Firm Profile > Vernon | David > Bucharest, Romania

Vernon | David
12A Dr. Burghelea Str
Bucharest
Romania

Employment Tier 2

Vernon | David has a high-quality employment practice, with an especially strong niche advising banking and financial services clients. Its service has three prongs, including transactional support, high-end contentious advice, and general commercial employment advice, including collective negotiations and the drafting of internal policies. The group also works closely with the firm's well regarded white-collar crime team on related compliance and internal disciplinary issues. Employment specialist Diana Neagu leads the team, which also includes the firm's co-founder and litigation head Daniela David. Associate Laura Irizea is also very well regarded.

Practice head(s):

Diana Neagu

Other key lawyers:

Daniela David; Laura Irizea

Testimonials

‘The team always has a quick response and came up with multiple, customized ideas and solutions.’

‘Daniela David and Laura Irizea are two dedicated and involved lawyers, attentive to the problems we face. ’

‘One of the most important strengths of the team is related to the capacity to provide the best solutions adapted to our situation, to our internal context with professionalism, rigor and integrity. The team showed a great openness towards understanding our needs and expectations, which led only to positive results regarding the quality of the services provided. The team mission is to use the experience and the knowledge of legal theory and practice in order to provide the best solution according to the internal need of the company. Another strength of the team is related to discretion and promptness in providing the best and the right solutions. Vernon|David has constantly tried to understand the needs of our Company, to understand our organizational culture in order to provide the proper services and to meet all the time our internal requirements.’

‘Vernon David delivers good quality and timely legal advice. They have a good understanding of both the legal framework and the inner functioning of the public institutes and valid experiences that have helped them provide us accurate, timely and judicious advice. ’

‘They presented a prompt and clear practical guidance on all the matters that arose during our collaboration. ’

‘Daniela David  has significant experience in complex employment disputes, including advising on senior management misconduct and termination cases. Diana Neagu has an extensive experience in finance and banking matters, serious and committed lawyer, and open minded, quick solution finder.’

‘We have collaborated with Vernon David for many years. They are excellent in the small things (internal rules and procedures) as well as with the big issues (complicated disciplinary investigations, accidents, State investigations, litigation). They have done a remarkable job for us and we are extremely happy with their services. We have found them to be the best employment law firm in Romania. I would highly recommend them.’

‘The team at Vernon David is magnificent. Our primary contact is Daniela David. She is an amazing and brilliant employment lawyer. Laura Irizea is also someone we work with. She is very smart and hard working.. ’

‘A wonderful labour/commercial law firm with years of experience in all areas of employment law. Knowledgeable, talented and hard working. We have used them on many cases and matters like litigation, collective bargaining, investigations, affirmative action policies and employee handbooks. They are solution oriented and creative lawyers who always work to support our business /company. I really enjoy working with them.’

‘Daniela David is a great lawyer and a top employment advisor. Maybe the best in Romania.’

‘Daniela David leads in outstanding team of lawyers. We have worked with her for over 15 years and she is simply the best. We have also worked with Laura Irizea who is an up and coming talent. Their combined litigation and consultancy skills create a team that is hard to beat. If you have an issue, you want them on your side. They are very, very good.’

Key clients

Banca Transilvania

Oracle

Intesa SanPaolo Bank

Libra Internet Bank

Raycap Corporation

FIS Romania

Spearhead

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

TMK Group

Optaros

Exelia

Brown Forman

Bitron Electronics

Alpha Bank

Agrics group

Ideea Bank

Banca Romaneasca

Dispute resolution Tier 3

Vernon | David has a strong track record advising international companies, including many in the banking and financial services sector, on cutting edge contentious issues. The team, led by the highly regarded Daniela David, has a strong success rate across multiple areas, including employment, insurance, environmental, tax, and commercial disputes. Associates Irina Parvulescu and Laura Irizea are also very well regarded.

Practice head(s):

Daniela David

Other key lawyers:

Irina Parvulescu; Laura Irizea

Testimonials

‘The firm has an outstanding, experienced litigation team with a remarkable ability to handle complex litigation matters due to their rigorous approach and resourcefulness. The lawyers are talented litigators with exquisite knowledge and an excellent understanding of their client’

‘Daniela David is a brilliant litigator demonstrating, at the same time, an outstanding substantial experience. She is a problem solver and an excellent strategist with a deep understanding of the business matters. Laura Irizea is a very talented and convincing lawyer with wonderful drafting skills displaying in writing the same persuasive approach as she has rhetorically. ’

‘The entire team is focused on the clients business. They truly understand our business and our problems and gave us the perfect legal options. Due to today’

‘Vernon David is a professional practice; they treat everyone with focus and dedication. They can present and foresee specific situations and are transparent every step on the way. Strong management and core values they stand their ground when things are challenging. ’

‘Laura Irizea and Irina Parvulescu are simply the best. When you trust your lawyers and you know they will give their best regardless of how difficult and time consuming the task is, it is the best feeling a client can have. We are in this together and we are stronger and sharper that way.

‘They did an outstanding and wonderful job. I cannot speak highly enough about their work, knowledge and, of course, their success. ’

‘The Vernon David team has been incredibly successful this year with regards to litigation. Their level of professionalism is very high and their work on complex matters (environmental, property claims, taxes, labour and green certificates) is superb. They make it look easy, but it’s not.’

‘We work mainly with Daniela David. She is an outstanding litigator and leads an excellent team. Irina Parvulescu works on corporate/environmental matters and is excellent. Laura Irizea is their labour litigation expert and is also excellent. Both Irina and Laura deserve recognition and praise. Simple put: they win. ’

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

Tectonics

Ideea Bank

Ecosmart

White-collar crime Tier 3

The main focus for the well-regarded team at Vernon | David is compliance and internal investigations, where it advises clients from across various industries. The firm has three certified compliance officers, and has experience of handling claims of fraud, tax evasion, and possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), which is key for its large international client base. Managing partner Charles Vernon, corporate partner Maria Nica, and litigation head Daniela David are all experienced in this area.

Practice head(s):

Charles Vernon; Maria Nica

Other key lawyers:

Daniela David

Testimonials

‘ Good multidisciplinary approach by engaging financial forensic specialists, information analysts and field detectives, under the coordination of a specialized white collar lawyer. ’

‘Charles Vernon is a visionary, as he is able to identify multidisciplinary solutions in all complex and sensitive cases. His can do approach generates proactive scenarios that lead to great negotiations and avoid time-spending in Courts.’

‘Vernon David has handled multiple matters with regard to investigations by State authorities, including labour inspections, pensions, taxes and work accidents leading injuries to personnel. All were potentially criminal in nature and all were handled with consummate professionalism, care and excellence. They are strategic thinkers who consider the big picture. Their advice has been exceptional. Very creative too. Great lawyers.’

‘Our primary contact is Daniela David. She is very, very good. ’

Key clients

Oracle

Elite Insurance

Peace Corp

BC Strategy UK Ltd

TMK Artrom SA

Raycap Corporation SRL

Xannat Minerals SRL

Spearhead Group

Freyrom (a subsidiary of Freyssinet International & Cie group);

SBR (a subsidiary of Soletanche Bachy)

Calarasi County Hospital

OCHR

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Vernon | David is a popular destination for international clients, who also benefit from the firm's market-leading Moldova office. The firm has strong transactional expertise and was recently involved in several significant acquisitions and divestitures. Clients come from across a range of industries, though the firm is particularly experienced in banking, financial services, healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Maria Nica leads the team, which includes experienced managing partner Charles Vernon.

Practice head(s):

Maria Nica

Other key lawyers:

Charles Vernon

Testimonials

‘Vernon David has been our general outside counsel for many years. They have worked on everything from mergers to public offerings to creating subsidiaries in the US to more general contract work and drafting. They are excellent and outstanding lawyers who work hard, play smart and can be relied upon when things get tough. Professional, reliable and trustworthy with a can-be-done/will-be-done attitude. I would strongly recommend them to anyone. ’

‘Our main contact is Daniela David. She is a terrific lawyer and very capable. The Vernon David team, including Charles Vernon, Maria Nica and Corina Tiganas are all outstanding. What separates them from their competitors is their professionalism (responsive, courteous, respectful, timely and so on) and dedication to us and our matters. They are accomplished and they work hard to be the best. And they are.’

Key clients

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

Brown Forman

Banca Transilvania

Oracle

Raycap

TMK

Spearhead

Paypoint PLC

Amring

ELIT România

Ben Shimon Floris Ltd

Optaros

Intesa San Paolo

Elite Insurance

Sante

EcoSmart Union

Salvation Army

Victoria Bank

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 seven partners (Charles Vernon, Daniela David, Maria Nica, Corina Tiganas, Diana Neagu Sergiu Bivol and Roman Ivanov) 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 SENIOR PARTNER
 Maria Nica  photo Maria Nica PARTNER
 Corina Tiganas  photo Corina Tiganas PARTNER
 Charles Vernon  photo Charles Vernon MANAGING PARTNER
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