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Romania

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică

Refinancing and financing transactions are a particular strength of bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică. The team assisted Moldova-based Glass Container with its debt restructuring. Noted for its  ‘client-oriented attitude’, the group also excels in the banking regulatory space, acting for clients such as Bancpost on a range of issues. Catalin Grigorescu and Alexandru Rusu jointly helm the practice.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică

bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică renders ongoing advice to Google on corporate and regulatory issues. Catalin Grigorescu and Alexandru Rusu head the practice, which had a busy year on the mergers and acquisitions front, acting for Food Union on its proposed €80m acquisition of Betty Ice. Voestalpine received advice on a range of corporate issues including management and headquarter changes. The team has particular expertise in transactional tax structuring issues.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică

Technology, procurement, employment, tax and debt recovery disputes form the recent caseload at bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică. Practice head Daniel Stefanica defended Bancpost in a series of disputes pertaining to alleged abusive contractual clauses contained within the client’s loan contracts. Notable clients include Google and Bucharest City Hall.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică

bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică possesses ‘high-quality legal knowledge not only as to national competition law but also as to EU law’. Google relies upon the ‘outstanding strategic skills’ of practice head Cătălin Grigorescu for day-to-day competition advice in Romania. The team regularly advises on anticompetitive practices, merger control, competition compliance issues, trade regulation and cartel prevention. ‘Highly efficient’ managing associate Iulia Dragomir ‘has an excellent understanding of the client’s expectations’.

Leading individuals

Cătălin Grigorescu - bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică

bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică's team is noted for its ‘fast responses, practical solutions’ and ‘commitment’. It is well regarded on both the advisory and contentious fronts and acted for Still on a wide range of employment issues including dismissal, relocation and damage recovery. Philips Lighting received assistance with contract reviews. Anca Grigorescu heads the team, which includes managing associate Cristina Randjak, who is singled out for her ‘professional approach’.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 3

bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică

bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică advised French-based Total Group on the incorporation of its new Romanian entity, Total Global Services Bucharest. The team has seen an active year handling energy-related disputes and is representing KDF Energy in litigation regarding the termination of a contract with two Italian biomass power plant developers. Anca Albulescu and Daniel Stefanica head the department.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică

bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică renders ongoing advice to Google on a range of IP-related issues. Practice head Anca Albulescu represented Germany-based Müller in opposing an attempt by a Romanian individual to register the trade mark ‘Blink’, a name which is used by the client for one of its product lines. Other clients include Suzuki, Soravia Group and Sports Hub.

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PPP and procurement
PPP and procurement - ranked: tier 2

bpv Grigorescu Stefanica

bpv Grigorescu Stefanica successfully represented Wiebe România in the Bucharest Court of Appeal in a dispute of award decisions for two railway infrastructure public procurement contracts awarded by the Romanian National Railway Company. The claims of rival bidders were dismissed and both contracts were awarded to the client. Anca Albulescu serves as practice head; managing associate Iulia Dragomir is a notable new arrival to the team. Core strengths include road infrastructure and natural resource concessions.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 4

bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică

bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică is particularly experienced in M&A transactions with real estate components. Practice head Anca Albulescu advised CTP Invest on its acquisition of real estate company Centura Property. A notable instruction on the leasing front came from Zitec in relation to the lease agreement at its new headquarters in Bucharest's city centre. Real estate litigation is another core strength.

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Restructuring and insolvency
Restructuring and insolvency - ranked: tier 2

bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică

bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică is equipped to handle the full range of restructuring and insolvency matters and represents both debtors and creditors. It acted for Frühwald following its insolvency; the team represented the client as judicial administrator and successfully proposed its reorganisation plan before the Creditors’ General Assembly. Alexandru Rusu heads the practice.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică

bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică represents a number of multinational corporations, including Google, who employ the firm for day-to-day advice, regulatory and localisation work as well as privacy, copyright and data protection matters. Catalin Grigorescu and Alexandru Rusu jointly head the practice; recent work includes advising EPLAN on the localisation of its general terms and conditions regarding the sale of software for mechanical engineering design. Prominent Romania-based companies also form part of the client roster, as do a number of IT and technology start-ups. The recent caseload also includes several GDPR-related instructions.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică

At bpv Grigorescu Ştefănică, practice head Anca Grigorescu is well regarded for tax structuring of transactions and handles a range of contentious and non-contentious tax issues. She advised Hootsuite on the implementation of new fiscal measures and the potential tax exemption of the company’s computer programmers. In another highlight, the team assisted Raben Group with the incorporation of a Romanian entity, providing counsel on the tax aspects of invoicing.

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