Buzescu Ca > Bucharest, Romania > Firm Profile

Buzescu Ca
22 Emanoil Porumbaru Street
Sector 1
011421 Bucharest
Romania

Romania > Intellectual property Tier 2

Buzescu Ca fields an experienced IP practice that is ‘extremely supportive and gives thorough, commercially-minded advice‘. The lawyers have a good track record on contentious and non-contentious IP issues across a range of sectors including life sciences, technology, consumer goods and manufacturing. This extends to crucial due diligence support on M&A deals, where the firm is regularly referred work by major international law firms. Adrian Tomescu leads the well regarded team which represents several household names in the fashion industry, including L’Oreal and Pierre Cardin. Founding partner Peter Buzescu and associate Corina Papuzu also have good credentials.

Practice head(s):

Adrian Tomescu

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘As a strength, I’d like to note their considerable experience and expertise. The team is very responsive, and they have also easily adjusted to the specific billing system we have in place.’

‘All of the partners and associates we engaged with were very professional, particularly Corina Papuzu and Peter Buzescu. It was a pleasure working with them.’

‘The team are extremely supportive and give thorough, commercially-minded advice.’

‘The matter we entrusted to Buzescu was an administrative procedure that was carried out successfully and on time.’

‘We don’t often need to use Romanian firms and so far we have only used Buzescu Ca for this one matter. But we found them to be knowledgeable, efficient and responsive.’

‘We dealt with partner, Peter Buzescu. Peter was very friendly and helpful. ’

 

Key clients

L’Oreal

Jean Patou

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries

ARC Group

Synthon

Alvogen IPCO and its subsidiary Labormed Pharma Trading

Better Collective

Electrica Furnizare

Otani Tire Co.

Mr. Ping Pinky Lai

Algolia

Pierre Cardin

Gestion De Inversiones Caroma, S.L.

Work highlights

  • Advised L’Oreal with regard to the filing of legal actions for the cancellation of two trademarks based on previously registered AZZARO trademarks, and the relevant court representation.
  • Advised Alvogen with regard to a request submitted with the Ministry of Health to amend and approve a treatment protocol, as well as on victories in several court cases concerning alleged patent infringement, and a motion to suspend the approved price of a generic drug.
  • Advised Algolia with regard to the due diligence of the target company, MorphL AI, including the status of its intellectual property rights, such as the assignment and transfer of the IP rights created by employees and third party contractors.

Romania > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Buzescu Ca has a versatile disputes practice with several strong areas of specialisation. IP and antitrust/state aid claims feature prominently in the firm’s workload. Coupled with this, the firm stands out for its connection to the aviation industry, where it represents clients such as Wizz Air on state aid and passenger compensation claims. The team also has several leading clients in the pharmaceuticals and beauty products industries, including L’Oreal, Alvogen and Snython. The ‘very knowledgeable’ managing partner Peter Buzescu (‘highly recommended for anyone seeking local advice‘), and Adrian Tomescu are the two main contacts.

Practice head(s):

Adrian Tomescu

Other key lawyers:

Peter Buzescu; Alex Cretu

Testimonials

‘The legal team is very experienced, including in commercial and regulatory matters and their application to the aviation industry. They are very professional, with a very good understanding of local laws and business environment and are able to provide commercial solutions in addition to a very detailed, thorough and clear legal advice.’

‘Peter Buzescu leads his team by example, is very knowledgeable, takes initiative to advance matters within the scope of his instructions, performs well under tight deadlines and is always within reach, as expected. This reflects in the high quality of the advice we are then able to deliver to our international clients. For these reasons, he comes highly recommended for anyone seeking local advice.’

‘We haven’t found any law firm as professional as theirs. Our collaboration was beyond perfect, couldn’t ask for more. Anytime we will return to their services, we were very satisfied by their personnel and professionalism.’

‘Very effective for patent and regulatory litigation on pharmaceuticals.’

 

Key clients

WIZZ AIR

L’OREAL

FLYDUBAI

ALVOGEN IPCO

SYNTHON

ARC GROUP

PIERRE CARDIN

VIKING OILFIELD SERVICES

RIEKER ROMANIA

MEDOCHEMIE

PETROL LJUBLJANA

Work highlights

  • Advising the low-cost airline Wizz Air on a claim for damages resulting from alleged state aid and alleged abuse of dominant position.
  • Advising Flydubai on passenger compensation and damages claims.
  • Successfully represented Alvogen IPCO, an international generic drugs company and its Romanian subsidiary, in a patent infringement claim regarding a neurology drug.

Romania > Energy and natural resources Tier 3

Buzescu Ca has a good reputation for advising foreign and domestic energy clients across a range of issues. The team is especially experienced advising on the regulatory framework for energy trading, as well as the necessary authorisation and licenses required for business launches within Romania. Other core areas of focus include wind power projects, corporate acquisitions and operations in the mining and natural resources sector. Managing partner Peter Buzescu and Adrian Tomescu are both active in this area. Associate Corina Papuzu is experienced on the energy trading side.

Practice head(s):

Peter Buzescu

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘This legal firm has a high level of professional behavior. They explain any legal issue in our collaboration in a way that is very easy to understand.’

‘They answer you very quickly and not with delay.’

 

Key clients

EDF Trading

Gazprom Marketing & Trading

Viking Oilfield Services

Dalea Investment Group

Central European Drilling

Petrol Ljubljana

Work highlights

  • Advised EDF Trading on reporting requirements to ANRE regarding its electricity trading activities in Romania.
  • Assisted Dalea Investment Group with regard to the registration of its local subsidiary, as well as various corporate and compliance matters.
  • Advised Central European Drilling on immigration and employment issues for key personnel in its drilling operations, as well as corporate governance.

Romania > Tax Tier 3

Buzescu Ca advises clients across a wide range of sectors, and has good expertise on direct and indirect tax issues. Clients in the technology sector regularly use the firm to advise on the tax treatment of stock option and employee benefit schemes. A large portion of the firm’s clients are international, and the practice is experienced in structuring cross-border transactions including acquisitions and restructurings. Energy companies often instruct the firm on trading related customs and tax issues. Adrian Tomescu leads the team with strong input from managing partner Peter Buzescu.

Practice head(s):

Adrian Tomescu

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘We haven’t found any law firm in Timisoara as professional as theirs. Our collaboration was beyond perfect, couldn’t ask for more. Anytime we will return to their services, we were very satisfied by their personnel and professionalism.’

‘Their are providing top quality legal services, always solving everything that we could possibly encounter. Also the fact that they are also providing pro bono services for various charities says a lot about them. Their team is very well trained to please any client.’

 

Key clients

ALGOLIA

SYNOPSYS

VIAVI SOLUTIONS

BRIGHT MACHINES

VIKING INTERNATIONAL

RICHARD FRANASSOVICI

DALEA INVESTMENT GROUP

KASPERSKY LAB

TRAVELPORT

Work highlights

  • Advised Algolia, a US-based international web search company, with regard to the recent acquisition of MorphL AI, an AI technology company, including advice on the tax treatment of deal and earn-out considerations to be paid to key employees.
  • Advised Viavi Solutions regarding the taxation of its equity awards to Romanian employees under stock option plans.
  • Advising Viking International on various tax issues, including a tax audit concerning a rig imported in Romania by the Romanian subsidiary, as well as VAT, customs duties issues, and tax enforcement proceedings.

Romania > TMT Tier 3

Buzescu Ca is praised for being ‘very easy to deal with‘ and providing ‘good practical advice‘. The firm offers a full service to its clients who come from across a range of sectors, with good support in key areas such as employment, IP and tax. The team has a good track record on IT-related corporate transactions, such as its advice to Algolia on its  acquisition of MorphL AI. End-users also use the firm on contractual matters with IT suppliers, as well as broader data privacy and GDPR issues. The ‘extremely efficient‘ associate Corina Papuzu heads the team, with founder Peter Buzescu often acting as lead partner.

Practice head(s):

Corina Papuzu

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘We have always been very impressed with the firm. They are transparent and reasonable with their fees. The work is turned around quickly and to a high standard. They are knowledgeable and understanding of the fact we don’t know the Romanian legal system to the extent we do the UK system. They are very easy to deal with and provide good practical advice that is easy to implement.’

‘Although Peter Buzescu is the lead Partner in respect to our services. Corina Papuzu carries out the day to day legal work. Corina is extremely efficient, her advice is precise and practical.’

Key clients

The Procter & Gamble Company

Algolia

Blackstone

Estee Lauder

Brink’s

LC Waikiki

Canam Steel

Seopa

Travelport

Work highlights

  • Advised Algolia with regard to its recent acquisition of MorphL AI, an AI technology company.
  • Advised Blackstone on employee-related data protection matters, including the collection and processing of personal data and explicit consent requirements.
  • Advised LC Waikiki on the transfer of the personal data of its employees outside the EU.

Romania > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Buzescu Ca represents a broad mix of domestic and international clients who commend the ‘extremely responsive‘ firm for its ‘accurate and focused advice‘. The team handles cross-border M&A, as well as corporate reorganisations and day-to-day commercial and regulatory issues. The group has been especially active on behalf of clients in the manufacturing, IT and transport sectors. Peter Buzescu and Adrian Tomescuprovide excellent support at partner level where needed’. The ‘extremely efficient‘ senior associate Corina Papuzucombines excellent attention to detail with strong client focus and delivery‘.

Practice head(s):

Peter Buzescu

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Knowledge, competence, responsiveness, speed, quality, close to clients, follow-up on open topics.’

‘Always extremely responsive and they deliver prompt, accurate and focused advice. We have worked with them over 10 years and have always been very happy with the level of support provided.’

‘Peter Buzescu and Adrian Tomescu provide excellent support at partner level where needed. Corina Papuzu combines excellent attention to detail with strong client focus and delivery. She is very pleasant to deal with, and is a real rising star.’

‘Wide experience in various fields, strong local team, success-oriented business.’

‘Highly qualified individuals with a successful track record, including Peter Buzescu.’

‘We have always been very impressed with the firm. They are transparent and reasonable with their fees. The work is turned around quickly and to a high standard. They are knowledgeable and understanding of the fact we don’t know the Romanian legal system to the extent we do the UK system. They are very easy to deal with and provide good practical advice that is easy to implement.’

‘Although Peter Buzescu is the lead Partner in respect to our services. Corina Papuzu carries out the day to day legal work. Corina is extremely efficient, her advice is precise and practical.’

‘Immediately available on phone/e-mail. Excellent legal advice. Short and at the point conversations.’

Key clients

Algolia

Danfoss

Procter & Gamble

Gazprom

EDF Trading

Wizz Air

Travelport

Tupperware

Timken

Canam Steel

Dalea Investment Group

Zentiva

Kautex Textron

Medochemie

Kaspersky

Central European Drilling

Naviglobe

Seopa

Petrol Ljubliana No

Work highlights

  • Advised Algolia on its recent acquisition of MorphL AI, an AI technology company.
  • Advised Danfoss on its acquisition of the Romanian subsidiary of Eaton Corporation, a global electrical, hydraulic and mechanical equipment company.
  • Advised Procter & Gamble Group on its appointment of a Data Protection Officer and its registration with the Romanian Data Protection Authority.

Romania > Employment

Buzescu Ca has a 'responsive' employment team that 'always finds the best solution'. 'Client oriented' practice head Corina Papuzu is 'very good' with international projects.

Categories of work

  • Corporate and commercial
  • Energy and natural resources
  • M&A and privatisation
  • Banking and finance
  • Real estate
  • Competition
  • Tax
  • Employment
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Dispute resolution
  • Pharmaceuticals and healthcare
  • Data protection
  • Technology, media and telecommunications
  • Intellectual property
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