Reff & Associates opens regional office in Cluj-Napoca and recruits lawyer Olguta Lazar to coordinate it
27 January 2019
Reff & Associates, the law firm representing Deloitte Legal global network in Romania, opens regional office in Cluj-Napoca and has recruited lawyer Olguta Lazar to coordinate its activity. During her 17 years of experience in business law, Olguta Lazar has coordinated large dispute resolution projects in areas such as consumer’s protection, real estate, fiscal, civil and commercial law, labor law, administrative disputes, as well as insolvency procedures, banking and debt recovery matters. In addition, Olguta coordinated projects consisting of comprehensive legal due diligence analysis on real estate and corporate fields. Before joining Reff & Associates, Olguta worked for the Cluj-Napoca office of one of the largest law firms in the country.
In her current role, Olguta Lazar will coordinate the activity of Reff & Associates’ regional practice in Cluj-Napoca, which will blend the expertise of the local team and the full range of capabilities of the Bucharest headquarters, thus making available to clients the entire set of business law competences one may require.
“Cluj county has a mature and vibrant business environment, whose needs for specialized professional services to support its development are increasingly numerous and sophisticated. We have had the privilege to assist many of the local leading businesses in various landmark projects and transactions and the opening of our regional office will bring us even closer to them and to other local businesses which may benefit from a full-scope law firm working closely with financial, tax, risk, strategy and technology advisors. Our local ties go even further, as this city is an important pool for legal talent, with several of our top lawyers in Bucharest being graduates of the prestigious Cluj University Law School, where we have organized recruitment events for many years,” said Alexandru Reff, founder of Reff & Associates and Country Managing Partner of Deloitte Romania and Moldova.
Reff & Associates has been recognized by independent international publications in all its practice areas. Legal 500 EMEA acknowledged Reff & Associates for its real estate and construction practice, its competences in banking and finance, employment, commercial, corporate and M&A, EU and competition, public-private partnerships and procurement, as well as technology, media and telecommunications. Also, International Financial Law Review (IFLR) commended the law firm for its expertise in areas such as banking and finance, capital markets, corporate and M&A, project development.
With a team of over 70 lawyers, Reff & Associates is recognized as a leading law firm in Romania for the quality of services and ability to deliver solutions on complex legal matters. The areas of practice include banking & finance, competition law, employment law, energy and environment law, insolvency law, litigation, mergers & acquisitions, public sector, real estate. The firm represents in Romania Deloitte Legal, a global network with more than 2,500 lawyers in 85 countries.