Firm Profile > DLA Piper Dinu SCA > Bucharest, Romania

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

Employment Tier 1

DLA Piper Dinu SCA has a first class reputation for all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law. The team attracts a broad range of clients, many of them multinationals who benefit from the firm's global network and ability to share information with offices and colleagues elsewhere. Practice head Monica Georgiadis is extremely popular with clients, and her team is commended for its strong cross-practice approach, bringing in expertise from other corners of the firm when required. She is backed by a good roster of senior lawyers, with counsels  Andra Trantea and Elena Preotescu highlighted for praise.

Practice head(s):

Monica Georgiadis

Other key lawyers:

Andra Trantea; Elena Preotescu

Testimonials

‘Head and shoulders above other practices in the region. For a jurisdiction with a challenging legal system, they make their advice commercial and realistic for global businesses. We have been unfailing loyal to them as their advice and approach is peerless.’

‘In addition to their solid legal knowledge the DLA theam has great availability, reliability and an exceptional knowledge of the market. Their know-how is second to none. They are like an extend arm of the in-house team.’

‘One of their biggest strength is the integrated approach starting from the customer’s request. Some times the project started as an employment-related item and they discovered the tax implications or other areas and they brought them into the project. According to our experience, they are knowledgeable, very details oriented, good listeners, and great advisers.’

‘The DLA online knowledge system which they offer to clients across the globe is a huge bonus, along with their global co-ordinated updates and conferences make them stand out as a genuinely international network.’

‘Both Monica Georgiadis and Andra Trantea have been long term advisors to us. They have fantastic attention to detail without being overbearing.’

‘Monica Georgiadis is one of the top employment lawyers in the market with a remarkable ability to see the big picture and suggest solutions in complex situations; excellent interpersonal skills. She easily covers a multitude of employee-related issues and is particularly skilled at handling labour conflicts, providing real support in negotiations.’

‘Andra Trantea – available, approachable, experienced, good industry knowledge and market practice, able to work with options and help you make decisions.’

‘We have worked with Monica Giorgiadis, Elena Preotescu, and Andra Trantea. All of them were very passionate about offering an excellent collaboration, finding the best solution, educating us to better understand their recommendation and working together to understand the projects and the solutions step by step. Their calm and control were helpful and much appreciated.’

Key clients

Adobe Systems

Discovery

Finastra

Honeywell

MoneyGram

Pfizer

Synopsys

Viavi Solutions

Wipro Technologies

Wizz Air

8×8

Dispute resolution Tier 2

DLA Piper Dinu SCA has established itself as a trusted and popular destination for international clients seeking contentious support in Romania. The firm's international network lends itself to high-stakes cross border disputes, while Bucharest-based partners such as practice head Radu Balas, ensure an equally high level of expertise and service for domestic civil and administrative litigations. This is especially the case for clients in the life sciences, energy, infrastructure, transport and manufacturing industries. In Daniela Bistrae and Alexandru Arjoca, the firm also fields two highly experienced counsel.

Practice head(s):

Radu Bălaș

Other key lawyers:

Daniela Bistrae; Alexandru Arjoca

Testimonials

‘My experience with DLA Piper is excellent. Because our company has very complex legal issues and ongoing litigations overseas, it is crucial that we hire an international law firm with global connections. DLA Piper is a very experienced, diversified team that puts a focus on customer needs. Everyone at DLA Piper is very dedicated and provided a very client-oriented service, allowing us to receive quick responses and straightforward outcomes. They also provide regular updates on the state of matters. Carina Vermesan and Radu Balas provide us a quick response and provide our case all the time and attention in order to meet our needs that is needed to be successful.’

‘Very professional, very prompt answers, very smart solutions and strong theoretical knowledge. The regular newsletter is well structured, concise, timely and online. Easy to access. The invoicing process is smooth and accurate.’

‘The local DLA Piper team is stellar on legal matters specific to pharmaceutical industry, starting from competition & regulatory law up to tax law.’

‘We have a long standing collaboration with DLA and they are always reinventing themselves in order to be able to deliver outstanding services. This has been again demonstrated during these exceptional times generated by the worldwide pandemic situation, where they were able to continue delivering their services in all our pending legal cases.’

Key clients

Citadela Project S.A.

Hillside (Bet365 Group)

Wizz Air

AstraZeneca UK Limited and AstraZeneca AB

WHG (International) Limited

Reckitt Benckiser

Softelligence SRL

FintechOS

GRAWE Asigurări

Energy and natural resources Tier 2

DLA Piper Dinu SCA has a strong pedigree for representing clients in the power and oil and gas industries. Marian Dinu has good industry experience, having previously been general counsel of OMV Petrom, while Paula Corban-Pelin is extremely experienced advising on the full life cycle of high-profile renewables and nuclear power projects. The versatile team offers full service support to industry clients, including regulatory, corporate and tax advice. Clients also benefit from the firm's strong regional and international network, particularly when it comes to complex cross-border mandates.

Practice head(s):

Marian Dinu; Paula Corban-Pelin

Key clients

PNE Wind Romania Energy Holding

Global Green Energy

Freepoint Comodities Europe LLP

Hyosung Heavy Industries Corporation

PNE Solar Power Romania

GED Capital/TEB Energy Business S.A

Abris CEE Mid-Market Fund II LP

Early Game Ventures

WATTO Stations

CDI Oilfield Services

C.I.T.A.L.

EU and competition Tier 2

DLA Piper Dinu SCA has a dedicated team of lawyers with a strong focus on competition issues. Clients appreciate the firm's international network, especially when it comes to EU-related issues. In Bucharest, Livia Zamfiropol's team offers deep expertise across a range of key sectors and heavily regulated industries. This includes cross-border merger clearance, and support throughout major investigations and subsequent litigations and challenges. Other key individuals include partner Alina Lacatus, counsel Alexandra Radulescu, and recently recruited senior associate Razvan Pele.

Practice head(s):

Livia Zamfiropol

Other key lawyers:

Alina Lăcătuș; Alexandra Rădulescu; Razvan Pele

Testimonials

‘They are very dedicated and always close to the client. The solutions proposed are innovative and in line with the European principles.’

‘DLA Piper’s competition law practice provides excellent services both in terms of legal analysis and commercial thinking. The team demonstrates great skills in handling multi-jurisdictional merger filings, in seamless cooperation with their DLA Piper colleagues abroad. Keywords on this great team is high-end advice provided in a service-minded, solution-oriented, and efficient manner. Recommended!’

‘Livia Zamfiropol has vast experience in advising companies in various important economic sectors with respect to regulatory and competition.’

‘Alina Lăcătuș has important competition expertise in advising and representing clients in front of the Competition Council on sector inquiries and in EU Law support.

‘Alexandra Rădulescu –  a counsel with very good expertise in competition litigation for unlawful competition claims, claims for annulment of decisions issued by the Romanian Competition Council.

‘Răzvan Pele – Senior Associate with very good knowledge in competition law research and innovative solutions offered to the clients.’

‘Partner Alina Lacatus and especially managing associate Cătălin Graure provide excellent advice both in terms of legal analysis and commercial thinking. Appreciated as service-minded, solution-oriented, and very efficient. In multi-jurisdictional merger cases they act effectively in seamless cooperation with their DLA Piper colleagues abroad.’

Key clients

RECKITT BENCKISER

ROMANIAN ASSOCIATION OF THE SELF-CARE INDUSTRY (RASCI)

ASSOCIATION OF DACIA, RENAULT AND NISSAN CONCESSIONAIRES (ACODAREN)

HYDRO EXTRUDED SOLUTIONS AB

GREENWEEE INTERNATIONAL

Real estate and construction Tier 2

DLA Piper Dinu SCA is involved in a broad range of real estate acquisitions and projects, covering the full spectrum of asset classes. The team has good experience of related structured financings and secured loans, as well as broader regulatory issues such as planning and authorisations. The team represents several international investment funds, corporate investors and leaseholders, who benefit from the firm's strong regional network. Practice head Alin Buftea receives strong support from versatile counsel Florin Tineghe.

Practice head(s):

Alin Buftea

Other key lawyers:

Florin Tineghe

Testimonials

‘Alin Buftea is an excellent negotiator and we have highly appreciated his availability and excellent communication skills. Alin is very prompt and responsive. I appreciate very much the fact that he is solution oriented and very accurate in analyzing options/scenarios. ’

‘Florin Tineghe – professional approach, good communication, extensive market knowledge, full time availability for legal support.’

Key clients

PPF REAL ESTATE S.R.O

ATRIUM PROPERTIES S.R.L. (VIBE PROPERTIES)

PRIME KAPITAL DEVELOPMENT S.R.L.

OPUS LAND DEVELOPMENT S.A.

COLOSSEUM MALL S.R.L.

CASSA DOM SRL

LANDMARK SMART RENTALS S.R.L.

WIPRO TECHNOLOGIES S.R.L.

GRAWE ROMANIA ASIGURARE S.A.

INTERCONTINENTAL HOTELS GROUP (IHG)

HYPO NOE LANDESBANK FÜR NIEDERÖSTERREICH UND WIEN AG

DENTOTAL PROTECT

PNE WIND ENERGY HOLDING ROMANIA

Tax Tier 2

DLA Piper Dinu SCA offers good support at both a domestic and international level. The firm's global network gives it an edge when advising multinationals on cross-border issues, including corporate transactions, restructuring, customs and transfer pricing, where senior transfer pricing specialist Florin Moroz brings added depth. The team, which is led by the highly-regarded Tudor Nedelea, works closely with other departments throughout the firm, including its litigators for contentious issues. The group has strong cross-sector expertise and is especially experienced representing life sciences and healthcare clients. Ionela Florescu is also well-regarded.

Practice head(s):

Tudor Nedelea

Other key lawyers:

Ionela Florescu; Florin Moroz

Testimonials

‘The team are highly skilled and knowledgeable. They provide good, practical advice. ’

‘The local DLA Piper team combines outstanding experience in both legal and tax matters and this comes to the exclusive benefit of their clients. DLA is offering a one-stop shop for tax business service covering all spectrum from regular tax advice to dispute resolution.’

‘Tudor Nedelea is a down to earth lawyer who has extensive knowledge. He provides pragmatic advice and is quick to respond.’

‘Tudor Nedelea and Ionela Florescu are both very dedicated and extremely proactive in their advice showing a good understanding our  business and external environment.’

Key clients

BELLOTTO HOLDINGS LIMITED

WIPRO TECHNOLOGIES SRL

BRF GMBH

EARLY GAME ADVISORS SRL/ EARLY GAME PARTNERS BV

HYOSUNG CORPORATION

STERICYCLE ROMANIA SRL

NETOPIA PAYMENTS SRL

RECKITT BENKISER (ROMANIA) SRL

SIMARTIS TELECOM SRL

ICON FILMS SRL

TMT Tier 2

DLA Piper Dinu SCA is a good choice of legal support for technology start-ups and venture capital firms. The firm offers a soup-to-nuts service that encompasses seed funding, business launches, employment, regulatory, IP and related tax issues. The firm also represents larger, more established telecoms, robotics, fintech and IT companies, who benefit from its global network and ability to handle complex cross-border issues.  Ana-Maria Andronic heads the popular team, with strong support from competition head Livia Zamfiropol.

Practice head(s):

Ana-Maria Andronic

Other key lawyers:

Livia Zamiforopol

Key clients

NETOPIA INVESTMENTS SRL

SEEDBLINK CROWDFUNDING SRL

ROAD GRAND TOURS INC.

GEMINI SOLUTIONS SRL

WIPRO TECHNOLOGIES S.R.L.

VIAVI SOLUTIONS INC.

ADOBE SYSTEMS INC.

RINGHEL SRL

BRIGHT SPACES SRL

SIMARTIS TELECOM SRL

TMT: gambling law Tier 2

DLA Piper Dinu SCA has a multi-faceted gambling practice that handles a strong mix of regulatory and litigation work. The firm has been involved in several disputes before the authorities and the courts, particularly with regard to retrospective taxes. In addition, the team regularly advises on licence renewals and authorisations, as well as broader commercial and day-to-day issues. litigation and regulatory partner Radu Bălaș leads the team, which represents several leading international gambling companies, including Hillside, the owner of bet365. Managing associate Daniela Călin is a name to note.

Practice head(s):

Radu Bălaș

Other key lawyers:

Daniela Călin

Testimonials

‘DLA Romania are  trusted and knowledgeable support for our Romanian facing business. Members of the team are very well connected and have an extensive pool of resource they can draw from and as such are invaluable to us. As an English speaking business we receive exceptional support in face to face client meetings and contract negotiations. ’

‘We operate in a fast paced market and, as such, often require immediate assistance or consultations at short notice. We receive that support from our partnership with DLA. Through Vadim Chirac and Daniela Calin, who tenaciously act on our behalf, we have received invaluable assistance which allows us to mitigate a changing landscape in terms of business and economic factors.’

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

Banking and finance Tier 3

DLA Piper Dinu SCA strengthened its banking offering through the recruitment of counsel, and new practice head, Ioan Chiper, a former Assistant General counsel at Banca Comercialǎ Românǎ, Romania's member of the Erste Group. Well-regarded senior associates Andreea Badea and Georgiana Stan also offer strong experience in syndicated loans, restructurings and regulatory support for borrower and lender clients.

Practice head(s):

Ioan Chiper

Other key lawyers:

Andreea Badea; Georgiana Stan

Testimonials

‘They provide in-depth analyses with regard to foreign jurisdictions. Georgiana Stan  was a real asset during our project and assisted us in a timely and efficient manner.’

Key clients

GREEN GROUP

TTT MONEYCORP

ICON FILMS S.R.L.

ABRIS CEE MID-MARKET FUND III LP

BANK LEUMI ISRAEL

RAIFFEISEN BANK INTERNATIONAL AG

BANCA COMERCIALA ROMANA – ERSTE GROUP

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

DLA Piper Dinu SCA has an active corporate team with a standout reputation in the venture capital and start-up tech space. Close links to the broader European and US market gives it a strong edge, particularly when dealing with international investors. The team, which is led by the highly rated Marian Dinu, is also noted for its expertise in private equity, and the energy, healthcare and agribusiness sectors. Partner Cristina Bucur and counsel Oana Dutu-Buzura and Paula Corban-Pelin are also well regarded.

Practice head(s):

Marian Dinu

Other key lawyers:

Cristina Bucur; Oana Dutu-Buzura; Paula Corban-Pelin

Testimonials

‘They showed initiative, and a collegial and team-based way of working. They covered successfully, both during the due diligence process but also when preparing and delivering the notification in front of the competition authorities, wide areas areas of company law, such as employment, pensions, tax, financial services regulation and corporate governance.’

‘Strong understanding of venture capital legal and commercial matters. One of the few Romanian law firm with expertise in this field (nicely backed-up by their US VC practice). Marian Dinu is a strong negotiator, ready to fight for the client to achieve its goals; a very good understanding of commercial angles allows him to be very effective.’

‘The team always understood when we had a tight deadline, and made all efforts to deliver on time. Even if we talked about evenings or weekends. Plus, the level of understanding about our solution, which even for some tech or real-estate persons might seem difficult to understand, was always the best. I never had the feeling that I needed to make efforts to work with them, it was always organic and natural as if they are our legal department. Ana Maria Andronic makes us feel like we are already a big company, even if we are an early stage startup. She treats us and our needs with priority and care. She understands very fast every tech or business specific detail and she even enhances our ideas with her experience.’

‘Marian Dinu and Oana Dutu-Buzura – their level of attention and engagement was above expectations. We felt like the legal team gave 110% for the deal to happen.’

Key clients

Hydro Extruded Solutions AB

GED Capital

Abris CEE Mid-Market Fund III LP

Dante International (eMAG)

FintechOS

Early Game Partners BV

Deepstash SRL

RoboSelf Technology SRL

Intelligent IT SRL

ADAMA Agan Ltd

Bright Spaces SRL

Asmodee Group

Bank Leumi Israel

Green Group

TMF Management SRL

Top Level Hosting SRL

Hillarys Blinds Holdings Limited

Intellectual property Tier 3

DLA Piper Dinu SCA's IP team regularly handles a broad portfolio of matters. The firm is especially strong representing clients in the technology, telecoms and e-commerce sectors, including several start-ups in the fintech sector. The team also provides good support to the corporate team, including on IP transfers in major M&As and restructurings. The firm's international network gives it a significant edge on such cross-border mandates, particularly for clients requiring a regional strategy. Practice head and former judge Ana-Maria Andronic comes highly recommended by clients.

Practice head(s):

Ana-Maria Andronic

Testimonials

‘Recommended for their dedication to finding the best solution and the comprehensiveness of the analysis. Ana Maria Andronic is a very nice person and a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

NETOPIA INVESTMENTS SRL

SEEDBLINK CROWDFUNDING SRL

ROAD GRAND TOURS INC.

GEMINI SOLUTIONS SRL

RINGHEL SRL

BRIGHT SPACES SRL

SIMARTIS TELECOM SRL

PPP and procurement Tier 3

DLA Piper Dinu SCA draws from a wide range of available expertise, helping serve clients on every phase of the procurement journey. The firm was recently active on several significant defence contract tenders, though its experience extends to most sectors, including health, maritime, environment, energy and education. The firm's broader international network makes it an attractive option for cross-border matters. Partner Livia Zamfiropol is experienced in related corporate matters, regulatory and administrative proceedings. Counsel Paula Corban-Pelin is another key contact in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Livia Zamfiropol; Paula Corban-Pelin

Testimonials

‘Good customer care.’

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.

Photo Name Position Profile
Mrs Ana-Maria Andronic  photo Mrs Ana-Maria Andronic
Ms Cristina Bucur  photo Ms Cristina Bucur
 Daniela C?lin photo Daniela C?lin
Mrs Paula Corban-Pelin  photo Mrs Paula Corban-Pelin
Mrs Oana Dutu-Buzura  photo Mrs Oana Dutu-Buzura
Mrs Ionela Florescu  photo Mrs Ionela Florescu
Ms Monica Georgiadis photo Ms Monica Georgiadis
Mr Tudor Nedelea  photo Mr Tudor Nedelea
Ms Elena Preotescu  photo Ms Elena Preotescu
Mrs Andra Trantea  photo Mrs Andra Trantea

At DLA Piper we are firmly committed to diversity and inclusion. For us, diversity isn’t just about visible differences, it’s the unique blend of talents, skills, experiences and perspectives that makes each of us an individual and we know it’s crucial to have a culture and environment where those differences are genuinely valued. As a global business law firm, with a diverse client base, we know that our clients expect our people to represent the communities in which we work and value our ability to advise them on both local and global cultures and markets. We believe that our approach to diversity and inclusion enables us to attract the best talent, build the most effective teams and deliver the highest level of client service.

For more information on our specific D&I initiatives please see www.dlapiper.com