Address: 33 Aviatorilor Blvd, 2nd floor, 1st District, Bucharest, Romania
Tel: 00 40 21 310 48 82
Fax: 00 40 21 310 48 83
Most senior representative: Cosmina Romelia Aron, Partner, Director for Romania
No. of local partners: 1
No. of lawyers: 12
Offices in Romania: Bucharest
Representative clients include: XPO Logistics , Hanes Global Supply Chain Romania (HanesBrands), NWT, Oriens Bijuterii, Ust Global, Alfa Laval, Iveco Capital Services, Iveco Truck Services (CNH Industrial Group), Sandvik Mining and Construction Tools, Krka, 3 Pillar Global  

Partners and heads of practice

Cosmina Romelia Aron, Partner, Director for Romania

Cosmina Romelia Aron, is valued as a specialist with broad experience in commercial law, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and assists a wide array of leading international companies active in many business sectors, e.g., agriculture, transportation, medical health care, IT and distribution. She manages the corporate and M&A projects in the Romanian office, dealing with various matters (including multi-jurisdictional M&A matters) as well as corporate matters on a day-to-day basis.

IOANA SEBESTIN, Deputy Director for Romania

Ioana Sebestin, Deputy Director for Romania, co-manages the Bucharest office and is dedicated to several practice areas including corporate, commercial law, labour and mergers and acquisitions. She also manages the Transportation and Logistics Practice within PETERKA & PARTNERS. Ioana has extensive experience in assisting international and domestic clients active in various industries, such as transportation, distribution and retail, consumer product manufacturing, industrial engineering and jewelry distribution both in domestic and multi-jurisdictional transactions.

Letitia Silaghi, Senior Associate

Letitia, Senior Associate, specializes mainly in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, construction & development and litigation & insolvency. Throughout her career she has assisted clients active in various business sectors. 

In PETERKA & PARTNERS Romania, Letitia has assisted foreign investors during the development of real-estate projects and PPP projects, as well as in cross-border mergers& acquisitions, coordinating in the same time the ongoing litigation & insolvency projects.

Ioana Catalina Savan, Senior Associate

Ioana focuses on several practice areas, including corporate, mergers and acquisitions, employment, intellectual property and new technologies and debt recovery. She leads the Compliance and Regulatory practice at Peterka & Partners and is also a member of the firm's practices dedicated to intellectual property, labour law and the ones focused on the automotive and information technologies industries.

List of the most representative projects

Corporate and M&A

Comprehensive advisory services to the Romanian subsidiaries of XPO Logistics, a leader in the provision of supply chain services, in relation to various day-to-day corporate matters, as well as regarding the restructuring of the local entities shareholders’ structure by means of a merger, which includes the drafting of the relevant documents for the merger, as well as carrying out the necessary formalities with the relevant authorities.
Legal advisory services to Hanes Global Supply Chain Romania, the local subsidiary of a market leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded underwear, in connection with various day-to-day corporate matters, including the drafting of the relevant corporate documents, as well as the registration formalities with the relevant Romanian authorities, in relation to change of the management structure, granting of specific powers of attorney, as well as change of headquarters and secondary seats. Our law firm has also assisted the client in respect of the relocation of one of its local factories which included the drafting of relevant corporate approvals and granting of powers of representation, as well as the carrying out of the relevant registration formalities with the Romanian authorities.
Legal advisory services to one of the leading European agricultural groups, during a complex M&A transaction involving Romania, among another twelve jurisdictions, including drafting a due diligence report and related competition law analysis.
Legal advisory services to Oriens Bijuterii, the local subsidiary of Oriens Bijou, a Polish retailer of watches, clocks and jewellery, in respect of the implementation of the new structure of the shareholders at the Romanian level, including the drafting of the relevant documents and carrying out the necessary formalities with the relevant authorities.
Legal advisory services to Ust Global, a multinational provider of Digital technology and transformation, IT services and solutions, with regard to the incorporation of the Romanian subsidiary thereof, as well as with regard to various day-to-day corporate operations, including, inter alia, the increase of the share capital, transfer of shares and registration of beneficial owners.

Specialist Lawyers: Cosmina Romelia Aron, Ioana Sebestin, Letitia Silaghi, Ioana Savan

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Legal advisory services to Iveco Capital Services and Iveco Truck Services, two Romanian subsidiaries of CNH Industrial Group, operating various business activities within the automotive industry, including the management of their portfolio of receivables as well as the sale of industrial trucks and secondary operations, in connection with insolvency procedures, debt recovery and the administration of the creditor’s portfolio of receivables. The services provided to the client include representation before Romanian courts in trials concerning insolvency and debt recovery procedures, and also negotiating with debtors. 
Legal assistance to Channel Crossings Limited, a private company based in Cyprus, in relation to enforcement procedures and litigation matters, in view of recovering receivables in the amount of approximately €3 million. The legal assistance involved the coordination of lawyers in several jurisdictions (France, Monaco and Romania) with the view of recovering the abovementioned receivables, also taking into consideration that enforcement in Romania was severely affected by the fact that criminal proceedings have begun against the debtor.
Legal advisory services to Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance, a multinational general insurance company based in the UK, in respect of a litigation project for recovering the amounts paid by Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance to its client on the basis of an insurance agreement from the party responsible for causing the damages and its insurance company. 
Ongoing legal assistance to several subsidiaries of the Swedish company Sandvik Mining and Construction Tools, specializing in mining and rock excavation, metal-cutting and materials technology, in connection with recovering equipment from the company’s debtors, by amicable means, as well as in judicial procedures before the courts on Romania, including insolvency procedures. 
Legal assistance to Ouest Acro, a French-based company active in a specific field related to acrobatic and difficult access works, regarding bank fraud (transfers to bank accounts not belonging to a real customer of the client) due to the use of false e-mail addresses. The banking fraud concerns several jurisdictions, including Romania, Poland and Hungary.

Specialist lawyers: Letitia Silaghi, Andrei Dumitrescu, Marius Ghita

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