Managing Partner: Sorin David
Partners: Dan Dascalu, Anda Rojanschi, Manuela Guia, Ana-Maria Iordache
Languages: English, French, Romanian
D&B David si Baias is rated as one of the top ten Romanian law firms. Having the opportunity to work together with PwC tax and business consultants in multidisciplinary teams in order to solve complex issues for business clients, D&B lawyers have developed a client-oriented approach exceeding the narrow boundaries of law interpretation and enforcement. D&B lawyers are reputable specialists, being regularly quoted by business journals and authoring books and articles in legal and business publications.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking, Finance & Capital Markets:
Lawyers: Sorin David, Ovidiu Bold The firm’s specialists offer a wide range of legal services to both local and foreign entities in the financial and banking fields, consisting mainly in legal assistance and advice on aspects related to the organisation and functioning, restructuring (including portfolio restructuring), drafting, review and negotiation of financial instruments (e.g. securities and derivatives), assistance for the implementation of banking products.
Competition & State Aid:
Lawyers: Sorin David, Manuela Guia, Otilia Vilcu, Lucian Bozian
D&B is involved in a number of landmark competition projects. D&B’s services include inter alia assistance during all phases of investigations (including dawn raids) launched by the Competition Council, anti-trust and merger-related advice, assistance in respect of intricate distribution systems, discount policies, abuse of dominant position, horizontal mergers, as well as anti-trust litigation services.
Consumer & Data Protection:
Lawyers: Sorin David, Ovidiu Bold
D&B advises clients on compliance with the applicable consumer protection regulations. D&B provides advice on whether notification to the relevant authority is required, as well as on the wording of specific data privacy clauses in a variety of agreements and assists clients in preparing and submitting personal data notifications.
Lawyers: Anda Rojanschi, Sorin David, Cristina Paduraru, Adina Oprea, Romana Hiritiu
D&B has extensive knowledge of providing legal advice and assistance in initial structuring and set-up of business. D&B is a market leader in the design and delivery of complex corporate change and in optimising the functioning of the corporate governance.
Lawyer: Dan Dascalu
D&B has a strong employment law practice and is an expert in labour force restructuring projects, as well as in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements. D&B advises and assists employers during industrial dispute resolutions.
Lawyers: Sorin David, Manuela Guia D&B has extensive intellectual property expertise focusing on the protection and registration of trademarks and industrial models and designs, on certificates of supplementary protection, the crystallisation of know-how and copyright protection of software. The firm participates in IP-driven restructuring projects in different industries.
IT & Telecom:
Lawyers: Sorin David, Manuela Guia
D&B advises on a variety of regulatory and industry-focused issues, including software protection and registration requirements, structuring and distributing telecom services, electronic commerce, change of business (retail) models.
Lawyers: Dan Dascalu, Ana-Maria Iordache, Mihail Boian, Ioana Cercel, Andrei Iancu, Amelia Tei
s D&B has a strong focus on the tax litigation, assisting clients in disputes with the National Agency for Fiscal Administration for recovering significant amounts. D&B has also a consolidated commercial, administrative and employment litigation practice and is a strong presence in anti-trust and public procurement litigations.
Mergers & Acquisitions: Lawyers: Sorin David, Anda Rojanschi, Cristina Paduraru, Adina Oprea, Romana Hiritiu
As one of the most active law firms on the Romanian market in M&A transactions, D&B’s team has assisted clients during acquisitions, disposals and joint-ventures on both buyer and seller sides in a variety of industry sectors such as industrial and consumer products, retail and distribution, real estate, banking and insurance, energy, media and telecommunications.
Pharmaceutics & Healthcare:
Lawyers: Sorin David, Manuela Guia
D&B assists major clients in the pharmaceutical industry and provides constant legal advice on pharma organisational and regulatory issues. D&B also liaises with the Romanian relevant regulators in connection with its clients’ business.
Lawyers: Manuela Guia, Amelia Teis
D&B has extensive expertise in the area of public procurement and working with public authorities. It combines the experience and deep knowledge of its consultants with those of its specialised litigators. Together with PwC tax and business consultants specialised in public sector, D&B offers a multidisciplinary and complete coverage of any issue faced by its clients.
Lawyers: Sorin David, Georgiana Balan, Anca Alexandrescu D&B has been involved in some of the largest transactions on the real estate market, covering the retail, residential and industrial segments. D&B advises on transactions’ frameworks (including on the transactions’ risks, as well as alternative solutions), performs due diligence, drafts real estate documentation, negotiates and implements real estate transactions.
D&B has participated in complex cross-border projects, where the global perspective is matched by a strong local expertise.