) when needed.’

‘Charles Vernon and Maria Nica are commercial, sensible and have a deep knowledge of the local market.’

Key clients

Xannat (was part of Tarmac and the Anglo-American Group)

Brown Forman

Banca Transilvania

Raycap

TMK

Spearhead

Paypoint PLC

Amring

Banca Transilvania

ELIT România

Ben Shimon Floris Ltd

Optaros

Intesa San Paolo

Elite Insurance

Sante

EcoSmart Union

Salvation Army

Vernon | David is a boutique law firm specializing in complex commercial transactions and disputes, regulatory matters and compliance issues. We provide high-end bespoke legal advice to a wide array of domestic and international clients ranging from start-ups to large multinational companies and foreign governments.  Currently, we have offices in Bucharest, Romania and in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

Our law firm is structured to provide comprehensive, high-quality legal services to serve the domestic and international needs of our clients drawing on the combined resources and varied expertise of our lawyers.  Our goal is to accomplish the client’s objectives in a succinct and efficient manner.

The law firm has worked on some of the largest deals and transactions in Romanian history, including advising TMK with its acquisition of Resita Steel (currently the largest steel producer in Romania), assisting Iulius Mall with the Palas Mall (one of the Romania’s largest retail centers) as well as representing Xannat (former Anglo-American group company and Romania’s largest aggregates mining company) with its management buy-out.

Our Chisinau-based team of American and Moldovan attorneys works closely with our Bucharest office in advising clients on a range of investment-related matters, including financings, mergers and acquisitions, real estate issues, labor matters, tax, IP, environmental regulations and general commercial transactions.  We also have a dynamic commercial litigation practice.

As active members of the local and foreign business community, we have been involved in a variety of business and legislative initiatives, including drafting the leasing laws of Moldova and taking a leading role in the reform of the Moldovan labor legislation.  In addition, members of our firm act on various local boards and charities, including being board members of the American Chamber of Commerce and the European Business Association (EBA).

Vernon│David today has five partners (Charles Vernon, Daniela David, Maria Nica, Corina Tiganas and Diana Neagu) and over 25 associates and staff in both Bucharest and Chisinau.

Practice areas: Since its establishment in 2001, Vernon | David has grown rapidly to become a highly-specialized law firm with a wide variety of experience and skills. Recognized for their legal innovation and pragmatic advice, our team has the knowledge, diligence and ambitious to get the job done.  Practice include:

  • Agriculture
  • Banking and finance
  • Compliance, fraud and white-collar-crime
  • Corporate and commercial Law
  • Data, privacy and cybersecurity
  • Disputes, litigation and arbitration
  • Employment and labor law
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Food, beverages and retail
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Real estate and construction
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Tax audits and litigation
Department Name Email Telephone
Charles Vernon, Managing Partner charles.vernon@vdalegal.com +40-(0)21-311-5654
Daniela David, Senior Partner daniela.david@vdalegal.com +40-(0)21-311-5654
Maria Nica, Partner maria.nica@vdalegal.com +40-(0)21-311-5654
Diana Neagu, Partner diana.neagu@vdalegal.com +40-(0)21-311-5654
Corina Tiganas, Partner corina.tiganas@vdalegal.com +40-(0)21-311-5654
Sergiu Bivol, Partner sergiu.bivol@vdalegal.com +373 (0)22-26-09-22
Roman Ivanov, Partner roman.ivanov@vdalegal.com +373 (0)22-26-09-22
Photo Name Position Profile
 Daniela David  photo Daniela David
 Maria Nica  photo Maria Nica
 Corina Tiganas  photo Corina Tiganas
 Charles Vernon  photo Charles Vernon
English (fluent)
German
Russian
French
Romanian
SCG Legal
IR Global (www.irglobal.com)
ULN (United Legal Network)