DLA Piper Dinu SCA > Bucharest, Romania > Firm Profile

DLA Piper Dinu SCA
METROPOLIS CENTER, 89-97 GRIGORE ALEXANDRESCU STR.
EAST WING, 1ST FLOOR, SECTOR 1
010624 BUCHAREST
Romania

Romania > Employment Tier 1

DLA Piper Dinu SCA has firmly established itself as one of Romania’s top firms for contentious and non-contentious employment matters. The lawyers are praised for being ‘extremely professional, very knowledgeable of the local market and industry, but also on practices in other countries’. The firm’s international network is singled out as a major asset for multinational clients. Coupled with this is the on-the-ground and multi-faceted expertise provided by the Bucharest team. Practice head Monica Georgiadisis the best employment lawyer in the market with a remarkable ability to see the big picture‘. The ‘fantastic‘ counsel Andra Trantea brings ‘wonderful interpersonal skills, while counsel Elena Preotescu is ‘quick to respond’ and ‘always available’.

Practice head(s):

Monica Georgiadis

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘They are unique due to their quick responsiveness, their human touch on all advice given, personal interaction, their knowledge.’

‘Monica Georgiadis and Elena Preotescu are the most hands on and supportive legal partners I have ever had the pleasure of working with. They are hands-on, always checking for the right information, even suggesting better alternatives within the projects we’ve involved them in. They are quick to respond, always available, they have the personal touch that make the us comfortable we are in the right hands.’

‘The DLA Romania Team is very quick in replying, always being active and providing good help and advice. Attentive to details and good in understanding their client’s internal structure and needs.’

‘My main point of contact is Monica Georgiadis and we have a great relationship for many years so far, having worked on multiple cases and on different occasions. Always focused on the needed requirements and on providing quality results. I see her as a good partner when it comes to needing employment advise/help. Her team (mainly worked with Paula Boteanu and Andra Trantea) is comprised of highly trained professionals.’

‘They are extremely professional, very knowledgeable of the local market and industry, but also on practices in other countries. They answer promptly to our requests and are able to offer constructive solutions, many times with a pragmatic component which helps us making decisions. They show flexibility and are able to offer multiple solutions with calculated risk so you can choose from.’

‘They have a lot of expertise and partner with us in making decisions. They give a lot of insights on the market practice, not only the legislation. They are able to put things into context, have a broader view and involve cross-functional teams to offer complex solutions.’

‘Stands head and shoulders above other firms in the country. DLA’s advice is clear, pragmatic and they are very responsive. Always at the cutting edge of new law and finding solutions that work for a demanding, international audience.’

‘Monica Georgiadis and Andra Trantea are an excellent team. Monica leads the practice and is very easy to work with. Exceptionally responsive.’

Key clients

Adobe Systems

Discovery

Finastra

Honeywell

Marvell Semiconductors

Pfizer

Viavi Solutions

Wipro Technologies

Wizz Air

8×8

Work highlights

  • Adviser to the entire Honeywell group on its Romanian employment challenges and projects, including industrial relations.
  • Advising Marvell on its entry into the Romanian market, following its Inphi acquisition – and advising on all employment aspects of the post-acquisition integration phase.
  • Advising Wizz Air on its Romanian employment issues, including employment related disputes in front of various authorities, especially in the context of the aviation sector being severely affected by the pandemic.

Romania > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

DLA Piper Dinu SCA has a ‘very experienced‘ corporate team that covers the full range of day-to-day and transactional matters. The Bucharest office particularly stands out for being a ‘go-to firm‘ in the venture capital and start-up space. The firm’s international network, and close links with offices in the US, also adds weight on cross-border matters where it represents funds and start-ups. Managing partner Marian Dinu  is ‘very strong in identifying solid solutions for complex situations‘. The team has a strong bench of experienced counsel including Paula Corban-Pelin, Oana Dutu-Buzura, and the ‘very responsive, professional, and friendlyCristina Bucur.

Practice head(s):

Marian Dinu

Testimonials

‘There are very few legal firms that can support tech businesses in Romania. Tech companies in general, and startups in particular, have needs that are esoteric for most legal offices. Tech companies usually have multiple entities in different geographies, they need options plans, are doing investment rounds from companies in different jurisdictions, and so on. DLA brings a team of specialists in different areas: from corporate structuring to intellectual property, to tax analysis. Working with DLA feels natural. We speak the same language, operate with the same concepts. Unlike the other firms where any of these topics feel weird. Secondly, DLA is part of a bigger group. Working with DLA San Francisco for any US-specific issues was fast and the sync between the local branch and the US one was how I would expect things to happen.’

‘All the people I worked out with were super professionals: Cristina Bucur on corporate structure, Ana Maria Andronic on IP, Lidia Duta on tax.’

‘The best lawyers in the venture capital space in Romania. Accumulated experience from a large number of cases allow them to provide not only legal but also commercial advice. In addition, they have access to a strong US VC practice which makes them the go-to firm for VC deals.’

‘Marian Dinu (very strong in identifying solid solutions for complex situations); Cristina Bucur (best VC M&A lawyer in Romania); Ciprian Frandes (one of the strongest levels of diligence shown by a lawyer)’

‘There is a strong synergy within the team with competent individuals that complete each other.’

‘Very experienced team: Ana Maria Andronic – very people person and strong IP experience; Marian Dinu – strong M&A experience that brings a lot of added value within a transaction; Cristina Bucur – focused on details, hardworking, competent.’

‘They are very professional and very knowledgeable. I have worked with them for multiple years now and every time the issues were solved on time, and especially on budget. I really appreciated them being very knowledgeable and very comprehensive in their approach. I highly recommend them.’

‘Cristina Bucur – very responsive, professional, and friendly; a pleasure to work with; really went the extra mile to accommodate very tight timeline and budget; Ciprian Frandres – very responsive and reliable;’

Key clients

Hydro Extruded Solutions

OX2

Green Horse Games

R+P Ropeco .

Elisa Oyj

Agrii Romania

Deepstash

Polhem Infra

Early Game Partners

Dante International (eMAG)

FintechOS

RoboSelf Technology

Intelligent IT

Bright Spaces

Asmodee Group

Bank Leumi Israel

Green Group

TMF Management

Top Level Hosting

Abris CEE Mid-Market Fund III LP

HCL Technologies

WIPRO

PNE A.G.

Work highlights

  • Advised OX2, a major renewable energy company, in acquiring a large wind farm project, through the acquisition of four related companies.
  • Assisted Green Horse Games, a Romanian mobile gaming studio, on the strategic investment from Miniclip, a major global gaming company.
  • Advised Early Game Ventures, a venture capital fund, in connection with a suite of twelve funding rounds, mostly in tech start-ups, over a one-year period.

Romania > Dispute resolution Tier 2

DLA Piper Dinu SCA is a popular choice for a variety of civil and administrative disputes. High-value debt recovery and insolvency related claims have featured prominently on the agenda in the past year. The team also flexes its financial services knowledge with cases in the fintech sector. On the administrative law side, the practice is noted for its expertise in heavily regulated sectors such as pharmaceuticals, and it regularly represents clients in fiscal inspections and subsequent claims before the court. Radu Balas  heads the ‘excellent‘ team which has several highly experienced counsel, including Daniela Bistrae  and Alexandru Arjoca , who handles white-collar crime cases.

Practice head(s):

Radu Bălaș

Other key lawyers:

Daniela Bistrae; Alexandru Arjoca

Testimonials

‘An excellent team with perfect knowledge on pharmaceutical matters, especially tax related matters (pricing; reimbursement; clawbacks; etc).’

‘Our main points of contact are Alina Lacatus (competition law; pricing, reimbursement and regulatory matters), Tudor Nedelea (tax matters) and Daniela Bistrae (on litigation matters).’

‘The DLA team is very strong in industry knowledge and legal practices.’

 

Key clients

HYOSUNG CORPORATION

KT ENGCORE

ROMPREST SERVICES SA

CITADELA PROJECT S.A.

HILLSIDE (BET365 GROUP)

WIZZ AIR

ASTRAZENECA UK LIMITED AND ASTRAZENECA AB

WHG (INTERNATIONAL) LIMITED

RECKITT BENCKISER

SOFTTELLIGENCE SRL / FINTECH OS

Work highlights

  • Representing Hyosung (the South Korean industrial conglomerate) in enforcement and insolvency proceedings for the recovery of loans of over €200 million used for the construction of five photovoltaic plants in Romania.
  • Representing KT Engcore in enforcement proceedings for the recovery of approximately €45 million used for the construction and operation of photovoltaic plants in Romania.
  • Representing Romprest Services in multiple corporate challenges initiated by a shareholder involving approximately 100 court proceedings.

Romania > Energy and natural resources Tier 2

DLA Piper Dinu SCA has strong credentials for regulatory, transactional, and infrastructure matters. Managing partner and practice head Marian Dinu  was previously general counsel at OMV Petrom, so oil and gas has always been a key focus for the firm. The firm has recently enjoyed a heavy involvement in several high profile renewables acquisitions and development projects, an area where the ‘knowledge and professionalism‘ of highly-rated counsel Paula Corban-Pelin comes to the fore. Overall, the practice is commended for being ‘responsive, flexible and open minded and one can always rely on them‘. The firm’s international network is also a major bonus for foreign investors.

Practice head(s):

Marian Dinu; Paula Corban-Pelin

Testimonials

‘The team at DLA Piper Romania offers a full-service scope of legal services to its clientele, at a high level of quality. The team has a broad knowledge across multiple industries, allowing them to identify potential risks and issues overlooked by other peers. The team has a high level of availability and will prioritize work streams on a short notice if requested by the client. The team takes the interest of their client in high regard and are willing to put in the extra work required to deliver a service of high standard. All deliveries has been delivered in due time and with a high to very high standard of quality. Compared to other firms we have worked with in the region, DLA have delivered a higher level of detail and additional considerations in their deliveries compared to their peers. The team is also humble, easy to approach and a easy to work with. They are fast to identify the issue at hand and approach the issue from the perspective of the client. The team has always made themselves available on teams on short notice when requested.’

‘The knowledge and professionalism offered by Paula Corban-Pelin is proficient in every topic she addresses. Paula has not only delivered the highest of quality of services in a wide range of complex legal issues, but also approached the task with a commitment and personal engagement towards the interest of the client that is unprecedented. I would highly recommend working with Paula to anyone.’

‘In my views, DLA Piper’s energy team is one of the best energy teams in Romania. They are responsive, flexible and open minded and one can always rely on them. We are very satisfied by their performance and trust their judgement even in the most sensitive matters. They understand our business and the specifics of the sector (I think they know the business far better than others in the market and this really shows in the quality of their advice). They are by far the most professional and dedicated lawyers with whom we have ever worked. With a business oriented and problem solving attitude they were instrumental in the success of our projects. During the transaction we saw the two opposite law firms in action and I would say that there is no comparison to make in terms of knowledge and professional attitude.’

‘We have a long lasting relationship with Paula Corban – Pelin, Counsel, head of the energy practice. I see Paula as an amazing and passionate lawyer, reliable and efficient, with an impressive knowledge of the energy sector. Among her strengths I can mention, the commercial approach, quick responses and high quality legal advice. I can say that Paula is more than our lawyer, she is our reliable partner in the business. Probably, there is no better proof of our trust in her abilities and excellent work than the fact that we are working constantly with her for years and we will continue to do so. Although we had the opportunity to see other lawyers in various situations (conferences, professional associations, opposing parties etc) we still believe that she is the most experienced energy lawyer on the market.’

Key clients

MET ROMANIA ENERGY

OX2

PNE RO PV HOLDING

PNE A.G./ PNE WIND ROMANIA ENERGY HOLDING

URLEASCA WIND FARM

CDI OILFIELD SERVICES

Work highlights

  • Assisted MET Romania Energy, a major power and natural gas supplier, with an investigation from the energy regulator related to an alleged market manipulation under REMIT.
  • Advised OX2 in connection with the acquisition of a 400MW wind farm located in south-eastern part of Romania.
  • Advised PNE A.G. and its local holding company in the sale of three wind projects with a total output of 220 MW to a large renewable energy company.

Romania > EU and competition Tier 2

DLA Piper Dinu SCA has a top-notch reputation for advising clients in the pharmaceuticals industry, including major international blue-chip companies and trade associations. On the life sciences side, partner Alina Lacatus  is ‘a truly knowledgeable and dedicated person, highly approachable and knowledgeable of what moves in the market‘. The firm represents clients from across other heavily-regulated industries, including automobiles, chemicals, energy and financial services. Practice head Livia Zamfiropol is also praised for her ‘her in-depth competition expertise and the practical involvement in every topic‘. Clients also consider senior associate Razvan Pelea safe pair of hands‘.

Practice head(s):

Livia Zamfiropol

Other key lawyers:

Alina Lăcătuș; Alexandra Rădulescu; Razvan Pele

Testimonials

‘The DLA team stands out for being business-oriented and well connected to market’s reality. Also for tailoring the necessary legal advice so that it responds to business expectations.’

‘Alina Lacatus provides sound, clear, and practical legal advice. She is straightforward and always oriented to customers’ need. She is also very agile and responsive, which is highly appreciated by the business.’

‘An unparalleled knowledge of the pharma market with an extraordinary strong team delivering year after year. In between the life science and competition law team, there is deep knowledge of the pharma market, issues of the industry and practice of authorities.’

‘Alina Lacatus, Partner, is a truly knowledgeable and dedicated person, highly approachable and knowledgeable of what moves in the market. Business orientated, she has a keen understanding of the business needs and deliver practical great advice each and every time. Vadim Barbu, Irina Macovei and Bianca Pop are very strong Associates with wide knowledge and skills who can promptly support in complex legal matters.’

‘DLA Piper Romania has one of the best competition law practices in Romania with a special focus on pharmaceutical law. They are very knowledgeable of pharmaceutical industry specifics and they are highly regarded by pharma companies and professional associations.’

‘There are few professionals on the local market in pharmaceutical market, but DLA Piper team definitely stands out. Alina Lacatus is doing a stellar job on this front.’

‘EU and competition practice is a very sensitive and important area, that’s why it is extremely important to have reliable advisors next to you. The DLA Piper Competition team has assisted us in several important and sensitive projects, providing always swift responses and being a reliable advisor. I appreciate their pragmatic and documented advice in an area of law where there is a lot of uncertainty.’

‘I have worked on several projects with Alina Lacatus. She is an amazing lawyer. Very confident, responsive, well prepared and always on the spot. As in house lawyer I am handling lot of urgent requests, thus I need from to time to have urgent input from external lawyers. Alina is always there at a phone call distance and she is providing valuable input even ad hoc. The discussions that I am having with Alina on various matters are like a big breathe of oxygen for me, as after that I have the confidence that the projects will be properly implemented or at least the risks mitigated. I have also worked with Irina Macovei who is also a brilliant responsive lawyer.’

Key clients

ROMANIAN ASSOCIATION OF THE SELF-CARE INDUSTRY (RASCI)

ROPECO

Work highlights

  • Advising Ropeco on the competition aspects of the acquisition of its cash processing and ancillary security services by Oresa Ventures, one of the largest venture capital funds active in Romania.
  • Advising the Romanian Association of the Self-Care Industry (RASCI) on the full array of antitrust matters, including potential competition-related risks concerning interactions between competitors, and assisting with the drafting of clear internal policies regulating the activities of the association.

Romania > Real estate and construction Tier 2

DLA Piper Dinu SCA is considered ‘an essential partner‘ by clients who value the real estate team’s ‘responsive, detail oriented and customer focused‘ lawyers. The comprehensive service encompasses asset and share-based acquisitions and disposals, as well as high-end development projects and structured financings across the full range of asset classes. This overlaps into key markets such as renewables, where lawyers such as the ‘extremely reliable and responsive‘ counsel Florin Tinegheis like an encyclopaedia of solutions‘ for permitting strategies. Practice head Alin Buftea  and the team are ‘simply fantastic‘. Clients include investment funds, developers, operators and lessors.

Practice head(s):

Alin Buftea

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘DLA Piper is an essential partner for our projects in Romania. We have relied on and DLA has provided innovative solutions in assuring an effective and swift permitting process for our projects. People are the strength of the firm. The team assisting us on real estate matters is coordinated by Florin Tineghe and they are very responsive and professional addressing each request in an exceptional manner.’

‘Florin Tineghe, Counsel in the real estate team, handles all our real estate matters. He is like an encyclopaedia of solutions for our multiple challenges in RE in Romania. He stands out as extremely reliable and responsive. He builds our permitting strategies from the first stage up to the issuance of the relevant documents, including the discussions and solving the issues directly with the authorities, architects and other consultants. The level of his involvement in our projects makes him a valued member of our internal team rather than a simple external consultant. Comparing with other lawyers I have worked with, in addition to his reliability and responsiveness, Florin has a great understanding of the RE field and sector and is able to anticipate and propose solutions for our potential concrete risks thus giving efficiency and stability to our projects.’

‘Responsive, detail oriented and customer focused.’

‘Alin Buftea and his team are simply fantastic. They have negotiated and represented us in multiple transactions and we have always found them competent and reliable.’

Key clients

PPF REAL ESTATE

ATRIUM PROPERTIES

PRIME KAPITAL DEVELOPMENT

OPUS LAND DEVELOPMENT

COLOSSEUM MALL

CASSA DOM

LANDMARK SMART RENTALS

WIPRO TECHNOLOGIES

GRAWE ROMANIA ASIGURARE

INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP (IHG)

HYPO NOE LANDESBANK FÜR NIEDERÖSTERREICH UND WIEN

DENTOTAL PROTECT

PNE WIND ENERGY HOLDING ROMANIA

METRO CASH&CARRY

RIMO AG

FLOWSERVE

Work highlights

  • Assisting PPF Real Estate with the operation and lease of its two office buildings in Bucharest (Crystal Tower and Metropolis Center).
  • Advised HYPO NOE Landesbank für Niederösterreich und Wien AG, as lender, on the required due diligence  for a  €16.6 million multi-tranche term loan facility granted to a Romanian borrower.
  • Assisting PNE Wind Energy with the acquisition and permitting of its photovoltaic and wind projects in Romania.

Romania > Tax Tier 2

DLA Piper Dinu SCA comes highly recommended by clients for its ‘very knowledgeable team‘, ‘close interaction with the clients‘ and ‘strong response time‘. The lawyers, including the ‘very well connected‘ practice head Tudor Nedelea and tax director Ionela Florescu, are ‘open to find solutions that consider the business and regulatory limitations‘. Strategic direct and indirect tax advice on cross-border matters is a definite strong point, including support on acquisitions, divestments, company restructurings and transfer pricing issues. The practice also has a good track record on tax disputes and audits and is highly experienced in dealing directly with the authorities.

Practice head(s):

Tudor Nedelea

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Have had DLA’s tax team help on a matter quite recently and they’ve been quick in reacting and being present on our site and very good at providing us with the needed support. Also a very good online collaboration, always accommodating our needed slots for calls/video conferences and providing support under tight deadlines.’

‘Tudor Nedelea and Ionela Florescu have been our contacts. Good team, client oriented, great collaboration.’

‘Close interaction with the client, strong response time’

‘Engaged in the respective topic, open to feedback, consistent in deliverables.’

‘Very knowledgeable team; quick in terms of response; always able to find a solution for our tax issues; good contacts in Romania. The team is outstanding. We trust them, they are honest, reliable and accountable.’

‘Very knowledgeable people; they are always available for quick calls; their advice is simple to understand; the individuals have good English skills. Also the partner is able to address the questions to the right persons of the team based on their expertise and knowledge.’

‘DLA Piper’s tax team is great to work with, we have a long lasting relation due to their readiness in providing input, quality of the advice and thorough analysis performed from all angles. I can rely on their technical skills and business knowledge anytime.’

‘Tudor Nedelea is very well connected to the market and up to date with the developments in our sector, while together with Ionela Florescu they are the right consulting team for our needs. Regardless of the type of the project or stage of it, they are open to find solutions that consider the business and regulatory limitations.’

Key clients

Voxility

WIPRO Technologies

R+P ROPECO

Hydro Extruded Solutions

Top Diagnostics

Agrii Romania

Work highlights

  • Assisting WIPRO Technologies with tax issues linked to the acquisition of Metro Group’s IT division.
  • Advising R+P ROPECO on tax issues linked to the sale of a local technology company, especially with respect to the transaction’s price structuring.
  • Advising Hydro Extruded Solutions in a mediation process concerning potential accruals for tax risks in the sale of its Romanian subsidiary.

Romania > TMT: gambling law Tier 2

DLA Piper Dinu SCA provides a strong commercial, regulatory and litigation service to a broad roster of clients from the gambling industry. This includes support on licensing requirements, contractual negotiations and tax-related matters. The contentious arm of the practice has also been involved in several high profile disputes, and obtained favourable decisions in the past year for bet365 following a long-running series of court cases. Litigation and regulatory partner Radu Balas  leads the well regarded multidisciplinary team. Managing associate Daniela Călin is also highly experienced in issues affecting the gambling sector.

Practice head(s):

Radu Bălaș

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Hillside (Sports) Limited

Hillside (Gaming) Limited (bet365 group)

WHG (International) Limited (William Hill group)

Scientific Games group

Genius Sports group

Inspired Gaming group

Work highlights

  • Assisted the Genius Sports group with obtaining two class II gambling licences in Romania, and ongoing advice regarding day-to-day activities.
  • Acted for Inspired Gaming group with respect to obtaining a class II gambling license in Romania for Inspired Gaming (UK) Limited.
  • Successfully managing for the past three years a large scale project involving assistance before the National Office for Gambling and representation in courts of law for over 270 customers of bet365 in more than 230 court files registered all over Romania.

Romania > TMT Tier 2

DLA Piper Dinu SCA has a ‘very knowledgeable and very comprehensive‘ TMT group, that is especially experienced in advising venture capital and start-up companies. Key members include Ana-Maria Andronic, a counsel who also heads the well-regarded IP practice, and competition head Livia Zamfiropol who is especially strong on regulatory, contractual and data privacy issues. The firm’s international network gives it a strong edge on cross-border matters, while the domestic practice has built up a strong reputation representing clients from across the start-up spectrum, with the crowdfunding platform, Seedblink, being a notable example. Established telecoms companies, such as Vodafone, also regularly instruct the firm.

Practice head(s):

Ana-Maria Andronic; Livia Zamfiropol

Testimonials

‘They are very professional and very knowledgeable. I have worked with them for multiple years now and every time the issues were solved on time, and especially on budget. I really appreciated them being very knowledgeable and very comprehensive in their approach. I highly recommend them.’

‘Lidia Dutu – very knowledgeable; provided a very detailed report on the matter from a tax perspective, really taking into account all implications.’

 

Key clients

VODAFONE ROMANIA SA

SEEDBLINK CROWDFUNDING

BRIGHT SPACES

GREEN HORSE GAMES

INTERNATIONAL PERSONAL FINANCE

Work highlights

  • Assisted Green Horse Games, a Romanian mobile gaming studio, on intellectual property and data protection related questions arising from a due diligence exercise.
  • Assisted Vodafone in connection with its GDPR roles and responsibilities in relation to its vendors and business customers, as well as advice on its recent merger with UPC.
  • Ongoing advice to Seedblink Crowdfunding on the development of its online crowdfunding platform, as well as setting-up its data privacy compliance framework.

Romania > Banking and finance Tier 3

DLA Piper Dinu SCA has a strong banking and finance team, praised for the ‘availability of its lawyers‘ and ‘understanding of English law‘. The firm’s global network is a significant bonus for cross-border deals and international clients, which include major banks and borrowers. Practice head Ioan Chiper brings over 20 years’ experience to the table, both from in-house banking roles and private practice. The team, which also includes experienced senior associates Georgiana Stan and Andreea Badea has been involved in several high-profile restructurings, and has also been involved in several major energy and real estate financings.

Practice head(s):

Ioan Chiper

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Availability of lawyers, experience, very well understanding of English law, responsive to various situations and focused on providing solutions.’

Key clients

HYPO NOE Landesbank für Niederösterreich und Wien AG

EBRD

Work highlights

  • Advised EBRD on the Romanian aspects of its extension of a €5 million loan facility to Romanian steel producer Donalam Calarasi.
  • Assisted Hypo Noe with the extension of a €16.6 million multi-tranche real estate loan facility to the owner and operator of a number of retail shopping centers in Romania.

Romania > Intellectual property Tier 3

DLA Piper Dinu SCA has a ‘very professional and very knowledgeableIP team led by the ‘very reliable‘ counsel Ana-Maria Andronic, who has over 15 years’ experience in the market and is ‘definitely an expert when it comes to IP. The firm has a strong focus on the technology and creative industries, and represents several leading clients in movie production, online publishing, and advertising and marketing. This includes support on trade mark and copyright strategies, infringement proceedings and licensing agreements. Advice on the digitization of content is a particular area of strength. The Bucharest team regularly works with international colleagues on multi-jurisdictional matters.

Practice head(s):

Ana-Maria Andronic

Testimonials

‘Very good knowledge of the industry and diversity on the legal matters they can provide advice on. Very good teamwork within their departments that leads to a very deep understanding on how a company works, not only in theory but also in practice’

‘Very high level of professionalism. Very good knowledge of the industry, availability, capacity to explain legal matters in an understandable manner’

‘They are very professional and very knowledgeable. I have worked with them for multiple years now and every time the issues were solved on time, and especially on budget. I really appreciated them being very knowledgeable and very comprehensive in their approach. I highly recommend them.’

‘Ana Maria Andronic – very thorough and very knowledgeable; definitely an expert when it comes to IP; very professional and reliable. Corina Badiceanu – worked with her on Data Protection issues; solid explanations and very knowledgeable’.

 

Key clients

FAMEUP (Inovatie Alia)

NEMIRA

BOOKVITALS APP

IQNAUTICS

MC LABS SOFTWARE

BRAINSTASH

Work highlights

  • Assisted Inovatie Alia, a Romanian influencer marketing company, on intellectual property issues related to securing rights over the content created by influencers for well-known brands on the FameUp software platform.
  • Assisted Nemira, a Romanian publishing house, in connection with launching an audiobook platform.
  • Assisted Brainstash on its international reseller contract structure in the context of its global expansion.

Romania > PPP and procurement Tier 3

DLA Piper Dinu SCA provides good regulatory, transactional and litigation expertise to its clients on public procurement and infrastructure projects. The firm is especially strong on the life sciences and healthcare front, representing several leading international pharmaceutical companies on their Romanian interests, including tenders for public contracts. Infrastructure, waste management and energy projects are also areas of strength. Key contacts include partner Livia Zamfiropol, who is particularly experienced on regulatory, competition and life sciences matters, and counsel Paula Corban-Pelin.

Practice head(s):

Livia Zamfiropol; Paula Corban-Pelin

Work highlights

  • Advised an international dredging company in connection with a tender organized by Water Administration Dobrogea Litoral for the procurement of the works for the protection of Romania’s Black Sea Coast.
  • Advised a construction company in a Competition Council investigation launched into a public procurement procedure in which the client participated.
  • Assisting a waste management services provider in relation to its participation in public tenders.

Global co-chairs: Roger Meltzer and Andrew Darwin
Co-chief executive officers: Simon Levine and Cameron Jay Rains
Number of partners: 1,500
Number of lawyers: 5,000
Languages: The firm speaks over 60 languages
Offices: Lawyers located in more than 60 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Please see https://www.dlapiper.com for further information about the firm.


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