Musat & Asociatii has advised Spectrum Brands Holdings on the USD 2 billion sale of its battery and lighting equipment divisions to Energizer Holding.
In the shadow of the highly publicized ordinance on "The tax on banks’ greed" (officially the tax on the assets of banking institutions according to Emergency Ordinance No. 114/2018 regarding the establishment of measures in the field of public investments and fiscal-budgetary measures, on amending an supplementing certain acts and the extension of some deadlines), the end of 2018 brought another surprise for the banking system, partly foreseen but with the hope that it would eventually not happen, or at least not too soon.
2nd Edition: Debt in European Emerging Markets, Bucharest, April 11th 2019
MDM Legal, acting on behalf of taxi request and aggregator mobile app Star Taxi, has persuaded the Bucharest Court of Appeal to suspend a decision of the Bucharest General Council and, in a later rulling, notify and prompt the Court of Justice of the European Union to determine whether that decision conflicts with EU law.
NNDKP has successfully represented the National Museum of Romanian History in the Bucharest Court of Appeals and obtained an irrevocable court decision upholding the NMIR's annulment in full of its previous decision to declare Starh Arhitectura, Constructii si Design SRL the winner of a public procurement procedure.
Dentons has advised Credit Suisse AG and Stratulat Albulescu and White & Case have advised VTB Bank Europe SE on financing for Chimcomplex SA Borzesti's acquisition of several asset bundles from Oltchim SA. Bondoc & Asociatii advised Oltchim on the sale and Reff & Associates, a member of Deloitte Legal, developed the due dilligence report based on which Chimcomplex secured its financing.
I remember one of my first difficult title reviews as a lawyer in an international law firm. It was the year 2002; Romania had many unclear rules, and many state-owned companies and many properties had been confiscated by the state during communism. The review was engaging and provocative; however, after producing the legal review report (and sending it via facsimile to client, since it was before the era of e-mail), the client learned that the fantastically located site had many title issues and little or no easily available remedies.