The firm that is today Voicu & Filipescu was established in Bucharest in 2001, following the acquisition by Daniel Voicu and Mugur Filipescu — the firm's principals — of the Romanian office of the international law firm Arent Fox Kitner Plotkin & Kahn LLP (to this day, the two are still the only Romanian lawyers ever to acquire the local office of an international law firm).
Permanently interested in identifying the best development opportunities available on the market, in 2008 Voicu & Filipescu took over a part of another reputed Romanian law firm, Stefanica & Dutu (which at that date ceased to exist), by adding 13 experienced lawyers to its team. Furthermore, in 2009 the firm integrated the tax and accounting consultancy company Steuer & Buchhaltung Partner SRL, thus extending the range of services directly provided to its clients, while in 2011 a new member company was added to the group, when insolvency and reorganisation company VF Insolventa SPRL was launched.
Soon after its establishment, Voicu & Filipescu became one of the top Romanian law firms in terms of turnover, market position and reputation. Every year, Voicu & Filipescu is recommended by some of the most important legal guides for its activity in the practice areas of interest to the client. Our lawyers' practice has received strong international recognition in renowned publications such as Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500, PLC Which Lawyer? and IFLR1000.
In 2001, Voicu & Filipescu initiated a formal association with global law firm Squire Patton Boggs, a partnership that provides the firm with the competitive advantage of having access to international expertise due to the worldwide coverage of its global partner. On the other hand, the firm's professional and deontological independence has allowed for a particular structure to be put in place, which is based first of all on the thorough understanding of the local legislation and market.
Founded in the US more than 120 years ago, Squire Patton Boggs is currently among the first 25 players on the global market of legal services, having more than 1,300 lawyers. At the same time, Squire Patton Boggs is the eighth law firm worldwide in terms of covered locations.
Voicu & Filipescu has grown over time, to include:
- a law firm;
- a dedicated tax and accountancy team;
- a specialised insolvency practice; and
- an intellectual property company.
Current team: 55 lawyers, tax and accountancy consultants, insolvency practitioners and support staff. Management team: eight partners, four managing associates.