Corporate & Commercial

Our Commercial work is broad and covers all legal issues in an emerging economy. We have advised a large number of domestic and international entities in negotiating, securing and closing complex transactions spanning every form of business. We have supported representative clients on various commercial agreements and understandings, including asset sales, supplies, joint ventures, partnerships, distributions, outsourcings, leasing, franchising, transportation, shipbuilding, various services, workforce, advertising, telecom services, automotive etc. We assisted for example Cap Gemini on business process outsourcing contract with British American Tobacco and BlueSpace Software on a partnership with Sun Microsystems.

In the Corporate area, our work is diverse and ranges from company start-ups, corporate liability issues, Trade Registry representation, shareholding structures, director’s duties and liabilities, corporate by-laws issues, shareholders and board of directors resolutions, corporate guarantees etc.

We advised for example Electronic Arts, world’s leader in game industry and Bluespace Software on subsidiary setup, equity participation, corporate and commercial issues and Trade Registry proceedings. We similarly advised Hog Slat Inc. USA, world’s leader in swine production solutions, and Finnish company Karelia Corporation on Romanian subsidiary setup and corporate issues. We also advised Jamdat Mobile on equity participation. Our experience includes advising RED Management Capital and RED Group of companies, including main shareholder, i.e. leading American private equity fund Warburg Pincus, on governance, corporate, commercial, banking, lease and other legal issues in connection with office, residential and commercial center development projects in Romania in total of over €300 million.

Our people previous experience includes advising British Petroleum on exclusive distribution agreements for Romania and Metro Cash & Carry on commercial and contractual aspects; assisting Cypriot company in taking over the majority stake in Libra Bank; assisting Porsche Romania with template contracts for service works, repair and maintenance, spare parts supply, contractual relationship with authorized dealers, Porsche standard terms and conditions of business; assisting Romcar Ford, Opel Erebus, Avis Rent a Car, Daimler Crystler on commercial, contractual, product liability, fiscal and insurance matters; assisting German transport and logistics company Willi Betz GmbH on contract with Automobile Dacia SA and Groupe Renault for transport and distribution in Romania (including advice on labor law, lease agreements, services agreements etc.); advising Oracle on company startup, commercial, corporate, employment & contractual issues, national operator Romtelecom, Cosmorom, OTE Hellenic Telecommunications and Intrarom on IT&C, corporate and commercial issues, wine manufacturer Vie Vin Murfatlar on commercial, fiscal, corporate, regulatory issues, Romanel company on loan operations, supply contracts, share pledges, construction agreements, employment and corporate work, Tiriac Leasing on fiscal and contractual issues, Whiteland Import Export and Whiteland Logistics on contractual issues, e.g. management, marketing, distribution, logistics, confidentiality, license agreements etc.; advising VA Tech Hydro, Switzerland, on the joint venture with state-owned Danube hydropower plant “Portile de Fier II” to finance technological upgrade; assisting Tnuva company on contractual issues in connection with third party suppliers.




Roman | Partners advised media and entertainment developer in $20 million agreement with The Walt Disney Company

Roman | Partners undertook legal work for a United Arab Emirates based company in connection with separate cross-border acquisitions from the USA, UK and China of heavy and sensitive equipment for outdoor advertising, including on terms and conditions of shipment and warranty

Roman | Partners advised a Danish transport and logistics company and its insurer on Romanian road transportation law, tort, contractual responsibility and insurance issues, including on aspects related to Geneva CMR Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road. The firm has acted together with Danish law firm Birch Windahl

Roman | Partners advised Singapore ship owner / operator Oscar Shipping Pte Ltd / JSK Singapore Pte Limited on Romanian maritime law aspects. The firm acted together with Singapore office of UK law firm Hill Dickinson LLP

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