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STALFORT Legal. Tax. Audit.

Employment Tier 3

Employment law is a core area for STALFORT Legal. Tax. Audit. and its highly rated managing partner Christian Weident. The firm has strong links to the German market, which is where a lot of its largest clients come from. Advice covers the full range of contentious and non-contentious issues, including those relating to German law.

Practice head(s):


‘Coming from a German background, the Stalfort team helped tremendously on several occasions for several years due to their knowledge and capabilities not only in German and Romanian law but at the same time with their multicultural experience. I appreciate their proactive way in handling challenges together with us, the client.’

‘The collaboration with Stalfort is extremely efficient. Highly appreciated is the precision of the success rate on the cases and the orientation of custom made solutions.’

‘Christian Weident has a very extensive knowledge in his speciality area, labour law. In that area there are not too many law firms in Romania at such a level. He is partner and still available for quick questions, going the extra mile.’

Key clients

KiK Textilien und Non Food SRL

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Artifex SRL

GETEC heat & power GmbH

Mea Metal Applications SRL

Joyson Quin GmbH

Schwerdtfeger Transport GmbH


Telenav Inc.

Kraftanlagen München Group

Swoboda Group

Dr. Oetker RO SRL

Leipa Group

Leoni Group

Kathrein SE

Möller Group


Doduco Contacts SRL

The Commercial Counsellor of the Austrian Embassy

Goethe Institute Bucharest

German Romanian Chamber of Commerce (AHK)

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

STALFORT Legal. Tax. Audit. is well known for its core focus on German and German-speaking clients. The firm provides a full-service corporate offering, with three offices in Romania, and has been involved in several mid-size cross-border M&A deals in the past year. Raluca Oprisiu and Carmen Lupsan are the main contacts for corporate work.

Practice head(s):


‘The cooperation is excellent. This is especially due to the pleasant way of approaching the problem together but also due to the high level of professional competence.’

‘STALFORT Legal.Tax.Audit  offers a full service  covering corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate governance and commercial work. All the lawyers have a thorough understanding of the challenges presented by doing business in the region. The staff are dedicated to committing their resources on behalf of their clients to achieve the highest standards of good governance, through effective tailor-made solutions.’

‘Raluca Oprisiu has a German PhD and LL.M. and therefore a deep understanding and ability to implement our needs in Romanian practice. We have worked together 10 years and she always does a fantastic job. Moreover her language skills – particularly her German and her English are exceptional.’

‘Christian Weident and  Carmen Lupsan think outside the box and provide custom solutions.’

Key clients

Dr. Oetker Group



Rohrer Group

Swoboda Group

Telenav, Inc.

Kathrein Group

FIWA Group

Schwerdtfeger Group

VAT Vakuumventile

Kendrion Group (previously Kuhnke)


SGB Group



BAUER Spezialtiefbau Ges.m.b.H.

Hootsuite Inc./ Hootsuite Romania

Dispute resolution Tier 4

STALFORT Legal. Tax. Audit. is well known for its strong focus on German and German-speaking clients. Mihai Macovei's team has good experience in a range of administrative disputes, and has also been  involved in several significant contractual and debt recovery claims for foreign clients.

Practice head(s):


‘The lawyers of Stalfort with whom we deal, speak and write almost all excellent German. This of course makes our cooperation much easier, especially since we are not legal experts and there could be misunderstandings if we had to communicate in English or even in Romanian. Furthermore, we think it is very convenient that Stalfort has a sufficiently large team of lawyers, so that we have not only been able to clarify our concerns competently but also without delay.’

‘Mihail Macovei is well informed in all construction law and arbitration matters.’

Key clients

PCO Group


Swoboda Hartmann

Kendrion Automotive

Continental Automotive Products

Leipa Pack


REETEC Regenerative Energie & Elektrotechnik

Liebherr International Austria

Liebherr Romania

Continental Automotive Systems

Continental Powertrain Romania

Steinel Gruppe Romania

CG Cargarantie Versicherungs

Almos Alfons Mosel Verwaltungs

Marquardt Schaltsysteme

Porsche Leasing EOOD Bulgaria

IMAM Sole e Vento

Pressburg Imobiliare/ Pressburg Partners

BELMET Handelsgesellschaft

Dr. Oetker

Real estate and construction Tier 4

STALFORT Legal. Tax. Audit. has an extremely good reputation with German-speaking clients, and acts for several major manufacturers operating in Romania. The team regularly advises on acquisitions and development projects, particularly in the industrial and energy sector, where it also acts for construction companies. Oana Somesan and Andrada Harangus are the key names to note.

Practice head(s):


‘The team is very competent and experienced in real estate matters and helped us not only in drafting relevant contracts and other legal documentation but also with comprehensive consulting and recommendations based on risk evaluation. They also provided a very good support in complex negotiations.’

‘We had really great experience with Andrada Harangus during the acquisition process of a land plot. She was very open and transparent during the process.’

‘Oana Somesan has almost 20 years experience as a real estate and construction lawyer. We highly appreciate her perfect German, her profound legal and practical knowledge, her ability to explain complex problems to persons who do not know the Romanian system, and especially her targeted and persevering advisory and negotiation style.’

Key clients

Continental Group (Romania)


Leoni Group

Osborne Clarke Germany

Dalli Group

Swoboda Group


Dr. Oetker (Romania)

Kathrein Group

Liebherr Group

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Goethe Institut

Wittenstein Romania

Marquardt Schaltsysteme SCS

UnithH2B Romania

MOTUL Deutschland

SYSMEC Romania SRL (VAT group)

The firm: STALFORT Legal. Tax. Audit. was established in 1997 as a law firm that supports foreign clients acquiring, establishing or managing Romanian businesses. Since then, it has consistently grown organically.

Today, more than 30 people (attorneys at law, tax advisors auditors, etc) are active in three offices throughout the country, located in Bucharest, Bistrita and Sibiu, all ready to guide clients through challenges such as market entries, corporate and M&A, real estate and construction, employment, dispute resolution, and many more.

As a full service provider, STALFORT Legal. Tax. Audit. offers a wide range of specialised legal advice, tax and audit services to clients from around the world, comprising small and medium-sized companies as well as global players. It is particularly, but not exclusively, specialised on German and German-speaking clients.

The core team includes experienced German, Austrian and Romanian professionals, who have been working exclusively for the company for more than ten years.

The firm aims at maintaining long-lasting partnerships with its clients. It has been advising the major part of them beginning with their market entry – mostly via greenfield – investment, M&A or joint ventures. During recent years, the firm has become an essential resource to companies requiring restructuring measures such as spin-offs or mergers – whether national or cross-border.

Areas of practice: Corporate: incorporation of companies; obtaining public law authorisations and permits; general corporate matters; participations; joint ventures; restructurings; and the dissolution and liquidation of companies.

M&A: mergers; spin-offs; sale and purchase of companies (asset and share deals); and due diligence.

Commercial: purchase, supply, leasing, service agreements and other contracts; general terms and conditions; consumer protection law; and issues related to the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).

Real estate: agriculture and forestry; project development; real estate leasing; real estate funds; facility management; concessions; industrial tenancy/lease agreements; public-private partnerships; and dispute settlement.

Construction: construction contracts; general contractor agreements; construction supervision legislation; consortium/joint venture agreements; FIDIC contracts; EPC for energy production facilities; building permit and town planning legislation; and litigation.

Employment: individual labour law (drafting and terminating employment and management agreements, employee inventions etc); collective labour law (collective bargaining agreements, unions, employee representatives, company and work regulations, employee participation in SE/SCE/European Work Council); measures in case of workload fluctuations (collective redundancies and others); and litigation.

Litigation: representation in front of the Romanian courts in all fields of business law; preparing and conducting arbitration proceedings.

Compliance: setting up and implementing internal control systems for the prevention and early recognition of law violations, especially in sensitive fields such as competition, criminal, labour, data protection and corporate legislation.

IT: software and licensing agreements; e-commerce (B2B, B2C); and data protection.

Public procurement: public tenders; support during the proceedings in front of the contracting authorities; and litigation (CNSC, courts of law).

Competition: legal advice related to marketing strategies; measures against anti-competitive counterfeits; litigation; and strategies for preventing litigation.

Antitrust: advice for contract drafting; notification of economic concentrations; representation in front of the Competition Council; and litigation concerning applied fines.

Industrial property protection: trade mark rights; protection for utility models; copyright law; domain protection; and competition law.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Raluca Oprisiu
Corporate Carmen Lupsan
M&A Carmen Lupsan
M&A Christian Weident
Commercial Raluca Oprisiu
Commercial Veronica Visinescu
Real estate Oana Somesan
Real estate Andrada Harangus
Construction Oana Somesan
Construction Andrada Harangus
Employment Christian Weident
Employment Teodora Stoian
Litigation Mihail Macovei
Litigation Daniel Burghelea
Insolvency Mihail Macovei
Insolvency Veronica Visinescu
Public procurement Veronica Visinescu
Public procurement Teodora Stoian
Insurance Veronica Visinescu
Insurance Daniel Burghelea
Banking Raluca Oprisiu
Banking Carmen Lupsan
IT Raluca Oprisiu
IT Carmen Lupsan
Competition Mihail Macovei
Competition Carmen Radulescu
Antitrust Mihail Macovei
Antitrust Carmen Radulescu
Industrial property Mihail Macovei
Industrial property Daniel Burghelea
Compliance Raluca Oprisiu
Compliance Carmen Lupsan
(Renewable) energies Carmen Radulescu
(Renewable) energies Carmen Lupsan
Number of lawyers : 20
German Romanian Chamber of Commerce (AHK Rum?nien)
German Romanian Chamber of Commerce (AHK Rumänien)
German Economic Club Transylvania (DWS)
German Economic Club Northern Transylvania
Cooperation Partner of LeitnerLeitner
Cross Border Business Lawyers (CBBL)
Other offices : Bistri?a
Other offices : Sibiu