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Radu si Asociatii

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Managing Partner: Dragoș Radu
Number of partners: 3 Number of lawyers: 45
Languages: English, Romanian

Firm Overview:
Radu și Asociații SPRL is a Romanian full-service law firm, offering both legal consultancy services and assistance before the courts of law, with a significant tax controversy practice. Radu și Asociații SPRL is a member firm of Ernst & Young Global Ltd and part of the expanding EY Law global network, which has more than 2,400 lawyers and offices in over 80 countries.

Main Areas of Practice: 

M&A/Corporate/Commercial:
1 partner, 1 associate partner, 16 fee earners based in Bucharest, Romania
■ Assisting the Rusu family (a group of Romanian entrepreneurs), owner of the Rus Savitar - Casa Rusu Group (the Romanian market leader in production of furniture), in relation to the sale of 75% of its participation to the Greenbridge private equity fund
■ Advising the shareholders of DAAS Impex SRL, the Romanian market leader in refrigeration services, in connection with the partial exit from the company by way of sale to the EPTA Group
■ Assisting Nordic Petfood Production and Nordic Petfood Distribution, the Romanian market leaders in pet food production, in relation to the competitive sale process of their production and distribution activities in one of the largest 2018 Romanian transactions (approx. EUR 50 million)
■ Guidance on complex corporate restructuring of the entities operated in several Balkan countries by a Japanese multinational information technology equipment and services company
■ Advising the shareholders of a Romanian market leader in specialized consumer loans in the context of selling a controlling stake in the company, in a transaction estimated at EUR 20 million
■ Assistance to a leading IT service management company during the due diligence for the Euro 10 million acquisition of a Romanian IT services provider
Key Clients: Rus Savitar - Casa Rusu Group, DAAS Impex SRL, PPG Industries, Honeywell Corporation, Nordic Petfood Group, Globant Espana SA
Contacts: Dragoș Radu, Radu Diaconu
Tel: +40 21 402 41 00
Emails: [email protected]; [email protected]

Tax: Lawyers:
1 partner, 20 fee earners based in Bucharest, Romania
■ Assisting and representing Petrotel Lukoil SA, one of the largest refineries in Romania, in relation to several complex tax audits and tax disputes concerning alleged tax liabilities of approx. EUR 2 billion
■ Assisting and representing a leading Romanian financial institution both in the context of a tax audit and with challenging the EUR 350 million results of the tax audit before national authorities and courts of law and with the international proceedings under the EU Arbitration Convention on the elimination of double taxation (90/463/EEC)
■ Assisting and representing Schaeffler Group in various tax disputes of approx. EUR 15 million both before the national authorities and courts of law and with the international proceedings under the EU Arbitration Convention
■ Assisting and representing in front of the national authorities and courts of law of a leading energy trader during the performance of a tax audit and with challenging and suspending the resulting assessment of more than EUR 150 million
■ Assisting and representing Bunge Romania, member of Bunge Limited, in challenging the results of a tax audit, concerning alleged tax liabilities of approx. EUR 17 million
Key Clients: Petrotel Lukoil (member of LUKOIL Group), Bunge Inc., Allianz, ENKA Construction and Development BV (member of ENKA Inc.), Schaeffler Group, Hendrickson Corp
Contact: Emanuel Băncilă, Alex Slujitoru
Tel: +40 21 402 41 00
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
1 partner, 4 fee earners based in Bucharest, Romania
■ Assisting a Romanian subsidiary of an EU-based credit institution with the implementation process of both PSD 2 and MIFID 2 legal frameworks
■ Assisting Viva Credit IFN throughout the process of updating its template credit documentation, given the particularities of the envisaged lending products and the requirements under the consumer lending legislation
■ Assisting two local companies throughout the implementation process of a credit default swap mechanism
■ Assisting both foreign creditors and local borrowers in connection with project and acquisition finance schemes (LMA-based documentation)
Key Clients: Antenna Group, City Grill, OTP Bank Romania, Viva Credit IFN
Contact: Radu Diaconu
Tel: +40 21 402 41 00
Emails: [email protected]

Employment:
1 partner, 1 associate partner, 5 fee earners based in Bucharest, Romania
■ Labour compliance for Mitsubishi Corporation Bucharest Representative Office (since March 2014), Cisco Systems Romania SRL (since 2010) and Chep Pooling Services Romania SRL (since 2011)
■ Assisting the leader in manufacturing of heating appliances with respect to its restructuring of sale and commercial activities in Romania
■ Advice to an oil&gas company in relation to the design and implementation of an employee transportation benefit program
Key Clients: Chep Pooling Services Romania SRL, Mitsubishi Corporation Bucharest Representative Office, Cisco Systems Romania SRL
Contact: Andrei Stefanovici
Tel: + 40 21 402 41 00
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
1 partner, 1 associate partner, 6 fee earners based in Bucharest, Romania
■ Assisting the real estate subsidiary of an European leading project development company in relation to the acquisition of a historical monument in Bucharest estimated at approx. EUR 11 million
■ Assisting a leading Romania-based real estate development and construction company with respect to a prospected acquisition of 34,800 sq. m. land located in the seaside area of Romania in a transaction estimated at approx. EUR 15 million
■ Advising a leading Romanian real estate construction and management entity with respect to an Euro 4,500,000 land acquisition for built-to-suit development of two FMCG & Retail facilities in Bucharest and Western Romania
■ Advising a leading Romanian real estate construction and management company with respect to an Euro 1,100,000 land acquisition for the development of an industrial facility
Key Clients: European leading project development company, Scandinavian property developer, leading Romania-based real estate development and construction company, international food retail chains
Contacts: Dragoș Radu, Radu Diaconu
Tel: +40 21 402 41 00
Emails: [email protected]; [email protected]

Public Projects:
1 partner, 1 associate partner, 3 fee earners based in Bucharest, Romania
■ Assistance provided to IHI Infrastructure Systems Co., Ltd. Osaka, a major international company based in Japan, in relation to the Euro 420 million design and execution of the suspended bridge over the Danube river in Eastern Romania
■ Assistance provided to the Ministry of Communications and Information Society in relation to the project “Establishing the framework for the development of e-governance tools”, financed by the EU
■ Assistance on behalf of EBRD to Brasov and Iasi Municipalities, in each case, with respect to the drafting of an Euro 25 million public service contract for the management of the local public passenger transport services
■ Assistance on behalf of EBRD to Arad Municipality with respect to the implementation of an integrated parking management system and associated investments under the SMART Framework - Capacity Building Programme
Key Clients: IHI Infrastructure Systems Co., Ltd. Osaka, Ministry of Communications and Information Society, EBRD
Contacts: Andrei Stefanovici
Tel: + 40 21 402 41 00
Emails: [email protected]