Energy and Natural Resources

EXPERTS IN THIS FIELD:  Mihai Rădulescu | Despina Andrian | Victor Iacob

The energy sector is one of the most active and fast changing industries in the economy, requiring particular expertise and a specific approach.

RM’s energy practice handles issues related to domestic and international power projects and investment plans, including renewables and emissions trading, regulatory and commercial arrangements as well as sector restructurings, with a special focus on Wind & Solar energy and Oil & Gas.

Our attorneys were involved in landmark transactions and projects in the energy and Oil & Gas sectors in Romania, advising on Mergers & Acquisition transactions, PPAs, regional trading arrangements, as well as on the power sector legislation in Romania and Moldova.

We have a vast experience with environmental and regulatory matters (e.g. grid connection agreements, permits, green certificates accreditation), energy trading, public procurement matters, and with related due diligence.

Financial Services

EXPERTS IN THIS FIELD:  Roxana Mușoi | Carmen Bănățeanu | Voicu Cheța | Otilia Gramadă | Nicoleta Stoian | Anca Constantin | Herbert Hantig | Liviu Olaru

RM’s financial services practice group includes attorneys with a wide industry expertise, who apply their know-how to put forward practical solutions for their clients regardless of size and type, including national and foreign banks, insurance companies, brokers, private equity funds, etc.

Our group’s practice areas include matters regarding bank regulatory compliance, policy review and development, governance, consumer and trade finance, real estate and commercial financing, account development, and the spectrum of other legal and tax issues involving financial institutions.

We have an extensive experience representing clients in connection with current industry challenges, such as recovery and resolution planning, remuneration rules, the impact of the Basel Committee’s responses to the financial crisis, regulatory capital requirements and liquidity issues, as well as the implementation of EU Directives.

In addition, our expertise includes:

·  Public and Private Mergers & Acquisitions

·  Litigation

·  Negotiable instruments

·  Traditional Lending and Workouts

·  Strategic Planning

·  Joint-ventures and Restructurings

·  Structured, Leveraged and Asset Financing

·  Debt restructuring

·  EU Law and Competition

·  Outsourcing

·  Data protection & Privacy
·  Employment and Benefits

Healthcare and Pharma

EXPERTS IN THIS FIELD:  Mihai Rădulescu | Despina Andrian | Victor Iacob | Laura Leonte

Drawing on the expertise of our multidisciplinary team, we advise and represent pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors, device manufacturers, hospitals, pharmacies and other healthcare providers on a wide range of competition, regulatory, IP, corporate, and commercial law matters related to the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors, such as:

·  Emerging Markets, Biotechnology and Biosimilar Products

·  Cooperation Agreements
·  Commercial Contracts and Litigation
·  Counterfeiting

·  Patents, Trademarks and Cross Border IP Litigation

·  Data Exclusivity

·  Due Diligence

·  Informed Consent

·  Orphan Drugs

·  Clinical Trials

·  Pharmacovigilance

·  Research and Development Agreements
·  Product Liability

·  Outsourcing

Infrastructure and Transportation

EXPERTS IN THIS FIELD: Roxana Mușoi | Carmen Bănățeanu | Herbert Hantig

RM works with companies in all areas of infrastructure and transportation, two of the most highly regulated industries.

Our attorneys have the depth of experience required to guide their clients through the regulatory framework and to assist them on all phases of project development and planning, as well as on competition, bankruptcy, commercial, and corporate matters, such as:

·  Mergers & Acquisitions

·  Procurement

·  Equipment Leasing

·  Project Finance and innovative financing techniques

·  Capital markets and commercial banking matters

·  Restructuring and reorganizations

·  Corporate governance

·  Environmental Law

·  Insurance, risk and liability assessment and mitigation

·  Labor and Employment

·  Litigation and Dispute Resolution

·  Real Estate
·  Transportation Technology

Manufacture Industrial Services

EXPERTS IN THIS FIELD: Mihai Rădulescu

RM assists companies operating in the manufacturing industry. Our attorneys understand the specific needs of both small and large manufacturers; they can provide tailored legal counsel on a wide range of sector-specific legal issues.

We represent and advise manufacturers on domestic and international corporate matters including:

·  Regulatory, Investigations, Disputes and Environmental issues

·  Distribution and Contract issues

·  Mergers & Acquisitions

·  Joint-venture and Outsourcing Agreements

·  Bankruptcy Proceedings

·  Patents, Licensing and Trademark issues

·  Employment

·  Financing and Debts Restructuring

·  Real Estate, Land use and Development

·  Tax planning

·  Litigation and Administrative Proceedings
·  EU Law and Competition

Real Estate

EXPERTS IN THIS FIELD: Mihai RădulescuRoxana Mușoi | Despina Andrian | Anca Constantin | Liviu Olaru

RM’s practice covers a broad range of complex real estate transactions and litigation work, involving the full spectrum of real estate asset classes (industrial, retail, office properties etc.).

We acquired a deep understanding of the industry by providing representation services to investors, developers, occupiers, lenders, borrowers and other market players both in domestic and cross-border Real Estate deals.

Our lawyers provided legal assistance to their clients in Real Estate financing and restructuring transactions, development and planning, workouts, mergers and acquisitions, fund offerings, portfolio acquisitions, joint ventures, securities transactions, tax issues, etc.

The Real Estate practice works closely with our litigation department with regard to real estate litigation.

Our clients include public and private entities, financial institutions, private equity funds, Real Estate funds, hotel owners and operators, retailers, public sector bodies, developers and unit trusts.

Retail

EXPERTS IN THIS FIELD: Mihai Rădulescu | Roxana Mușoi | Carmen Bănățeanu | Anca Constantin | Laura Leonte

Our team has a rich and diverse experience in the sector, especially concerning food and beverages, personal products, luxury and household goods.

We understand the needs of our clients, as well as the regulatory framework governing the businesses in this industry. We offer pragmatic advice and innovative approaches to consumer care through product, brand and distribution-related legal assistance.

Our experience includes:

 · Food and general product safety and liability
 · Regulatory compliance, competition and trading law issues
 · Insurance (including public liability, D&O and product recall), risk assessment and management
 · Comparative and misleading advertising and price indications (including relations with broadcasting or advertising agencies)
 · Trademarks and other intellectual property issues
 · General commercial issues
 · Litigation

Technology

EXPERTS IN THIS FIELD: Mihai RădulescuRoxana Mușoi | Carmen BănățeanuAnca Constantin | Herbert Hantig | Laura Leonte

RM represents companies in the technology, media and telecommunications industry in transactions and a variety of corporate, advisory and litigation matters, such as:

·  Intellectual property

·  Outsourcing

·  Tax issues and Employment

·  Antitrust and Regulatory issues

·  Data protection & Privacy

Our attorneys have extensive experience in diverse technology sectors, including hardware and software development, system acquisition and integration, e‑commerce, information technology, etc.