Dragne & Asociatii SCA > Bucharest, Romania > Firm Profile
Dragne & Asociatii SCA Offices
6 Matei Millo Street
Millo Offices, 2nd Floor, 1st District
Dragne & Asociatii SCA > The Legal 500 Rankings
Romania > Dispute resolution Tier 1Dragne & Asociatii SCA fields a leading dispute resolution team packed with a deep bench of litigators who ‘master the procedural matters exceptionally’. The group is noted for its interdisciplinary collaboration, both internally and with international lawyers on cross-border disputes. The firm handles the full range of commercial, administrative and criminal matters, and is also well versed in international arbitration and other forms of alternative dispute resolution. Other areas of strength include IP and public procurement-related claims, as well as dispute avoidance in the form of compliance and risk management. Key individuals include Ion Dragne, who has a notable track record in investment treaty disputes, and fellow managing partner Stelian Garofil, who is highly experienced in insolvency litigation. Delia Bosman, Andreia Dumitrescu, Ioana Oprea and Daniel Cirstea are also recommended, as is senior associate Bogdan Iordache.
Ion Dragne; Stelian Garofil
Other key lawyers:
Delia Bosman; Andreia Dumitrescu; Daniel Cirstea; Ioana Oprea; Zoe Lungu; Gabriel Paraschiv; Bogdan Iordache
‘The fact that the team listened to my legal issues and took the time to go into detail to ensure that they understood the full complexity of my situation made me feel more supported than with other lawyers I had worked with in the past. The strong point of this team is the interdisciplinary collaboration and in particular the contact with lawyers in other countries.’
‘The good cohesion of the team is appreciated which allowed me as a client to feel supported.’
‘Their uniqueness comes from the fact that they master the procedural matters exceptionally. Also, they are modest, balanced, fair and attentive. They never do anything before notifying the client and offering various legal alternatives.’
‘Qualities: promptness, fairness, respect, attention, modesty, intellectual education. All the people I work with in this law firm are very good.’
Asigurarea Romaneasca Asirom Vienna Insurance Group
Iridex Group Import Export
Bnp Paribas Personal Finance
Blue Air Aviation
Sind Tour Traiding
European Drinks SA
Credit Europe Ipotecar, Credit Europe Bank Romania
Mol Romania Petroleum Product
Deutsche Bahn Cargo Romania
Cosr (Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee)
BC Victoria Bank
- Represented Amerocap, a private equity investor focused on the energy and defence sectors, in a €3.2m contract dispute with a Romanian chemicals producer and supplier.
- Representing Asigurarea Romaneasca Asirom Vienna Insurance Group in a broad range of contractual insurance claims.
- Representing First Bank in multiple contractual and consumer litigation disputes.
Romania > Restructuring and insolvency Tier 1Dragne & Asociatii SCA is a top choice for some of Romania’s largest insolvencies and restructurings. The firm is instructed by a broad range of corporate debtors, creditors, banks and financial institutions, as well as public authorities. Dispute resolution is a core area of expertise for the firm, so clients are well catered for in related court proceedings and contentious debt recovery matters. Daniel Cirstea is regularly involved in major enforcement proceedings and often represents administrators and liquidators. Managing partner Stelian Garofil acts on behalf of domestic and international clients, including shareholders, while Andreia Dumitrescu has strong credentials for cross-border matters.
Stelian Garofil; Andreia Dumitrescu; Daniel Cirstea
Other key lawyers:
Authority for Financial Supervision
Alpha Bank AE London Branch
Sind Tour Trading
- Advised the Financial Supervisory Authority on the financial reorganisation of Astra, and represented the client in the subsequent bankruptcy process.
- Representing Alpha Bank in multiple insolvencies with creditors.
- Representing Sind Tour Trading, as creditor, in several insolvency proceedings against other companies.
Romania > Banking and finance Tier 3Dragne & Asociatii SCA has an excellent reputation for major banking and finance disputes, where it represents some of the country’s largest banks and financial institutions. The firm is praised for its ability to ‘always come up with effective solutions and remarkable strategies'. Away from the contentious side, the firm also offers stellar advice on regulatory and consumer credit matters. Name partner Ion Dragne is singled out by one client as ‘an outstanding figure in the litigation, consumer and banking law fields‘. Other key contacts include practice head Stelian Garofil, and senior practitioners Delia Bosman, Andreia Dumitrescu, Daniel Cirstea and Ioana Oprea.
Other key lawyers:
‘A serious team of lawyers who demonstrate a high level of professionalism.’
‘The lawyers with whom we collaborate are serious, rigorous and always come up with effective solutions and remarkable strategies.’
‘Dragne & Asociatii understands very well the consumer credit business and this puts the practice in a position to offer tailored advice. The inner understanding makes the team very responsive and creative.’
‘The team is very responsive and dedicated.’
‘Ion Dragne is an outstanding figure in the litigation, consumer and banking law fields. His experience and solid knowledge helped us navigating the changing legal environment.’
BNP Paribas Personal Finance SA Paris Bucharest Branch
- Advising BNP Paribas Personal Finance on various matters, including projects linked to its portfolio of receivables.
Romania > Real estate and construction Tier 4Dragne & Asociatii SCA is recommended for its ‘in-depth legal analysis, advice and timely support each time‘. The firm has a particularly strong reputation for litigation matters, which cover the full range of real estate, construction and related administrative disputes. It is also active on the advisory and transactional side, assisting major clients – including retailer Lidl – with their Romanian property interests. Deputy managing partner Delia Bosman leads the team, ably supported by senior practitioner Ion Dragne. Disputes expert Ioana Oprea is another name to note.
Delia Bosman; Ioana Oprea
Other key lawyers:
‘The team at Dragne & Asociatii is capable of providing in-depth legal analysis, advice and timely support each time it is needed and they are exceptional at interpreting and translating legal terminology into easy-to-understand explanations and summaries for non-legal teams.’
‘We have mainly worked with Ion Dragne who is a founding member of the firm and he is an outstanding professional providing comprehensive advice and delivering fully integrated solutions to us as clients in every case for which we requested his legal advice. He gets involved in all stages of a project from initial discussions, analysis, drafting, negotiations and implementation, always protecting our interests while keeping his focus to get to the desired solution. We value that he is a highly motivated and hardworking professional with excellent educational background and legal knowledge.’
- Representing Lidl Romania in multiple disputes linked to its real estate acquisitions in Romania.
- Advising Lidl Discount on due diligence relating to the potential risks affecting ownership titles of land plots within Bucharest.
Romania > Tax
Dragne & Asociatii SCA > Firm Profile
The firm: Dragne & Asociații is one of Romania’s leading law firms, providing a broad scope of legal services across a wide range of sectors and recognized for its extensive experience in dispute resolution and arbitration. The law firm’s team of dedicated Lawyers is committed to delivering high quality technical advice on each file and understanding each client’s business.
The law firm’s clients range from multinational developers and entrepreneurs in various key industries, leading banks and other financial institutions or private individuals to state-owned companies and state authorities.
Dragne & Asociații’s core practice areas are litigation and arbitration, restructuring and insolvency, corporate and commercial, M&A and enforcement. The law firm also has excellent practitioners in the fields of tax, banking and finance, real estate and construction, employment, intellectual property, competition and antitrust.
Ion Dragne, managing partner, is widely regarded as one of the most experienced and respected litigators in Romania, his litigation practice covering a wide range of legal areas.
The partners of the law firm have a significant role in resolving the law firm’s cases: Stelian Garofil (managing partner), Delia Boșman (deputy managing partner), Andreia Oana Dumitrescu (partner), Daniel Cîrstea (partner), Ioana Oprea (partner), Zoe Lungu (partner), Gabriel Paraschiv (partner), Ana-Maria Filip (partner), Bogdan Toma (partner).
Areas of practice: Dragne & Asociații is one of the few law firms in Romania having experience in international commercial arbitration, investment arbitration (under the ICSID, ICC, UNCITRAL, VIAC, CCIR and other sets of rules) and cross-border dispute resolution. The law firm has a unique record in successfully handling high stake disputes. Dragne & Asociații’s team has acted for Mr. Viorel Micula and Rieni Drinks SA in the ICSID arbitration that was successfully finalised at the end of 2013, with a 250 million USD ruling as well as in a second ICSID arbitration case in Romania.
The law firm advises on all sort of litigation cases including: commercial and construction disputes, administrative complaints, competition litigation, insurance related claims, enforcement procedures, tax litigation, real estate and property claims, employment disputes, criminal proceedings, consumer protection, intellectual property etc.
The team has experience in handling high-profile restructuring and insolvency projects of multimillion Euros, focusing on the real estate, telecommunication and financing sectors. The team provides advice on matters from creditor claims, reorganization of business and enforcement of security to disposal of assets of bankrupt companies.
Dragne & Asociații also advises on complex transactions and general corporate and commercial issues, in various fields of activity including joint ventures, merger and acquisitions. The team provides assistance on company creation/start-up, public takeovers and various legal issues for non-profit organizations.
Regarding the tax practice area, Dragne & Asociații covers all sorts of tax matters in transactions. The team proficiently advises its clients on tax controversies or disputes with the tax authorities.
The banking and finance department works for many of the commercial financial institutions in Romania and insurance companies. The team advises on real estate finance, project finance, debt restructuring, various regulatory matters, enforcement of securities and negotiation of major financing contracts.
Dragne & Asociații assists multinational companies and private clients investing in Romania in plots of land, energy plants, residential buildings and shopping centers. The work ranges from due diligence to sale purchase contracts, chain of titles checking, land book issues, regulatory matters, negotiation and monitoring lease agreements and FIDIC contracts, to real estate complex litigation.
The team also assists multinational companies on sensitive labour contracts negotiations, drawing up internal policies, termination of executive contracts, restructurings and collective dismissals. The expertise also includes claims for compensation and labour litigation.
Dragne & Asociații advises on the enforcement of IP rights (trademark, design, patent, and copyright), licensing, distribution agreements, franchising deals, unfair competition matters and regulatory aspects of mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. The team has assisted the Romanian Competition Council in relation to investigations and compliance procedures of various companies.
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|Litigation and arbitration||Andreia Dumitrescuemail@example.com||+40 31 432 61 70/71|
|Litigation and arbitration||Stelian Garofilfirstname.lastname@example.org||+40 31 432 61 70/71|
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|Corporate and commercial||Stelian Garofilemail@example.com||+40 31 432 61 70/71|
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|Corporate and commercial||Ioana Opreaemail@example.com||+40 31 432 61 70/71|
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|Corporate and commercial||Ana-Maria Filipemail@example.com||+40 31 432 61 70/71|
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|Real estate and construction||Delia Boșmanfirstname.lastname@example.org||+40 31 432 61 70/71|
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|Real estate and construction||Ioana Opreafirstname.lastname@example.org||+40 31 432 61 70/71|
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|Employment||Daniel Cirsteafirstname.lastname@example.org||+40 31 432 61 70/71|
|IP, competition and antitrust||Stelian Garofilemail@example.com||+40 31 432 61 70/71|
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|IP, competition and antitrust||Ioana Opreaemail@example.com||+40 31 432 61 70/71|
|Ms Ioana Avram||Ioana is part of the Corporate & Commercial, M&A law firm’s department.…||View Profile|
|Mr Liviu Boghean||Liviu Boghean specializes in civil litigation as well as disputes in the…||View Profile|
|Mrs Delia Boșman||Delia Boșman has developed particular expertise in tax and administrative issues, assisting…||View Profile|
|Mr Stefan Burciu||Ștefan Burciu specializes in complex administrative litigation, tax litigation, urban planning law…||View Profile|
|Mrs Andra Ciotir||Andra Ciotir has experience in civil and commercial litigation, representing clients before…||View Profile|
|Mr Daniel Cirstea||Daniel Cirstea specializes in employment law, in bankruptcy and in a broad…||View Profile|
|Mr Stefan Coman||Stefan Coman is specialized in complex civil and commercial litigation, administrative litigation,…||View Profile|
|Mr Mihai Octavian Costea||Mihai Costea practices general and commercial litigation, with a particular focus on…||View Profile|
|Mr Adrian Cristea||Adrian Cristea focuses his practice on a wide range of business disputes and…||View Profile|
|Mr Alexandru Dragne||Alexandru Dragne specializes in commercial and civil law. He assists clients in…||View Profile|
|Dr Ion Dragne||Ion Dragne is widely regarded as one of most experienced and respected…||View Profile|
|Mrs Andreia Oana Dumitrescu||Andreia Oana Dumitrescu specializes in commercial litigation, domestic and international arbitration under…||View Profile|
|Mr Lucian Epure||Lucian Epure specializes in domestic and international arbitration and commercial litigation. He…||View Profile|
|Ms Ana-Maria Filip||Ana-Maria Filip specializes in a broad range of commercial litigation and in…||View Profile|
|Mr Stelian Garofil||Stelian Garofil is co-head of the firm and he specializes in commercial…||View Profile|
|Mr Madalin Grigore||Madalin Grigore specializes in commercial and civil litigation, with a focus on…||View Profile|
|Mrs Raluca Gune||Raluca Gune focuses on commercial litigation and insolvency matters. She has gained…||View Profile|
|Mr Bogdan Iordache||Bogdan Iordache is a Senior Associate within the law firm’s Litigation &…||View Profile|
|Mr Mihai Iorga||Mihai Iorga specializes in employment and commercial law. He also advises clients…||View Profile|
|Ms Eveline Joita||Eveline Joita is a skilled legal professional with expertise in commercial litigation,…||View Profile|
|Mrs Zoe Lungu||Zoe Lungu’s practice focuses on corporate counseling and commercial litigation. She advises…||View Profile|
|Mr Alexandru Mitra||Alexandru Mitra is specialized in civil litigation, commercial litigation, as well as…||View Profile|
|Ms Raluca Oprea||Raluca Oprea specializes in civil, commercial and criminal law. She also assists…||View Profile|
|Mrs Ioana Oprea||Ioana Oprea’s practice focuses on civil, corporate and commercial litigation. She has…||View Profile|
|Mr Gabriel Paraschiv||Gabriel Paraschiv’s practice is focused on insolvency and commercial litigation. He advises…||View Profile|
|Mr Mihai Adrian Popa||Mihai Adrian Popa is a lawyer specialized in commercial, civil, and criminal…||View Profile|
|Mr David Popescu||David Popescu specializes in civil and commercial law. He advises also on…||View Profile|
|Ms Ioana Popescu||Ioana Popescu has gained international criminal law experience working as legal intern…||View Profile|
|Mr Bogdan Toma||Bogdan Toma’s practice is focused on civil and real estate matters, including…||View Profile|
|Mrs Irina Valeanu||Irina Valeanu specializes in real estate and administrative issues. She advises also…||View Profile|
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CLIENT: Mrs. Simona Opris
COMPANY/FIRM: GARANTI BANK
TESTIMONIAL: Dragne & Asociatii’s approach is unique, in our view, due to their capability of identifying the most advantageous legal solutions for our needs. They are fast-thinking, straightforward and they adapt very quickly to any changes of circumstances. Due to their capacity to adapt to changes, the team is very responsive to changing strategies depending on our specific needs at a moment in time.
The lawyers we have worked with were very skilled, efficiently blending the legal solutions provided with the economic and business interests of our companies. Their approach in court is particularly satisfying, since they always carefully weigh the advantages and disadvantages of each and every measure recommended to us.
CLIENT: Mrs. Raluca Visan
COMPANY/FIRM: Asirom Vienna Insurance Group
TESTIMONIAL: Our general view regarding the overall level of service is that the lawyers involved in solving our legal issues displayed a professional, advantageous and cost-effective approach. Also, they responded swiftly and promptly to our requests and addressed every issue arising out of the disputes with great care to preserving our advantages. Based on our experience, this practice is unique due to their ingenuity in court and outside of court. The lawyers we have worked with are very responsive to our requests, excellent in court, being very ingenuous and fast-thinking.
CLIENT: Mrs. Mihaela Nagoda
COMPANY/FIRM: Findrum S.R.L.
TESTIMONIAL: The team who handles our insolvency cases has a well-earned reputation for innovative thinking. All the lawyers that worked with us display a very professional approach and provide innovative solutions to legal issues.
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The subject of cyber security of 5G networks is currently on the discussions table in all European countries. Preliminary steps for the implementation of 5G network security measures should have been completed by 30 April, according to the timetable initially proposed by the European Commission. Subsequently, a joint report was to be released by each state on the implementation of these measures.
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