“Cooperation with you and MPR team is a true blessing because you are the best!”

Source: Legal counsel of global technology company (2020)

“(…) congratulations with regards to the strategy [provided], which I find perfect!”

Source: CEO of a Swiss state-of-the-art scanning systems manufacturer (2020)

“I congratulate you for your professionalism.”

Source: Managing Partner of a major Insolvency House (2019)

“You did really a great job. The organization, the structure and the speed was perfect.”

Source: Administrator of a major German transport company (2019)

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

The Lawyer European Awards 2018

Source: European Law Firm of the Year – Highly Commended

Law Firm of the Year: Eastern Europe and the Balkans

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Source: Judges of The Lawyer European Awards 2017

“Takes part in noteworthy CSR initiatives”

Source: Judges of The Lawyer European Awards 2017

“Recognised internationally for the great quality of its services”

Source: Judges of The Lawyer European Awards 2017

“A true Romanian success story”

Source: Judges of The Lawyer European Awards 2017

“Professionals of high standards.”

Source: Director of an important oil & gas company

“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

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

Source: Chambers and Partners

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

Source: Chambers and Partners

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

Source: IFLR 1000

“This is a go-to firm for M&A deals.”

Source: IFLR 1000

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Client Feedback

Over the years, MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Asociații represented high profile clients, including international and national private, public and listed companies, operating in the main areas of commerce and industry, individual investors, government authorities and agencies.

The client quotes below are taken from surveys conducted by international legal directories evaluating the performance of our firm, as well as from signed letters of recommendation issued by our clients. (copies of recommendation letters may be made available upon request to selected prospective clients).

“Cooperation with you and MPR team is a true blessing because you are the best!”

Source: Legal counsel of global technology company (2020)

"(...) congratulations with regards to the strategy [provided], which I find perfect!"

Source: CEO of a Swiss state-of-the-art scanning systems manufacturer (2020)

“Thank you so much! You are very professional!”

Source: Legal Director of a global technology company (2020)

"(...) many thanks for all of you in organizing the event in such a short time and your professional performance."

Source: Legal counsel of a leading global provider of information and communication technology (2020)

"Thanks for your support and engagement to make this happen (...). Very much appreciated, knowing that this was not easy with all the last minute & partial arrival of information."

Source: Vice President Operation of a major European sports equipment manufacturer (2020)

"This acquisition is important for the (...) Group, thank you all for the professionalism, involvement and support in this project. Congratulations!"

Source: Manager of the Romanian subsidiary of a global sports equipment manufacturing group (2020)

"[The companies] reached this outcome equally due to the professional legal assistance received. (...) I would therefore like to thank you [Dana Rădulescu] and your colleagues at MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Asociații for this achievement."

Source: Chief Executive Officer of a major Investment Group of Companies (2020)

"[The firm] handles complex, large-scale insolvency and restructuring mandates on behalf of creditors, debtors and investors. In recent work, it represented investors buying distressed assets from two major Romanian insolvencies. Dana Rădulescu and managing partner Gelu Maravela are both highly active in this area, and clients also receive strong support (...) on disputes and Felix Tapai [advises] on related tax issues." – Restructuring and insolvency

Source: Researchers of The Legal 500 (2020)

"Excellent expertise, competent, reliable, fast and friendly."

Source: Clients quoted by The Legal 500 (Restructuring and insolvency) (2020)

"[The firm] fields a 'very agile and experienced team' with strong experience in high-profile international arbitration and ICSID claims, as well as administrative and civil litigation. (...) Gelu Maravela and Alina Popescu are all very active in this area." – Dispute resolution

Source: Researchers of The Legal 500 (2020)

"Excellent expertise, competent, reliable, fast, and friendly."

Source: Clients quoted by The Legal 500 (Dispute resolution) (2020)

"Founding Partners Gelu Maravela, Alina Popescu (...) are excellent team leaders, very skilled and with a hands-on approach."

Source: Clients quoted by The Legal 500 (Dispute resolution) (2020)

"Very agile and experienced team."

Source: Clients quoted by The Legal 500 (Dispute resolution) (2020)

"[The firm] has core expertise handling international tax structures on major transactions, as well as providing strong day-to-day compliance and litigation advice. Practice head Felix Tapai is a certified tax consultant with over 15 years experience in the market, and founding partner Gelu Maravela is also recommended by clients." - Tax

Source: Researchers of The Legal 500 (2020)

"A very professional team. Always close to the client and easy to reach. Flexible, hardworking and prompt in answers and opinions."

Source: Clients quoted by The Legal 500 (Tax) (2020)

"Excellent expertise, competent, reliable, fast and friendly."

Source: Clients quoted by The Legal 500 (Tax) (2020)

"Since meeting Gelu Maravela (...), I am sure that for every problem I have the perfect solution."

Source: Clients quoted by The Legal 500 (Tax) (2020)

"[The firm] is a popular choice for day-to-day commercial advice, and the firm's corporate lawyers are increasingly involved in major M&A, such as the Oltchim asset buyout. The team has particularly strong expertise advising clients in the pharmaceutical, healthcare and energy sectors. Gelu Maravela, Alina Popescu and Dana Rădulescu have established good reputations in the market." – Commercial, corporate and M&A

Source: Researchers of The Legal 500 (2020)

"We highly appreciate the quality of their service, their multidisciplinary approach that suits our needs excellently, as well as their really prompt feedback. Their sector knowledge is spot on, we are very satisfied with their work."

Source: Clients quoted by The Legal 500 (Corporate, commercial and M&A) (2020)

"Founding partners Gelu Maravela and Alina Popescu are excellent team leaders, very skilled and with a hands-on approach, whilst Dana Radulescu has a wealth of knowledge and a sound business approach."

Source: Clients quoted by The Legal 500 (Corporate, commercial and M&A) (2020)

"[The firm] has a strong commercial real estate service that works closely with the corporate team. Recently, it has provided strong real estate due diligence support on several landmark corporate deals. Standalone work includes several significant construction disputes, and non-contentious advice to developers, car park operators and healthcare companies. Alexandra Rîmbu and Dana Rădulescu are well regarded." – Real estate and construction

Source: Researchers of The Legal 500 (2020)

"The team at Maravela, Popescu & Roman comprises skilled lawyers that treat every aspect with excellent care and focus, providing cross departmental expertise in a timely manner."

Source: Clients quoted by The Legal 500 (Real estate) (2020)

"Maravela is the most professional legal firm with whom I worked: great services, direct constant communication, deep knowledge and vast experience, they came every time with proposals which are easy and to the benefit of the customer."

Source: Clients quoted by The Legal 500 (Real estate) (2020)

"Alexandra Rîmbu is a strong professional in real estate."

Source: Clients quoted by The Legal 500 (Real estate) (2020)

"(...) I would like to thank you very much for your support in the [pharmaceuticals M&A] project. Your work is really quite outstanding, active and forward-looking. This is how I like to work together! (...) So once again: thank you very much for your valuable support!"

Source: Senior Partner of reputed German law firm (2020)

"Noted practice with a solid corporate team, frequently sought after by local companies to assist with M&A transactions, as well as corporate governance matters including company formation and shareholder agreements. Attracts attention for its work on highlight mandates in the chemical and food and drink sectors. Acts for domestic and international corporate clients on real estate and healthcare transactions." – Corporate/M&A

Source: Chambers and Partners Global & Europe Guides (2020)

"All team members 'have ownership of the matter' as well as 'a good sense of the commercial aspects'."

Source: Clients quoted by Chambers and Partners (2020)

"The team is 'able to translate legal to business in an efficient manner'."

Source: Clients quoted by Chambers and Partners (2020)

"Thank you for the very good news given and we highly appreciate the help provided and the work done on our behalf!"

Source: Customer Care Representative of two major European airlines (2019)

"I congratulate you for your professionalism."

Source: Managing Partner of a major Insolvency House (2019)

"Thank you for your work in this matter. The documents sent and your approach are perfect and we have no other comment or addition to make."

Source: Representative of two major European airlines (2019)

"I would like to say thank you very much again for your support. You did really a great job. The organization, the structure and the speed was perfect."

Source: Administrator of a major German transport and logistics company (2019)

"The 'highly recommended' team at MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Asociații 'possesses a wealth of knowledge' and provides 'prompt and to-the-point, valuable advice'. Gelu Titus Maravela and Alina Popescu are the names to note and are praised as 'great leaders' who ensure 'any assignment is smoothly completed in due time with excellent results'. Sectors of expertise include real estate, energy and natural resources as well as pharmaceuticals and healthcare." - Commercial, corporate and M&A

Source: Clients quoted by The Legal 500 (2019)

"MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Asociații's team is 'highly devoted to solving its clients' legal issues with dedication and excellence'. Ioan Roman [...] jointly heads the practice with Gelu Titus Maravela [...]. The team covers the full spectrum of disputes including commercial and investment arbitration, insolvency proceedings, tax litigation and fraud." - Dispute resolution

Source: Clients quoted by The Legal 500 (2019)

"MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Asociații's 'client-oriented' and 'business-focused' team is noted for its 'proactive attitude and availability'. [...] partner Dana Rădulescu heads the practice jointly with Gelu Titus Maravela." - Restructuring and insolvency

Source: Clients quoted by The Legal 500 (2019)

"Felix Tapai and Gelu Titus Maravela lead the team at MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Asociații. The group covers the entire spectrum of tax-related instructions including compliance, litigation and advisory work. [...]." - Tax

Source: Clients quoted by The Legal 500 (2019)

"Alexandra Rîmbu and Dana Rădulescu head the practice at MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Asociații, which is recommended for transactions, developments and disputes. Highlights from the recent caseload include assisting a German medical and pharmaceutical device company with the cross-border acquisition of several dialysis centres and advising Betty Ice on the real estate considerations of its acquisition by Unilever." - Real estate and construction

Source: Clients quoted by The Legal 500 (2019)

"[...] thank you very much for the red flag report and the supplement regarding competition. It was a great pleasure to read your comprehensive report."

Source: M&A specialised attorney with reputed Dutch law firm (2019)

"Thank you very much for [...] your continued help throughout the entire project. You and your team were an invaluable resource!"

Source: Associate in the New York Office of a major global law firm (2019)

"[We appreciate the] flexibility that comes with the knowledge [and] that the lawyers are prepared to answer immediately."

Source: Clients quoted by Chambers and Partners (2019)

"They are efficient, react quickly when we have a problem and assist in a proactive way."

Source: Clients quoted by Chambers and Partners (2019)

"I have had the great pleasure of working with you and your colleagues from Maravela team, highly appreciating the promptitude and professionalism of your work."

Source: Managing Partner of a major hemp seed products producer and distributor (2019)

"All services were at a high professional level." – Banking, investment funds, M&A, project development, project finance, regulatory.

Source: Clients quoted by IFLR 1000 (2019)

"Reliability, experience and trust. Mr Maravela impresses us with his knowledge and experience. He is very responsive, and is client, detail and goal-oriented. He is a proactive and confident lawyer, with substantial expertise and experience in M&A projects." – Banking, M&A, project development, regulatory.

Source: Clients quoted by IFLR 1000 (2019)

"The team members are extremely well prepared and excellently managed by Gelu Maravela and Alina Popescu. Very high standard of work, prompt feedback, and very good sector knowledge." – Banking, M&A, project development, regulatory.

Source: Clients quoted by IFLR 1000 (2019)

"Very responsive, professional and client-oriented." – M&A, project development.

Source: Clients quoted by IFLR 1000 (2019)

“[...] everything we have seen [...] indicates that Maravela & Asociatii is a first-rate law firm with a commitment to the highest professional standards.”

Source: New York based Partner of a leading global law firm (2018)

“I was very impressed with you and your team, and I will certainly be recommending you to my colleagues. I would like to thank all of your for your extremely hard work on this; the client is very happy with the team and how the deal was handled [...] my thanks to everyone for a job most excellently done. [...] I look forward to working with you all again very soon.”

Source: Partner of a reputed UK based law firm (2018)

“MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Asociații's team provides ‘advice of great quality’. Gelu Maravela is ‘a prominent business lawyer and a great team leader’. Alina Popescu has ‘wide knowledge and experience’.” Commercial, corporate and M&A

Source: Clients quoted by The Legal 500 (2018)

“MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Asociații provides 'prompt, comprehensive and valuable information' on a broad spread of real estate matters. Recent highlights include assisting Eberspächer with the €32m greenfield development of an automotive parts manufacturing plant. Gelu Maravela is the practice head.” – Real estate & Construction

Source: Clients quoted by The Legal 500 (2018)

“MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Asociații's 'insolvency-related know-how is an advantage for any client'. The team assists Chimcomplex with acquiring assets worth €300m from the insolvent Oltchim. Gelu Maravela ('a very good strategist') and Dana Rădulescu ('very knowledgeable') are key names.” – Restructuring and Insolvency

Source: Clients quoted by The Legal 500 (2018)

"There’s a clear culture and positioning on work/life balance,’ said the judges, ‘with a strong approach to people and technology and a solid international client base and a well presented strategy."

Source: Judges of The Lawyer European Awards 2018

"We are a top medical services provider and we use all the expertise the firm has in the healthcare sector. They assist us with the expansion of our business in Romania, namely the acquisition of healthcare facilities in highly specialised fields. They are cost efficient and very professional." – Restructuring and insolvency

Source: Clients quoted by IFLR 1000 (2018)

"For a boutique firm they punch above their weight. Their team though small is highly attuned to the complex local legislative framework. They offer sound sometimes innovative advice and get results, time after time." – Restructuring and insolvency

Source: Clients quoted by IFLR 1000 (2018)

"They have an excellent reputation in the healthcare field and furthermore, in very important transactions on the Romanian market. And indeed, they live up to the expectations, as their knowledge and services are excellent. Furthermore, they provide quality and business friendly input." – M&A

Source: Source: Clients quoted by IFLR 1000 (2018)

"Very responsive and thorough." – M&A

Source: Clients quoted by IFLR 1000 (2018)

"MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Asociații is the best firm in Romania I worked with due to loyalty towards its client, legal professionalism, creativity in designing strategies, close relations with the financial sector, billing flexibility, discipline as well as negotiation culture and abilities."

Source: Director of one of the biggest public transport companies in the Republic of Moldova

"We thank MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Asociații [...] who have been by our side providing advice, information, counseling and everything needed [...]. Thank you and you have proved once more that you are an amazing team, true professionals."

Source: Administrative Manager of HOSPICE Casa Speranței, leading palliative care provider in Romania (2018)

"My colleagues and me enjoy working with you [Alina Popescu] and your team and we see you as a trustful, reliable and very competent law firm."

Source: General Counsel of an international automotive supplier with around 70 locations in 28 countries

"It appears that we are quickly coming to a very successful resolution of the (…) matter. (…) Nonetheless, we are in a much better position today than we might have imagined when the process began. From my perspective, Mirela [Metea] has done an outstanding job on this project. I could not be more pleased with the manner in which she, and the rest of your team, have handled the matter."

Source: Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of a leading supplier of equipment to the geophysical, oceanographic and hydrographic industries

"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

"I really appreciated your short response time and the clear explanations which were easy to understand for people like me who are no experts in the topics."

Source: International Human Resources Business Partner of an international automotive supplier with around 70 locations in 28 countries

"MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Asociații advises on substantial M&A deals in the energy, transport, subsoil and medical sectors, and is noted for its ability to develop 'very close and efficient working relationships'. With Gelu Maravela, 'the communication is easy and the results are excellent'."

"MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Asociații acts in privatisation disputes, public procurement litigation and tax disputes, often touching on corporate crime. New partner Ioan Roman, who has experience in major arbitrations, is 'very organised and professional'. Gelu Maravela leads the practice."

"MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Asociații acts in construction disputes as well as handling transactional matters. Gelu Maravela and Marius Pătrășcanu are recommended."

"MPR Partners | Maravela, Popescu & Asociații has 'high standards of quality and professionalism'. It handles work for creditors and debtors, including assisting a leading European car rental group in recovering debts from business customers. Marius Pătrășcanu is 'a very good strategist'."

Source: Legal 500

"The firm's brilliant founding partners have advised our company for over five years now with excellent results in highly specialised work. I should add that this is a go-to firm for M&A deals, for which reason we turned to them as lead counsels also for deals in neighbouring jurisdictions. They are quick, thorough and pro-business as well as very determined, innovative and friendly."

"Gelu [Maravela] is one lawyer who I believe matches his peers at the highest levels throughout Europe. His negotiation, strategy and team leading skills are impeccable. He has impressive know-how in legal matters and was able to coordinate smoothly cross-border M&A transactions and PPPs (public-private partnership). To put it simply, having Gelu in one's team amounts to a key success factor in any deal."

Source: IFLR 1000

"A reliable team providing a high standard of work."

Source: Chambers and Partners

"The lawyers always provide valuable feedback, and solve all issues no matter the field or degree of difficulty."

"This team is pragmatic and dedicated, and successfully represents our interests. I appreciate the time efficiency of the lawyers."

Source: Chambers and Partners

"This is a firm that we warmly recommend to our contacts. There are several positive points, but I would name especially the following, which are very important for a business from my point of view. First of all, they are extremely competent and help with seemingly impossible matters (for example, there was a contractual matter in respect of which several large law firms said there was nothing to do; Gelu [Maravela] and Alina [Popescu] however succeeded to solve the issue in a brilliant way). Secondly, they move fast and are very efficient and organised. When we entrust them a matter we have the comfort of knowing that it is going to be very well managed. Last, but not least, they are client friendly. We are kept in the loop at all times and we easily understand what they say on legal topics (which is a challenge with many other law firms)."

Source: Managing Director of the Romanian subsidiary of a global pharmaceuticals and healthcare group

"They provide valuable wide-ranging assistance on numerous corporate, complex restructuring and dispute resolution matters."

Source: Head of legal with a leading financial leasing company

"Gelu [Maravela] has become more than a legal counsel, he is reliable and knows business and a great person to trust when it comes to solving issues and coordinating complex deals. Alina [Popescu] is extremely knowledgeable, professional and communicative and Marius [Patrascanu] is analytical and a very good strategist."

Source: GM of the largest European freight waggons manufacturer

"During our collaboration, Alina Popescu, Gelu T. Maravela, Mihai Buciuman and Daniel Vinerean recommended themselves as professionals of high standards, their legal knowledge being appropriate to our company’s needs and standards."

Source: Director of an important oil & gas company

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