“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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Vlad Cordea

Senior Associate

Having extensive experience in senior positions with major business law firms, Vlad is a key member of the firm’s technology, energy and corporate / M&A practice groups. Throughout his career, he has assisted leading technology corporations, major financial institutions, large energy groups, investment funds as well as FMCG companies in various complex matters. With excellent communication and team leading capabilities, Vlad’s expertise is professionally enriched by his LL.M in International and European Business Law obtained from Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne University in cooperation with University of Bucharest.

Language fluency

  • Romanian, English and French

Education

  • LL.M in International and European Business Law, Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne University in cooperation with University of Bucharest (2012);
  • LL.B, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (2003);
  • Erasmus Fellowship Program in French, European and International Business Law, Paris II Panthéon-Assas University, Paris, France (2002).

Memberships

  • Bucharest Bar Association (Admitted 2007)

Publications

  • Issuance of set-up permits for power generation capacities, article, author, November 2021;
  • "Smart video-cameras, the new Big Brother and an extension of the domain of the fight", author, published on Juridice.ro, 2019;
  • "The clean energy package, a step forward towards the energy transition", author, article published on Juridice.ro, 2019;
  • "Risks pertaining to portfolios transfers and means to mitigate such risks from the perspective of GDPR", author, article published on Juridice.ro, 2018;
  • "Perspectives of the Profit Tax Sole Consolidated Tax Base", co-author, article pubihed in Monitorul Fiscalităţii Internaţionale, no. 2/2009, Wolters Kluwer Editions, Bucharest;
  • "Guiding principles on the implementation of the Profit Tax Sole Consolidated Tax Base" co-author, article pubihed in Monitorul Fiscalităţii Internaţionale, no. 4, 6 and 7/2009, Wolters Kluwer Editions, Bucharest;
  • "Application of anti-abuse measures in the context of implementing the Profit Tax Sole Consolidated Tax Base", co-author, article pubihed in Monitorul Fiscalităţii Internaţionale, no. 11 and 12/2009, Wolters Kluwer Editions, Bucharest;
  • "The Venture capital in the European Union. Proposals of the EU Commission on removing tax obstacles from venture capital cross-border investments", co-author, article pubihed in Monitorul Fiscalităţii Internaţionale, no. 11 and 12/2010, Wolters Kluwer Editions, Bucharest.

Highlights of Vlad’s credentials throughout his practice include advice and representation to

  • a provider of banking-as-a-service solutions, in connection with the contemplated progressive acquisition of the share capital of a Romanian provider of IT services to credit and financial institutions;
  • a global payments and technology company, in connection with various regulatory issues arising under the Revised Payment Services Directive in the context of the contemplated implementation of online consumer credit facilities in Romania;
  • a global payments and technology company, in connection with various regulatory issues pertaining to the set-up and operation of credit institutions and non-banking financial institutions in Romania as well as in connection with the direct provision of services in Romania by EU-based credit institutions and non-banking financial institutions;
  • a leading Romanian IT business solutions company, in connection with the contemplated incorporation and licensing of a provider of payment services and issuance of e-money;
  • a world leading producer of software products, in connection with the tax implications of software products distribution in Romania, via direct download from internet and qualification of payment under Romanian tax law;
  • a leading IT business solution player, in connection with various tax issues deriving from collection of bad receivables and optimizing the related tax effects;
  • a Finnish multinational telecommunications, information technology, and consumer electronics company, in connection with the corporate reorganization and contemplated merger of its Romanian subsidiaries in follow-up of a global acquisition of a telecom brand;
  • various providers of services, in connection with data protection related matters and implementation of measures for the purpose of ensuring compliance with the GDPR;
  • one of the largest power utilities groups in Europe, in connection with various corporate, employment and regulatory matters pertaining to the contemplated reorganization of its Romanian subsidiaries;
  • a leading European investment fund focusing on the renewable energy sector, in connection with the prospective development of wind power plants in Romania, with a total installed capacity of 400 MW;
  • an important Romanian energy distribution and supply company, in connection with electricity regulatory matters pertaining to the combined trading of electricity and green certificates, as well as in connection with the prospective challenging of the Romanian Energy Regulator decisions approving regulated tariffs for electricity;
  • a major Spanish utilities company in the electricity sector, in connection with a contemplated financing granted by EBRD to its Romanian subsidiary for the purpose of the construction and operation of a 54 MW wind farm; equally advised , in connection with the development, through green field projects, of several wind projects in Romania;
  • the Spanish subsidiary of a major Chinese group, world leader in the production of equipment for the transmission and distribution of electricity, in connection with the acquisition of several photovoltaic projects in Romania;
  • a leading central European private equity investment fund, in connection with the contemplated acquisition of a 48 MW wind project;
  • a major project development group, in connection with the development of a wind power plant and the refurbishment of micro hydro power plants;
  • a multinational manufacturer and distributor of electricity and gas, in connection with the contemplated development of an 800MW coal fired thermal plant as well as with regards to an acquisition for the purpose of implementing and operating a wind power plant having up to 200 MW installed capacity; equally assisted on various taxation and social security issues related to domestic and foreign employees, as well as on stock option and stock offering plans;
  • a major independent energy (oil & gas) company, in connection with various regulatory, corporate and compliance matters related to the late-stage development of the first offshore petroleum project in Romania; equally assisted with a plethora of matters including in connection with obtaining relevant licenses from the regulating authorities and related to the drafting, negotiation and execution of various services contracts and implementation of internal policies in accordance with the applicable oil & gas regulations;
  • a Canadian-based petroleum company, in connection with the contemplated sale of the participating interests in petroleum agreements;
  • a UK-based petroleum company, in connection with the negotiation and the contemplated execution of a business transfer agreement with a local petroleum operator;
  • the Romanian subsidiary of one of the largest privately held oil & gas exploration and production companies in the US, in connection with various day-to-day corporate, data protection and employment matters, including in connection with performing a data protection impact assessment (DPIA) regarding the company’s operations;
  • the operator of one of the largest oil refineries in Romania, in connection with various regulatory and environmental matters related to implementing its environmental obligations concerning the waste disposal, closing down and rehabilitation of several landfills;
  • the Romanian subsidiary of the company holding the licenses of, and producing some of the most popular beer brands in Romania, in connection with the contemplated acquisition of a special purpose vehicle owning real estate, in view of extending its production facilities;
  • the Romanian subsidiary of a global leader in the poultry production, animal feed and eggs industry, in connection with various day-to-day data protection (GDPR) and employment related matters, including transfer of personal data to third countries and negotiation and execution of data processing agreements;
  • the global online food-delivery service, in connection with the acquisition of the leading Romanian online food-delivery service, including in relation with the performance of the legal due diligence proceedings, negotiation and execution of the share sale purchase agreement and employees’ transfer related matters;
  • the European water technology group, in connection with the negotiation and execution of various contractual arrangements, including engineering, procurement and construction agreements, equipment supply agreements, works agreements, operation and maintenance agreements; equally assisted in connection with a contractual dispute arising in the context of a turn-key general contractor agreement concluded with a leading Romanian oil company;
  • a leading Romanian retail chain store operating in the sector of interior decoration products in connection with the contemplated sale of its operations in Romania to an investment fund controlling a leading Polish retail chain store;
  • a major European investment fund, in connection with the acquisition of several pharmaceuticals and healthcare businesses throughout Romania;
  • a major European investment fund, in connection with the implementation of a multi-million-euro credit facility in Romania;
  • a major Canadian group, in relation to the sale of its entire Romanian oil business to, an affiliate of the global alternative asset manager;
  • one of the largest European firms in the chemical sector, on matters of Romanian law pertaining to a high value bank credit facility granted to refinance its existing debt, consisting of high yield bonds and revolving credit facilities and financing of working capital needs;
  • an important Romanian supply company in the gas industry, specialising in natural gas supply, in connection with the restructuring through carve-out of its technical services divisions from its electricity and gas distribution subsidiaries in Romania; equally advised in connection with the restructuring of its customer services and steering of such customer care services to a newly established company;
  • part of an international consortium, in connection with the selection of investors for the construction of a hydro-power pumped-storage plant, with a forecasted installed capacity of 1,000 MW;
  • a Canadian mining group, in relation to the exploration and exploitation of a large mining site in Romania, including advising on the legal management of the company's mining rights, on environmental legal matters arising from the project, including permitting and past pollution issues;
  • a global chain of healthcare laboratories, in connection with the tax effects of the consolidation of its Romanian-based vehicles, including a representation office and a subsidiary, via transfer of staff and assets;
  • a major American agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation, in connection with various tax issues related to the activity of its Romanian subsidiary, including the restructuring of its Romanian supply chain.

 

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