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Our Firm

This impressive commercial outfit makes waves for its alternative pitch and extensive client roster, as well as its “prompt and responsive” lawyers who “not only identify problems but provide pragmatic solutions.”
Chambers Europe

2007 Edition

[…] Clients praised the lawyers for their “clarity of response – they always make sure business people can understand them, not just legal minds,” and for “always being available.” [The Firm, Real estate section]
Chambers Europe
2008 Edition

Dana David is primarily a litigator but she also provides regulatory advice to clients who appreciate her “thorough approach and academic background.” [The Lawyers, Competition/Antitrust section]
Chambers Europe
2008 Edition

Charles Vernon is renowned for possessing international experience combined with knowledge of the Romanian market. [The Lawyers, Corporate/M&A section]
Chambers Europe
2008 Edition

Dana David is noted for her commercial litigation work, particularly in competition. [The Lawyers, Dispute resolution section]
Chambers Europe
2008 Edition

[…] Clients praised the lawyers for their “clarity of response – they always make sure business people can understand them, not just legal minds,” and for “always being available.”[The Firm, Real estate section]
Chambers Europe
2008 Edition

[…] Loyal clients are impressed by a “trustworthy and client-oriented” set of lawyers led by US-qualified Charles Vernon. [The Firm, Corporate/M&A section]
Chambers Europe
2008 Edition

Clients commend the firm for its “efficiency and promptness” and for “having an answer yesterday.” Their cases are invariably large and complex but feedback has found this relatively large Romanian practice refreshingly free of bureaucracy.
Chambers Europe
2007 Edition

Interviewees appreciate the “hands-on approach” of managing partner Charles Vernon, asserting that he “delegates work well, but also keeps a close eye on what is being done.” Sources were quick to praise his commercial nous, with one client remarking: “He puts himself in our shoes and views problems from a business as well as a legal perspective.”

Chambers Europe
2007 Edition

Mergers & Acquisitions

The experts in finance at this firm have excellent relationships with major international banks and have been involved with impressive corporate files in the banking, real estate and energy sectors. A versatile team handles litigations, employment issues, bankruptcy filings and restructurings in addition to M&A. Loyal clients are impressed by a “trustworthy and client-oriented” set of lawyers led by US-qualified Charles Vernon. [The Firm, Corporate/M&A section]
Chambers Europe
2008 Edition

David & Associates recently advised TMK on the privatisation of CRS Resita, the second largest steel mill in Romania. The team was also mandated by BP and assisted the oil giant in its merger with Aral, a manufacturer of lubricants. The firm acted for the Spanish ceramics company Roca as local counsel and in dealing with post-merger issues, including environmental matters, following an acquisition in Romania. Other corporate clients include Iulius Group; Citibank; UniCredit; SABMiller and DP World. [Client/Work Highlighs, Corporate/M&A section]
Chambers Europe
2008 Edition

Competition (Antitrust)

The team has been more transaction-oriented in the past year but remains noted for its specialist competition dispute practice, where it has an excellent track record in defending firms in Competition Council investigations and before various Romanian courts. Competition is a major issue in the telecoms industry and the firm is recognised for its expertise within the sector, attracting clients including Ericsson, Raycap and Romtelecom. It acts as local competition counsel to leading international firms such as American Express, Iulius Group and Rocca. [The Firm, Competition/Antitrust section]
Chambers Europe
2008 Edition

BP recently retained the firm for the first time to act on competition matters. Michelin, Colgate-Palmolive, Unilever and SAB Miller all instructed the firm on distribution issues. [Clients/Work Highlights, Competition/Antitrust section]
Chambers Europe
2008 Edition

Recommended/Recognized Areas of Law

Chambers Europe Ranks Vernon | David in the following areas:

    • Corporate/M&A (Band 4)
    • Charles Vernon (Band 4)
    • Employment (Band 4)
    • Intellectual Property (Band 3)

Chambers Europe
2009 Edition

Real Estate and Construction

A recent shift in focus has seen this practice take on more real estate-related work for banking clients, such as Citibank, alongside its usual advice to developers. The team handles traditional real estate work such as acquisitions, due diligence, lease agreements and finance matters. Retail is also a strong niche area for the firm, and it represents Iulius Group, one of the country’s biggest retail developers, in shopping mall projects. Clients praised the lawyers for their“clarity of response – they always make sure business people can understand them, not just legal minds,” and for “always being available.” [The Firm, Real estate section]
Chambers Europe

2008 Edition

Clients include educational and non-profit institutions as well as hotel operators, offices and other businesses. [Client/Work Highlights, Real Estate Section]
Chambers Europe

2008 Edition

Dispute Resolution

A broad practice with specialisation in competition and IP matters, this firm has drawn a wide range of local and foreign clients, including SAB Miller and Cosmorom. Multinationals such as Ericsson and Coca-Cola have turned to the “dedicated and efficient group” for tax litigation. The firm has set up the first environmental dispute practice in the market, assisting clients with complex Romanian and European regulatory matters. [The Firm, Dispute resolution section]
Chambers Europe
2008 Edition

Lawyers acted for TMK in commercial litigation involving the termination of a joint-venture agreement. They also represented Citibank and UniCredit Bank on several bankruptcy matters. [Clients/Work Highlights, Dispute resolution section]
Chambers Europe
2008 Edition