“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 with a major Insolvency House (2019)

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

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

I was very impressed with you and your team

Source: Partner with a reputed UK based law firm

My thanks to everyone for a job most excellently done

Source: Partner with a reputed UK based law firm

I look forward to working with you all again very soon

Source: Partner with 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 with 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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News Archive 2022

18 November 2022 - MPR|Partners is looking for litigators

We currently have an opening for experienced commercial and administrative litigators, with 3 to 5 years of experience. Further experience in insolvency would be a major advantage. You will be involved in complex, challenging and interesting cases for major international and local clients.

Who we are:

  • independent business law firm with offices in London and Bucharest;
  • recipients of Highly Commended (Runner-up) European Law Firm of the Year at The Lawyer European Awards 2018 accolade; Eastern Europe and the Balkans Law Firm of the Year award, at The Lawyer European Awards 2018; Romania Law Firm of the Year award, at The Lawyer European Awards 2017;
  • shortlisted for Dispute resolution Law Firm of the Year by Benchmark Litigation 2019 awards;
  • recipients of seven Lexology Client Choice Awards awarded by in-house counsels for excellence of service and outstanding client care; practice areas awarded include restructuring and insolvency, mergers & acquisitions, competition as well as data protection;
  • professional legal, tax and insolvency services provider with practice areas (including dispute resolution as well as restructuring and insolvency) ranked by the most reputed international legal directories (such as Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, Best Lawyers International, etc);
  • proud holder of an impressive portfolio of major global clients (important names in numerous sectors such as technology, air transport, automotive, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, energy, telecommunications, financial services, and many more);
  • constant contributor to reputed international publications and professional platforms (such as The World Bank Group, Thomson Reuters, International Comparative Legal Guides, Lexology – Getting the Deal Through, Sweet and Maxwell, etc.).

What we are seeking:

  • proficiency in English (written and spoken), including strong knowledge of legal English is an absolute must;
  • LL.M and any other degrees in law or economics (ideally awarded by a foreign university) are a plus;
  • previous experience in a firm ranked by major directories constitutes an advantage;
  • openness to continuous professional training, team spirit and adaptability to firm`s policies and high standards.

What we are offering:

  • attractive remuneration package and benefits;
  • high profile clients and assignments;
  • fair promotion opportunities based on both professional and personal qualities;
  • the opportunity to build a strong professional profile based on PR and marketing initiatives ensured by the firm;
  • the opportunity to work with an award-winning highly professional team, repeatedly praised by its clients for the services provided and impeccable approach to matters;
  • continuous education opportunities (through attendance to professional events and courses, drafting of articles and consequent publication thereof, through the firm’s media channels and partners);
  • work environment centred on strong ethics, integrity and team spirit.

You may send your resume and letter of intent (explaining why you chose to be part of our team and what motivates you in your legal career) to office@mprpartners.com. Please use the subject line Litigation.

It may be the case that, due to a potentially high number of applications, only selected candidates will be contacted for interviews.

15 November 2022 - MPR Partners awarded threefold at Lexology’s Client Choice Awards 2022

This year three of MPR Partners ‘ specialists have been designated winners during the prestigious Lexology Client Choice Awards. Hence, congratulations for the awards received by Founding Partner Gelu Maravela (#mergersandacquisitions in Romania, third year in a row), Partner Anca Băițan (#Restructuring & #Insolvency in Romania ) and Senior #Privacy and #Technology Consultant Cristina Crețu (Telecoms & Media in Romania).
ClientChoice is different from every other award in that it receives nominations from clients, with no involvement from the law firms during the process. This year there were over 2,500 nominations received, according to Lexology officials and, since our team members were designated winners, they added that this represents a testament to the services provided to clients. Further information about Client Choice awards is available at https://www.lexology.com/clientchoice
Gelu Maravela has over 20 years of experience in the legal profession, being ranked amongst the most prominent lawyers in Romania. Throughout his practice, Gelu has been lead counsel in a large number of high value projects and has worked for an outstanding number of high profile corporations doing business in Romania as well as for many public authorities, being praised for his results-driven, business-oriented approach, negotiation skills and multi-angled strategic thinking, which have paid striking results in some of the most sensitive and/or sub-leveraged matters. Gelu holds a wide ranging expertise in mergers & acquisitions, having been involved in some of the largest deals closed in Romania, including privatizations and all forms of private dealings in the field.
Anca Băițan is a key member of the Restructuring & Insolvency team. She is also well-versed in representing clients in litigation and arbitrations. She represents companies from various key industry sectors before relevant institutions such as courts of law, arbitral tribunals, central and local authorities, etc. Anca’s expertise equally extends to insolvency matters, as she handles for both creditors and debtors a wide range of services including debt recovery, insolvency procedures, representation before courts, elaborating the strategy for the commencement of the insolvency procedure and through the reorganization procedure, etc.
Cristina Cretu has over 16 years of experience in the TMT sector. She has worked with the Romanian telecom regulatory authority (ANCOM), has been a regulatory expert with Deutsche Telekom’s Romanian subsidiary as well as a regulatory manager and data protection officer with Liberty Global in Romania, and is now a Senior Technology and Data Protection Consultant with MPR Partners’ Bucharest and London offices. Cristina is also a Vice Chair of the AmChams Data Protection Task Force, she co-heads the firm’s task force on the Romanian National Council for Digital Transformation and is part of the European Data Protection Board “Support Pool of Experts” List.

06 October 2022 - MPR Partners supports The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Romania

MPR Partners is a proud partner of this year’s Global Forum, hosted by The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Romania. Taking place in Cluj-Napoca, Forum 2022 will bring together international leaders from 130 countries and territories to plan the future growth of the Award worldwide. Founding Partners Gelu Maravela and Alina Popescu stated: “We decided to be a part of this phenomenon inspired by the spectacular history of the program, by the way it changes pathways at a global level and equally by the people behind it, who make everything possible. We are glad to contribute and join the people who build the future with the help of today’s non-formal education. Young people need support, shaping and encouragement in order to discover their passions, irrespective of their economic and cultural environment or their ease of accessing resources.” During the Forum, the theme “Support Infinite Potential” will discuss challenges affecting young people today, how the Award can help and how to reach all young people between the ages of 14-24 years, giving them access to the Award to positively impact themselves and their communities. The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award champions non-formal education which focuses on developing the wider ‘soft’ – or life – skills that help young people ensure they are ready for the world. When paired with a formal education, it provides a fantastic foundation for a young person to thrive. Further information about the wonderful Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award is available here: https://dofe.ro/en/

03 October 2022 - EU level updates regarding energy regulation

There is a new legislative project to be adopted at European Union level, namely the Proposal for a Council Regulation on an emergency intervention to address high energy prices. The Proposal comes in the context of the energy crisis caused by the conflict between Russia and Ukraine and aims to tackle the rising energy prices by a series of temporary measures adopted at the European Union level. Our professionals analysed the main actions to be implemented according to the Proposal. The complete article is available here.

06 September 2022 - Gelu Maravela Highly Regarded Leading Lawyer & MPR Partners ranked anew

Founding Partner Gelu Maravela has been ranked in IFLR1000’s 31st edition of Leading Lawyers as Highly Regarded for his M&A expertise, and recognized for his activity in the Healthcare sector. It is the fifth year in a row that he has been bestowed with the ranking. The firm continues to be recognized in IFLR1000’s M&A rankings, alongside other important names on the market. The IFLR1000 has been producing legal market intelligence since 1990 and remains the only international legal directory dedicated to ranking law firms and lawyers on the basis of financial and corporate transactional work.

01 September 2022 - State aid for investment – manufacturing industry

Romania has recently launched a State aid scheme for the purpose of encouraging investments in the manufacturing industry, with view, on the one hand, to overcome current extensive labour shortages and the diminished trade flows to and from Ukraine caused by the armed conflict therein, and, on the other hand, to facilitate access to new international markets. In this respect, our competition professionals released an article, available in full here.

17 August 2022 - Updates on Trade Registry and Companies’ Law

On July 26th, 2022, Law no. 265/2022 regarding the Trade Registry and for amending and supplementing certain legal enactments impacting the registration in the Trade Registry has been published in the Official Gazette of Romania (“Law 265/2022”). The new legislation will enter into force on November 26, 2022. In the sections below, we will present the main novelties and amendments brought by Law 265/2022. The complete article is available here.

09 August 2022 - New legislation on representative offices

On August 4th, 2022, Ordinance no. 18/2022 on the authorization and functioning of representative offices of foreign companies and economic organizations in Romania (“GO 18/2022”) adopted by the Romanian Government has been published in the Official Gazette. GO 18/2022 represents the first change of Romanian legislation on representative offices adopted since 1990, thus bringing much needed updates in the field, including as regards the means by which the procedure will be undertaken, namely via a digital platform. Registering a Romanian representative office implies the payment of an authorization tax amounting to EUR 1,000 per year. The complete article is available here.

27 May 2022 - MPR Partners in an EUR 83 million acquisition

MPR Partners assisted V-Ridium in the recent acquisition of a 45 MWp solar park, located in Giurgiu County, Romania, which is part of the expansion strategy of the Portuguese listed energy company GreenVolt.

MPR Partners provided assistance throughout all stages of the project, including a complex due diligence, the bidding process, the structure of the transaction, the mark-up and negotiation of the transaction documents and all other M&A aspects. Our involvement also included assistance and advice related to the acquisition finance and refinancing of the project on the borrower side.
The dedicated team, which provided corporate, M&A, regulatory, energy, financing, real estate and permitting assistance was coordinated by Partner Dana Rădulescu and consisted of Partner Daniel Alexie, Senior Associates, Diana Borcean and Flavia Ștefura and Associates Oana Săvulescu and Sonia Benga. Founding Partner Alina Popescu coordinated all antitrust and foreign direct investment work pertaining to the deal.

31 March 2022 - Key aspects about investing in Romania now available

Consistent research and involvement from all of our team members have led to a useful product that we are proud to put at your disposal. Key aspects about investing in Romania is an overview of some of the aspects we think of importance when considering expanding your business and/or starting fresh in Romania. Detailing Romania’s positioning, alliances, economic growth, tax incentives, real estate as well as things to improve (just to name a few), the guide offers a starting point to making a first consistent impression with regards to the business landscape. The guide is available for online reading on our London office’s website here and on the top right corner of the same page, a full guide download option is available.

21 March 2022 - MPR Partners ranked anew in Chambers and Partners

MPR Partners’ Dispute resolution department is ranked anew by the reputed Chambers and Partners in the Europe 2022 edition. Researchers concluded that “MPR Partners offers a dispute resolution practice that represents clients in a number of disputes before Romanian courts and international arbitration tribunals. The law firm is experienced advising on bankruptcy proceedings and employment disputes, as well as on contentious mandates relating to administrative and public procurement matters. The team also offers expertise in transactional and real estate disputes, and has additional skills in pre-litigation and settlement procedures. Notable practitioners: Gelu Maravela is a key contact within the department.” This year’s rankings are available here.

22 February 2022 - MPR|Partners is looking for accountant

Due to consistent client portfolio growth, we currently have one opening within our tax firm for an accountant with 2 to 5 years of experience. Membership with Experts Accountants and Authorized Accountants Body (CECCAR) is a major advantage. You will be involved in complex, challenging and interesting accounting and tax matters for major international and local clients.

Who we are:

  • independent business advisory (legal, tax, insolvency) firm with offices in London and Bucharest;
  • recipients of Highly Commended (Runner-up) European Law Firm of the Year at The Lawyer European Awards 2018 accolade; Eastern Europe and the Balkans Law Firm of the Year award, at The Lawyer European Awards 2018; Romania Law Firm of the Year award, at The Lawyer European Awards 2017;
  • our tax practice has been repeatedly recognized by The Legal 500 international directory;
  • recipients of two Lexology Client Choice Awards awarded by in-house counsels for excellence of service and outstanding client care;
  • proud holder of an impressive portfolio of major global clients (important names in numerous sectors such as technology, air transport, automotive, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, energy, telecommunications, financial services, and many more);
  • constant contributor to reputed international publications and professional platforms (such as The World Bank Group, Thomson Reuters, International Comparative Legal Guides, Lexology – Getting the Deal Through, Sweet and Maxwell, etc.).

What we are seeking:

  • Economic University degree in accounting or finance is mandatory;
  • proficiency in English (written and spoken), including strong knowledge of financial English is an absolute must;
  • previous experience in a tax or accounting firm ranked by major directories constitutes an advantage;
  • openness to continuous professional training, team spirit and adaptability to firm`s policies and high standards.

What we are offering:

  • attractive remuneration package;
  • high profile clients and assignments;
  • career advancement opportunities based on both professional and personal qualities;
  • the opportunity to work with an award-winning highly professional team, repeatedly praised by its clients for the services provided and impeccable approach to matters;
  • continuous education opportunities (through attendance to professional events and courses, speakers opportunities, publications of articles, through the firm’s media channels and partners);
  • work environment centred on strong ethics, integrity and team spirit.

Please send your resume and letter of intent (explaining why you chose to be part of our team and what motivates you in your legal career) to office@mprpartners.com. Please use the subject line Tax.

Due to high number of applications received, only selected candidates will be contacted for interviews.

18 February 2022 - MPR Partners attends a real estate round table

Senior associate Alina Badea alongside other five leading real estate lawyers in Romania sat down for a virtual round table moderated by CEE Legal Matters Managing Editor Radu Cotarcea. The conversation focused on the current state of affairs in the real estate sector, looking at who the main players are, the hottest assets, deal-making trends in the sector, and more. The podcast is available here and transcript of the round table is available here.

11 January 2022 - MPR Partners promotes two to partnership in Bucharest

MPR|Partners started the year with two partnership promotions in Bucharest, giving a new impetus to its corporate, financial services, dispute resolution as well as IT teams.
Daniel Alexie has been promoted to partnership and he specializes in corporate M&A as well as financial services, regulatory matters and IT. He has been with MPR|Partners since 2016 and has been admitted to the Bucharest Bar in 2014. He currently serves a client portfolio consisting of global companies, major international investment groups, financial services companies and international law firms. Daniel holds an LL.M in Business Law from Bucharest University and has been bestowed Finmedia’s Telecom, IT, Consumer protection Award of Excellence in 2021. He is a frequent contributor to high profile national and international legal publications.

Anca Băițan has been promoted to partnership and she holds considerable expertise in the fields of insolvency, bankruptcy, litigation and arbitration, in both national and international cases. She has been with the firm since 2016, having been admitted to the Bucharest Bar in 2013. She has successfully handled a large number of disputes for international and local corporations, public authorities, State owned companies and NGOs. She holds an LL.M in Private Law from Bucharest University and has been bestowed Finemdia’s Insolvency, Litigation and Arbitration Award of Excellence in 2021. She is a frequent contributor to high profile national and international legal publications.

“We have considerably strengthened our practices these past years and welcome the contribution of our new partners to the firm’s management. This is wonderful, well done to all of our colleagues, we salute their experience in relation to the workload ahead.” Gelu Maravela, Founding Partner

“I am convinced that this year is going to be filled with achievements and further developments on both local and international levels. Our firm acknowledges and rewards its team members’ efforts and encourages career development. Congratulations to all promoted and warm welcome to our new partners to the senior management ranks.” Alina Popescu, Founding Partner

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