“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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Dana Rădulescu

Partner

A former partner with leading Romanian law firms, Dana Rădulescu specializes in M&A, corporate financing, capital markets, public procurement and regulatory & compliance matters, having acted as lead counsel in many of the country’s large projects. Dana represented major clients acting in a diverse range of industries with regard to intricate legal matters stemming investments & divestiture projects, including as regards deal structuring, as well as from various business restructuring projects, transfers of business and assets as part of complex reorganization plans. Dana is particularly skilled in banking and finance M&A and corporate matters as well as M&A related financing and capital market matters. In addition, she is acknowledged for her in-depth legal knowledge and creative approach well combined with the ability to mediate opposite positions and interests.

Language fluency

  • Romanian, English and French

Education

  • LL.B., European Law (Maîtrise en Droit Européen), Universite Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne (2001);
  • LL.B, Bucharest University Law School (2000).

Memberships

  • Romanian Mediation Council (Admitted 2013);
  • Turnaround Management Association (Founding member since 2011);
  • Romanian Insolvency and Bankruptcy Practitioners Association (Admitted 2006);
  • Bucharest Bar Association (Admitted 2001).

Highlights of Dana’s credentials throughout her practice include legal advice and representation to:

  • The leading Romanian chemicals producer in relation to the acquisition of the business of Oltchim S.A., one of the CEE’s leading chemicals producers undergoing insolvency;
  • Major frozen goods manufacturer in its takeover by Unilever, leading European group, with complex real estate matters, including carve out – transfer of several of the ice cream shops;
  • Important German investment group, regarding the acquisition of a Romanian textile producer with global presence (60 countries) undergoing insolvency proceedings;
  • One of the most important system integrators in the region, with expertise in UAV, Emergency, Cloud and SCADA, IT products producer and developer for major infrastructure and public impact projects in Romania, currently undergoing insolvency proceedings;
  • An important local energy distributor undergoing insolvency proceedings, in view of reorganization of its business;
  • The Romanian branch of the second largest Austrian construction company involved in major infrastructure projects in Romania, undergoing a secondary insolvency procedure (cross border insolvency);
  • An important construction company in the infrastructure area (highways, gas, telecom, energy public networks, etc.), undergoing insolvency for reorganization purposes;
  • An investment firm focused on the energy and defence sectors, in the purported acquisition of a local company, active in the extractive industry, currently undergoing insolvency proceedings;
  • The most important Romanian steel pipe producer for infrastructure projects, currently under a reorganization plan;
  • A major company involved in the collection and neutralization of dangerous waste currently undergoing insolvency proceedings;

More highlights

Awards & Recognition

  • M&A and Capital markets Award of Excellence, received at Finmedia’s Top Lawyers’ Gala (2023);
  • Presented with 'Certificate of Appreciation' for the contribution to The Global Indicators Group, published by World Bank (2022);
  • Presented with 'Certificate of Appreciation' for the contribution to 'Doing Business Guides', published by World Bank (2021);
  • Recognized by The Legal 500 for Restructuring and Insolvency, Commercial, corporate & M&A, Real estate and construction (2020, 2019 and 2018 editions);
  • Recognized by IFLR 1000 – Financial and corporate (2019 and 2018 editions);
  • "Top Lawyer - M&A" - Source: Award received from FinMedia during the Expert Lawyers Gala (2018);
  • Presented with ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ for the contribution to ‘Doing Business 2020’, published by World Bank Group (2020);
  • "Top Lawyer - M&A" - Source: Award received from FinMedia during the Expert Lawyers Gala (2018).

Client Feedback

  • "Thank you very much for all the hard work that you and other members of your Team have put into this project. From my side I felt that the project was very well taken care of, and I appreciate it a lot, really. I will be looking forward to working with you on our next projects." - Source: Senior M&A Lawyer of a major Polish renewable energy group (2023);
  • "Anca [Băițan] and Dana [Rădulescu] have handled our [debt recovery in insolvency] matter perfectly." - Source: President of a large US marine technology company (2021);
  • "Co-head Dana Rădulescu has wide-ranging expertise in M&A/privatisations & banking & finance." - Source: Researchers of Chambers and Partners – Corporate/M&A (2021);
  • "Gelu Maravela & Dana Rădulescu have substantial expertise in restructuring and insolvency, having advised on complex and sensitive restructuring strategies in numerous insolvency cases in Romania." - Source: Researchers of Chambers and Partners (2021);
  • “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);
  • "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);
  • "[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 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);
  • "[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);
  • "Founding partners Gelu Maravela and Alina Popescu are excellent team leaders, very skilled and with a hands-on approach, whilst Dana Rădulescu has a wealth of knowledge and a sound business approach." - Source: Clients quoted by The Legal 500 (Corporate, commercial and M&A) (2020);

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Publications

  • The Back-and-Forth Impacting Renewables, article published in CEE Legal Matters Magazine, co-author, March 2023;
  • Will the end of Covid support 'fuel insolvencies'? article published in Reports Legal, November 2021;
  • Changes impacting the leasing legislation, article, co-author, May 2021;
  • Romania: Compostable waste regulation, article, co-author, September 2020;
  • Insolvency – recent amendments, article, co-author, August 2020;
  • New legal updates: Environmental Authorisation Visa, article, co-author, July 2020;
  • European Green Deal Investment Plan, article, co-author, July 2020;
  • Latest environmental studies provisions, article, co-author, June 2020;
  • The implications of the measures related to the state of emergency in the insolvency procedure, article, co-author, 2020;
  • Restructuring & Insolvency in Romania, Lexology Navigator 2018;

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