DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers in more than 30 countries throughout Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas, positioning it to help companies with their legal needs around the world. DLA Piper strives to be the leading global business law firm by providing quality and value to clients every day. The firm achieves this through practical and innovative legal solutions that help clients succeed, and by delivering consistently across its full-service platform.

DLA Piper’s Bucharest office has over 55 fee-earners that work in teams specialised in the following areas of practice:

Corporate/M&A and private equity: the firm is a trusted adviser on all types of deals, including private or public share transactions or asset sales, various joint ventures and strategic alliances, private equity, privatisations, reorganisations, and restructurings. Our strong local presence and global footprint give us a deep understanding of the local business culture which in turn is harnessed to our vast pool of international know-how. Our global footprint encompasses lawyers worldwide enabling us to effectively work cross-border and structure a team efficiently so as best to respond to our clients' requirements (including as they evolve during transactions). We focus on sector excellence and have particular strengths in the life sciences, energy, IT&C, agribusiness, retail and FMCG sectors, by way of example.

Dispute resolution: the firm’s litigators combine dispute resolution skills with industry and local knowledge to provide seamless representation in administrative and regulatory disputes; antitrust litigation; commercial litigation; environmental; IP; tax and employment disputes.

Employment: the firm is particularly skilled in advising on sensitive issues such as employment termination (including collective lay-off procedures), industrial relations (including strikes and collective agreements negotiations) and business viable solutions to complex employment matters, providing specialist input from a sector perspective and in cross-teams work (such as, in employment litigation).

Energy, oil and gas: the firm has a strong experience in virtually every aspect of the legal work associated with the evolving energy markets and the complex changes in how energy is produced, transmitted, delivered and consumed. Our work includes advising governments, sponsors, lenders and consortia on all aspects of the energy business across all fuel types, including power generation, transmission and distribution, trading, industrial and commercial supply and carbon markets.

We have substantial experience representing major organisations and are knowledgeable about every facet of these complex projects, in sectors such as nuclear power, hydropower, wind, solar as well as oil & gas, power & electricity, metals & mining, waste and waste management.

EU and competition: the firm’s lawyers are recognised for their significant experience in representing clients before the Romanian Competition Council in merger control proceedings and antitrust matters. The firm is also devising compliance programs and advising on pricing policy analysis for companies, as well as assisting clients during state aid procedures.

Finance and projects: our banking lawyers have extensive experience in practically any types of financings (bilateral and syndicated credit facilities, project financing, acquisition, take-over financing and refinancing), regulatory matters, financial derivatives and capital markets as well as distress assets and NPLs.

Financial services: the firm’s lawyers are experienced in advising banks, financial groups, insurance companies and global investors on regulatory issues specific to this sector; collective investment scheme arrangements, and data protection, as well as on contentious matters.

Governance & Compliance: the firm’s lawyers have the local knowledge and industry experience to guide clients in all aspects of designing, implementing and managing compliance programs, assessing and mitigating risk, remediating compliance issues and running internal investigations. The specialised lawyers are involved in high risk projects regarding different compliance aspects such as investigation of corruption assumptions or procurement related aspects.

Intellectual property and technology: the practice covers protection of various IP rights with an emphasis on the technology market sector, as well as advertising law, personal data protection, sports rights and gambling.

Real estate: the firm has built strong competencies covering real estate acquisitions and disposals, construction, financing, land use, planning and development, and leasing and is especially skilled in orchestrating complex, long-term projects.

Tax: the firm advises clients on corporate and personal income tax and value-added tax, as well as international tax matters. The practice includes planning effective holding structures and performing tax reviews aimed at identifying potential tax exposures, as well as implementing various exit strategies.

Quotes from clients:

"This firm is all about the client management, and how we feel treated. The time and quality of responses are great, and the lawyers know our business and industry to such an extent that they can give specific, rather than generalised, advice." Chambers and Partners, 2016

"The lawyers are quick to answer and give very detailed answers, which are well documented and thorough. They give good outlines of risk." Chambers and Partners, 2016

DLA Piper Dinu SCA’s team has "significant depth that is used wisely". Legal 500, 2016

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