I was very impressed with you and your team

Source: Partner of a reputed UK based law firm

My thanks to everyone for a job most excellently done

Source: Partner of a reputed UK based law firm

I look forward to working with you all again very soon

Source: Partner of a reputed UK based law firm

“Impressive use of technology, and a solid international client base”

Source: Judges of The Lawyer European Awards 2018

“Well presented strategy”

Source: Judges of The Lawyer European Awards 2018

“They are all excellent lawyers”

Source: IFLR 1000 (2018)

“They provide quality and business friendly input”

Source: IFLR 1000 (2018)

“Their knowledge and services are excellent”

Source: IFLR 1000 (2018)

“They live up to the expectations”

Source: IFLR 1000 (2018)

“They have an excellent reputation in the healthcare field”

Source: IFLR 1000 (2018)

“Highly attuned to the complex local legislative framework”

Source: IFLR 1000 (2018)

“They are cost efficient and very professional”

Source: IFLR 1000 (2018)

“I could not be more pleased with the manner in which you have handled the matter”

Source: CFO of a specialized equipment supplier

“A trustful, reliable and very competent law firm”

Source: GC of a global automotive supplier

Law Firm of the Year: Romania
The Lawyer European Awards 2017

The Lawyer European Awards 2018

Source: European Law Firm of the Year – Highly Commended

“Good financial performance and growth, focus on the core market”

Source: Judges of The Lawyer European Awards 2017

Law Firm of the Year: Romania
The Lawyer European Awards 2017

Law Firm of the Year: Eastern Europe and the Balkans

Source: Law Firm of the Year: Eastern Europe and the Balkans

“Takes part in noteworthy CSR initiatives”

Source: Judges of The Lawyer European Awards 2017

Law Firm of the Year: Romania
The Lawyer European Awards 2017

“Recognised internationally for the great quality of its services”

Source: Judges of The Lawyer European Awards 2017

Law Firm of the Year: Romania
The Lawyer European Awards 2017

“A true Romanian success story”

Source: Judges of The Lawyer European Awards 2017

Law Firm of the Year: Romania
The Lawyer European Awards 2017

“I had made the same request from over 20 law firms in the past 15 years and your law firm made the most comprehensive and best analysis, in a timely fashion and very well written.”

Source: Partner of a U.S. based law firm

Law Firm of the Year: Romania
The Lawyer European Awards 2017

“Professionals of high standards.”

Source: Director of an important oil & gas company

Law Firm of the Year: Romania
The Lawyer European Awards 2017

“This team is pragmatic and dedicated, and successfully represents our interests.”

Source: Chambers and Partners

Law Firm of the Year: Romania
The Lawyer European Awards 2017

“A reliable team providing a high standard of work.”

Source: Chambers and Partners

Law Firm of the Year: Romania
The Lawyer European Awards 2017

“They are quick, thorough and pro-business, very determined, innovative and friendly.”

Source: IFLR 1000

Law Firm of the Year: Romania
The Lawyer European Awards 2017

“This is a go-to firm for M&A deals.”

Source: IFLR 1000

Law Firm of the Year: Romania
The Lawyer European Awards 2017

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White Collar Crime

Qualified advice and sound experience in Criminal Law matters

There are always new challenges on the market and in the business cycle of life of a company. Among these, white collar and corruption crimes may heavily impact the activity of any company, employee of the same, authority, institution or individual. The criminal investigations and court procedures are complex legal exercises which may rapidly change their course and pace and, thus, can generate different types of influences over the reputation, creditworthiness and operations of a corporate client and/or its employees. Sanctions applied to and fines levied against corporations by various national regulatory agencies are on the rise and enforcement activity is growing. More attention is drawn to crimes ranging from bribery, tax evasion, money laundering to sanctions, securities violations as well as fraud, thus intensifying cooperation and information-sharing between law enforcement and regulatory authorities around the world.

We provide sound compliance advice in order to ensure that all our clients are in line with all regulatory requirements. Furthermore, we have the operational expertise and experience to support the activity of our clients when it is influenced by the consequences of any white collar and corruption criminal investigation procedures commenced by or against them. In the complex field of white collar and corruption crimes, cross-practice strength is an essential piece of the elaborate strategy that eventually leads to our clients’ success, and our specialized team of lawyers possesses the multidisciplinary approach needed in order to optimally blend, through close cooperation between departments, criminal law extensive knowledge with sound tax, financial, commercial, civil, administrative, accounting and insolvency expertise. We have represented clients in key areas of regulatory focus, such as financial fraud, tax evasion, money laundering, insurance fraud, and banking related crimes, abuse of power and negligence in official positions, bribery, forgery, intellectual and industrial property criminal infringements, criminal breaches of confidentiality, etc. Our firm equally assists and provides representation with regard to European funds fraud and national securities regulations as well.

Highlights of the assignments which have been handled by our lawyers throughout their practice with regard to white collar and corruption crimes include advice and representation to:

  • Private individuals, national and international companies in connection with allegations of tax evasion and money laundering, in the context of investigations conducted by the National Anticorruption Department and the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime (DIICOT); it is worth mentioning that the combined value of these files in terms of alleged tax evasion and money laundering exceed EUR 1,5 billion;
  • One of the largest oil and gas companies, regarding several issues related to the criminal nature of importing petroleum products, in order to avoid criminal charges of tax evasion and regarding possible offenses stipulated by the Customs Code of Romania;
  • Private individuals with regard to the allegations of tax evasion, money laundering and organized crime stemming from the criminal investigations launched against one of the largest worldwide soft producer;
  • Private individuals with regard to the allegations of tax evasion, money laundering and organized crime stemming from the criminal investigations launched against 69 custom and border police officers;
  • Private individuals with regard to the allegations of fraud, false, tax evasion, money laundering and organized crime in relation to European Union funds;
  • Assisting the Singapore Government with regard a Romanian diplomat for manslaughter, negligent bodily injury and leaving the scene of an accident in Singapore;
  • Romanian officials (government or parliament representatives, local elected officials etc.) about different allegations of corruption, in cases investigated by the National Anticorruption Directorate;
  • National companies in connection with investigations conducted by Fight Against Fraud Department, regarding the management of European Union funds;
  • Directors of multinational companies with regard to allegation of money laundering and tax evasion;
  • An international company with regard to intricate tax evasion, money laundering, international fraud, embezzlement and organized crime with regard to the acquisition of an industrial producer of heavy equipment;
  • Different subsidiaries of international banks, with regard to allegations of money laundering and also in connection with different criminal offenses committed by the employees against the bank;
  • National and international companies in connection with allegations of embezzlement committed by their employees;
  • A private Israeli individual with regard to an alleged large fraud, tax evasion and money laundering criminal investigation;
  • A reputed Romanian group of civil and public construction companies with regard to allegations of misappropriation of funds, tax evasion, money laundering and organized crime;
  • A major real estate developer, owner of hotels, offices and renting spaces in connection with cybercrime criminal offenses directed by outsider hackers.
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