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.

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. (Source: Khaleej Times (Dubai) – November 2, 2009).

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.

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 was named Lawyer of the Year in Romania by prestigious legal international directory Benchmark Litigation at Benchmark Litigation Europe Awards, 2020 edition.

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.

The firm acts for large international and local companies, banks and financial corporations, as well as for investment funds and entrepreneurs in all the areas of law: Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and Commercial/Mergers and Acquisitions, Competition and Antitrust, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Compensations and Benefits, Energy and Natural Resources, Environment, GDPR, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals, Intellectual Property, IT, Telecom and Media, Infrastructure, PPP and Public Procurement, Prevention, Compliance and White-Collar Crime, Real Estate and Construction, Restructuring and Insolvency, Transport Law.

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 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.

Simona Pirtea

Simona Pirtea is a highly appreciated business criminal law practitioner, with more than a decade of intensive professional activity in the legal (mainly Criminal Law) and the security fields, having proven her strong technical knowledge and consistent business-oriented approach throughout a wide array of cases involving corporate and private clients alike.

Her expertise covers areas such as public and private corruption, economic criminality, money laundering and organised criminality, being also highly experienced in working with governmental and European institutions on matters regarding national security, economic strategies, strategic planning and risk management.

Simona provided expert opinion and legal advice in complex yet sensitive compliance and regulatory matters for many national and international corporations, becoming a reputed counsellor for companies confronted with internal disorders or mismanagement situations.

Simona is also notable for being a lecturer with the Superior Institute of Law and Economics Barcelona (Spain) and for having won numerous awards for her business-oriented approach in criminal law cases.

Significant Clients:

  • A real estate company, part of a multinational industrial group – representation in a criminal trial to avoid the loss of approximately EUR 2.5 million caused by the purchase of a large plot of land from entities who created the appearance that they were the actual owners, while the asset was part of a large corruption and money laundering scheme.
  • A Romanian company – representation in front of the judicial bodies in a complex criminal file involving tax evasion and money laundering attributed to more than 10 companies and their directors, with an alleged prejudice of EUR 2 million.
  • An international financial company – legal assistance in matters of restructuring sizable loans (EUR millions) made to a major Romanian company acting in the telecom sector in the context of alleged fraudulent actions of a former shareholder of the company, including lifting seizure measures ordered by the Prosecutors’ Office.
  • A Romanian business man – representation in a large criminal investigation regarding tax evasion and money laundering committed by more than 20 defendants. The total alleged damages brought to the national budget amounted to over EUR 4.5 million.
  • A top pharma distributor – representation in front of the National Anticorruption Directorate in an investigation involving alleged crimes of active corruption of over 80 defendants and proceeds of the crime exceeding EUR 1 million.
  • A UK-based holding group – representation in front of the investigation authorities regarding activities reserved for financial institutions, in the context of ambiguous transposing of the European legislation in national laws.
  • The Romanian subsidiary of an international agricultural group – representation on front of the investigative bodies in relation to accusations of embezzlement, prejudice of over EUR 1 million.
  • A real estate company – representation in a complex criminal investigation involving crimes against the European Union budget, corruption, money laundering and abuse of power.
  • The top national administrators for private pensions – representation of the company and its management in proving that all legal and ethical duties were fulfilled and that any negative outcome (prejudice of EUR 500,000) caused by the employees could not be imputed to the company.
  • A top pharma distributor (multinational company) – complete redoing of the antibribery internal regulations and policies: full analysis of the procedures and practices in place, complete redesign of the business model (processes and regulations), multiple training and follow-up sessions with the representatives and employees (>150 persons).

Madalin Enache

Madalin Enache is our exclusively recommended Criminal Litigation expert in Romania on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Madalin directly using the contact details above.

Mădălin counselled, assisted and represented renowned international and Romanian corporate clients, key figure businessmen and executives and high-profile politicians involved in a wide range of cases in front of the criminal investigation authorities or courts of law, at the highest level of jurisdictions, having as object mainly corruption cases, financial and fiscal frauds, embezzlement’s of public/EU funds, money laundering, abuse of office, etc.

Due to his practical and business-focused approach, Mădălin is a valued lecturer on criminal law topics, having also published several specialised articles, in national and international publications, on different relevant topics in the criminal domain, especially in the areas of anti-bribery and money laundering.

Significant Clients:

  • A top global mineral resources holding company (UK-based) – a corruption investigation in relation to Romania’s biggest copper mining operation, involving politicians, judges and executives, as well as international links and procedures, the illegal benefits avoided being evaluated at EUR 1 billion.
  • World’s e-Commerce leader (USA-based) – an international investigation and national court trial of the biggest security breach of its internal systems and usage of employee credentials by a Romanian national, the claimed prejudice exceeding USD 7.5 million.
  • The two European leaders of the cement industry – various criminal investigation files, out of which stand out the international criminal investigation of the biggest theft of EUA (GES) certificates, amounting to EUR 24 million, and the illegal misappropriation by a local community of its production facilities and quarry, with a prejudice of over EUR 3 million.
  • A global leader in high-tech rolling stock and rail solutions (based in Spain) – corruption charges against public authority officials and corporate representatives regarding public acquisition procedures in excess of over EUR 300 million.
  • An influential business man – one of the most complex real estate corruption cases investigated by DNA, with an estimated prejudice exceeding EUR 300 million, involving Senators, State and local officials, businessmen and other persons, accused of organising a complex network of influence peddling and bribery for illegally obtaining (and laundering) financial benefits from the restitution of a large forest plot.
  • A former Minister of the Romanian Government – charges of receiving bribe, traffic of influence, abuse of power, money laundering, etc. in his capacity of public official (Mayor and Senator), with prejudice and illegal benefits exceeding EUR 2 million.
  • A Romanian MEP (member of the European Parliament) – charges of conflict of interests, dismissed by the High Court of Cassation and Justice.
  • A former personal Counsellor to a Minister of the Romanian Government – high profile corruption investigation and trial regarding important amounts of money used for elections financing (EUR millions), involving former State ministers, senators, other State officials and businessmen.
  • An important bank and financial services provider in south-east Europe (Greece-based) – compliance and regulatory activities in anti-bribery and anti-money laundering matters, following a series of criminal files from which resulted several business exposures for the Client (preparing internal assessment report, drafting proposals for modification of internal regulations and procedures, training sessions with main responsible persons – top and middle level management).