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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In Memoriam

Marius Pătrășcanu

Co-Managing Partner

There are no right words to express our utmost regret for losing an amazing person, a close friend, a real mentor and an excellent professional such as Co-Managing Partner Marius Pătrăşcanu. He founded this firm, with his immense passion and dedication, never being too busy to give a hand, never being too sad to smile and address a good word. He is one of the reasons we are where and what we are today. We were blessed and fortunate to have had a chance to have him amongst us, and he will forever be remembered. Our hearts go to Marius’s family and friends, and we would like to express our greatest thanks to all of our clients and business partners who knew Marius and who showed their full support and sympathy.

Marius Pătrășcanu has established a wide-ranging practice focused on mergers & acquisitions, commercial and corporate matters, as well as real estate & construction and IT & telecom. Marius has worked for some of the largest corporations in the US, Europe and Asia, having advised on a high number of complex matters, spanning corporate structuring and re-structuring, incorporated and unincorporated joint ventures, asset deals and shares deals, including insolvency and corporate finance & securitization related aspects. Marius’s corporate and mergers & acquisitions practice is complemented by his real estate expertize, in respect of which he has advised clients on high profile projects, having dealt with all legal aspects involved ranging from due diligence, permitting, deal structuring, financing & securitization, real estate development, construction and operation. Marius is also advising on IT & Telecom matters, having an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the facts and legal framework regulating this niched area. He has advised some of the world’s leading technology companies in various regulatory and compliance matters, as well as specific commercial aspects, having gained a notable practical expertize in the field.

Language fluency

  • Romanian, English and French

Education

  • LLB, University of Iasi (2006).

Memberships

  • Bucharest Bar Association (Admitted 2007)

Publications

  • Various sections of the Doing Business in Europe guide, edited by Sweet & Maxwell;
  • "Dealing with the abusive enforcement of LGs under Romanian jurisdiction", article published in the European Newsletter of Sweet & Maxwell;
  • Chapters of the Doing Business guide, edited by the World Bank;
  • Study on legal protection of computer programs;

Highlights of Marius’s credentials include advice and representation to:

  • One of the world largest producers of mobile phones, in connection to the development of a manufacturing plant in Romania. Legal work included specific due diligence, real estate, corporate, regulatory and compliance matters, contractual arrangements, strategic alliances and commercial related matters, as well as permitting aspects;
  • A global pharmaceuticals and medical devices group in connection with the corporate restructuring following a major acquisition, entailing an intra-group transfer of business and the closing down of the Romanian representative office;
  • A reputed German group with regard to a complex acquisition of three businesses as going concern from the largest railway wagon manufacturers, including specific due diligences enquiries, corporate matters, financing, regulatory, contractual arrangements, insolvency and restructuring matters;
  • A major real estate developer, in connection with a complex, fast pace exit from a Romanian partnership performed via a transfer of assets against shares in the project company; mandate included performance of high-level due diligence, legal structuring of the exit, the drafting and negotiation of the related agreements and enforcement of the same;
  • A global oil and gas company, in connection with the development of a network of gas stations in Romania; mandate included due diligence on a large number of properties, designing transaction structure to ensure a quick and cost-effective process, the drafting and negotiation of the relevant agreements;
  • The world leading agriculture company, in connection with several corporate operations, including several complex share capital increases amounting to over USD 120,000,000; mandate included advising on strategy and relevant procedures, coordinating the cross-border corporate process, drafting relevant documentation for the Romanian entity and representation before relevant authorities;
  • A publicly held company, in connection with the development of two high-profile offices and residential real estate projects, including advice on corporate financing, regulatory, due diligence on property and relevant corporate vehicles, relevant contractual framework including arrangements and strategic alliances, permitting and authorizations and commercial related matters;
  • One of the leading European car rental businesses, in connection with day-to-day corporate and commercial matters pertaining to their activity in Romania;
  • One of the leading suppliers of custom-built ships and supplies for offshore construction, in connection with the commercial relationship with a customer facing insolvency proceedings;

 

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