Law Office Romeo Nicolescu
The firm was founded in 2002 by a group of lawyers, coming from various legal environments (multinationals, foreign law firms) and fields of practice, committed to excellence in the practice of law and to the highest ethical standards.Quality is of paramount importance for our firm. We aim to achieve pre-eminence in our chosen areas of activity through the excellence, practicality, innovation and helpfulness of our people.We give a firm commitment to do everything we can to meet the clients' needs. We offer all the legal services, support and expertise you expect of a leading legal practice only - but we also try to go one step further. We emphasise the importance of partnership by working closely with clients' internal and external specialists and advisers in order to make sure that we do not only understand clients' aims and needs but that we really help the clients to achieve them. Our approach is focused on the need to make things happen for our clients, not stop them.We appreciate that a solid understanding of each industry issues is crucial to providing practical legal advice that moves a deal or the solving of a particular legal problem forward. We are fully aware that our clients expect us to provide the right advice, at the right time and by the right specialist - with the minimum of fuss and in the most cost-effective manner. When necessary, we formulate teams for particular projects or for particular clients by selecting specialists with the most relevant background and experience. Specialists from different offices or practice groups can come together to form a fully integrated team for a particular project. This flexible approach to resource provision means that we can provide our clients with the most appropriate people when and where they need.Building a real business relationship is vital for us to meeting the clients' needs. This means working as a team with the concerned officers and employees of the clients, winning their trust and confidence and getting to know their business in relevant details.When handling any assignment from a client, we currently seek to clarify the following: • client' overall business targets/objectives;• the precise source of instructions so that clear lines of communication can be  established;• the role of the in-house legal department of the client;• the level of information disclosure.Establishing these minimal points at the outset enables us to undertake the assignment smoothly and efficiently.We are committed to understanding of each sector on which we advise and take the time to discuss the latest developments, to share ideas and to maintain relevant contacts. Our goal is to develop a thorough understanding of the specific challenges our clients face - and to help them respond accordingly.Last but not least, our commitment extends beyond the desire to render first class professional services for our clients. It is important for us that our clients should enjoy working with us, not only at partner level but at every level we provide a legal service.Briefly, we seek to anticipate clients' needs, to work in a way that will satisfy our most demanding clients and, consequently, to ensure that our clients are prepared better than their competitors as far as the legal matters are concerned.Corporate Law, Business Contracting, Foreign Investment, Advertising and Marketing Law and International Trade stand at the core of our practice.Legal services rendered within these complex fields cover the full range of commercial transactions for both private and public companies, including mergers, de-mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, share transfers, variations of capital and joint ventures, company formations, opening of branches and other business units, getting the necessary authorisations, foundations and associations (including associations of manufacturers), attendance and advice during shareholders' meetings, as well as drafting of minutes, resolutions, addenda and other legal documentation required.Members of our team gained valuable significant experience in drafting virtually any kind of business contracts and understandings for both foreign and domestic clients, including a wide variety of services agreements, complex sales agreements (wholesale, retail, key accounts), distributions and franchising, supply, transportation agreements, manufacturing, processing, marketing, media and advertising agreements, merchandising, sponsorships, research and development, asset transfers, technology transfer, financing, loan agreements, recognition of debts, concessions, leasing, construction, rental and free lease agreements, know - how, IT, training and consulting agreements etc.In particular, legal assistance on marketing comprise advice and support for promotional campaigns launched by the clients, review and drafting of regulations for promotions, ensuring authentication and notary deposits for such regulations, as well as their registration with the Ministry of Finance and, where necessary, drafting and submission with the Ombudsman of the required notifications concerning protection of personal data.Our expertise in Privatisation relies mainly on legal opinions, due diligence reports, assets and shares transfer agreements drafted, and qualified advice rendered, for specific transactions, both to foreign investors consortia and privatisation governmental institutions, agencies and other such instrumentality. It is worth mentioning that one of the members of our team was acting in the past as internal legal counsel for the former National Agency for Privatisation, Romanian Development Agency and, further on, for one of the Private Ownership Funds.Competition Law is also a main focus of our practice.Some of the members of our team, apart from holding degrees in EU Competition Law, are currently handling a wide range of Romanian Competition Law matters e.g. drafting appropriate legal opinions and memoranda on Competition Law impact for completion of various transactions and performing certain business activities, notifications seeking exemptions for exclusive distributions, exclusive purchasing agreements, franchising, as well as notifications for authorising economic concentrations. Legal assistance in this field supposes also submission of notifications and representation in front of the Competition Council.Intellectual Property and Communications Law represents active fields of our practice. We advise on various copyright and neighbouring rights and trademarks legal issues, including filings with the State Office for Patents and Trademarks (O.S.I.M.) for documentary search and official requests for registration of trademarks for our clients. The firm's transactional intellectual property practice encompasses preparation and negotiation of commercial contracts and documentation addressing intellectual property issues within the normal course of business, as well as within mergers and take-overs. There is further on legal expertise in cable TV - systems acquisitions and also in radio and telecommunications areas.In the field of Labour Law, we advice on any kind of employment legal issues, including review of employment contracts and, as the case may be, representation before the Courts for labour litigation.We deal also with issues pertaining to Administrative Law, including representation in front of various authorities on behalf of our clients.Real Estate legal matters represent also one of our concerns. We advice on purchase of various properties, including ownership title checks, we draft sale-purchase and rental agreements, and act for developers with regard to construction agreements, land concessions and real estate transactions.

practice areas

Administrative LawAdvertising and MarketingCorporate LawIntellectual PropertyLabor and EmploymentReal EstateTelecommunications LawUnfair Competition

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