BOHALTEANU SI ASOCIATII
Tel: +4031 102 79 61
Most senior representative: Ionut Bohalteanu, Managing Partner
No. of local partners: 3
No. of lawyers: 18
Offices in Romania: Bucharest
Representative clients include: Bursa de Valori Bucuresti, Banca Transilvania, Erste Group Bank, Provident, Twisto payments, Premier Energy, Dacian Petroleum, Anima Wings Aviation, S+B Gruppe AG.
Partners and heads of practice
Practice Areas: Mergers & Acquisitions/Privatization; Capital Markets & Securities; Energy; Taxation
Having a multifaceted understanding of transaction structures and mechanisms, given by his dual qualification as lawyer and an authorized tax advisor, Ionut built over the years an impressive expertise on various legal and tax matters related to a wide range of transactions in the field of Mergers & Acquisitions/Privatization, Capital Markets & Securities, Energy, as well as Taxation.
Education and professional background: Bucharest Law School, LL.B. 2004; Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Faculty of International Economic Relations, B.S. 2004.
Practice Areas: Healthcare & Pharmaceutical; Employment & Immigration; Privacy & Data Protection; Trade & Customs
Conversant with the particularities of both EU and local legal framework and having an in-depth understanding of the local market, Silvia is particularly specialized in providing legal assistance in the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare area, Employment and Immigration legal matters, Privacy and Data Protection, as well as Trade and Customs area.
Education and professional background: Bucharest Law School, LL.B. 2004.
Practice Areas: Banking & Finance; Capital Markets & Securities; Mergers and Acquisitions; Real Estate; Competition
Daniela has represented clients in numerous high-profile transactions, complex privatization processes and private takeovers of companies acting in various industries, project finance deals, as well as in a broad range of transactions involving acquisition of real estate and development of office buildings and green field projects.
Education and professional background: Post-graduate Courses in Private Law, University of Bucharest, 2004; University of Bucharest, LL.B. 2003.
Practice Areas: Litigation; Restructuring & Insolvency
Gabriela has vast dispute resolution experience, representing local and multinational companies before the highest Romanian courts, such as the High Court of Justice and Cassation. She has argued complex points of law in areas as diverse as real estate, banking & finance, corporate, administrative law, tax and insolvency, labour.
Education and professional background: Law Degree-University of Bucharest, 2003, Postgraduate Degree in Private Law, 2004.
List of the most representative projects
Advising a Romanian financial institution, part of an international reputed group, and its main shareholder, with respect to the potential sale of its participation within the financial institution to an affiliated company, an EU-based credit institution. Legal assistance included drafting a legal memorandum covering the legal aspects of such shares sale, including corporate formalities, regulatory aspects deriving from the capacity of entity supervised by the National Bank of Romania, as well as from a transfer pricing perspective.
Advising CCP.RO Bucharest, a company pending authorization as central counterparty, in connection to various corporate matters in relation to the board of directors for the appointment of the general manager and the financial manager.
Advising Premier Energy, an important energy distributor from Romania, in connection to various post-transaction corporate operations related to the acquisition of B.E.R.G. Sistem Gaz, a natural gas supplier and distributor acting in Maramures county, such as the change of the special director, the registration of the shareholding structure of the company, amendment of the reorganization plan within the insolvency procedure, etc.
Advising Dacian Petroleum, a company acting in the petroleum services field, with respect to various corporate matters in the context of a transfer of undertaking from OMV Petrom, comprising also 40 oil and gas onshore deposits from Romania. Legal assistance included the set-up of more than 40 working points for petrol extraction and processing, change of director, update of the articles of incorporation, etc.
Advising Anima Wings Aviation, a Romanian air operator, in connection to a wide range of commercial and regulatory matters, such as amendment of the articles of incorporation, registration of the shareholding structure after the acquisition of a 25% stake by Aegean Airlines, change of director, preparing the relevant documentation for receipt, delivery and registration of the aircraft in Romania, etc.
Specialist lawyers: Ionut Bohalteanu, Daniela Milculescu.
Advising Bursa de Valori Bucuresti in connection to the assessment from a legal perspective of the possibility to implement a digital online onboarding procedure by the authorized intermediaries, including credit institutions, trading on the regulated market managed by the Bucharest Stock Exchange for retail clients.
Advising a Romanian financial institution, part of an international reputed group, in connection to the implementation of a digital project for customer online onboarding and digital bank documentation through a qualified electronic signature solution. The legal advice included assistance in the negotiation with the trust service provider.
Advising Banca Transilvania, one of the largest and most trusted banks in Romania, listed on the Bucharest Stock Exchange, in connection with various and complex matters in the competition law, consumer protection and data privacy fields, in the current context of legislative challenges in Romania.
Advising Twisto payments a.s., an important payment services institution authorized in the Czech Republic, with respect to its envisaged launch of activities in Romania. The legal assistance included preparation of a complex memorandum for carrying out its activities in Romania, from the perspective of the national and European legislation.
Advising Xprime Investments, a Romanian company acting in the investment field, in connection to the potential acquisition of a majority shares package in a local non-banking financial institution specialized in granting mortgage loans, real estate loans, consumer loans, SME loans and financial leasing. Legal assistance included the preparation of a complex due diligence assessment, as well as assisting the client with the transaction documentation and during the negotiations with the shareholders.
Specialist lawyers: Ionut Bohalteanu, Daniela Milculescu.
Energy and Natural Resources
Assisted DWS, the international infra-fund of Deutsche Bank, in connection to the attempted acquisition of the participations within the local subsidiaries of Enel, a multinational distributor of electricity and gas and a leading operator in the power and gas markets of Europe and Latin America, including a red flag analysis with respect to the entire activity of the target companies.
Advising Premier Energy, an important energy distributor from Romania, in connection to the acquisition of B.E.R.G. Sistem Gaz, a natural gas supplier and distributor acting in Maramures county. Legal assistance included representation of the client in relation to the officer receiver and the creditors of the target, drafting and assisting the client in the negotiations for the acquisition of the receivables towards the target and the participations held by the shareholders of B.E.R.G. Sistem Gaz as well as on various post-transaction matters.
Advising Dacian Petroleum, a company acting in the petroleum services field, with respect to various corporate matters in the context of a transfer of undertaking from OMV Petrom, comprising also 40 oil and gas onshore deposits from Romania. Legal assistance included the set-up of more than 40 working points for petrol extraction and processing etc.
Advising BERG Sistem GAZ, a natural gas supplier and distributor acting in Maramures county, in connection to a wide range of matters from corporate amendments, amendments of the restructuration plan to the assistance in the insolvency file, potential acquisition of client portfolio from another gas distributor etc.
Specialist lawyer: Ionut Bohalteanu.
Advising Banca Transilvania, in connection to various competition law matters.
Advising Genesis Pharma, a leading player in the pharmaceutical market, in connection with various aspects related to European Union and national competition law matters, such as related to distribution agreements and other specific items.
Advising the local affiliate of a global Irish based pharmaceutical company, focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products, in connection with various competition law matters including with respect to distribution agreements, and specific advice on the potential implementation of various business models.
Advising an important private stem cell bank on various matters involving competition law elements, as well as specific regulatory analysis from a national and EU law perspective.
Specialist lawyer: Daniela Milculescu.
Advising S+B Gruppe, a reputed Austrian real estate group active in the real estate field, and its local subsidiaries, in connection with the successful acquisition of several land plots in the centre of Bucharest, in view of developing a mixt project. Legal advice included the conduct of a thorough due diligence exercise and legal assistance on a complex transaction structuring involving also the acquisition of NPL.
Advising the real estate arm companies of Christian Tour Group in connection to various projects for acquisition or joint venture projects for land plots located in Bucharest in view of developing residential projects.
Advising Saphir Management & Investments, a Romanian company activating on the real estate market, in connection to preparing and negotiating the sale-purchase of premium immovables developed by the company in the north area of Bucharest.
Advising S+B Gruppe, a reputed Austrian real estate group active in the real estate field, in connection with an in-depth real estate due diligence exercise performed for the potential acquisition of a historical land plot in the centre of Bucharest.
Advising Impact Developer & Contractor an important Romanian real estate developer, in connection to various real estate issues concerning a strategic land plot situated in Bucharest.
Specialist lawyers: Ionut Bohalteanu, Daniela Milculescu.
Advising Dacian Petroleum, a company acting in the petroleum services field, with respect to preparing and revising a set of contracts used in the day-to-day activity, such as fluid transport agreement, mechanic and electric maintenance agreement, pump repair works agreement, construction work agreement, including from a tax perspective (VAT, permanent establishment, resident/non-resident tax treatment etc.).
Advising a Romanian financial institution part of an international reputed group, in connection to tax implications of an envisaged transfer of shares from the actual shareholder to an affiliate, most particularly on transfer pricing aspects.
Advising Genesis Biopharma, a life sciences company providing vaccines, human biologicals, and specialty pharmaceuticals, in connection to various claw - back contribution aspects, including the assessment of the clawback contribution computation method, as well as drafting a challenge of the relevant notification received from the National Health Insurance House with reference to the percentage related to claw-back contribution and the assessment of the procedure for appointing a tax representative for claw-back purposes etc.
Advising a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation, with respect to various tax matters related to the sponsorship granted to health care personnel.
Specialist lawyers: Ionut Bohalteanu, Silvia Sandu.