Managing Partners: Gelu T Maravela, Alina Popescu
Number of partners: 7
Number of lawyers: 15
Languages: English, French, Italian, Romanian
MPR| Maravela, Popescu & Roman was founded in 2013 by leading lawyers as a full-service Romanian firm and has quickly grown to an impressive portfolio of both landmark work and major clients, including major international corporations, public authorities and sound international organisations.
In 2014, the firm has started to act as leading counsel in cross-border projects, has extended its practice to tax advisory and insolvency and restructuring services and has developed a specialised multidisciplinary team to swiftly handle the growing number of white collar crime cases.
In 2015, the firm has become the exclusive Romanian member of the International Business Law Consortium, a global alliance of independent business law firms which was founded in 1996 by the Center for International Legal Studies (a reputed law research, training, and teaching institute, founded in Austria in 1976) and was repeatedly top ranked by Chambers and Partners.
By 2016 MPR had been acknowledged as a leading law firm and its founding partners had been prompted as leading lawyers by many significant international legal directories and publications, including (in alphabetical order) Best Lawyers International, Chambers and Partners, IFLR 1000, Legal 500, The Lawyer, etc.
In 2017 MPR was designated Law Firm of the Year: Romania during The Lawyer European Awards in London, became an independent member of GGI (one of the top ten international accounting, consulting and law firm alliances) and was involved in some of the largest deals in the CEE.
2018 begun with MPR being nominated and shortlisted by the judging committee of The Lawyer European Event for ‘The Law firm of the Year: Eastern Europe and the Balkans Award.’ Furthermore, the firm was selected to serve as a member of the Shortlist Selection Panel for the first ever Romania Deal of the Year Award, organised by one of the leading sources of news and information about Central and Eastern Europe’s legal markets.
MPR| Maravela, Popescu & Roman owes its rapid development to several key features, such as flexible and user-friendly services of the firm coupled with an outstanding quality of service (as openly acknowledged by clients), its multidisciplinary approach and international reach, which enables it to handle the most complex projects, be they local or international.
The team is led by highly experienced partners who have been involved in some of the largest projects, transactions and disputes under Romanian jurisdiction and in the CEE region. Partner coordination and mentorship is supported by the rigorous work of carefully selected attorneys who unite thorough legal knowledge with the essential capacity of evaluating the key risks triggered by matters handled, and the ways to solve them. MPR's professionals are often called to provide contributions to international legal publications of outstanding reputation, authoring legal literature on various areas of practice and being interviewed by numerous business publications.
Main Areas of Practice:
MPR| Maravela, Popescu & Roman offers the full range of legal services for businesses and public administrations as well as specialised tax advisory and insolvency and restructuring services.
The firm’s key areas of practice include:
Banking & Finance:
The firm is ideally positioned to combine banking and finance with capital markets, corporate, commercial and civil contracts, regulatory, tax and litigation expertise.
Corporate, Commercial & M&A:
MPR| Maravela, Popescu & Roman is commended by clients as a ‘go-to firm for M&A deals’, having been recently involved in several important European/global deals. Competition: The firm’s practice garnered outstanding recognition from clients, who commended MPR as ‘the best (…) from over 20 law firms in the past 15 years.’
Dispute Resolution (Litigation, Arbitration & ADR):
This is an internationally ranked practice area, with an over 80% rate of success in disputes.
Advisory and litigation work for corporations in day-to-day and one-off complex projects. Energy & Natural Resources: This is a reputed practice, having yielded The Best Lawyers ‘Energy Law Lawyer of the Year in 2015’
Healthcare & Pharma:
The practice participates in regulatory and transactional work for important players, including nine of the top 12 medicine and medical devices manufacturers worldwide. Insolvency & Restructuring: This is a highly ranked practice area, having shaped the court practice in the field.
IT & Telecommunications:
The team practices major regulatory and transactional work for important players.
Real Estate & Construction, PPP & Infrastructure Projects:
The practice is appreciated by major international directories.
The qualified tax advisers in this practice cover all relevant aspects.