Reff & Associates | Deloitte Legal, recognized as a leading law firm in nine practice areas by Legal 500 2024

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Reff & Associates | Deloitte Legal, recognized as a leading law firm in nine practice areas by Legal 500 2024

22 April 2024

Reff & Associates | Deloitte Legal has been recognized as a leading law firm in nine practice areas by the 2024 Legal 500 independent international ranking, for real estate and construction, tax litigations, banking and finance, commercial, corporate and M&A, employment, commercial and administrative dispute resolution, EU and competition, technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), as well as energy and natural resources.

Reff & Associates | Deloitte Legal’s Real Estate and Construction practice has been reconfirmed as Tier 1 for the seventh consecutive year. The team provides comprehensive sell-side and buy-side transactional assistance, for major multinational and local clients which include real estate investment funds, developers, large corporates and strategic investors. The integrated urbanism and construction specialists team is involved in all phases of project development and spearheads legislative change in the area. Irina Dimitriu, Partner and leader of the practice, has also been re-acknowledged as a Leading Individual. Simona Iacob and Larisa Popoviciu, Senior Managing Associates, are mentioned as key lawyers.

The firm’s Tax Litigations practice is also recognized as Tier 1. Working as part of the Deloitte legal network, the firm is regularly involved in high profile tax disputes on both national and international levels while also advising its clients how to navigate the ever-changing fiscal environment. Alex Slujitoru, who leads the tax litigations team, and Mihnea Galgoţiu-Săraru, who heads the commercial and administrative dispute resolution team, are mentioned as Next Generation Partners. Bogdan Marculet, Senior Managing Associate, is recommended among the Rising Stars and key lawyers in this field, while Mihnea Galgoțiu-Săraru, Partner, and Emanuel Bondalici, Senior Managing Associate, are recognized as key lawyers.

The Banking and Finance team, who is described as particularly active in the digital agenda of the financial sector, is recommended for its expertise in transactional matters, loan portfolio deals, financings, and banking-related M&A. Andrei Burz-Pinzaru, Partner and practice head, is praised as “one of the best strategic minds in the legal environment in Romania”. Andreea Serban, Senior Managing Associate, is mentioned as a Rising Star and a key lawyer, and Patricia Enache, Senior Managing Associate, is recommended as a key lawyer.

The Commercial, Corporate and M&A practice is very well known, according to Legal 500, for assisting major multinational companies and investors operating in Romania in high-value transactions, as well as in joint ventures, corporate governance and complex group reorganisations. The team is praised for “its expertise, devising innovative strategies, utilizing negotiation, expert determination, mediation, and other alternatives, to achieve a favourable advice” and for connecting “easily with other internal specialized departments in order to offer a complete picture to client demands”. The practice is led by Partners Georgiana Singurel, “a very well up to speed” lawyer, and Diana Fejer. Managing Associates Iulian Maier and Fraga Varadi are recommended as key lawyers.

The Employment law team, described as “collaborative and proactive”, supports clients across various industries, including IT, automotive, transportation, construction and real estate with both contentious and non-contentious employment matters. Employment matters arising out of mergers and acquisitions are a particular area of strength for the team, which is also highly experienced in complex reorganisation processes including those which involve collective dismissals and voluntary leave plans. The team is led by Florentina Munteanu, Partner, while Gabriela Ilie, Senior Managing Associate, is recommended as a Rising Star and a key lawyer.

The firm’s EU and Competition team stands out for its “in-depth understanding of Romanian competition law” and is recommended its “vast experience in the field”. Practice head Florentina Munteanu, Partner, is recognized as a Leading individual for advising clients on competition authority investigations and for with day-to-day assistance in competition law compliance matters. Andrea Grigoras, Senior Managing Associate, is recommended as a Rising Star and as a key lawyer, while Mihnea Radu, Managing Associate, and Diana Ivan, Senior Associate, are singled out as key lawyers.

The TMT team is experienced in navigating regulatory matters related to digitalisation and the implementation of new technologies, with expertise in privacy, digital content, consumer rights and e-commerce. The department manages a range of data protection and privacy risk matters for large multinational companies as well as for start-ups and is knowledgeable regarding GDPR and EU level requirements. Georgiana Singurel, Partner, heads the team, and Andreea Zaharia, Managing Associate, is recommended as a key lawyer.

Reff & Associates | Deloitte Legal’s Commercial and Administrative Dispute Resolution practice has a solid track record in handling a wide spectrum of litigations, including real estate and construction disputes, competition litigation and contentious regulatory matters. Practice head Mihnea Galgoţiu-Săraru, is recommended as a Next Generation Partner, and Ana Galgoţiu-Săraru, Senior Managing Associate, is recognized as a key lawyer.

Also, Legal 500 named Reff & Associates | Deloitte Legal among the Firms to watch for its energy and natural resources practice, which is led by Georgiana Singurel, Partner, and which manages a wide range of regulatory and transactional matters related to energy and environment.

The ranking is conducted every year by the international publication Legal 500 and assesses law firms’ capabilities in over 150 jurisdictions based on feedback from 300,000 in-house lawyers, on information submitted by law firms and on interviews with leading lawyers.

Reff & Associates | Deloitte Legal 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 and finance, competition, employment, energy and environment, insolvency, legal management consulting, litigation, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, public sector and real estate, as well as optimization of legal processes and the adoption of new technologies. The firm represents in Romania Deloitte Legal, a global network with more than 2,500 lawyers in 80 countries.