“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

“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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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).

Accolades

  • "Alexandra Rîmbu and Dana Rădulescu head the practice at Maravela|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);
  • "Maravela|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);
  • “[...] 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);
  • "Very professional and responsive." - Source: Clients quoted by IFLR 1000 (2019);
  • "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);
  • “Dana Rădulescu (is) ‘very knowledgeable’” - Source: Restructuring and Insolvency - Source: Clients quoted by The Legal 500 (2018);
  • "I've worked with Dana in various firms over the last decade and it speaks volumes that we have sought her out time and time again. One of the stand out lawyers in her generation in Romania she is undoubtedly one of the most experienced and competent restructuring practitioners I have ever worked with anywhere. She has pulled back firms that we ourselves thought were beyond saving. Pragmatic and tough she is an encyclopaedia of local legislation. Her intuition and grasp of complex situations and causalities is superb. She gets in one minute what it can take a week to explain to others." - Source: Clients quoted by IFLR 1000 (2018).

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);

Publications

  • Restructuring & Insolvency in Romania, Lexology Navigator 2018;;
  • Romanian Insolvency Navigator – co-author, Lexology 2017;
  • "Successful reorganizations: between companies’ identity and reinvention", article published in the Economy’s biggest players 2017 e-paper, edited by Ziarul Financiar.

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;
  • The largest aggregates and concrete producer active at European level and exploiting one of the largest granite quarries in Romania, in the coordination and supervision of its business activity;
  • A leading Romanian steel manufacturer, with respect to its debt restructuring;
  • One of the leading European car park operators, operating in nine countries and 360 cities, on the acquisition of a car park in Timișoara;
  • An important Israeli company, in buying a group of companies operating in the field of the collection, transport, storage and recycling of waste into green energy;
  • A leading local supermarket chain, in the corporate reorganisation of the entire business and preparation thereof in view of sale;
  • Sound domestic and international companies, in connection with various business restructuring projects, transfers of business and assets as part of complex reorganization plans, complex renegotiation and settlements in high profile insolvency cases in Romania;
  • A Russian/German steel/tube manufacturer, in connection with the selling of its hydro-energy business in one of the most important energy transactions in Romania;
  • Clients from pharmaceutical, energy, real estate & construction, hotels, IT, steel and oil field equipment industries, in various complex share and asset deals, from the due diligence and negotiation stages until completion of the transaction documents;
  • Spain’s largest developer of parking lots, in relation to a large construction project, including assisting with its concession agreement with the Bucharest City Hall and assistance in relation to various aspects for the implementation of the project such as design and construction agreements;
  • A Belgium developer, on a large hotel/convention centre joint-venture project, including issues related to bid and public procurement issues, concessions matters and a possible dispute in relation to its contract with the Romanian State;
  • One of the largest Romanian banks, in the restructuring of a real estate financing, being involved as part of the assignment in the judicial reorganization of the borrower’s group of companies;
  • The foreign subsidiary of a leading financial institution, in the proposed restructuring and sale of distressed assets in the insolvency proceedings opened against a Romanian oil equipment manufacturer.

 

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