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Bradu Neagu & Associates
1st sector
41 Caderea Bastiliei street
Bucharest
Romania

Bradu, Neagu & Associates is growing rapidly in the Romanian capital’s law grandstand with noteworthy results in their legal activity of over 10 years now.

Having started dealing with white-collar crime close to the very beginning of its practice in the country and being heavily specialised in this sector niche, they have amassed valuable experience and gained the appreciation of highly esteemed corporations that have already become loyal to their custom-tailored services.

Founded in 2011 by white-collar crime litigator Roman Bradu, the firm grew stronger working on complex cases that include tax evasion, money laundering, embezzlement, corruption, professional misconduct, influence peddling, public procurement fraud, concealment, misuse of privileged information allegations and more.

The firm, as of February 2021, comprises the following members:

  • Managing Partner | Roman Bradu
  • Partner | Andrei Neagu
  • Associate | Victor Hirsman
  • Associate | Anca Davidescu
  • Legal Consultant | Sergiu Ciobanu
  • Paralegal | Denisa Mitrache

Bradu, Neagu & Associates’ record so far includes having held defence of corporate enterprises with more than $40 billion market capitalization and over 100.000 employees in 70+ countries, spanning over all 5 human-inhabited continents of the globe.

Their clients are innovators and leaders in sectors such as oil and gas, the metal and timber industries, commerce, energy, mining, engineering and construction.

It is their work philosophy and ethic that drew towards their services some of the most and best valued companies on a global scale – listed in Forbes Global 2000, Forbes Top 100, ENR 250 and Brand Finance Global 500. 

Managing partner and business crime expert Roman Bradu holds an impressive record of high-stakes and widely publicized criminal cases involving senior executives and corporate giants among which a money laundering and misuse of company credit case, with allegations of approximately €1.6 billion.

He keeps close communication with his clients, focusing on building long-term and worthwhile relations. As the main partner, he is involved actively and thoroughly in the management of every case, ensuring that adversity is led to best resolve.

Department Name Email Telephone
MANAGING PARTNER Roman Bradu roman@bradulex.com (+40) 751 011 111
PARTNER Andrei Neagu andrei@bradulex.com (+40) 734 544 444
Photo Name Position Profile
 Roman Bradu  photo Roman Bradu Managing Partner
 Andrei Neagu  photo Andrei Neagu Partner
Number of lawyers : 6
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COMPANY/FIRM: LUKOIL ROMANIA
TESTIMONIAL: At Bradu Neagu & Associates we found an approach very close to the philosophy at the core of our company, an openness that we have rarely encountered and a hands-on attitude, based on solid legal knowledge. For us, the availability of the lawyers we work with is extremely important. All our requests were treated with the utmost rigor by Roman Bradu and his team, which determines us to further recommend them with an open heart. We have worked and will continue to work with them, maintaining a close liaison, which has become a long-term partnership.

Irreproachable services and conduit, accurate assessment of objectives and their steady and timely solutioning, their very way of handling corporate matters is, to us, precisely what we are looking for.


COMPANY/FIRM: LASER PROCESSING
TESTIMONIAL: In the complex civil cases that our company had, we found as a partner, on the legal side, the law firm Bradu Neagu & Associates. The reasons for continuing working with them are heavy and clear. From the first meeting to the success in court, the whole process we went through with them was rigorous, systematic, coherent and correct from all points of view. We benefited from consultancy on every request we had on the tax side, and going on the path chosen by them, we were winners every time.

Roman Bradu, Managing Partner 

Managing Partner Roman Bradu describes his insights regarding the advancement of criminal law practice in his firm. 

What do you see as the main points that differentiate Bradu Neagu & Associates from your competitors? 

 Our absolute and unconditional 24/7 availability to our clients proves the full-hearted involvement and dedication put forward by our team. This kind of reliability means a lot to our clients and is one of our firm’s differentiators. 

We became most specialized in criminal law and especially white-collar crime litigation. Investing most of our resources in the aforementioned sector gives us a mastery advantage over the niche. It is in this focus that a great strength of ours lies. This does not mean, however, that our clients miss anything. Our insights extend to such areas of practice as civil law, commercial law and arbitrage and we also work closely with great names in other corporate matters, M&A, real estate law, competitionantitrust and many more. It is this complementarity we offer that represents another factor of differentiation. 

At this point, I should mention that our services, whenever requested, come in a tailored manner to and with each client’s participationThe degree of customization available to the respective client is a feature that builds trust and ensures incredible results in the long-term relations we always aimed to create. 

We can add the greatest attention to detail and the most professional handling of each and every file and case to the list. Our work philosophy and ethic drew towards our services some of the bestvalued companies worldwide. 

Together, all of these traits develop a most valuable blend that makes us truly distinguishable. 

Which practices do you see growing in the next 12 months? What are the drivers behind that?

Perhaps it could be considered presumptive trying to predict the evolution of the global needs as law is both strongly related to and quite similar in many aspects with the economical environment, which is unpredictable par excellence. 

Speaking of drivers, the world in its whole self, including law and economics, was visibly shaken by unforeseen or too little-foreseen events regarding the endangerment of our health on a global scale. We are concerned yet confident and believe that solutions are being created for the best possible outcome.  

Such events affected our world in a time of immense cognitive and economic growth, when many global market sectors could already be considered volatile, only raising the amplitude of many uncertainties. Some of the large-scale activities, however, had their role significantly emphasized and strengthened. Energy, oil and gas and industries that provide for all human needs, such as agriculture, medical and pharmaceuticalhave grown in demand and supply. Some of them particularly had to come up with great amounts of ingenuity and effort to reaffirm their global market presence. 

Of course, these industries create the demand themselves, across many areas, including law. Considering their activity is reaching almost every country in the worldthey need to consider the legislative aspects of the respective states they enter. 

This gives us solid reason to believe our strong suitcriminal law, is on the shortlist of these needs and will continue to be and to grow in the following year and afterwards, alongside civil and commercial law, competition and antitrust, labor and many others, which we are also well within preparation with and ready to handle. As a firm and as a team, with the power of our already built relations strengthening us. 

What’s the main change you’ve made in the firm that will benefit clients?

Our firm’s main change that is already beneficial for our clients is the collaboration with economic and tax professionals. Securing their involvement and bringing their exquisite expertise to the table assures our clients, once again, that Bradu Neagu & Associates is in excellent capability of connecting to an increasingly rich spectrum of services, in addition to our continually improving criminal, commercial and civil law focus. 

Time has proved to us that additions like this are much welcome. Consequently, we are already working towards an alliance with a prodigious multinational law firm, opening up a vast array of possibilities for our clients. 

Is technology changing the way you interact with your clients, and the services you can provide them?

Most definitely so.  

Technology is, has been and will be further changing the way law services are provided to clients, from now old discoveries that were once considered novelty – the mobile phone, the fax, etc. – to what is nowadays stateofthe art communication. 

Although personal and direct facetoface discussion and debating can hardly be replaced, there is no doubt that tools for instant video conferencing have made reaching our international clients faster than ever before. Communicating through emails and internet-based calls facilitates almost instantaneous response to any category of urgencyand allows us, as a law firm, to be closest to our clients whenever most imperative needs pressures. 

An even stronger point can be made of the fact that it is not always the case to be reactive. Many times, it is rather the moment to proactively offer prompt prevention advisoryto which timely gathering of information, its subsequent analysis, interpretation and dissemination to our clients is of utmost importance.  

Needless to say, the internet and internet-related technologies orbiting it are the perfect infrastructure to accomplish such a goal. One deeply related aspect that is always taken into consideration, is that of online security, the trust all involved parts have in the algorithms and programs that encrypt restricted conversations and that ensures what in a law office is essential and should always be mandatory – complete and absolute privacy. 

Can you give us a practical example of how you have helped a client to add value to their business? 

I believe that top-quality legal services provided at the right moment and place are bound to always positively impact any client and their business, always adding value. Every criminal case won is a liability taken down, every fine avoided – one more investment opportunity, every wrong decision not being made, owing to preventional advice that had just been received – another year or more not consumed in a court of justice, not hindered but on the contrary, allowed to be as much productive as one can be.  

All winning work that we have done is but approximately quantifiable in terms of return of value, but the latter is always on the positive side for the client, be it in terms of monetary value added, assets not lost, or in the very image of the corporation or the individual acquitted being rectified.  

To name a more differentiating type of practical situation in which a client gains value for their businesses, there is a service contract we offer that is based upon punctual assistance. This means the client is not required to spend on legal services that never need be fulfilled, but only on those occasions when they make a specific request. 

This is in great favor of the capital pool of any enterprise or individual and is a service some of our clients have already chosen and are most pleased with. 

Are clients looking for stability and strategic direction from their law firms – where do you see the firm in three years’ time?

 Stability and strategic direction provided by the law firm are foundational building blocks of all the long-term collaborations we desire to create with our clients. Trust in our ability to anticipate and to cancel adversity before they emerge is key. My partnersassociates and I are doing everything within our power to keep this up to upright standards, gathering all pieces of information that can possibly matter, analyzing, structuring and restructuring them with all our experience united until the resolution is at hand. 

With time I want Bradu Neagu & Associates to offer clients consultancy abroad and legal assistance in countries other than Romania, especially on the corporate flank, to provide them with an even wider array of options and to cover in detail other fields of activity, such as fiscal. 

Another investment towards a better future of the firm and what it can provide to its clients is the one in people. We are committed to harmonious growth of the legal society and of our firm as well and intend to gather around us and into our ranks more and more young and talented lawyers. This will not only give Bradu Neagu & Associates the ability to honour more requests, but will also, and more importantly, create a growing, welcoming and better prepared legal context for companies from all around the globe. 

 Overall, I do not think it is a matter of where I see the firm in three years’ time, but rather how. And the answer to that is clear to me: stronger, taller, deeper-rooted and with an even more profound insight into the national and global legal world.