Mr Catalin Grigorescu > bpv Grigorescu Stefanica > Bucharest, Romania > Lawyer Profile

bpv Grigorescu Stefanica
33 DIONISIE LUPU STREET
020021 BUCHAREST
Romania

Work Department

Position

Catalin Grigorescu is a co-founder of the firm and its current Managing Partner. He advises on a wide range of international corporate transactions, corporate financing, and energy and infrastructure projects. He leads the firm’s transactional and TMT practices, and holds a qualification as insolvency practitioner.

In addition to his management responsibilities in the firm, Cătălin regularly advises on all types of corporate and corporate-financing transactions, as well as on corporate governance matters. He has particular expertise in corporate reorganisations, combining legal and tax knowledge with business acumen. His industry expertise covers digital and industrial technology, financial services, industrial manufacturing, and energy and utilities.

Cătălin has led the firm’s TMT practice into the top tier of technology practices in Romania. Part of his work involves advising global digital and industrial technology companies, along with prominent-growth and start-up companies on VC and M&A transactions, and on commercial and regulatory matters in Romania and regionally.

He is one of the most reputable competition practitioners in Romania, whose practice focuses on antitrust compliance, distribution systems, horizontal cooperation, cartel prevention and investigation, and private enforcement. He holds a Master’s degree in European competition law and has authored several publications on competition law in Romania and abroad.

Over the years Cătălin has held various non-executive management or supervisory board positions in listed companies and in non-profit organizations.

Career

2011 – present: Managing Partner, bpv GRIGORESCU STEFANICA;
2006 – 2011: Managing Partner, bpv GRIGORESCU;
1999 – 2006: Associate to Partner, International Law Firm;
1997 – 1998: Legal Consultant, International Law Firm.

Languages

Romanian, English, German.

Memberships

Bucharest Bar Association;
International Bar Association;
National Insolvency Practitioners Association of Romania.

Education

Law firm managemet programme, IE Madrid & London;
University of Bremen, Master of European Laws (LL.M.Eur);
University of Bucharest, Law Faculty, Bachelor Degree.

Lawyer Rankings

Romania > Banking and finance

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.

Romania > Commercial, corporate and M&A

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.

Romania > EU and competition

(Leading individuals)

Cătălin Grigorescubpv 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’.

Romania > TMT

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.