Expertise

  • drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial contracts
  • public procurement
  • telecommunications and media
  • energy law (in particular natural gas related projects)
  • corporate related matters, due diligence
  • military procurement and offset related matters

Representative Cases and Transactions

Public Procurement

  • assistance to two consortia of Spanish, Italian and Romanian companies in two of the largest public procurement procedures ever organized in Romania and in the subsequent litigation proceedings, concerning the award of four contracts for the upgrading of vital sections of Romanian railway, estimated at over 2 billion EUR
  • assistance to a consortium between two Spanish construction companies and a French incinerators / water treatment plants supplier in the public procurement procedure and subsequent litigation for the award of a 150 million EUR contract
  • assistance to a leading international military equipment provider in a 60 million EUR military procurement procedure organized by the Romanian State
  • assistance to a leading Austrian construction company in the public procurement procedure and subsequent litigations concerning the award of a 4 year framework agreement for the maintenance and repairs of the public roads in a major Romanian Municipality, valued at up to 30 million EUR
  • successful defence of the award of a 12 million EUR public procurement contract to a renowned German engineering company

Telecommunications and Media

  • advice to the largest operator in mobile communications in all stages of implementation of its project to distribute television and media content on DTH and OTT platforms
  • advice to the largest operator in mobile communications in the outsourcing of its build, run, and related operational activities network
  • legal assistance to a major international satellite operator with respect to specific licensing requirements in Romania
  • advice to a major American telecom operator in relation to the Romanian lawful interception requirements
  • broad range of legal assistance and advice to Romania’s leading broadcaster

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • advice to a worldwide investment fund in relation to the acquisition of three Romanian farms and of a corporate vehicle specialized in agricultural management, valued at over 40 million EUR (one of the major Romanian transactions from 2013)
  • advice to a major company in the automotive industry in connection with its post-privatization obligations and its restructuring
  • assistance with the entry on the Romanian market of an American private equity firm making investments in middle-market companies through the acquisition of two Romanian agricultural companies owning and operating more than 7,000 hectares of agricultural land
  • acquisition by a private equity fund managed by a major SEE investment management company of a majority ownership  in the share capital of the Romanian subsidiary of a regional bank
  • advice to a major German company active in the automotive sector in relation to the acquisition of two Romanian companies specialized in the manufacturing of automobile and industrial parts

Energy and Natural Resources

  • advice to a leading natural gas supplier and to its subsidiary ensuring the successful termination of an oil field concession agreement
  • advice to a leading natural gas supplier on various legal issues regarding natural gas supply and gas fraudulent consumption
  • advice to an international joint venture regarding the construction and operation of a major natural gas pipeline spanning multiple countries

Education

  • University of Bucharest Law School, Law Degree
  • Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Collège Juridique Franco-Roumain d’Etudes Européennes, Law Degree
  • Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Collège Juridique Franco-Roumain d’Etudes Européennes, Master Degree in International and European Business Law

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Bucharest Bar

Notable Contributions

  • European Telecom Infrastructure Sharing Guide – Romania chapter” (prepared for Olswang LLP, 2014-2015)
  • Study on Mobile Satellite Services Authorisation Regimes, authorisations and enforcement in the EU Member States – Romania chapter” (prepared for the European Commission, February 2014)