Firm Profile > bpv Grigorescu Stefanica > Bucharest, Romania

bpv Grigorescu Stefanica
33 DIONISIE LUPU STREET
020021 BUCHAREST
Romania

TMT Tier 1

bpv Grigorescu Stefanica made its name in TMT, and while the firm has broadened its reach, the sector remains a key area of focus. This is demonstrated in the breadth and range of its client base, from technology and telecoms giants, major banks and funds, through to local start-ups. This is supported by strong expertise, not just in corporate law and commercial litigation, but also in key areas such as employment, IP, competition and data protection. Managing partner Cătălin Grigorescu  remains an important figure the market. Anca Grigorescu is active on the employment and tax side.

Practice head(s):

Catalin Grigorescu

Other key lawyers:

Anca Grigorescu

Testimonials

‘Being a young technology company, it was particularly important for us to find the best business and legal advice for our seed financing round. With their no-nonsense approach, Catalin Grigorescu and his team were able to turn an otherwise fairly complex process into a smooth journey for us’

‘The professionalism of the individuals is exceptional. ’

Key clients

Google LLC

Orange Business Services

DB Schenker

Miele

Innoship Technology

Huawei Technologies

Footprints for Retail

Green Revolution

Banca Comercială Română (BCR)

German – Romanian Chamber of Industry and Commerce (AHK)

Eaton Corporation

Employment Tier 2

bpv Grigorescu Stefanica has a strong practice with good experience across all areas of employment law. As well as day-today employment issues, the team plays a key role advising on transactional related matters, including business launches, M&A, divestitures, reorganisations, outsourcing and insolvencies. Employment litigation features high on the agenda, as does broader advice on internal compliance procedures and collective negotiations. Practice head Anca Grigorescu has over 20 years' experience in the market. Managing associate Cristina Randjak is also a key part of the team.

Practice head(s):

Anca Grigorescu

Other key lawyers:

Cristina Randjak

Key clients

WBV weisenburger Bau + Verwaltung GmbH

S IMMO

Signify

Riverbed Technology, Inc

Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

bpv Grigorescu Stefanica is a reliable choice for creditors and debtors. The firm has its own specialised insolvency company, Fractal Insolvency, through which it regularly acts as liquidator. The firm's partners, particularly Alexandru Rusu, also offer strong support on contentious and non-contentious legal issues. This includes advice on debt recovery proceedings, tax, distressed asset sales, refinancing deals, and company reorganisations and restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Alexandru Rusu; Catalin Grigorescu

Key clients

KWS Seminte

KWS Momont

Signify Romania (former Philips Lighting)

Seacave

STILL Material Handling

Trenkwalder

Shapir Structures

Turbo Tub

Orion Auto Invest

BHL Logistic

Groenland Poultry

Inform Tehnica Medicala

Totto Security

Amfiboswin

Salubriserv

Theming and Animatronics Industries

Energy and natural resources Tier 3

bpv Grigorescu Stefanica has good experience advising clients in the conventional and renewable energy sectors. This extends to advice on coal and gas-fired power plants, often involving every stage of a project life cycle, including potential contentious issues. Other areas of expertise include oil and gas exploration as well as mining, plus water issues. Disputes partner Daniel Stefanica and real estate and construction partner Anca Albulescu are the two main contacts.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Stefanica; Anca Albulescu

Testimonials

‘They were efficient, got on top of the detail quickly and delivered on time.’

Key clients

Natura Management

HABAU PPS Pipeline Systems

EU and competition Tier 3

bpv Grigorescu Stefanica has a well-regarded practice that is especially noted for its advice to clients in the technology sector. The team offers strong support across a range of areas, particularly in compliance programs and training companies and staff on how to deal with inquiries and investigations. Other areas of expertise include merger clearance advice and assistance on Competition Council investigations, and any subsequent challenges that might be required. Cătălin Grigorescu is highly experienced in this area. The team also includes associates Cristina de Jonge and Iulia Dragomir.

Practice head(s):

Catalin Grigorescu

Other key lawyers:

Cristina de Jonge; Iulia Dragomir

Testimonials

‘The team is highly efficient and competent. They provide highly appreciated guidance in its jurisdiction which is less commonly known. The firm is highly flexible when it comes to meeting the client’s process needs. Cristina de Jonge and Catalin Grigorescu are a extremely talented lawyers who have an excellent understanding of the legal system and also of the needs for explanations of international clients.’

Key clients

Google

Beiersdorf Romania

Raben Management Services Sp. z o.o.

WBV Weisenburger Bau + Verwaltung GmbH

Raiffeisen Ware Austria Aktiengesellschaft (RWA)

MVGM

Intellectual property Tier 3

bpv Grigorescu Stefanica has a long-standing track record advising clients on complex IP issues. The firm's strong TMT client base ensures a steady flow of high-end IP issues, including filings, infringement claims, and broader strategic protection advice on how best to use and exploit their IP within Romania and the wider region. This includes support on cross-border transactions as well as advice on national and community-protected status. Anca Albulescu leads the experienced team, which includes specialist managing associate Cristina Randjak.

Practice head(s):

Anca Albulescu

Other key lawyers:

Cristina Randjak

Key clients

Google LLC

WBV Weisenburger Bau + Verwaltung GmbH

MLS Invest Trading

Mondialacqua

Zitec

Montecristo Retail

Genpact

Beiersdorf

FintechOS

PPP and procurement Tier 3

bpv Grigorescu Stefanica has a good track record for representing clients on public bidding procedures, as well as on subsequent challenges, both against and in the defence of awards. Clients come from across a variety of sectors including IT and healthcare, and the firm was recently involved in several high profile vehicle procurement procedures. Founding partner Anca Albulescu is especially strong on the infrastructure side, while Daniel Stefanica is the main contact for related disputes.

Practice head(s):

Anca Albulescu; Daniel Stefanica

Key clients

GFR – Grup Feroviar Roman

Briaris IND

Dräger Medical

Somaco

HABAU PPS Pipeline Systems

Wiebe

Iveco Defence Vehicles

Bucharest Maioralty

VTG

Tax Tier 3

bpv Grigorescu Stefanica has built a successful track record representing clients before the authorities in high-value direct and indirect tax cases. Anca Grigorescu, who heads the firm's employee benefits and tax practice groups has over 20 years' experience advising clients from across a range of sectors. As well as contentious issues, the team regularly assists clients with the tax planning and structuring of corporate transactions and cross-border commercial projects.

Practice head(s):

Anca Grigorescu

Key clients

voestalpine Automotive Components ARAD

voestalpine Romania

Humangest Group

Goldale Real Estate

AE&E Group

TBWA

KUKE S.A.

WBV Weisenburger Bau + Verwaltung GmbH

Hornbach

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

bpv Grigorescu Stefanica has a strong standing in the TMT market where it advises clients, including major corporates and venture capital funds, on transactional, regulatory and broader commercial issues. The firm also represents clients from the manufacturing, real estate and financial services sectors. Name partner Cătălin Grigorescu has established a strong reputation, and is also experienced on insolvency issues. Alexandru Rusu is also active in this area.

Practice head(s):

Catalin Grigorescu; Alexandru Rusu

Testimonials

‘The M&A team has innovative solutions to customer requests, and formed by lawyers who understand customers needs and find innovative solutions.’

Key clients

Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company

WBV Weisenburger Bau + Verwaltung GmbH

voestalpine Group

Suzuki Romania

Signify Romania

KWS

MVGM

Google LLC

Montecristo Retail

Innoship Technology

A2C2

Dispute resolution Tier 4

bpv Grigorescu Stefanica's experienced disputes team is recommended for its expertise in civil and administrative disputes. The firm regularly represents public and private sector clients on their key cases, and is especially strong on the technology and IT sectors.  Recent mandates have included public procurement challenges, IP claims, and tax, antitrust and debt recovery cases. Daniel Stefanica leads the team, which also has input from Alexandru Rusu. Senior associate Cezara Constantinescu is also well regarded.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Stefanica

Other key lawyers:

Alexandru Rusu; Cezara Constantinescu

Testimonials

‘When it comes to dispute resolution, I consider essential the capability to keep things simple and clear. This is what the team at bpv Grigorescu Stefanica does very well. They never enter into too many details, which might create confusion. This is, I believe, the key to success in case of a dispute: knowing to emphasize the important aspects, while keeping it simple. They are always keen in using technology and this was noticed especially during the pandemic lock-down, when technology was the main factor that kept us operational.’

‘Alexandru Rusu understood the importance to prioritise our position (as a client) to protect our commercial interest. This is a quality that is mostly appreciated.’

‘Cezara Constantinescu has the ability to extract the most relevant information, which proves to be decisive in winning a complex case.’

Key clients

Google LLC & Google Bucharest

Seacave

Mondialaqua

Drager

Iveco Defence Vehicles

Tiriac Imobiliare Group

Dräger Medical

Bucharest National School of Public Health, Management and Improvement in Health (SNSPMPDSB)

Bucharest Mayoralty

Briaris

Real estate and construction Tier 4

bpv Grigorescu Stefanica provides contentious and non-contentious transactional and development support to clients. The team advises on acquisitions, construction projects, leases, financings and property management across a range of assets, including hospitality, residential, offices, retail, and agribusiness. The firm is especially active on the litigation front, having scored some significant successes for public and private sector clients. Anca Albulescu leads the team with strong support from disputes head Daniel Stefanica.

Practice head(s):

Anca Albulescu; Daniel Stefanica

Key clients

Hornbach

Soravia

RHI Magnesita

Bucharest Mayoralty

Tiriac Imobiliare

Exiger

Ingenico

voestalpine Steel Service Center

Supernova

MVGM

The firm: bpv Grigorescu Ștefănică is a business law firm with a full-service offering for complex projects and litigation and a unique combination of legal and tax advisory capabilities. Founded in 2006 the firm is known internationally for its focus on the technology sector and its practice in areas such as Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Taxation, Employment & Benefits, Procurement, Concessions & PPPs, Real estate, Medical services, Energy and Infrastructure.

We are members of ICC Fraudnet and the first-ever Romanian member of the network. FraudNet operates under the auspices of the ICC’s London-based Commercial Crime Services unit and is an international network of independent lawyers who are the leading civil asset recovery specialists in each country.

Our lawyers are at the leading edge of their respective practices and industries. Together, we bring a wealth of experience acquired from having worked on challenging projects for international and local clients in both the private and public sectors. The clients we serve include some of the most successful local and international businesses and entrepreneurs.

bpv Grigorescu Ștefănică is a founding member of bpv Legal, an alliance of independent business law firms with offices in Bratislava, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Prague and Vienna, offering cross-border legal advisory services in Central and Eastern Europe.

Areas of practice: bpv Grigorescu Ștefănică advises comprehensively in the following areas of law: antitrust and merger control, banking and finance, commercial, construction, corporate and insolvency, dispute resolution, employment and benefits, energy, natural resources and environment, infrastructure and utilities, intellectual property, M&A, privacy and data protection, procurement, concessions, PPPs, real estate, taxation, technology, media & telecom.

In contrast with a majority of the other firms, bpv Grigorescu Ștefănică’s combination of legal and tax advisory capabilities is unique in the sense that most of its senior lawyers have a significant understanding of tax aspects and their implications in connection with the transacted matters. This feature allows them to advise promptly on tax issues as they arise and lead negotiations and structure agreements from a tax perspective on-the-fly, with significant process and time gains, without the need to refer the matter to its specialized tax team, except for the most complex or controversial issues.

Department Name Email Telephone
Antitrust & Merger Control Catalin Grigorescu catalin.grigorescu@bpv-grigorescu.com
Banking and finance Catalin Grigorescu catalin.grigorescu@bpv-grigorescu.com
Commercial Anca Albulescu anca.albulescu@bpv-grigorescu.com
Corporate & Insolvency Alexandru Rusu alexandru.rusu@bpv-grigorescu.com
Data Protection & Privacy Catalin Grigorescu catalin.grigorescu@bpv-grigorescu.com
Dispute resolution Daniel Stefanica daniel.stefanica@bpv-grigorescu.com
Employment Anca Grigorescu anca.grigorescu@bpv-grigorescu.com
Energy, Natural Resources & Environment Daniel Stefanica daniel.stefanica@bpv-grigorescu.com
EU and competition Catalin Grigorescu catalin.grigorescu@bpv-grigorescu.com
Infrastructure & Utilities Anca Albulescu anca.albulescu@bpv-grigorescu.com
Intellectual Property Anca Albulescu anca.albulescu@bpv-grigorescu.com
Procurement, Concessions, PPPs Anca Albulescu anca.albulescu@bpv-grigorescu.com
Real Estate and Construction Anca Albulescu anca.albulescu@bpv-grigorescu.com
Taxation Anca Grigorescu anca.grigorescu@bpv-grigorescu.com
Technology, Media & Telecoms Catalin Grigorescu catalin.grigorescu@bpv-grigorescu.com
Photo Name Position Profile
Mrs Anca Albulescu  photo Mrs Anca Albulescu A founding partner of the firm, Anca leads the firm’s real-estate and…
Mr Catalin Grigorescu  photo Mr Catalin Grigorescu Catalin Grigorescu is a co-founder of the firm and its current Managing…
Mrs Anca Grigorescu  photo Mrs Anca Grigorescu Anca Grigorescu is a founding partner of the firm and heads the…
Mr Alexandru Rusu  photo Mr Alexandru Rusu Alexandru Rusu is a founding partner of the firm, who is experienced…
Mr Daniel Stefanica  photo Mr Daniel Stefanica Partner advising on Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Energy, Natural Resources & Environment, Infrastructure…
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at this office : 30
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