Maravela & Asociatii

Maravela & Asociatii is a Romanian law firm providing the full range of legal, tax and insolvency services.

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Maravela & Asociatii is a Romanian law firm providing the full range of legal, tax and insolvency services.

The firm has represented international and domestic clients in a wide array of complex projects, deals and disputes, having a sound track record and a considerable portfolio including large companies, high-profile private investors and public authorities.

Maravela & Asociatii team is led by reputed partners who have been involved in a wide array of intricate business law matters for more than 15 years, being highly experienced and best positioned to tackle client matters swiftly and from every angle, as required to find solutions that work. Partner co-ordination and mentorship is supported by the rigorous work of carefully selected attorneys, affiliated tax advisers and insolvency practitioners who unite thorough legal knowledge with the essential capacity of evaluating the key risks triggered by matters brought to their attention, and ways to solve them.

Maravela & Asociatii’s lawyers are recommended by prestigious legal ranking publications and are constantly contributing to international and national publications (International Bar Association newsletters, Current Law Review edited by Sweet & Maxwell, Doing Businessguide edited by the World Bank and IFC, Acquisition International, etc).

In terms of insolvency practice, our dedicated team comprises qualified lawyers as well as affiliated financial analysts and insolvency practitioners who are all acknowledged among the most prominent professionals in their field. Firm partners benefit from our strategic alliance with the specialised insolvency house Trust Insolvency SPRL, whose managing partners have acted as receivers/insolvency practitioners in some of the soundest Romanian insolvency cases, such as Hidroelectrica SA, Vulcan SA, Servtrans SA, Silver Mountain (INR Management Real Estate) and Asmita Gardens.

As regards our tax advisory expertise, carefully selected affiliated tax advisers and specialised lawyers deliver full support on complex assessments and disputes involving our clients, thus enabling us to provide advice and assistance on the full spectrum of tax matters for a genuinely integrated service.

Located in the central business district of Bucharest, our head office as well as the correspondent offices in all major Romanian regions as well as in Khisinev, Republic of Moldavia, ensure that no local or regional matter is out of reach.

In addition, we have developed close co-operation relationships with sound law firms on virtually all continents, thus being able to quickly co-ordinate cross-border legal advice for matters requiring input under several jurisdictions.

Further information regarding the firm can be accessed here.

Gelu Titus Maravela

Managing partner

team-member-image-gelu-maravelaGelu Titus Maravela has over 20 years of experience in the legal profession, being ranked amongst the most prominent lawyers in Romania. He has previously acted as a judge with one of the Bucharest courts as well as an attorney with the London office of a Magic Circle law firm and an equity partner of a top tier Romanian law firm. 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. Aside from his general corporate and commercial practice, Gelu holds a wide ranging expertise in mergers & acquisitions.


Alina Popescu

Co-managing partner

alina-popescuAs a member of top tier Romanian law firms, Alina has been at the forefront of some of the largest projects and transactions unfolded in Romania as well as of some of the most significant commercial and investment arbitrations involving Romanian counsels. She is highly experienced in commercial & contract law and corporate matters as well as in mergers & acquisitions, having advised a broad range of high profile private clients and multinational corporations in connection with the structuring and implementation of high value investment projects in various sectors, as well as with respect to the successful closing and enforcement of intricate commercial and M&A transactions, including competition related aspects. Alina also acts as lead counsel in connection with legal advice provided in day-to-day commercial and corporate matters.


Ioan Roman

Partner

ioan_roman_web-120x168Ioan Roman is a skilled and seasoned business lawyer with a broad experience and remarkable successes in dispute resolution matters, being constantly acknowledged for implementation and designing of impeccable strategies in his clients’ best interests. Ioan has previously acted as a prime litigator in reputed international and Romanian law firms, knowledge, partnership and trust being core values to his customary performance. Throughout his career, Ioan has successfully provided representation in complex commercial litigation cases including high profile bankruptcy proceedings, administrative disputes, employment disputes, enforcement procedures and litigation matters related to public procurement. In addition to his court experience, Ioan holds an extensive arbitration expertise. He also provides valuable advice on pre-trial strategy and during complex settlement negotiations. Ioan’s practice commonly addresses a large area of industries such as public administration, IT, real estate and construction, hydropower, transportation, medical technology, car manufacturing, financial services, etc.


Mirela Metea

Partner

mirela_metea-120x168Mirela Metea is equally skilled in banking & finance regulatory aspects as well as corporate & commercial law, employment and mergers & acquisitions matters. Mirela successfully advises on client’s day-to-day commercial operations, providing them efficient support before the relevant public authorities on the aforementioned areas of practice. Her diverse expertise makes her ideally suited for complex deals, being able to ensure that the matter is looked at from every angle.


Dana Rădulescu

Insolvency partner

dana_radulescu_web-120x168Dana Rădulescu specialises in insolvency & restructuring, mergers & acquisitions/privatisations and corporate finance, having acted as lead counsel in connection with many of the country’s largest privatisations and M&A transactions, financing projects as well as corporate restructurings and reorganisations. Dana has thus 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, related competition aspects, dispute resolution matters, post-acquisition operations and activities, as well as from various business restructuring projects, transfers of business and assets as part of complex reorganisation plans.


Marius Huțanu

Insolvency partner

marius_hutanu-120x168Marius Huțanu is a reputed financial analyst and licensed insolvency practitioner, member of the Romanian Insolvency and Bankruptcy Practitioners Association. With extensive experience in various reputed financial institutions where he held managerial positions, Marius is specialized in all aspects pertaining to restructuring and insolvency proceedings. He is highly appreciated for his in-depth knowledge, forward-thinking as well as his financial and economical overview of businesses.


Alexandra Burada

Senior Counsel

alexandra_burada_web-120x168With over 10 years of legal experience, out of which 7 years in the Banking & Finance sector, as Head of Transactions Legal Department and Head of Legal & Litigation Department respectively with a bank and a financial leasing company, Alexandra is an expert in Banking & Finance, covering all areas of practice in this sector (regulatory issues, corporate governance, financing, debt restructuring & recovery, dispute resolution). Throughout the years, Alexandra advised on multimillion financing projects, complex regulatory matters and debt restructuring/recovery issues, as well as on corporate & commercial issues entailed by the clients’ day-to-day activity.


Viorel Bran

Senior associate

viorel_bran_web-120x168Viorel is an experienced lawyer with a wide ranging practice in the areas of litigation and arbitration, as well as advisory matters. He successfully represents corporate and private clients as well as public authorities before courts of law of all jurisdiction levels, in employment, civil/commercial (both contractual and real estate), administrative disputes, insolvency and corporate litigations, as well as before judicial experts and enforcement officers. His portfolio is furthermore enriched by his expertise in advisory matters, having acted in a number of important corporate/commercial and M&A matters.


Laura Farca

Managing associate

laura_farca_web-120x168A qualified attorney with over 11 years of practice in reputed international and Romanian law firms, Laura provides legal assistance to major foreign and local companies on real estate & construction (including FIDIC based agreements), all areas of PPP & Public Procurement (including procedures before the National Council for Settlement of Complaints), corporate/M&A, employment (including complex collective dismissals procedures), data privacy and environment protection matters (including cross-border procedures).


Cătălin Oncescu

Senior counsel

catalin-oncescuCătălin Oncescu focuses his practice on white-collar crime, business crimes, anti-corruption issues as well as corporate fraud and other specialized investigations (eg. Fight Against Fraud Department/European Anti-Fraud Office, General Directorate for Tax Fraud), having extensive experience at all levels of the court system. He has also been involved in complex commercial disputes and all forms of alternative dispute resolution. Cătălin has advised both national and multinational corporations, listed or non-listed, as well as groups of individuals and individuals, being praised for his practical and decisive approach, as well as his pragmatic and strategic thinking.


Felix Tapai

Senior Tax adviser

felix_t_web-120x168Felix Tapai has over 15 years of practice in the finance and tax advisory sectors, his broad experience ranging from financial audit, consultancy and compliance to the design and implementation of efficient tax structures. He has successfully assisted large Romanian corporations and the State Fiscal Administration as well as foreign NYSE listed development services groups and financial services companies, just to name a few.


Oana Diaconu

Associate

oana_diaconu-120x168Oana Diaconu’s practice is particularly focused on dispute resolution. Her expertise encompasses a broad range of aspects pertaining to commercial & corporate law as well as real estate & construction. Oana successfully represents clients in litigious matters regarding insolvency proceedings, commercial and administrative disputes, as well as asset recovery. Her litigator skills go hand in hand with her sound knowledge of alternative dispute resolution, being able to succesfully obtain out-of-court settlements for her clients.


Sergiu Drăgoianu

Associate

sergiu_dragoianu_web-120x168Sergiu Drăgoianu focuses his practice on criminal law, in areas such as white collar crimes, intellectual and industrial property or IT crimes, economic crimes etc. Sergiu represents clients before the Romanian courts and all relevant authorities in the field of criminal law. He provides legal assistance and advises clients with regard to the strategy of a trial and is involved in extrajudicial procedures, thus preventing possible litigations that might arise.


Sonia Fedorovici

Associate

sonia-fedoroviciSonia Fedorovici is a former corporate counsel with a Fortune 500 company and a talented lawyer with sound knowledge of competition law, handling delicate and complex matters pertaining to regulatory & compliance, commercial & contract law and IT & telecommunications. She is also substantially involved in the firm’s banking & finance and real estate & construction practice groups, where she efficiently advises clients bringing them valuable and business oriented support and assistance.


Magda Grigore

Associate

magda_grigore_web-120x168Magda Grigore is an ambitious and industrious member of the firm’s consultancy team, being involved in a wide array of corporate, commercial / M&A, employment, regulatory & compliance, IP and competition matters. Magda’s critical perspective and problem solving skills are put to good use when assisting a clients in a variety of legal aspects, from daily legal matters to more complex files and cases entailed by the business environment in the aforementioned areas of practice.


Alexandra Ichim

Associate

alexandra-ichimAlexandra Ichim is a talented attorney specializing in European and International Business Law, as a natural consequence of her Master’s Degree from Paris I Pantheon – Sorbonne University. Her practice is covering various complex aspects of commercial and contract law, intellectual property and corporate related matters. As a complement to the aforementioned expertise, Alexandra is successfully involved in several high profile litigation files, being described as detail-oriented and committed, sparing no efforts, business wise.


Florentin Pîrvu

Associate

florentin_pirvu_web-120x168Florentin Pîrvu is a skilled business lawyer with experience acquired in the areas of litigation and arbitration. He was successfully involved in a variety of matters, ranging from commercial dispute resolution, public procurement, restructuring and insolvency as well as numerous administrative claims regarding taxation. Besides successfully representing his clients, Florentin constantly offers accurate and to the point legal advice.


Ana Zaporojan

Associate

oana_diaconu-120x168Ana Zaporojan is a member of the firm’s corporate, commercial / M&A and employment departments, having been equally involved in regulatory & compliance, IP and competition matters. Ana successfully assists clients on a variety of legal aspects, from wide-ranging day-to-day advisory issues to more complex individual cases and representation before public authorities in her respective areas of practice.

Address

Bucharest office
6A Barbu Delavrancea Street
Building C
Ground Floor
011355 Bucharest
Romania
Tel: (40-21) 310 17 17
Fax: (40-21) 310 17 18

Phone

(40-21) 310 17 17

Website

www.maravela.ro