Diana Neagu > Vernon | David > Chisinau, Moldova > Lawyer Profile

Vernon | David
49 Alexandru cel Bun street, 3rd floor
MD-2012
Moldova

Work Department

Banking & Finance; Employment & Labor Law

Position

PARTNER

Career

Diana is a recognized leader in Romania and Moldova in labor and employment matters as well as banking and finance.

She has extensive experience in finance and banking matters, having represented both lenders and borrowers.  Her banking experience includes new product development, negotiating complex syndicated loan agreements and advising on banking regulations both in Romania and the Republic of Moldova.  Her most recent transactions include representing various lenders (syndicates and clubs) against Moldova’s largest borrower.  In addition to her lending work, Diana has overseen several significant M&A transactions and matters.

In addition, Diana has represented a variety of international and local clients in their employment issues, including British Petroleum (BP), Michelin, Unicredit Bank, Tarmac, I.D. Sarrieri and many others.  In the course of her work, she has represented clients in all types of labour matters including litigation, collective bargaining, work permits and visas, dismissals and management structuring.  Diana has a deep specialization and is a leading attorney in relation to employment issues for financial institutions.

Recently, Diana advised the World Bank and the Moldovan State with regard to re-drafting of the Moldovan Labor Code.

Her banking experience includes both transactional and regulatory work for some of the largest banks in Romania and Central/Eastern Europe.  She has negotiated hundreds of millions of Euros in credit facilities, including project financing, commodities financing, corporate restructuring and construction projects.  Diana has also worked on implementing some of the most exciting new financial products on the Romanian and Moldovan market, including the drafting of the necessary standard documentation.

In terms of regulatory experience, she advised banks on compliance issues related to the regulations of the National Bank of Romania and, respectively, Moldova, including matters related to internal control and supervision of banking activities, as well as risk management and rules on internal audit and the regulatory aspects of outsourcing.  She has also advised foreign investment funds on regulatory matters concerning the Romanian capital markets and on de-listing issues.

In addition to her career as a practitioner, Diana also taught at the University for European Studies of Moldova.

Languages

Romanian, English

Education

  • LL.B, University of Bucharest, Romania

Lawyer Rankings

Moldova > Leading firms

(Hall of Fame)

Diana NeaguVernon | David

Vernon | David works on major domestic financings and M&A transactions, as well as representing clients in complex litigation cases. The firm benefits from its combination of local and foreign-qualified lawyers, and has notable US expertise. Diana Neagu leads the team in Moldova, specialising in financing, M&A, environmental and labour law, acting for major banks in Romania and Central and Eastern Europe. Roman Ivanov was recently promoted to partner, and heads up the banking and finance practice. Recently promoted partner Sergiu Bivol is another key name, with significant experience in litigation and arbitration.

Romania > Employment

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.