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Eva Forika

Partner, Head of Timisoara Office

+40 256 202 133


Eva is a highly seasoned Romanian law qualified lawyer with over 23 years of professional experience in the legal field. She is reputed for her exceptional capacity of identifying practical solutions for the complex issues revealed by the commercial practice. She ensures in-depth coverage of fundamental business-related areas of corporate and commercial law, real estate law, labor law and tax matters; her practice also includes dispute resolution, with particular focus on contracts, regulatory, property and labor matters.

She assists domestic and international clients from a wide range of industries, such as automotive, agribusiness, industrial and manufacturing sectors, on complex contractual projects, by structuring, drafting and negotiating various contractual arrangements, as well as on day-to-day matters specific to their activity on the Romanian market.

Her practice focuses on:

  • corporate and commercial law
  • contracts
  • real estate
  • dispute resolution, with particular focus on contracts, regulatory, tax, property and labour matters

Representative Cases and Transactions

  • pursuit by a large Austrian-based aluminum production company of each of the stages (due diligence, land acquisition, building and finance contracting, commercial contracts) of a 50 million EUR greenfield investment for the commissioning and operation of an aluminum recycling plant in Arad (western part of Romania)
  • successful completion of a labor court dispute opposing the world’s largest hog producer and processor and a former executive officer of the company in a litigation setting a valuable jurisprudential precedent
  • successful completion of unprecedented property tax court dispute opposing a Romanian subsidiary of the world’s largest hog producer and processor and a municipality of Timis county
  • successive acquisitions by a global farming company of significant agricultural property located in the Western part of Romania
  • acquisition by a private equity fund of a controlling equity position in a company operating in the gambling industry in the North-Western region of Romania
  • assessment of forestry and Natura 2000 matters by the Romanian local subsidiaries of a collective investment vehicle set up under Luxembourg law on a private placement basis with qualifying institutional and high-net worth investors, to acquire and sustainably manage forests and land for the production of biomass
  • structuring by a major American company active in the automotive industry of successive contractual arrangements for the various phases of the expansion of its production facilities located in Timis county
  • conduct of a number of customs and tax disputes initiated by one of the world’s leading suppliers in the automobile safety field for the reimbursement of customs duty and VAT
  • preparation and negotiation of a large number of contracts for the implementation by the Romanian subsidiaries of the world’s largest hog producer and processor of a business growth model integrating and based on the operations of non-affiliated companies committed to a long-term production and sale arrangement
  • performance of an assessment of the Romanian legal and regulatory framework and administrative practice by one of the world’s largest recycling, service and water companies in preparation for the expansion of its operations in the water supply services in Romania


“Very responsive and hard working person. She does a good job working at large projects under extremely tight deadlines. Eva will make you feel that you are the only client and all the efforts are concentrated towards you as a client.”
(IFLR 1000, 2020)


  • Timisoara West University Law School, Law Degree

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Timis County Bar

Notable Contributions

  • speaker at the NNDKP CELF event in Timisoara – Tax Disputes in The Digital Era (2023)
  • On the legal framework applicable to transfer pricing – issues relating to the application over time of the law and the legal force of acts of EU or international law in this area” (Piata Financiara, 2021) (author)
  • contributor to NNDKP – COVID-19 Legal & Tax Resource Center
  • speaker at the webinar “The changes in the Fiscal Code and the Fiscal Procedure Code”, organized by NNDKP (2020)
  • speaker at the “International Biennial Conference Timisoara”, organized by the Faculty of Law of the West University of Timisoara (2020)
  • speaker at the “Legal&Tax Videoconference, 4th edition – How does Romania handles the global pandemic’s impact on its local economy”, organized by NNDKP and Ziarul Financiar (2020)
  • speaker at “Timisoara SpotON” webinar series, organized by NNDKP (2020)
  • speaker at the Business Focus Oradea event, organized by Business Days (2017)
  • Sale-purchase of agricultural plots located ‘extra muros’” (Capital, 2014)
  • The trap of the pattern: new issues in selling agricultural plots located ‘extra muros’” (Transilvania Business, 2014)
  • The New Civil Code: standard clauses and adhesion agreements” (Banat Business, 2012)
  • The New Civil Code: contracting pursuant to an offer or a request for an offer” (Banat Business, 2012)
  • What can be done upon a public authority’s denial to receive or settle a request” (Banat Business, 2012)
  • “The New Civil Code: the “professionals” in the light of the New Civil Code and the specific legal norms applicable thereto” (Banat Business, 2012)