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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News Archive 2015

19 November 2015 – Maravela|Asociații looking for its next litigation lawyer, 1 – 5 PQE – Position filled

What we are offering:

  • the opportunity to work with a highly professional team;
  • work environment based on integrity and team spirit;
  • high profile clients and mandates;
  • real career advancement opportunities based on professional and personal qualities;
  • development of management skills through direct access to firm`s development and administrative aspects;
  • competitive financial package;
  • elegant office premises;

What we are seeking:

  • 1 to 5 years of experience in civil, commercial and administrative litigation;
  • advanced English (written and spoken) as well as sound knowledge of legal English;
  • rigorousness and impeccable legal reasoning;
  • genuine openness to continuous professional formation, adaptability to firm`s policies, coordination of the team of associates in subordination;
  • desire and skills to form interns;
  • LL.M awarded by a foreign university represents an advantage.

To apply, please send your resume and letter of intent briefly describing why you desire to join our team and what motivates you in your legal career, to office@maravela.ro

19 November 2015 – Maravela|Asociații looking for its next consultancy lawyer, 1 – 5 PQE – Position filled

What we are offering:

  • the opportunity to work with a highly professional team;
  • work environment based on integrity and team spirit;
  • high profile clients and mandates;
  • real career advancement opportunities based on professional and personal qualities;
  • development of management skills through direct access to firm`s development and administrative aspects;
  • competitive financial package;
  • elegant office premises.

What we are seeking:

  • sound knowledge and practical experience in corporate, commercial, regulatory & compliance; further experience in M&A and real estate & construction represents a competitive advantage;
  • advanced English (written and spoken) as well as sound knowledge of legal English;
  • experience of minimum 1 to 5 years since Bar admission;
  • rigorousness and impeccable legal reasoning;
  • genuine openness to continuous professional formation, adaptability to firm`s policies, coordination of the team of associates in subordination;
  • desire and skills to form interns;
  • LL.M awarded by a foreign university represents an advantage.

Please send your resume and letter of intent to office@maravela.ro and you have the chance to work amongst internationally acknowledged outstanding professionals, in a pleasant environment. Please do not forget to mention the position you are applying for.

11 November 2015 – A big step ahead within Maravela|Asociaţii: Ioan Roman promoted to partnership and co-head of the dispute resolution department

Starting November, Ioan Roman has been named partner of Maravela|Asociaţii, in which capacity he will act as co-head of the dispute resolution department. This is the first time since the firm’s establishment in 2013, when a member of the internal team of associates joins the partners’ ranks.

Background

In only two years since its establishment, Maravela|Asociaţii has acquired a sound track record: its founding partners have succeeded to develop a vast portfolio of local and international clients of the highest standards and to grow the team at a quick pace. As a direct consequence, the firm has gathered in an impressively short time important distinctions and acknowledgements. As a direct consequence of this rapid evolution, the firm’s team has also grown substantially.

Maravela|Asociaţii’s dispute resolution department has at its turn acquired a solid reputation by providing advice and representation to multinational companies as well aslocal and central authorities in hundreds of cases with multimillion Euro values.

Comprising two founding partners internationally renowned for their international litigation and arbitration practice, three specialized partners in insolvency proceedings, associates specialised in insolvency and litigation, tax advisers and a dedicated criminal law team, Maravela|Asociaţii is perfectly equipped in order to cover the entire range of dispute related matters, including commercial and investment arbitration, insolvency proceedings, fiscal litigations, fraud and business crime disputes. Furthermore, firm’s partners are known for successful pre-trial strategies, meant to minimize the risks of potential conflict and to favour amicable settlement resolution.

Ioan Roman’s profile

Ioan Roman holds significant experience and impressive knowledge in the fields of litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, being known for his rigorous approach of matters, impeccable reasoning in designing litigation strategies as well as for the innovative solutions provided. Throughout his career, Ioan successfully represented companies active in a wide array of industries and business sectors as well as public authorities, in commercial litigations and arbitrations, insolvency proceedings, administrative and work related disputes, forced execution, public procurement matters, local and international arbitrations. Prior to joining Maravela|Asociații, Ioan has acted in reputed Romanian and international law firms, such as Tonucci & Partners, SPV Legal, BPV Grigorescu Ștefănică.

Within Maravela|Asociații, Ioan proved a set of impressive professional abilities, successfully coordinating extremely complex disputes, most recent highlights including: representation of a central authority in a dispute encompassing 17 separate court files with a multimillion EUR value concerning an important privatized company; representation of a global producer of sports equipment with regard to a multimillion Euros contract fraud committed by one of their commercial partners; coordination of several portfolios composed of tens of litigious files entrusted by leading multinational companies, etc.

“Ioan Roman’s promotion comes as a natural consequence to the fact that, on one hand, he put serious and continuous efforts into all his activities within the firm, fact noticed by all founding partners, and on the other hand, it is a direct answer to the growth that we are happy to experience, on an ascending curve, ever since our establishment. Ioan has obtained worthy victories in complex situations when only through complete mastering of substantial and procedural law principles, experience, determination, strategy, innovation and efficient team management a difference could have been made. These aforementioned attributes together with his tenacity and his passion for business law, make out of Ioan a great example for the type of “material” we are looking for in a partner.” Gelu Maravela, Founding Partner of Maravela|Asociaţii.

“I am genuinely thrilled for Ioan, I am happy for us and for the fact that in so little time we have achieved so much. I am equally proud of our entire team and I believe that an important achievement for our firm is the start of promotions being made at partner level. We are constantly expanding our team in order to support our activities and to be able to offer services at the highest standards possible, as our clients have grown accustomed to from our end.“ Alina Popescu, Founding Partner of Maravela|Asociaţii.

“In addition to his court experience, Ioan has proven himself in the field of arbitration, whilst also providing – due to enhanced comprehension ability and an impressive legal knowledge – valuable pre-trial counselling and complex negotiation strategies in reconciliation matters and amicable settlements. His promotion is, besides an answer to our firm’s needs, a well-deserved merit won as a result of his efforts.“ Marius Pătrăşcanu, Founding Partner of Maravela|Asociaţii.

“When I started alongside Maravela|Asociaţii’s team I was well aware of the existing value, on a professional level and with regard to the human capital. I accepted, hence, the challenge of being part of a united, dynamic and extremely demanding community, holding an organized and efficient way of operating. Becoming a Partner only augments my efforts and enlarges the number of my achievements, now even more than for my personal record, for the success of the entire firm.“ Ioan Roman, Partner, Co-Head of the litigation department.

11 November 2015 – Maravela|Asociații looking for its next consultancy lawyer, senior associate / managing associate – Position filled

We are expanding our consultancy team and we are looking for a talented and experienced lawyer, 5+ years PQE.

What we are offering:

  • the opportunity to work with a highly professional team;
  • work environment based on integrity and team spirit;
  • high profile clients and mandates;
  • real career advancement opportunities based on professional and personal qualities;
  • development of management skills through direct access to firm`s development and administrative aspects;
  • competitive financial package;
  • elegant office premises;
  • What we are seeking:

    • sound knowledge and practical experience in corporate, commercial, M&A, regulatory & compliance; further experience in capital markets, energy &
    • natural resources, public acquisitions and data protection represents a competitive advantage;
    • advanced English (written and spoken) as well as sound knowledge of legal English;
    • experience of minimum 5 years since Bar admission, in law firms with teams of at least 10 lawyers;
    • rigorousness and impeccable legal reasoning;
    • genuine openness to continuous professional formation, adaptability to firm`s policies, coordination of the team of associates in subordination;
    • desire and skills to form interns;
    • LL.M awarded by a foreign university represents an advantage.
      • To apply, please send your resume and letter of intent briefly describing why you desire to join our team and what motivates you in your legal career, to office@maravela.ro

12 October 2015 – Maravela|Asociaţii – Corporate/M&A department acknowledged by IFLR 1000 and repeatedly awarded internationally

In only two years since its establishment, the Romanian law firm Maravela|Asociaţii has built a solid track record, its founding partners having succeeded to develop both a vast portfolio of top local and international clients and a strong team of professionals, as well as to gather an impressive list of awards and distinctions.

The spectacular results achieved were not left unnoticed internationally, the firm’s various departments having obtained in an impressively short time span a considerable amount of awards, as well as the recognition of international directories.

One of Maravela|Asociaţii’s most awarded departments is Corporate/M&A, which is a practice area with tradition for the firm’s founding partners Gelu Maravela, Alina Popescu and Marius Pătrășcanu (attorneys with a vast experience in top Romanian and international law firms).

Our most recent distinction in the field comes from the renowned international directory IFLR 1000, which designated on Friday the firm’s Corporate/M&A practice as “notable”, thus including Maravela|Asociații on the select list of the leading Romanian law firms. International Financial Law Review (IFLR) releases each year rankings of law firms from numerous jurisdictions, mainly considering corporate and financial services. The rankings are based on a rigorous research process that includes firm analysis and interviews conducted with their clients and competitors.

The IFLR1000 designation comes after the ranking obtained earlier this year in the reputed international directory Legal 500 for the same practice area, as well as after the “M&A Law Firm of the Year, Romania” awarded last year to Maravela|Asociaţii by London based business publications Acquisition International, Finance Monthly and ACQ5.

Our Corporate/M&A awards join a considerable number of other distinctions obtained in just two years from the firm’s establishment.

For instance, the well-known British publication The Lawyer shortlisted Maravela|Asociații just this spring for the “Law Firm of the Year: Romania” distinction, which was awarded during The Lawyer European Awards 2015, one of the most important events in the sector.

In addition, Maravela|Asociații’s Projects department was included this year in the first tiers of the reputed European directory of Chamber & Partners. Furthermore, the international business platform CorporateLiveWire awarded the firm also this year for Innovation & Excellency as well as for “Insolvency firm of the year”, while the renowned American guide Best Lawyers International recommends the firm’s founding partners in no less than seven practice areas, Gelu Maravela being also designated 2014-2015 Bucharest Energy Law “Lawyer of the Year”.

“When we started off as Maravela|Asociaţii, we had quite a few considerable assets and advantages: know-how acquired in many years of practice in top tier national and international firms and a team of professionals exquisitely prepared by my side. It is not only to them but to our clients and pears as well that we extend our gratitude, on this occasion. Our achievements to date are just the beginning – we are going to continue in the same style, rhythm and on the same path with at least the same amount of determination, thus growing our expertise and name in a constant manner.” Gelu Maravela, Managing Partner of Maravela|Asociaţii.

18 September 2015 – Maravela|Asociaţii featured in leading guide Which Lawyer in Romania

Our partners share their opinion and debate market trends in various sectors, as the firm’s team and experience in several practice areas are detailed in this year’s issue of the leading Romanian guide to the legal market, published by Govnet. Article (excerpt – English) here.

17 September 2015 – New consultancy associate opening at Maravela|Asociaţii

We have a new position available for a talented young consultancy associate, with 1 to 3 years PQE, sound legal knowledge and good command of English language, both written and spoken. The ideal candidate should be passionate about his/her career, being ready to accept all professional challenges entailed by joining a team of reputed business lawyers. Please send your resume and letter of intent to office@maravela.ro.

25 August 2015 – Maravela|Asociaţii looking for its next litigation associate

We are currently looking for an associate with sound legal knowledge and 2-3 years of experience in commercial dispute resolution, to join our litigation team. Our soon-to-be-colleague must be flexible in terms of tasks and schedule, passionate about his/her career and ready to put up with exciting projects. Additional experience in insolvency procedures and labour conflicts are definite advantages. Send your resume and letter of intent to office@maravela.ro and you have the chance to join a team of outstanding professionals. Update: We thank you very much indeed for the impressive number of CVs sent. The position has now been filled, please follow Maravela|Asociații on LinkedIn for further openings!

13 July 2015 – Firm partner interviewed by The Lawyer

Co-Managing Partner Alina Popescu has been interviewed by British publication The Lawyer on outlook of investments and Romanian anti-corruption measures. Find the full article (English) at http://www.thelawyer.com/analysis/market-analysis/regions/europe-analysis/anti-corruption-measures-are-beginning-to-benefit-romania/3036875.article.

10 June 2015 – Maravela|Asociaţii supported the SEE Growth Summit – Most important management event of the year in South Eastern Europe

Our commitment to excellent services and our dedication to every aspect of our clients’ businesses are just two of the reasons we were involved with this amazing project, a premiere in South Eastern Europe and the most important management event of 2015 in the aforementioned area. Speakers with impressive backgrounds and sound experience along with renown guests and an impeccable organizing by Forbes Romania are what made SEE Growth Summit become a successful event. For more details please visit Forbes’ website here.

6 June 2015 – Two new openings for junior associates at Maravela|Asociaţii

We are currently looking for two junior associates with sound legal knowledge, one to join our consultancy team and the other one dedicated to our litigation department. Good command of English language, both written and spoken, along with team player skills are a must. Fluency in a second language and a post graduate formation are definite advantages. Send your resume and letter of intent to office@maravela.ro and you have the chance to join a team of outstanding professionals.

4 June 2015 – Firm partners interviewed on advantages of legal post graduate education

Managing Partners Gelu Maravela and Alina Popescu were invited by leading legal business platform BizLawyer to share their opinion on legal post graduate education, thus revealing their choices and experience as well as the numerous advantages a post graduate programme brings in a professional and personal perspective. Full article (Romanian) here.

15 May 2015 – Firm partners share tips and tricks on law firm startups

Co-Managing Partner Alina Popescu and Partner Marius Pătrășcanu reveal their opinion and personal experience advice related to a successful business startup in the legal field during an interview conducted by leading legal business platform Bizlawyer. Full interview (Romanian) at http://www.bizlawyer.ro/stiri/viata-firmelor/trei-start-up-uri-tinere-din-avocatura-la-raport-una-aspira-deja-la-un-loc-in-top-10-celelalte-si-au-consolidat-pozitia-reteta-succesului-pe-o-piata-competitiva.

4 May 2015 – Maravela|Asociații strengthens its Litigation, Arbitration and ADR team

Maravela|Asociații is pleased to announce the consolidation of its Litigation, Arbitration and ADR team further to the promotion of Ioan Roman and Mirela Metea within the firm`s management structure.

Ioan Roman is our new Managing Associate, his promotion being a natural outcome of his exceptional results in commercial disputes and arbitrations. Ioan constantly provides legal assistance and representation in disputes encompassing several practice areas such as corporate law, commercial contracts, real estate and construction (including FIDIC contracts and infrastructure), financing, labour disputes, energy, and transportation. Within Maravela|Asociații`s team, Ioan has shown outstanding efficiency and an innovative approach in drafting and implementing trial strategies, as well as excellent coordination and mentoring skills.

Mirela Metea was promoted to the position of Senior Associate within the Litigation, Arbitration and ADR department, in which capacity she will coordinate matters pertaining to insolvency and recovery of entitlements. Mirela specializes in commercial law disputes, as well as in particularly complex issues concerning insolvency, corporate law and forced execution matters. She has recently represented clients in niche insolvency and financial disputes, as well as in litigations regarding payment of entitlements. In addition, Mirela has gained an extensive experience in litigations regarding consumer protection and administrative law.

Ioan and Mirela are part of Maravela|Asociații`s reputed Litigation, Arbitration and ADR team led by Managing Partner Gelu Maravela, that has successfully led numerous litigations and commercial arbitrations. In addition, Maravela|Asociații`s team is known for developing pre-trial strategies designed to minimize the litigation risks and/or result in amicable settlement of disputes. The steady growth of the dispute resolution cases within Maravela|Asociații`s activity, has seen constant recruitment of new lawyers further to thorough selection processes.

4 May 2015 – Firm’s partners share insights on international arbitration

The Global Legal Group called for Maravela|Asociații`s contribution to the 2015 first edition of the reputed Global Legal Insights – International Arbitration publication, which contains 36 country chapters drafted by leading practitioners from around the world and is designed to provide general counsel and comprehensive insights of International Arbitration – practical issues, policy issues, strategic issues – by jurisdiction, highlighting market trends and legal developments.

The Romania chapter authored by Co-managing partner Alina Popescu and Managing partner Gelu Maravela contains Maravela|Asociații`s input on the most important aspects of International Arbitration in the Romanian jurisdiction.

More information concerning the Global Legal Insights – International Arbitration publication can be found at http://www.globallegalinsights.com/practice-areas/international-arbitration-/global-legal-insights—international-arbitration-1/romania

30 April 2015 – New openings for associates at Maravela|Asociaţii

As always, at Maravela|Asociații, we aim to provide support to talented young lawyers. This time we are looking to expand our team with a young associate with 3 to 5 years of experience in areas such as: commercial & contract law, corporate and M&A, real estate and IT & Telecommunications. Good command of English language, both written and spoken, along with team player skills are a must. Should you be interested in this challenging opportunity, send your CVs accompanied by a letter of intent to office@maravela.ro.

24 April 2015 – Maravela|Asociaţii awarded for innovation and excellence in Romania by Corporate LiveWire’s 2015 Innovation & Excellence Awards’ Winners Guide

Following an extensive 12 month search of innovative, groundbreaking and client-focused firms, the reputed Corporate LiveWire’s 2015 Innovation & Excellence Awards’ Winners Guide declared Maravela|Asociaţii the Most Outstanding Law Firm in Romania, thus placing the firm among top tier piers, globally.

The Corporate LiveWire Awards cover the most important sectors of business, from Finance advisories and Funding providers to Law firms and specialist advisory companies that deal with mergers and acquisitions. Across categories for: innovation, best practice, leadership, performance, sustainable development CSR, employee satisfaction and customer service, the 2015 Innovation & Excellence Awards Guide profiles the backgrounds and recent achievements of the winners in each category.

Among this year’s winners we are proud to be sharing titles with, are internationally highly reputed firms such as deVere Group, Cendyn, Chaturvedi & Shah, MDxHealth, J. Knipper & Co, Spar Group, GCL New Energy Holdings, LinkedIn, Google, Deloitte, PwC and many important others. “The Corporate LiveWire Innovation & Excellence award winners have not only proved to be resilient and creative but have also shown a willingness to adapt to the ever changing environment of their respective fields; attributes that have certainly been key to the winners’ exceptional performance and success,” said Leah Jones, Awards Director of the 2015 Innovation & Excellence Awards Winners Guide. The full winners guide can be found at: http://www.corporatelivewire.com/innovation-and-excellence-awards.html

22 April 2015 – Global Legal Insights, Mergers & Acquisitions – Maravela|Asociații among leading practitioners around the world

The Global Legal Group called for our contribution to the 2015 edition of the reputed Global Legal Insights – Mergers & Acquisitions publication, which contains 27 country chapters drafted by leading practitioners from around the world and is designed to provide general counsel, investment bankers, government agencies and private practice lawyers with a comprehensive insight into the realities of M&A – practical issues, policy issues, strategic issues – by jurisdiction, highlighting market trends and legal developments as well as practical and strategic considerations.

The Romania chapter authored by our founding Partners Gelu Maravela, Alina Popescu and Marius Pătrășcanu with the assistance of our Senior Associate Gabriela Petrea contains Maravela|Asociații views on the most important recent developments in the Romanian M&A market.

More information concerning the Global Legal Insights – Mergers & Acquisitions publication can be found at http://www.globallegalinsights.com/practice-areas/mergers-and-acquisitions/mergers-and-acquisitions-4th-edition.

12 January 2015 – The Lawyer European Awards 2015 – Maravela|Asociații shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year: Romania

In the advent of the most important European legal awards galas, which has been organized for several years by the leading UK publication The Lawyer, an independent jury consisting of experienced senior private practice and in-house lawyers from major companies and law firms has drawn the shortlists of nominees for law firm of the year awards in various European jurisdictions.

Further to what was deemed by the Romanian publication Bizlawyer as a „spectacular performance” (see the full article at https://www.maravela.ro/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Bizlawyer-Maravela-shortlisted-by-The-Lawyer-European-Awards-2015.pdf), Maravela|Asociații has been shortlisted for Law Firm of the Year: Romania award along with 5 other leading Romanian law firms.

According to the Lawyer (12 January 2015 issue, page 12), this year’s shortlisted nominees have been selected out of a “record number of entries” and “stand out for their sharp and inventive strategic focus to overcome challenges”.

The Lawyer European Awards 2015 jury includes representatives of RPC, Orwell Group, Osborne Clarke, Addleshaw Goddard, Centaur Media, Abercrombie & Kent, Travers Smith, HBO Europe, Just Eat, Arnold & Porter, Monsoon Accessorize, Trowers & Hamlins, Winston & Strawn, Unisys, Charles Russell Speechlys, Basic Element, Macfarlanes, Wood Group, TSYS International, Paul Hastings, Slaughter & May, Holman Fenwick Willan, Mishcon de Reya, Sorin, Walker Morris, Bryan Cave.

For more details regarding The Lawyer European Awards 2015 event, shortlists and judges, visit http://www.thelawyereuropeanevent.com

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