CORINA POPESCU LAW OFFICE
Most senior representative: Corina Popescu
No. of local partners: 1
No. of lawyers: 9
Year founded in Romania: 2000
Offices in Romania: Bucharest
Representative clients include: Mrs. Maria Atanasiu and Mrs. Poenaru Ileana (pilot judgement Maria Atanasiu and others vs. Romania before the ECHR) The case originated in an application against Romania lodged before the Human Rights Court, under Article 34 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. The ECHR declared the case as pilot case and adopted the pilot procedure against Romania. Following the ECHR decision, Romanian Government adopted Law no. 165/2013. Romanian company with foreign capital in the textile industry. The Client was involved in litigation based on Law no. 10/2001, due to the non-execution of several court decisions by public authorities. Our law firm not only obtaind the compensatory measures, but also damages for late payment, that are currently being paid according to the new legislation applicable. Romanian company with foreign capital in the oil and gas industry. Due to its position in Romanian industry, the Client is involved in real estate claims, based on the pollution, the construction and the petroleum legislation. We represent the client in several litigations, our recent work involving a multi-branched insolvency procedure, several complicated real-estate claim and a discrimination-related claim. Dutch and Belgian Developers of residential parks. Our law firm assisted two investors in multi-million euro transactions acquiring the land, building the houses and selling them in two of the most well-known residential parks in Romania. Out team worked with other areas specialsts (experts, accountants and consultants) in order to provide all the needed assistence in accordance with the high standards of the projects. Public institutions and NGOs. We have assisted several public institutions and NGOs in connection with the implementation and the application of the human rights legislations, especially regarding the protection of property – under all its aspects – and discrimination, being also involved in the drafting of several law projects. Individuals: Public figures - members of Romanian Parliament, involved in litigation pertaining to the breach of human rights (personal rigts, discrimination, protection of property) and Private investors – shareholders in large companies, involved in multi-branched litigations in relation to their rights within the respective companies. Romanian Company with foreign capital in transportation industry. Our law firm successfully represented the Client in a high risk insurance litigation generated by the refuse of the insurance company to fulfill its obligations, invoking an error of the insurance policy. Also, we represent the Client in a fiscal litigation related to the deductibility of a very big amount of money spent for the repair of the transported goods.
Partners and heads of practice
Corina founded the law office, strongly believing in the rule of law and in her capacity to offer ingenious and inspired ideas and unexpected and imaginative solutions and to obtain excellent and surprising achievements. Finding solutions where apparently there are not is one of the main aim in Corina’s activity as lawyer. She has been involved in complex litigations and transactions in commercial and corporate law, real estate and human rights. She has a PhD in Civil law with the theme “Damage compensation before the European Court of Human Rights”. She holds Postdoctoral studies from the University of Bucharest – Faculty of Law (2015) and a PhD from the University of Bucharest – Faculty of Law (2012), a LLM from the University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne - Law College of European Studies (2012), a LLM from University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne – Nicolae Titulescu - Henri Capitant Business Law Institute (2001) and a LLB from the University of Bucharest – Faculty of Law (2000). She is a member of the Bucharest Bar Association (2000) and of the Paris Bar Association (2013).
Claudia joined our team 10 years ago and since then she focuses her practice primarily on commercial law and real estate. She has been involved in high profile litigation cases, defending the law office’s clients with passion and tenacity. Her experience in providing expert advice highly recommend her as an excellent lawyer. She holds a LLM from Nicolae Titulescu University – Faculty of Law (2004) and a LLB from Titu Maiorescu University – Faculty of Law (2003). She is a definitive lawyer member of the Bucharest Bar Association (2006).
Mădălina joined our team 6 years ago and since then she specialized in fiscal and administrative contentious and labour law. She has been involved in very important cases, achieving substantial experience in a large number of cases where she defended the law office’s clients with effectiveness and perseverance. She holds a LLM from University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne – Law College of European Studies (2009), a LLM from University of Bucharest – Faculty of Law (2010) and a LLB from University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne - Law College of European Studies (2008), a LLB from University of Bucharest – Faculty of Law (2009). She is a definitive lawyer member of the Bucharest Bar Association (2012).
Adelina joined our team in 2015, but very quickly she integrated and become one of the main lawyers. She focuses her practice mainly on real estate and insolvency procedures, advising international and domestic real estate developers and investors and representing law office’s clients in complex cases. She holds a LLM from University of Bucharest – Faculty of Law (2010), a LLM from Bucharest University of Economic Studies – Faculty of Finance, Insurance, Banking and Stock Exchange (2010) and a LLB from University of Bucharest – Faculty of Law (2009), a LLB from Bucharest University of Economic Studies - Faculty of Finance, Insurance, Banking and Stock Exchange (2008). She is a definitive lawyer member of the Bucharest Bar Association (2014).
List of the most representative projects
Assistance to foreign (mostly French and Belgian) investors in relation to the incorporation of their comanies, the purchase of shares in Romanian companies or takeover of Romanian companies.
Assistance to a shareholder in a large Romanian company in relation to his management position within the company and his voting rights within the General Shareholder Assembly.
Set up of a large number of companies for foreign investors and assistance with day to day corporate business: advice pertaining to corporate law, labour law, contract conclusion, intellectual property – trademark registration.
Claims and statements of defense formulated before the Competition Council or before Romanian Courts for various companies acting in different fields of industry
Successful representation of the plaintiffs in the pilot case Maria Atanasiu and others against Romania and of other Clients among the thoudands persons affected by the incoherent Romanian legislation, for recovery of property;
Assistance to large developers in the purchase of real estate, as well as in any litigation aspects in relation to their investments, and in the selling of reals estate.
Advice to investors building and/or selling residential complexes or buying and/or renting constructions with various destinations.
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Representation of legal and natural persons in the restitution process of nationalized immovable property;
Representation of large Romanian companies and natural persons in complex litigations pertaining to real estate, corporate law, contractual liability, insolvency and many other types of litigations before Romanian courts;
Representation of some of the largest public institutions in education, culture and justice in court cases, as well as representation of notorious public persons in complex civil and criminal cases, on aspects related to the civil claim or human rights.
Representation of Foreign and Romanian companies in fiscal related litigations before the fiscal authorities and in courts, such as VAT reimboursement, expenses deductibility and tax.