Kinstellar > Bucharest, Romania > Firm Profile

Kinstellar
8-10 NICOLAE IORGA
010434 BUCHAREST
Romania

Romania > Banking and finance Tier 2

Kinstellar has a ‘very responsive and helpful‘ banking team with good experience of cross-border financings. The team is jointly led by Zsuzsa Csiki, who handles regulatory matters, and senior counsel Magdalena Răducanu on the transactional side. The practice is praised for being ‘particularly good at linking up with colleagues in other Kinstellar offices and providing a seamless service‘. It also has a good track record of working with other global firms on international deals, both for borrowers and lenders. In addition to financings, the firm’s lawyers also have good expertise in restructurings, regulatory compliance and banking litigation.

Practice head(s):

Magdalena Răducanu; Zsuzsa Csiki

Testimonials

‘Large practice, on par with international standards. Zsuzsa Csiki was very hands-on and able to meet some very tight deadlines while maintaining a very high standard of  work.’

‘Very responsive, competitive pricing and user-friendly advice.’

‘A very responsive and helpful team. They are particularly good at linking up with colleagues in other Kinstellar offices and providing a seamless service.’

‘High performance, pro-active approach, thinking and proposing possible solutions – good availability.’

‘Overall impression is excellent. Professional firm, hands-on, reasonable fees, top quality. The people I have worked with are very involved and take a pragmatic approach.’

Key clients

Citigroup Europe plc

ING Bank N.V.

Unicredit Bank S.A.

Business Lease Group B.V.

United Petfood Group / United Petfood Romania

Middleground Management / DURA Automotive

HSBC Bank plc

Payvision

European Investment Bank

Inter Cars

CCC S.A.

Vitesco Technologies Group / Vitesco Technologies Romania

American Express Payments Europe S.L.

BRD – Groupe Société Générale S.A.

Work highlights

  • Advising Business Lease Group and its Romanian subsidiary, Business Lease Romania, on the on Romanian law aspects of its €242 million syndicated refinancing loan and the connected security package.
  • Advising the lenders (Citigroup Europe plc, ING Bank N.V., UniCredit Bank S.A. and BRD – Groupe Société Générale S.A.) on the Romanian law aspects of a €150 million loan, and the incremental facility consisting of a RON 500 million term loan, granted to the Romanian telecom provider RCS & RDS.
  • Advising Vitesco Technologies and its Romanian subsidiary Vitesco Technologies Romania on the Romanian law aspects of €1 billion in syndicated facilities, as well as on structuring and implementing the connected security package.

Romania > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Kinstellar has an active practice led by the ‘very clever and innovative Zsuzsa Csiki  , who took over from former corporate head Razvan Popa after his departure. The handover has gone smoothly with clients complimentary about their ongoing ‘access to important market insights, flexible, transparent billing and high-class advice‘. Clients include major corporates and private equity funds operating across a wide range of sectors. Multinationals regularly use the firm whose regional network throughout the CEE is ‘one of their key strengths‘. The young team also has several well regarded senior associates, with clients singling out the ‘very knowledgeableMădălina Perțe  for praise.

Practice head(s):

Zsuzsa Csiki

Other key lawyers:

Mădălina Perțe

Testimonials

‘A team of young lawyers, who work very hard and show genuine interest in the client and its business. Efficiency and proactive attitude.’

‘Zsuzsa Csiki is a core of strength in making things happen: problem solving, detail oriented and shows resilience in the context of any complex issue that arises. She works incredibly hard for you, irrespective of the time of day and she delivers a very solid work product at international law standards. Senior associate Madalina Perte works also very hard, contributing to the success of the team.’

‘Wide exposure to various industries and deep knowledge of the business matters. The team looks closely for the client’s specific needs and propose tailored and innovative solutions. Excellent communication and availability from the part of the managing members of the team, strong commitment and dedication to the customer’s projects and deadlines.’

‘Zsuzsa Csiki is one of the most competent and energetic business lawyers I ever met, very clever and innovative. Her outstanding capabilities are matched by her dedication and strong commitment to the client’s interests. She also showed excellent social and negotiation skills and she is the kind of lawyer that can and will save the deal despite all odds. Always available when needed, she proved to be a valuable asset in the most complex transactions. Madalina Perte is a competent, reliable and dedicated lawyer; very good communication skills, high level of availability.’

‘The best team of you young lawyers who are driven by energy and dedication. The regional coverage of Kinstellar is also one of their key strengths – they can connect the relevant needs across the entire region. They work as one on cross-border matters and ensure smooth transaction processing. An elite law firm – with one of the most dedicated lawyers, Zsuzsa Csiki, who genuinely cares about her work.’

‘Zsuzsa Csiki is result-oriented, dedicated and equipped with strong transaction structuring and processing skills. I rely on her solution driven attitude, clear and structured drafting skills and resilience in any situation. She never gives up, she is moving matters forward with utter dedication.’

‘The practice covers various fields and provides legal feedback in due time, in order to mitigate the potential risks for the client.’

‘The individuals provide promptly answers, they are open for discussions and clarifications. We cooperated mainly with Zsuzsa Csiki, Remus Codreanu, Vlad Simion, Smaranda Vacaru.’

Key clients

American Securities

Court Square Capital Partners

Mobileum Inc

GTT Communications

Wipro Limited

Miniclip

Black Sea Fund

Key Way Group Limited

Inteva Products

Inter Cars

Adecco Group

Modis Competence Center

United Petfood

FDS Inc.

Dura Automotive

Fujitsu Technologies

Temenos Romania

Amundi Asset Management

STADA Arzneimittel

Visma Romania

Brise Group

FirstFarms

Work highlights

  • Advising American Securities, a private equity firm, on a due diligence process in relation to its potential investment in the Ferro Corporation, a publicly traded company with operations in Romania through Ferro Performance Pigments Romania SRL.
  • Advised the  private equity firm, Court Square Capital Partners, on the due diligence process and Romanian law implications of the acquisition of Connatix Holding – a company operating next-generation video platform for publishers.
  • Advising Mobileum, a data analytics company, on Romanian law implications of the acquisition of Niometrics.

Romania > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Kinstellar is a popular choice with multinational companies who can leverage off the firm’s impressive regional network for cross-border disputes. The Bucharest team is ‘well-equipped to handle complex cases on an extended period of time‘ and offers a ‘wealth of experience and client-friendly, technical advice‘. The firm’s wide-ranging capabilities include contractual, public procurement, tax and employment disputes. White collar crime and civil fraud are also significant areas of focus for the group. The ‘highly responsive‘ practice head Remus Codreanu has a good market profile and is praised for his ‘outstanding experience’.

Practice head(s):

Remus Codreanu

Other key lawyers:

Vlad Simion

Testimonials

‘Kinstellar in Romania is a very strong player when it comes to litigations. The team has an impressive background in terms of clients they have assisted on similar cases, and a fully dedicated team. Excellent quality of work, always trying to find the right protective solutions for the client, highly responsive and always reliable. Kinstellar in Romania is well equipped to handle complex cases on an extended period of time; they have good matter management system, transparent and flexible financial arrangements and are the partner you need for your matters on the local market.’

‘We appreciated the whole team for its strong commitment to our cases, deep involvement, hard and efficient work and 24/7 availability. They delivered the best solutions always on a timely basis. Our key contact has been Remus Codreanu, a highly professional lawyer with solid and broad experience in the field, deep and efficient understanding of our cases, knowledge of relevant strategies, fully committed to serving our needs and having managed to implement proper strategies for wining our complex and sensitive cases.’

‘Kinstellar’s team was creative, persistent, and always thinking of ways to advance our client’s position.’

‘Remus Codreanu was great to work with. He was highly responsive and took charge of the matter.

‘Wealth of experience and client-friendly, technical advice.’

‘Remus Codreanu has outstanding experience and I particularly like his calm and balanced behavior.’

 

Key clients

Logicor

United Airlines

Inteva Products

Nitrogénművek

BH Chemical

FBR Forest One

APM Terminals Romania

Envisan

Dow Europe

Temenos Romania

Work highlights

  • Advising Inteva Products, a major global automotive supplier, on a cross-border contractual dispute with two suppliers relating to breach of contractual clauses and defective products.
  • Representing Logicor on a complex construction-related dispute involving civil, fiscal, administrative and procedural issues.
  • Representing the chemicals companies, Nitrogénművek and BH Chemical, in ongoing white-collar criminal cases.

Romania > Employment Tier 2

Kinstellar has a ‘highly competent‘ employment team, ‘covering a wide range of connected topics,’ and ‘always responding in a timely an professional manner’. In addition to providing strong support to the active corporate team, including on M&A, business launches and company reorganisations, the practice is also highly active on the litigation front. Disputes head Remus Codreanu leads the practice with support from senior associate Mădălina Anghenie. The team has recently been involved in several collective bargaining negotiations on behalf of international clients, who benefit from the firm’s integrated network of offices throughout Eastern Europe.

Practice head(s):

Remus Codreanu

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘All team members are good at what really demanded / asked for and replies on time to the point. Whenever a team member is not available, they are coordinating one another in order to support on time.’

‘Detailed know-how sharing and easy communication style which makes us understand the legal language. Also in order to support us on time, their capability to use different communication channels.’

‘Good knowledge of local laws and regulations.’

‘Highly responsive to the matter at hand. Mădălina Anghenie is a highly trained lawyer.’

‘Highly competent team, covering a wide range of connected topics, always responding in a timely and professional manner.’

‘My collaboration was mainly on labour law, the consultant has always provided a full context answer and documents, highlighting any issues that might come up, risks and mitigation actions.’

Key clients

Maersk Romania

Maersk Tankers

Temenos Romania

DURA Automotive Romania

Imerys Aluminates GmbH

Visteon Electronics Romania

MasterCard

HCL Technologies

AECOM Engineers

Global Upside

Global PEO Services

Nexans Romania

Inteva Closures

Inaba-Foods (Europe) GmbH

European Energy A/S

Microsoft

Wayfair

Can-Pack

Gitlab Inc.

Farben

Arista Networks

Insulet Corporation

AMEC Operations

Work highlights

  • Advised a subsidiary of the automotive products company, Inteva Products, on a wide range of employment matters in Romania including the revision of all internal employment policies, negotiation of a new collective bargaining agreement, and the implementation of a new employment agreement for key employees.
  • Advised HCL Technologies Romania, an Indian multinational IT company, on various day-to-day matters such as staff hiring, dismissal procedures and employment termination, negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, internal regulation and other internal policies, and issues generated by the Covid-19 outbreak.
  • Representing the Romanian subsidiary of Temenos, a multinational company specialising in enterprise software for banks and financial services, in a dispute with a former employee.

Romania > Energy and natural resources Tier 2

Kinstellar has a ‘technically impressive and highly commercial‘ energy and natural resources team with a strong grounding in power, oil and gas. The firm’s regional footprint makes it a popular choice for international companies seeking support on cross-border projects and transactions. The firm has been involved in several high-profile mandates, including major upstream acquisitions in the oil and gas sector, as well as nuclear and energy trading-related matters. Practice head Iustinian Captariu  has ‘great knowledge and experience of the Romanian energy market’ and ‘is extremely competent in both regulatory and contractual aspects’. Clients also rate the ‘hardworking and accommodating‘ managing associate Cătălin Graure.

Practice head(s):

Iustinian Captariu

Testimonials

‘The team works seamlessly. Allocation of work is excellent and the work product accurate, on time and on budget. Technically impressive and highly commercial.’

‘Iustinian Captariou: Responsive commercial, great to deal with and technically great. Catalin Graure: Hardworking and accommodating. Produces comprehensive, thorough and well though through legal advice. Catalin consistently meets deadlines and keeps to budget.

‘As a whole the team has been very responsive and has tackled complex issues effectively. This has required some research and exploring of potential approaches to the problems. This included tackling areas that they might not have been very familiar with. Also worth mentioning that they are very responsive and often worth evenings and weekends to deal with urgent matters.’

‘We have worked mainly with Iustinian Captariu on issues related to public procurement regulations and their interpretation as well as finding novel but sustainable approaches to resolve problems we have encountered with the procurement entity (client). Iustin has usually offered us credible solutions and is considered a reliable source of good ideas. We fly many issues by him even if not entirely legal matters.’

‘Iustin Captariu is regularly providing legal support to Engie Group in Romania. Working with Iustin and benefiting from his great knowledge and experience of the Romanian energy market is a chance as he is extremely competent in both regulatory and contractual aspects; not to mention that he is totally dedicated to his client and able to make himself available even on short notice. I would definitely recommend collaborating with Iustin and his team.’

‘The law firm is professionally experienced, provides correct services and meets deadlines.’

‘The law firm’s colleagues provide clear information on legal developments, draw attention to the legal consequences, and provide up-to-date information.’

‘The team is knowledgeable of local customs and practices. They are responsive and provide sound practical advice.’

Key clients

Ontario Power Generation

Canadian Nuclear Partners

Dacian Petroleum

MAVIR Zrt.

DXT Commodities S.A.

Ezpada AG

MET Group

Work highlights

  • Advising Ontario Power Generation on the €1.5 billion refurbishment of Reactor 1 operated by the state-owned nuclear energy producer, Nuclearelectrica.
  • Advised Dacian Petroleum on the upstream acquisition of 40 onshore oil fields from OMV Petrom.
  • Advising DXT Commodities on Romanian natural gas sector trading, legislation and various regulatory matters.

Romania > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Kinstellar has an experienced team that provides a ‘strong blend of local and international understanding and approach to transactions‘. An active client list of investors and developers ensures a regular flow of high-profile acquisitions and divestments across a range of asset classes, including agricultural, retail, office, industrial and residential. The firm’s regional footprint also makes it a popular choice for multi-jurisdictional investments. Practice head Victor Constantinescu brings ‘deep knowledge of the industry‘ and is praised for being ‘very approachable and easy to engage in any project‘.

Practice head(s):

Victor Constantinescu

Testimonials

‘Strong blend of local and international understanding and approach to transactions.’

‘Victor Constantinescu – leading understanding & application of law coupled with transactional experience.’

‘Exceptional legal knowledge about the real estate and construction works, quality of the work and structural way of working, availability of the team were exceptional. Thus, we, as the company, wish to work Kinstellar in other countries as well.’

‘Legal knowledge and availability, quality of the work and response time.’

‘Kinstellar has deep knowledge and experience in dealing with real estate matters. Their uniqueness relies on the ability to find solutions in difficult matters, involving several stakeholders (like experts, architects) managing to align them all in order to get the best solution for the client.’

‘Victor Constantinescu is very approachable and easy to engage in any project. His deep knowledge of the industry is what recommends him best.’

Key clients

S IMMO AG

Resolution Property

Zeus Capital Management

Ideal Projects

Cromwell Property Group

VGP Parks

Logicor

Element Industrial

Hilco Global

Lotus Center

Maersk

Accor Hotels

First Farms

Hodler Group

Adval Asset Management

Kalidom – Rosetti Estates

Work highlights

  • Advised the Vienna-listed real estate investor and developer, S IMMO AG, on the €97 million acquisition of Campus Buildings 6.2 and 6.3 from Skanska.
  • Advised the joint venture between Resolution Property and Zeus Capital Management, on the €100 million plus acquisition of Floreasca Park, a major office complex in Bucharest, Romania, from GLL Real Estate Partners.  
  • Advised a Romanian consortium now doing business as Vetimex Business Centers, on the negotiation, signing, closing and refinancing of the Cluj-based Vivido, Advancity, and Cube office projects

Romania > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 2

Kinstellar has an experienced  practice that is currently led by disputes partner Remus Codreanu. This follows several partner departures in the past 18 months including Razvan Popa, currently at the management consultants Dewi Advisory, and Bogdan Bibicu, now a partner at Wolf Theiss. The firm still boasts good credentials for cross-border mandates and regularly represents major creditors on debt recovery proceedings and insolvency disputes. In addition to trade creditors, the firm is often instructed by major banks, including Citibank and BRD Groupe Société Générale, on high-value refinancings and restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Remus Codreanu

Key clients

Agera Pharma

Citibank

BRD Groupe Société Générale

Logistic Contractor

Envisan NV

Work highlights

  • Advised Agera Pharma, a leading Swiss drugs producer, before the Bucharest Tribunal, on the preservation and recovery of its receivables against Casa Farm, a major Romanian drugs producer and distributor that is undergoing insolvency proceedings.
  • Advised Logistic Contractor, a regional logistic services provider, on the recovery of debts from an insolvent construction company.
  • Assisted Envisan on the restructuring of its operations including the potential closure of its Romanian business, as well as several debt recovery proceedings.

Romania > TMT Tier 2

Kinstellar has a ‘very hard working and result oriented team of lawyers’ with good experience of the TMT sector. The team is especially active on the transactional and corporate front, and has provided local and regional support on several high profile M&As. The practice also advises technology and telecoms clients on day-to-day commercial and regulatory issues, including business launches in Romania. Corporate partner Zsuzsa Csiki, praised for her ability to ‘drive a deal towards the finish line with very efficient transaction coordination and streamlining of complex deal structures‘, currently leads the team following the retirement of former practice head Razvan Popa.

Practice head(s):

Zsuzsa Csiki

Testimonials

‘Their energy and responsiveness are unique. A very hard working and result oriented team of lawyers.’

‘Zsuzsa Csiki can drive a deal towards the finish line with very efficient transaction coordination and streamlining of complex deal structures. Zsuzsa is very knowledgeable and can tackle any complex matters, with efficient negotiations and unique contract drafting skills. She is driven by ambition and a unique energy, proactive and a problem solver.’

 

Key clients

Court Square Capital Partners

Mobileum Inc

GTT Communications

Wipro Limited

Miniclip

Google

DXC Technology

J2 Global Inc.

Wayfair Stores Limited

Vice Media

Genui GmbH

Origindata SAS

Cerner Corporation

Fujitsu Technologies

Modis Competence Center

Varicent Software

Verizon Media

Key Way Group Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised the private equity firm, Court Square Capital Partners, on the due diligence process and Romanian law implications of the acquisition of Connatix Holding – a company operating next-generation video platforms for publishers.
  • Advising Mobileum, a designer and developer of data analytics solutions, on the Romanian law implications of its planned acquisition of Niometrics – a network analytics company.
  • Advised GTT Communications, a global provider of internet network and cloud networking services, on the divestiture of its infrastructure assets and sale to a third-party buyer.

Romania > Capital markets Tier 3

Kinstellar has an experienced capital markets team that offers a strong mix of regulatory and transactional support. The firm’s regional network helps financial clients manage cross border projects such as the implications of MiFiD II and other financial regulatory developments, where practice head Zsuzsa Csiki  has good credentials. The clientele include both issuers and underwriters and the team has a good track record for debt and equity capital markets. It has recently been involved in several high-yield bond issuances.

Practice head(s):

Zsuzsa Csiki

Key clients

Citigroup Global Markets Limited

HSBC Bank plc

Wells Fargo Securities LLC

Paypoint Services

Payvision

Credit Suisse

Morgan Stanley

J.P. Morgan Securities

Citigroup Global Markets Limited

AMP Capital Funds Management Limited

Apollo Investment Management Europe

SellersFunding International Portfolio

Work highlights

  • Advising Credit Suisse on capital markets matters in relation to its investment manual and advice in relation to carrying out spot FX transactions by Credit Suisse Securities on a reverse solicitation basis.
  • Advising Citigroup Global Markets, HSBC Bank, Wells Fargo Securities on the issuance of a high-yield bond by Eastern PA Land Investment Holding LLC and CANPACK, which will be used to refinance existing debt.
  • Advising payment technologies company, Paypoint Services, on a number of capital markets matters including the potential regulatory implications of the company’s envisaged change of structure concerning its card services flows.

Romania > EU and competition Tier 3

Kinstellar is developing an increasingly prominent and ‘extremely well managed‘ competition practice with strong credentials for contentious and non-contentious matters. Practice head Iustinian Captariu  and managing associate Cătălin Graure are ‘very professional with excellent knowledge and expertise on the subject of local Competition rules and practices‘. The firm has recently achieved positive outcomes for clients in cartel investigations, and also provides good support on merger clearances and general day-to-day matters. The team works well with colleagues in the regional network on cross-border issues.

Practice head(s):

Iustinian Captariu

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The law firm Kinstellar have represented our company for the past few years. It was a very long and complex process but extremely well managed by Kinstellar and at very high level.’

‘Both of the team members, Iustinian Captariu (Partner) and Catalin Graure (Senior Associate) have been outstanding since the beginning of this investigation. Very professional with excellent knowledge and expertise on the subject of local Competition rules and practices. No real weaknesses to declare and throughout the entire investigation they have been on point with all deadlines, follow ups and very precise with any responses to the Competition Council, providing a high level and expert representation.’

Key clients

BRD – Groupe Société Générale

Mastercard

MET Group

Perrigo Romania

ALD Automotive

Agroind & Promat

Siemens

Work highlights

  • Advised ALD Automotive, one of the largest operational leasing companies in Romania and part of the Société Générale Group, on a high-profile cartel investigation on the operational leasing market carried out by the Romanian Competition Council.
  • Providing day-to-day competition advice to the pharmaceutical company, Perrigo Romania, including support on information requests from the Romanian Competition Council, with respect to the authority’s sector inquiry into the OTC medicines and food supplements market
  • Advising Mastercard on a day-to-day basis, including on horizontal and abuse of dominance issues, as well as potential antitrust matters raised by  collaborations with the public authorities.

Romania > PPP and procurement Tier 3

Kinstellar stands out for its strong expertise in high profile infrastructure projects. The power sector is particularly fertile ground for the active team, which has recently been involved in several significant nuclear power refurbishments. Transport and healthcare procurement procedures have also featured prominently in the last two years. Clients include major international and domestic sponsors, contractors and investors, including Siemens and China Communications Construction Company. Iustinian Captariu  leads the transactional side of the practice, while Remus Codreanu is the main partner for contentious procurement issues, including award challenges and project-related disputes.

Practice head(s):

Iustinian Captariu; Remus Codreanu

Key clients

China Communications Construction Company Limited

Siemens

Makyol

European Energy

Work highlights

  • Advised Ontario Power Generation and its Romanian subsidiary Canadian Nuclear Partners, with regards to the €1.5 billion refurbishment of Reactor 1 operated by the state-owned nuclear energy producer, Nuclearelectrica.
  • Advising a consortium of international companies including China Communications Construction Company on the €1bn PPP project for the Târgu Neamț–Iași motorway.
  • Regularly advising Siemens on various public procurement tenders in which Siemens participates either as bidder or as subcontractor and/or third supporting party.

Romania > White-collar crime Tier 3

Kinstellar has strong experience of white-collar crime matters and also offers a comprehensive service on compliance, risk management and sensitive internal investigations. The growing practice is led by Remus Codreanu who is praised for ‘his extensive experience in investigations and even more complex white-collar crime cases, as well as his commitment, responsiveness, capacity to understand deeply and efficiently our needs‘. The team’s expertise includes cybercrime matters, corruption allegations, money laundering, tax evasion and organised crime. The firm represents several major international clients who also benefit from its strong regional network on cross-border matters.

Practice head(s):

Remus Codreanu

Testimonials

‘We are very pleased with our collaboration. We would like to point the fact that, irrespective of the complexity of the cases, Kinstellar’s team of lawyers know what challenges you face, they always provide a broader view on your problems, they correctly identify all potential issues and risks while at the same time giving practical, clear and commercial advice. Kinstellar has demonstrated its reputation for excellent quality of services; they met our high standards in terms of legal advice, and we also appreciated the firm’s ability to deliver practical, efficient and swift answers in terms of all matters. Our collaboration with Kinstellar’s White-collar crime and Dispute Resolution teams has been smooth, transparent and efficient all along, with strong focus on our needs, objectives, specific timeframe.’

‘In terms of key contacts, we have been working with in Kinstellar, we would like to recognize Remus Codreanu whom we recommend for his extensive experience in investigations and even more complex white-collar crime cases, as well as his commitment, responsiveness, capacity to understand deeply and efficiently our needs, swift and result-oriented legal solutions and availability 24/7.’

‘Remus Codreanu – professional with excellent knowledge of local legal environment.’

‘Experienced and responsive lawyers with agency/prosecutorial experience and contacts.’

Key clients

Nitrogénművek

BH Chemical

CMC Electronics

Air Liquide Vitalaire

Envisan

Dow Europe

Work highlights

  • Advising CMC Electronics Aurora LLC in court proceedings challenging the public procurement procedure organised by Avioane Craiova SA for modernising the IAR 99 airplanes into a Super Soim configuration – a case with significant white-collar crime law angles.
  • Advising Air Liquide Vitalaire Romania on an ongoing white-collar crime case,  as well as administrative, tax evasion and employment law issues.
  • Represented Envisan in a complex white-collar crime case regarding suspected criminal tax evasion offences.

The firm: Kinstellar is a leading independent law firm in Emerging Europe, Turkey and Central Asia, with offices in Almaty and Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan), Belgrade (Serbia), Bratislava (Slovakia), Bucharest (Romania), Budapest (Hungary), Istanbul (Turkey), Kyiv (Ukraine), Prague (the Czech Republic), Sofia (Bulgaria) and Tashkent (Uzbekistan).

Key highlights: 11 offices, 300+ lawyers, 8500+ matters.

We operate as a single fully integrated firm, and deliver consistently high-quality services across all jurisdictions in an integrated and seamless style.

Kinstellar’s senior team in Bucharest has advised on many of the most significant transactions in Romania in the last ten years. Our Bucharest office provides unparalleled local legal expertise and top-quality client service. Many of our senior lawyers have legal education in civil law and experience in top-tier international law firms, which enables us to bridge the gap for foreign investors by avoiding ambiguities and speeding up legal processes. Our Bucharest office consistently receives high rankings in the international legal directories across all practice areas and sectors.

Areas of practice: As a core element of Kinstellar’s consistent regional coverage, our Bucharest office provides comprehensive service to clients active in Romania’s key industry sectors, including automotive, banking and financial services, energy and environment, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, infrastructure and projects, manufacturing, real estate, technology, media and telecommunications.

Our legal expertise includes capital markets, corporate/M&A, competition/anti-trust, dispute resolution, employment,  intellectual property, PPP and public procurement, private equity, real estate and white-collar crime.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Banking, Finance and Capital Markets Magdalena Răducanu
Competition and State Aid Iustinian Captariu
Compliance, Risk and Sensitive Investigations Remus Codreanu
Dispute Resolution Remus Codreanu
Employment & Labour Law Remus Codreanu
Energy & Natural Resources Iustinian Captariu
Infrastructure & Projects Iustinian Captariu
Intellectual Property Remus Codreanu
Real estate, Construction & Planning Victor Constantinescu
M&A & Corporate Zsuzsa Csiki
Technology, Media & Telecommunications Zsuzsa Csiki
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Iustinian Captariu photo Iustinian CaptariuIustinian Captariu is a Partner and the head of the local Energy…
Remus Codreanu photo Remus CodreanuRemus Codreanu is a Partner with a broad experience in advising and…
Victor Constantinescu photo Victor ConstantinescuVictor Constantinescu is the Managing Partner of our Bucharest office and the…
Zsuzsa Csiki photo Zsuzsa CsikiZsuzsa Csiki is a Partner in our Bucharest office. She is the…
Magdalena Răducanu photo Magdalena RăducanuMagdalena Raducanu is Special Counsel in the Bucharest office and the head…
Smaranda Văcaru photo Smaranda VăcaruSmaranda Văcaru is a Senior Associate in the Bucharest office. She is…
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