Gelu Maravela, the Co-Managing Partner of Maravela⎪Asociatii, waives away the potential impact of politics on investment in the country. “There’s no election scheduled for this year anyway,” he says, “so for the next six years we’re 'at bay' on major changes.” In any event, “in terms of politics, we don’t care about it. They have their own agenda. Obviously they have some influence on it, but they can’t really contribute to our business. The private sector moves by itself.”
Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii has advised Accel on its investment, made in participation with Earlybird Venture Capital, Credo Ventures, and Seedcamp, on USD 30 million in Series A investment into UiPath, a Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software company. The funding will be used to accelerate UiPath's global expansion and product development.
PeliFilip has assisted Digi Communications N.V., the majority shareholder of RCS & RDS S.A., regarding the initial public offering of shares conducted for listing RCS & RDS on the Bucharest Stock Exchange. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advised Digi on U.S., UK, and Dutch elements of the issuance. Clifford Chance Badea advised the banks on Romanian law, while Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and Houthoff Buruma offered legal assistance on U.S., UK, and Dutch law.
Biris Goran Founding and Co-Managing Partner Victor Constantinescu has moved to Kinstellar, where he will provide coverage across CEE and will coordinate the firm's real estate teams in Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Turkey, and Ukraine, working alongside Kinstellar's real estate sector head Klara Stepankova.
NNDKP has represented a joint venture created by FCC Construccion SA, Astaldi SPA, and Contratas Y Ventas S.A. in litigation involving an award of a public procurement contract by Compania Nationala de Cai Ferate SA (CFR) entitled “Rehabilitation of the Frontiera – Curtici – Simeria Railway, part of the IVth Pan – European Corridor, for the circulation of trains with a maximum speed of 160 km/h, Section 3: Gurasada-Simeria.”
Maravela & Asociatii has assisted Quantum Music Records Romania on its conclusion of a strategic partnership with Universal Music France for the development of the musical project of the artist Irina Rimes (also known as Irina Remesh or Irra), in France and on French territories and in the French communities of Monaco, The French Overseas Territories and Departments, Andorra, Benelux, Switzerland, and Canada.
Expenses and value added tax are non-deductible for purchases made during the period in which your company or one of your business partners from whom you purchase goods or services is declared fiscally inactive. They can be deducted after fiscal reactivation in certain conditions. This article describes the situations where a company is declared fiscally inactive and how one can check the fiscal inactivity status, also analyzing the regime of expenses and value added tax during inactivation and after fiscal reactivation.
PeliFilip, working with Linklaters, has advised the Romanian Ministry of Public Finance on a two-tranche Eurobonds issue which attracted EUR 1.75 billion from international markets. Clifford Chance Badea provided legal assistance to the bank syndicate, which included Barclays Bank PLC, Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Erste Group Bank AG, Societe Generale, and ING Bank NV.