Giovanni Di Folco

Giovanni Di Folco is our exclusively recommended Arbitration expert in Romania on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Giovanni directly using the contact details listed above.

Giovanni is the co-owner, President and Senior Partner of Techno Engineering & Associates Group, an international ‘Techno-Legal’ consulting engineering firm specialising in contracts management, construction law, claims and dispute resolution internationally, with offices in Romania, Bulgaria, Qatar and Kuwait. He is also the President & CEO of GDF ADR Solutions, a company specialising in dispute avoidance and resolution. Since May 2021 he is also the President-Elect of the DRBF Region 2 Board of Directors and since July 2020 a Director of the Board of the Italian Chamber of Commerce for Romania. He is also the Vice-President of the Romanian Association of Consulting Engineers and a Visiting Professor at the Politecnico of Milano University. He is a civil engineer with more than 30 years’ experience of managing multi-disciplinary civil engineering projects around the world, including Italy, Iran, Libya, South Africa, the Kingdom of Lesotho, the Sultanate of Oman, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Greece, Bulgaria, Armenia, Kazakistan, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Albania, Tajikistan, Poland, Norway, Sweden, Moldova, India, Philippines, Turkey, Canada, Latin America, Asia and Romania.

Giovanni Di Folco is an international arbitrator, expert witness in delay and quantum, a FIDIC Certified Dispute Adjudicator and is listed on the prestigious FIDIC President List of Certified Adjudicators, a FIDIC Accredited Trainer, FIDIC Affiliate Member, Counsel, and an expert in project and contract management, contract administration, claims preparation and defense and dispute resolution through international arbitration. He has gained extensive experience in both international arbitration and adjudication work whilst acting as adjudicator, arbitrator, expert witness and Counsel for a wide variety of clients. In particular, he has acted in more than one hundred international dispute adjudication procedures and in more than 50 international arbitrations conducted under the ICC and UNCITRAL Rules relating to disputes under the FIDIC Red, Pink, Yellow and Silver Books.

Specialties:

  • Highway Engineering
  • Forensic Delay and Quantum Analysis
  • Claims preparation
  • Dispute Adjudication
  • International Arbitration
  • Civil Engineering Disputes’ Resolution
  • FIDIC Contract’s Interpretation and advice
  • Pavement Engineering
  • FIDIC Training

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Firm Overview:

About us:

Techno Engineering & Associates is a well-established International Consulting firm, operating in the Balkans, Eastern Europe, Northern Africa, Latin America and the Middle East, specialised in providing expert commercial advice on all aspects related to construction contracts, construction law and including the preparation, substantiation and defence of complex Construction Claims and Dispute Resolution through international adjudication, arbitration and other available means.

We operate as one consulting firm, consistently maintaining high standards of personnel and services to enable us to provide to our clientele the best and most appropriate response and advice to any challenge presented to us.

Our multi-jurisdictional capabilities are second to none in our fields of expertise, while also assisting our clients to enter new markets or develop their business in their current markets.

With more than 130 highly skilled and dedicated personnel, Techno Engineering & Associates is able to offer diligent support to its clients by sharing a common view problem solving approach, where different opinions are considered and analysed before any advice is given.

Our Mission:

The construction and energy sectors internationally face increasingly complex legislation, a highly competitive market and growing environmental constraints, both at home and abroad.

At Techno Engineering & Associates, we understand these challenges. We deliver clear, commercial contractual, technical and legal advice to help our clients resolve their problems and achieve their business objectives.

  • We aim for simple, transparent allocation of risks in contract negotiations.
  • We provide strategic advice to anticipate and prevent potential problems during the course of a project.
  • When disputes arise, we act decisively. Arbitration and Litigation are a last resort, but when necessary we will vigorously defend the interests of our clients in adjudication, arbitration and litigation.

Our mission is to balance incisive legal analysis with practical, multi-disciplinary project and claim management advice, tailored to the specific circumstances.

Our Vision:

“Change is inevitable – respond with precision and speed, but maintain balance.”

These principles are embedded in the operations of our business as well as our underlying culture – they are at the heart of what we are about, at the core of who and what we are and the origin of our inception.

As we hold on to this vision, we focus on understanding the needs of our clientele in order to go beyond our common goals and enjoy together the results of our accomplishments.

As pioneers in the fields of our activities, we are always ready to tackle new challenges alongside our clients.

We preserve calm in difficult business environments and rely on the proven trust in our multi-jurisdictional team of professionals to explore efficient and appropriate solutions to their problems, sometimes defying the odds.

Our history of success mirrors our vision for the future.

Roman Bradu

Dr. Roman Bradu is our exclusively recommended Business Crime Law expert in Romania on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Roman directly using the contact details listed above.

With over 10 years of expertise in the legal business, Bradu, Neagu  & Associates have come to the strong belief that every problem has more than one solution and the secret to finding that particular solution which is best suited to our client’s specific case is the capacity of having a fresh perspective and a dedicated mindset.

Roman Bradu, member of the Bucharest Bar is a white collar litigator whose experience provides his individual and corporate clients with valuable insights into the most high-stakes criminal enforcement issues, both before and after an enforcement case begins, from compliance counselling to internal investigations to criminal defence before the courts of law.

His clients are both international and Romanian companies, acting mainly on behalf of the management of the companies and he was involved within some of the most prestigious criminal cases related to money laundering and tax evasion.

White-collar crime litigator Dr. Roman Bradu is a business crime expert with over a decade of experience in the field. Since the founding day of his firm, Roman has been leading and inspiring his team at Bradu, Neagu & Associates.

Managing partner and business crime expert Roman Bradu holds an impressive record of high-stakes and widely publicized criminal cases involving senior executives and corporate giants among which a money laundering and misuse of company credit case, with allegations of approximately €1.6 billion.

He keeps close communication with his clients, focusing on building long-term and worthwhile relations. As main partner, he is involved actively and thoroughly in the management of every case, ensuring that adversity is led to best resolve.

Andrei Rotiu

Andrei Rotiu is our exclusively recommended Company Formation Services expert in Romania on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Andrei directly using the contact details listed above.

Bucharest, in southern Romania, is the country’s capital and commercial center. Its iconic landmark is the massive, communist-era Palatul Parlamentului government building, which has 1,100 rooms. Nearby, the historic Lipscani district is home to an energetic nightlife scene as well as tiny Eastern Orthodox Stavropoleos Church and 15th-century Curtea Veche Palace, where Prince Vlad III once ruled.

With over 10 years of experience, OFFSHORETAX offers professional tax planning services, registration of offshore and onshore companies with a favourable tax regime in most jurisdictions, financial consulting, integrated business outsourcing solutions and opening bank accounts.

It is estimated that 65% of the world’s currency is held in offshore banks and 40% of global business is traded through offshore financial centres. Offshore companies and / or offshore trusts are not illegal hiding places, as many would assume.

In fact, they could even provide, in a legal way, major savings in terms of taxes and asset protection, sure if they are organised in the right way.

OFFSHORETAX is constantly adapting to changes in local and international legislation, in order to provide its customers with professional advice that requires promptness, quality and confidentiality in terms of the correct and personalised organisation of each type of business.

Octavian Popescu

Octavian Popescu is our exclusively recommended Commercial Litigation expert in Romania on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Octavian directly using the contact details listed above.

Bucharest, in southern Romania, is the country’s capital and commercial centre. Its iconic landmark is the massive, communist-era Palatul Parlamentului government building, which has 1,100 rooms. Nearby, the historic Lipscani district is home to an energetic nightlife scene as well as tiny Eastern Orthodox Stavropoleos Church and 15th-century Curtea Veche Palace, where Prince Vlad III once ruled.

Octavian is one of the most experienced lawyers in Romania, with proven track record and confirmed reputation, both by partners, clients and peers. Over the last 15 years, he handled contentious matters, representing governmental and non-governmental institutions and multinational corporate clients in disputes before the Romanian courts, including the High Court of Justice. He specialises in commercial and corporate litigations, administrative and civil litigations and has developed a particular knowledge in insolvency, foreclosure writs and procedures, as well as bankruptcy matters.

Octavian is also notable for his practice in the field of white-collar crime and financial fraud, being regarded as one of the leading Romanian lawyers with an extensive experience in this area. He is reputed and acknowledged for his comprehensive approach to difficult cases, involving corruption, corporate fraud, as well as economic espionage and provides expert assistance during prosecuting investigations, as well as, in front of the relevant Romanian criminal courts.

Octavian Popescu is also Vice-president of the Bucharest Commercial Arbitration Court attached to the Bucharest Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Counsellor at Bucharest Bar Association.

Firm Overview:

Established as a full-service law firm, Popescu & Asociatii genuinely combines the expertise and exposure in the consultancy field with high level of strategic capabilities and experience in trials and court rooms, to provide state-of-art advice and representation both in local and cross border deals and files.

Our mission is to deliver strategic, excellent and innovative legal and business solutions. Excellence, collaboration and innovation are at the core of the way we work, with each other and with our clients. We focus on building long-term relationships and we do this by staying true to our founding principles: to provide client service and the highest standards, always keeping in mind work ethics, integrity and the responsibility towards our clients businesses, deals and cases that they entrusting us.

We don’t believe in following our competitors; we want to be the ones setting the path and leading the way, by seeking opportunities to foster and support innovation, new solutions, and to seeing things differently, working together with our clients to bring ideas to life, ideas that address the challenges and opportunities they face.

Nicholas S. Hammond

Nicholas S. Hammond is our exclusively recommended Commercial Law expert in Romania on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Nicholas directly using the contact details listed above.

Nicholas S. Hammond is a highly experienced English speaking commercial lawyer based in Romania having practised both in the City of London and Romania. He was the first English solicitor to come to Romania in 1990. His practise covers all aspects of corporate and commercial law including company formations and corporate restructuring, joint ventures and inward investment. He has advised clients in such varied fields as aviation, insurance, banking, retail, agriculture, project finance as well as venture capital investments. He advises on real estate matters as well as leasing and Romanian intellectual property matters.

He has experience in many areas of law including aviation, natural resources, finance and insurance, intellectual property and employment as well as counselling companies entering the Romanian market.

He has spoken on a number of webinars. Currently he writes a blog on Romanian law as well as doing business in Romania.

Due to his large experience, Nicholas S. Hammond decided to start an International lawyers firm in Romania with Romanian lawyers that can cover all legislation and problems that can appear with it. Hammond Partnership team ensures you with quality gained through a long time experience.

Firm Overview:

Our story begins in 1990 when English lawyer Nicholas S. Hammond set up one of the most successful Romanian law firm to meet the needs of its clients, offering innovative solutions for both the Romanian market and the Central and Eastern European countries. Currently, the company is known as Hammond Partnership.

Andreea Suciu

Andreea Suciu is our exclusively recommended Labour & Employment Law expert in Romania on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Andreea directly using the contact details above.

Andreea is the Founder and Managing Partner of Suciu | The Employment Law Firm. Before setting up the Law Firm, Andreea worked for one of Germany’s leading independent law firms managing its Bucharest Employment, Pensions and Data Protection team and its CEE Employment Law Practice, where ‘The Legal 500’ recommended her for her work advising on sensitive litigation and senior level departures.

Andreea, recently featured in Romania’s leading legal guide ‘Who’s Who – Expert Lawyers’, is valued for the passion she puts into her work and especially for her capability of bringing innovative solutions.

Andreea is a member of the editorial board of the European Employment Law Cases (EELC) and of the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA). She is a native German speaker and has full professional proficiency in English.

Eager to support and empower young Romanian entrepreneurs, Andreea also acts as Mentor for the Founder Institute and for #WER19 – Women In Entrepreneurship.