Leroy si Asociatii > Bucharest, Romania > Firm Profile

Leroy si Asociatii
10-12 MAIOR GHEORGHE SONTU STREET
011448 BUCHAREST
Romania

Romania > Banking and finance Tier 3

Leroy si Asociatii is best known for its structured products advice, particularly in areas such as derivatives where it advises several key industry bodies, including the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, on Romanian regulatory matters. Coupled with this is a strong grounding in acquisition, real estate and project finance, where the firm assists a number of leading international banks and borrowers. Advice to banks, including major clients such as BNP Paribas, on corporate and day-to-day issues also keeps the team busy. The practice, which is led by Andreea Toma, is particularly praised for its ‘pragmatic and experienced approach to negotiation‘.

Practice head(s):

Andreea Toma

Testimonials

‘Very quick turnaround with the bank for financing due to a pragmatic and experienced approach to negotiation. Very clear explanations of the risks which the client is exposed to and finding pragmatic solutions.’

Key clients

BNP Paribas Personal Finance

Expert Petroleum/Syntaxis

BNP Paribas

The International Capital Market Association (ICMA)

The International Securities Lending Association (ISLA)

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)

Bundesverband deutscher Banken e.V. (BDB)

Work highlights

  • Assisting ISDA with updating the Romanian Netting, Collateral Provider, Collateral Taker and Clearing Members Reliance opinions it publishes on its website.
  • Assisted the Bundesverband deutscher Banken with issuing its first ISDA Core Provisions opinion for Romania.
  • Assisted ISLA with updating the industry opinion on securities lending transactions contemplated under the Global Master Securities Lending Agreement (GMSLA) published on the ISLA website.

Romania > Capital markets Tier 3

Leroy si Asociatii stands out for its strong expertise in structured products, including swaps and derivatives, where it advises on a mix of transactional and regulatory matters. Trade bodies such as the International Swaps and Derivatives Association regularly use the firm on their Romanian matters, including industry opinions. Coupled with this is a solid flow of work for major international banks, including advising on issues linked to dealing derivatives with sovereign entities. Practice head Andreea Toma has a longstanding market presence. Associate Cristian Bumbac is building a reputation for derivatives-related matters.

Practice head(s):

Andreea Toma

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

The International Capital Market Association (ICMA)

The International Securities Lending Association (ISLA)

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)

Bundesverband deutscher Banken e.V. (BDB)

Work highlights

  • Assisting the ICMA updating the industry opinion in connection with repurchase transactions and buy/sell-back transactions contemplated under the 2000 and 2011 Global Master Repurchase Agreements.
  • Assisting the International Securities Lending Association with updating the industry opinion on securities lending transactions contemplated under the Global Master Securities Lending Agreement.

Romania > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Leroy si Asociatii has a strong track record in major administrative litigations involving public authorities. The firm has had a prominent role in several high-value public procurement and energy-related disputes involving contested bidding procedures and energy tariffs. The team has significant connections to the French market, with high-profile clients such as Albalact, Engie, Suez International and Naval Group regularly using the firm. Managing associate Vincentiu Constantin leads the practice with strong input from founding partner Bruno Leroy.

Practice head(s):

Vincentiu Contantin

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Expert Petroleum

Albalact (Lactalis Group)

Engie Romania

Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Universita Degli Studi di Roma ”La Sapienza”, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

Naval Group

Suez International

TIAB Romania

CRH Ciment

Vitalia Group (Romania)

ETI European Food Industries

Vitalia Servicii Pentru Mediu

AIC Land Development

Safege S.S. Nanterre France

Work highlights

  • Representing Albalact, a major dairy producers in Romania, in a damages claim arising from the proposed sale of a logistics company owned by the Albalact group.

Romania > Employment Tier 3

Romania > PPP and procurement Tier 3

Leroy si Asociatii fields an experienced team with an extensive track record in major procurement projects and concessions. The lawyers combine ‘responsiveness and accuracy‘ and are ‘always offering options and solutions to finalise a deal‘. The last five years has seen the firm involved in several high profile mandates in the defence, renewables and power sectors. The team is particularly popular with major French participants. Managing partner Bruno Leroy and Andreea Toma offer a broad range of expertise between them, and regularly advise on related corporate, infrastructure, real estate and regulatory issues.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Leroy

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team combined responsiveness and accuracy. They are solid, transparent and always offering options and solutions to finalise a deal.’

Romania > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Leroy si Asociatii has built a reputation for all aspects of corporate work, where it takes ‘a very sharp and pragmatic approach in delivering very good solutions‘. The firm is a regular favourite for many leading international manufacturers, energy, and consumer goods companies, including Louis Vuitton and Vinci Energies, and is particularly popular within the French market. M&A, joint ventures, company reorganisations and divestments have all featured in the firm’s workload recently. Andreea Toma and founding partner Bruno Leroy are the key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Leroy; Andreea Toma

Testimonials

‘A very sharp and pragmatic approach in delivering very good solutions. Also very efficient in delivering the end result at very good value for money.’

‘Highly recommend Andreea Toma for M&A and corporate.’

Key clients

Vinci Energies

Louis Vuitton

Expert Petroleum

Servier

Gefco

Ceva Logistics

Intacct

Altana

Work highlights

  • Advised EMI Equipement, a major manufacturer of metal casting solutions, on the sale of its majority stake held in a Romanian company specialised in design, manufacture, installation, maintenance and service for the partition of industrial spaces.
  • Advising ETI European Food Industries, a Turkish food products manufacturer, on its day-to-day corporate, employment, data protection and intellectual property matters.
  • Advised Vinci Energies, part of The Vinci Group, on its acquisition of a Romanian refrigeration systems company.

Romania > Energy and natural resources Tier 4

Leroy si Asociatii has a strong reputation for energy-related work, including major concessions, project finance, litigation, regulatory and corporate mandates. The firm has a strong following among leading energy companies based in France, and has recently advised on several significant investments into renewable energy plants. Other areas of work include energy trading and advice on green certificates. Bruno Leroy and Andreea Toma are the two lead partners.

Practice head(s):

Bruno Leroy

Other key lawyers:

The firm: Leroy si Asociatii is one of Romania’s leading independent law firms. With 25 years of experience in the Romanian market, the firm has gained national and international recognition for its contribution on some of the most significant investments and transactions in Romania.

From the very beginning, Leroy si Asociatii has had an important impact on the Romanian legal advisory market. The firm’s teams have worked efficiently on ground-breaking transactions across multiple practice areas, notably in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, banking and finance, real estate and projects and infrastructure. Having advised on several major privatisations, the firm subsequently successfully structured high-profile acquisitions, and were instructed to act on the first Romanian law governed syndicated credit facility, the largest real estate financing in Romania, as well as the first motorway concession project in the country at that time.

Leroy si Asociatii has extensive expertise advising on high-profile transactions. The firm has established practices in all areas of business law (competition, regulatory, employment, dispute resolution, intellectual property), and assists clients on day-to-day business by taking a cross-disciplinary approach, along with a thorough understanding of the clients legal and commercial needs.

The firm’s diversified portfolio of international and national clients includes leading corporations, credit institutions, international financial institutions, investment funds, small and medium-sized enterprises and state-owned companies. In addition, the firm’s legal capabilities enable it to advise international associations on various legal matters, and the Romanian government on legislative projects in highly regulated sectors.

Areas of practice: The firm’s team of 20 lawyers has first-rate legal skills, in-depth market knowledge, and the experience of providing innovative legal solutions to business ambitions.

With comprehensive legal knowledge and excellent practical skills, its lawyers deliver high-standard, business-oriented advice across a wide range of disciplines. Furthermore, the firm’s lawyers’ multiple specialisations enhance the quality of its services in several industries, enabling the delivery of a customised response to each of its clients’ particular needs and objectives.

Additionally, Leroy si Asociatii works closely with reputable international law firms on cross-border transactions and is able to deliver integrated legal advice at all times on any transaction.

The firm provides multinational, international institutions, SME, and local company clients with the full range of services to meet their specific legal and business needs, so as to facilitate smooth interaction with the Romanian authorities and other essential stakeholders.

The firm assists investors wishing to settle in Romania, as well as companies already established, in relation to their day-to-day business activity.

Leroy si Asociatii has a departmental structure covering all the main branches of business law:

Corporate and M&A; banking and finance; capital markets; competition, distribution and consumer law; real estate; energy and natural resources; projects and infrastructure; intellectual property and data protection; employment; dispute resolution; insurance and aviation.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate M&A Bruno Leroy leroy@leroylaw.ro +40212330310
Banking and finance Andreea Toma toma@leroylaw.ro +40212330310
Real estate Bruno Leroy leroy@leroylaw.ro +40212330310
Energy and natural resources Andreea Toma toma@leroylaw.ro +40212330310
Projects and infrastructure Andreea Toma toma@leroylaw.ro +40212330310
Employment Bruno Leroy leroy@leroylaw.ro +40212330310
Capital markets Andreea Toma toma@leroylaw.ro +40212330310
Photo Name Position Profile
Bruno Leroy photo Mr Bruno Leroy Partner – Practice areas : Competition, Distribution & Consumer Law / Corporate,…
Andreea Toma photo Mrs Andreea Toma Partner – Practice areas : Banking & Finance / Corporate, M&A /…
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Foreign Investors Council
Petroleum Club of Romania
Romanian Business Leaders
French Romanian Chamber of Commerce
AmCham American Chamber of Commerce
IBA (International Bar Association)
Contacts : Bruno Leroy Partner; (bruno.leroy@leroylaw.ro)
Contacts : Andreea Toma Partner; (andreea.toma@leroylaw.ro)