Practice Areas

Mergers & Acquisitions

M&A is often the quickest, most efficient way for companies to grow, transform and change. But emerging high growth markets like Romania and Moldova can be challenging, problematic and risky. Rapidly changing regulatory environments and economic conditions can make acquisitions even more demanding. Skilled, experienced and practical lawyers are key to a successful transaction.

We are a boutique law firm specializing in such complex transactions. Since our formation in 2001, we have worked on many market leading – and market changing – deals in Romania and Moldova.

Creative and commercially aware, we understand the “big picture” and take a holistic approach to our work. From pre-acquisition strategy meetings, to negotiating the purchase agreement, to finalizing post-closing issues, we manage all aspects of a deal. We excel at developing innovative and practical solutions. Hard work, dedication, honesty and attention to detail are hallmarks our firm. Structuring transactions to maximize profits and to minimize regulatory and compliance burdens, is an essential goal of our work.

Over the years, we have advised on numerous projects, including domestic privatizations, cross-border and local acquisitions and mergers, asset purchases, share deals (both private and listed), joint ventures and preparation of pre- and post-acquisition/merger duediligence reports.

We are highly skilled in planning for and dealing with the labor and employment aspects of an acquisition or merger.

Our M&A work also includes a full range of competition (antitrust) advisory services necessary to help our clients in their acquisition and restructuring transactions. During the last few years, we have advised major local and international companies on the applicability of pre- and post-merger notification requirements and assisted our clients in the preparation and processing of all necessary filings. We also have excellent litigation experience in preparing and sustaining successful defenses during the course of Competition Council investigations and hearings and before the Romanian and Moldovan authorities and courts.

From the initial idea to the final business integration, we help clients achieve their aspirations. Simply stated: your success is our success.

Team Leaders

Charles Vernon

Managing Partner

Maria Nica


Roman Ivanov