Expertise

Corina has more than 15 years of professional experience in the legal area, her expertise covering areas such as mergers and acquisitions, corporate law and commercial transactions as well as banking and finance. Corina has assisted a large number of investors, national and multinational companies, banks and institutions in large complex transactions carried out in Romania. She is also specialized in banking and financing law.

Her practice focuses on:

  • mergers and acquisitions (including acquisition financing)
  • corporate matters
  • corporate governance
  • commercial contracts

Representative Cases and Transactions

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • acquisition by a private equity fund managed by a major SEE investment management company of a 96 % legal title and beneficial ownership  in the share capital of the Romanian subsidiary of a regional bank
  • acquisition by a world-wide engineering company active in the oil and gas, power, biofuels and renewable energy, minerals and process industries of an equity position in a Romanian engineering company
  • structuring and implementation of an equity investment by an international financial institution  in a Romanian leading publicly traded shipping services company
  • sale by an international port and logistics services provider of its participations in a Romanian intermodal terminal company
  • negotiation of the acquisition by a major player acting in the oil&gas field of a minority shareholding in a major Romanian oil refining company and the creation of a joint venture company dedicated to high scale debt and equity investments into the energy sector
  • assessment and pursuit by a multinational corporation of the operational, fiscal and corporate restructuring options for its Romanian companies, both at individual company and at group level, in the context of intricate shareholding arrangements and highly demanding regulatory obligations
  • enhancement by a Romanian authority of key corporate governance requirements and  disclosure practices for listed companies, pursuant to a combination of regulatory and institutional changes aiming to increase investors’ trust in and liquidity and, thus, performance of the Romanian capital markets
  • detailed and complex assessment by a global investor and manager of the largest investment fund traded on the Bucharest Stock Exchange of the corporate governance rules and obligations to be generally observed by Romanian listed companies, the supplemental or derogatory statutory regulations applicable to this very specific company only, in the context of paramount changes in the fundamentals of the Romanian civil and commercial law
  • assessment by a world leading supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions in the oil and gas industry of corporate and restructuring matters related to the envisaged reorganization of its Romanian-based operations
  • assessment and restructuring of the operations of a distressed company offering a full range of professional real estate services in order to support a voluntary reorganization process aiming to secure continuation of the business and revenue generation, new finance as well as pre-existing creditors’ rights

Contracts

  • assessment and revision of operational contracts of the Romanian companies of a global provider of electronic payment and transaction processing solutions
  • assessment and revision of the supplier and client agreements for the Romanian agri-business operations of one of the largest Asian-Pacific corporations acting in various other fields such as: trading, mining, constructions, pharma, finance, real estate, telecommunication
  • design and preparation or assessment of asset and share sale-purchase agreements and livestock, cereals and other sale-purchase contracts etc. developed for the purpose of the Romanian operations of the world’s largest hog producer and processor
  • assessment and (re)structuring by the Romanian subsidiary of a major international medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturing group of the management agreements with the company’s top executives
  • assessment by a major Romanian specialized distribution company of its contractual arrangements with the suppliers and entire portfolio clients in view of the reorganization of its operations
  • assessment of the contractual liability under Romanian and EU legislation of a leading worldwide provider of credit ratings, research, and risk analysis
  • assessment and implementation of a multi-jurisdictional group reorganization process involving, among others, the transfer by a Romanian entity of publicly procured construction agreements towards a different group company
  • localization of a large variety of contracts ranging from sale-purchase, distributorship, sponsorship, joint operation, management to telecom services, utilities provision and other services

Education

  • University of Bucharest Law School, Law Degree
  • Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Degree in Finance, Insurance, Banking, and Stock Exchanges

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Bucharest Bar

Notable Contributions

  • “Cross-border mergers after Brexit with Romania” (Thomson Reuters – Practical Law, October 2018)
  • “Guides to European Taxation, Volume V, Taxation and Investment in Central and East European Countries – Romania chapter” (IBFD, 2014 and 2015)
  • “Outsourcing Handbook 2010: Country Q&A: Romania” (Practical Law Company, 2010)
  • “Enforcement of Security Interests in Banking Transactions in Romania” (IBA Banking, 2010)
  • speaker at Consumer credit contracts – regulations with important implications on the activity of banking and financial institutions conference, organized by the National Bank of Romania (2010)
  • speaker at Theory and practice in the banking legislation. Collecting banking debt – methods, practice, efficiency conference, organized by the National Bank of Romania (2010)
  • speaker at Latest trends in the collection of receivables technologies conference, organized by the Romanian Banking Institute (2010)
  • speaker at NNDKP workshop The impact of debtors’ insolvency on credit institutions (2010)
  • speaker at NNDKP workshop Restructuring methods – between what is technically available and what is suitable (2009)