Corina Tiganas

Partner

Corina is Head of our Real Estate and Natural Resources and Energy practice with broad transactional expertise in energy, mining, regulatory and real estate matters with a special focus on renewable energy, mining and waste disposal.  Over the last few years she has been involved in a series of large scale energy projects and represented some of the largest developers and mining operators in Romania.  Currently, she is acting as legal counsel to one of Romania’s largest waste management companies, including advising on the new legislative and regulatory environment in Romania.

She is a leading expert on commercial leasing issues in Romania and has worked for some of the largest retail and commercial entities in Romania, including the Iulius Group (Romania’s largest shopping mall developer).  In addition, she has acted as general counsel to Romania’s largest fashion retailer and has handled such matters as new product licensing, consumer issues and operational regulations.

Corina has worked in various industries, including acting as counsel (on secondment) for one of the world’s largest tire manufacturers.  In this role, she advised on a variety of legal issues, including distribution and supplier agreements, environmental matters, labour disputes and other general corporate issues.

Corina has acted as the team leader in energy projects and counsel to Romania’s largest mining operator and has been involved in a series of real estate matters (including negotiating with the public authorities) and mining regulatory issues (water authorization, environmental permitting and waste disposal).  One of her projects lead to the firm being named “Energy Law Firm of Year.”

More recently, besides her work in analyzing the impact of newly adopted legislation in relation to waste management/packaging, she has been advising cybersecurity legislation.

  • firm’s team leader on renewable energy projects, including advising on regulatory matters, licensing, permits, construction and general acquisition issues;
  • advised Romania’s largest mining operator in its daily activities, including land acquisition, environmental and water permits (including drafting, filing and negotiating the necessary documents, authorizations and permits with the local authorities) as well as advising on supply and commercial agreements;
  • advised a large Danish company on all aspects (including regulatory, investment, deal structure and due diligence) for its potential investment in a bio-mass high efficiency co-generation plant (designed to provide heating for one of Romania’s largest cities);
  • advised a large Chinese investor on all aspects of a 350MW wind project, including regulatory issues, interconnection matters and land acquisition and consolidation;
  • assisted a Romanian investor with its hydro power plant development of over 300MW;
  • team leader for Romania’s largest steel producer with regard to a complex energy project, including land consolidation, permitting and authorizations and construction issues.
  • advised Romania’s largest mining operator in its daily activities, including land acquisition, environmental and water permits (including drafting, filing and negotiating the necessary documents, authorizations and permits with the local authorities) as well as advising on supply and commercial agreements;
  • acted for Romania’s largest fashion retailer in their general day-to-day activities, including advising on all aspects of their record setting country-wide expansion campaign (commercial leasing, product importation/licensing, local regulations, operational permits and so on);
  • team leader for one of Romania’s largest manufacturers in relation to obtaining the relevant property rights for a complex energy project. The project consisted in identifying the relevant land plots and owners, organizing access rights, negotiating with over 60 land owners, land consolidation and so on;
  • assisted in the drafting and negotiation of hundreds of leasing and corporate agreements for Iulius Group (Romania’s largest mall developer and operator);
  • advised on a variety of acquisition and mergers, including preparing data rooms, performing due diligences and drafting relevant documentation. A recent project is the selling of several large retail centers (value of transaction over EUR 300 million);
  • advised large real estate developers in relation to their investments in both green field projects (including assisting with land consolidation and infrastructure rights/land use authorizations) and brown field projects. Her work included advising on and identifying potential projects and helping with appropriate financing.

Education

  • LL.B, Spiru Haret University, Romania
  • Master Degree, European Law, Univeristy of Bucharest, Romania
  • Graduate Diploma, Psychology, Titu Maiorescu University, Romania

Qualified

  • 2003

Contact

Email:  corina.tiganas@vdalegal.com

Tel:      +40-(0)21-311-5654