Corporate | M&A
From the launch of your business, through the development phase towards the exit, you are a call away from tapping into our joint experience, in complex commercial transactions, corporate governance matters and day to day corporate assistance, since we generally advise on corporate structuring, by assisting clients with corporate structuring, formation and set-up, acquisitions and transfers of shares, transfers of business, mergers, spin-offs, joint ventures, corporate governance, shareholder agreements, general corporate housekeeping, regulation of minority rights, deadlock resolution and exit.
Real Estate & Construction
Everybody needs a place to call home or an office from where to conquer the world. In our real estate department we help clients deliver these dreams by supporting them in developing, acquiring or leasing both office and residential projects. Our services are focused on verifying that the ownership titles are correct, valid and sometimes even insured, the developed projects respect the land utilization, zoning and administrative regulations, the relationship with the general contractor was clearly established and documented and the acquisition or sale of real estate assets is completed only after a thorough due diligence and only after each issue was fully discussed and negotiated.
We strongly believe that thoroughly discussed contractual conditions will almost always lead to a successful business partnership, so do not forget that the planning phase is the most important, and our combined business and legal experience will give you the necessary insight to plan for the future via tailored agreements for each specific use case.
Workplace & Employment
We are always close to our clients both in good times when companies are expending and new hires are made, as well as when the business is constricting and employees need to be reassigned or let go. Therefore, in doing so, we help our clients in drafting and negotiating clear HR documentation, follow the regulatory requirements when restructuring their personnel structure or taking over/transferring employees following a merger/spin-off procedure, in order to avoid unnecessary litigation as well as implement companywide compliant HR management processes. In some cases, we assist also the managers or employees and help them in negotiating their employment or management agreements;
The new technologies are the forefront of the business development and in most of the cases, the regulatory environment is significantly behind the technological development. Therefore, we work close with our clients in order to design the best approach both from a legal and operational perspective so that their innovation to be both integrated in the market as well as protected from the regulatory gaps or in some cases overregulation. We mainly assist IT developers, startups in authorising and launching their products, online or in structuring their activity so as to observe the legal requirements when promoting, operating or selling their software. We are also involved in providing legal assistance for new economic models based on circular economy, token ecosystems, being big fans of and advisors in the blockchain and digital assets investments, helping disruptors in this space with keeping up with the fast pace of the regulatory environment. We are also active in monitoring the European and US regulatory landscape of AI, machine learning and its applications to e-commerce and fintech.
Start-ups & Scale-ups
You have just established your start-up and now you are trying to navigate the vast regulatory requirements for doing what you love? Or maybe you already have a well-established corporate structure but you want to expand, we are here to help.
Our focus is to provide clients with the legal advice and support that they need in order to achieve their goals, at fee arrangement which supports, rather than frustrates, the growth of their business. In doing so, we advise our clients with industry specific business structuring , attracting financing via private equity or venture capital funds or public financing schemes, IPOs, securing shareholders rights via investor rights agreements or shareholder rights agreements and SOPs, protecting their IP, setting up the legal framework for privacy and data protection, including GDPR compliance, clear corporate governance rules and reporting procedures, selling in full or in part their participation or acquiring other competitor/complementary businesses from the market.
Regulatory & Compliance
Regulatory frameworks have the fastest pace when it comes to change and are the biggest blocker in the ventures of our clients. Therefore using a results-oriented approach we help our clients navigate through many aspects of industry specific regulation, policy and market practice in sectors such as Banking and Finance, HORECA, IT&C, Energy, Oil and Gas, Transport or Agriculture, when launching, operating or scaling up their activity.
Dispute resolution | Insolvency & Restructuring
The effect of our services translates into success in both pre-litigious and court actions and the service we provide is as effective as possible in terms of both time and cost. Therefore, when the power of the written word is not enough and agreements are being breached as well as when the state bodies overstep their authority, we are supporting our clients in balancing the scales, in a wide range of matters, covering tax litigation, commercial disputes, administrative litigations, public procurement related disputes, enforcement proceedings and insolvency before all Romanian courts, including the Supreme Court. We take things further to the European Court of Human Rights, if it must. We are also active in international commercial arbitration, promoting fast, private and cost- effective dispute resolution tools for businesses.