Firm Profile > STALFORT Legal. Tax. Audit. > Bucharest, Romania
STALFORT Legal. Tax. Audit. Offices
15. LT. AV. VASILE FUICA ST.
012083 BUCHAREST, SECTOR 1
STALFORT Legal. Tax. Audit. > The Legal 500 Rankings
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.
‘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.’
KiK Textilien und Non Food SRL
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
GETEC heat & power GmbH
Mea Metal Applications SRL
Joyson Quin GmbH
Schwerdtfeger Transport GmbH
Kraftanlagen München Group
Dr. Oetker RO SRL
Doduco Contacts SRL
The Commercial Counsellor of the Austrian Embassy
Goethe Institute Bucharest
German Romanian Chamber of Commerce (AHK)
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.
‘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.’
Dr. Oetker Group
Kendrion Group (previously Kuhnke)
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.
‘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.’
Continental Automotive Products
REETEC Regenerative Energie & Elektrotechnik
Liebherr International Austria
Continental Automotive Systems
Continental Powertrain Romania
Steinel Gruppe Romania
CG Cargarantie Versicherungs
Almos Alfons Mosel Verwaltungs
Porsche Leasing EOOD Bulgaria
IMAM Sole e Vento
Pressburg Imobiliare/ Pressburg Partners
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.
‘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.’
Continental Group (Romania)
Osborne Clarke Germany
Dr. Oetker (Romania)
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Marquardt Schaltsysteme SCS
SYSMEC Romania SRL (VAT group)
STALFORT Legal. Tax. Audit. > Firm Profile
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.
|Real estate||Oana Somesan|
|Real estate||Andrada Harangus|
|Public procurement||Veronica Visinescu|
|Public procurement||Teodora Stoian|
|Industrial property||Mihail Macovei|
|Industrial property||Daniel Burghelea|
|(Renewable) energies||Carmen Radulescu|
|(Renewable) energies||Carmen Lupsan|