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ONV LAW Ranked by Legal 500 in 2024 EMEA Guide

Apr 03, 2024 – Bucharest, Romania

ONV LAW is proud to announce that two of our chief practice areas have been recognised in this year's edition of The Legal 500 EMEA Guide: "PPP and Procurement" and "Corporate, Commercial and M&A".

"We celebrate our firm’s recognition by The Legal 500 in the PPP and Procurement practice area as well as in the Commercial Corporate M&A section. This accolade is a testament to the passion and dedication that each member of our team brings to the table every day. It’s not just a win for our firm; it is telling of the trust our clients place in us, the hard work that goes on behind the scenes, and the collaborative spirit that drives us to succeed", says Mihai Voicu, ONV LAW Partner and Legal Netlink Alliance Europe Board President.

This is how The Legal 500 describes our PPP & Procurement practice:

ONV Law‘s projects, energy and public procurement team ‘has vast experience and profound expertise’ in the market, including ‘an in-depth understanding of public infrastructure-specific nuances‘. Energy and utilities transactions and projects are particular area of expertise, along with notable strength in infrastructure matters and administrative law. Alina Bilan, who ‘has a track record of handling complex concession and public procurement projects‘, co-heads the team with Sinziana Barbieru, who has a strong track record in state aid projects.

ONV LAW played a very important role in the past several years by assisting clients in public procurement procedures and contracts related to national infrastructure investment projects. We were involved as legal advisers in projects like construction of new terminals at Romanian airports, construction of a new section of one important east highway in Romania, design and works for the construction of a hospital, the modernization of public lighting systems, among many others.

Alina Bilan, Partner ONV LAW: "This recognition highlights our commitment to offering thorough legal advice, navigating PPP and procurement law with precision, and delivering practical solutions for our clients. We believe our efforts are crucial in guiding clients through complex infrastructure projects by providing expert legal support, ensuring they follow the rules, minimizing risks, and promoting sustainable practices."

This is how The Legal 500 describes our Commercial, Corporate and M&A practice:

ONV Law fields a corporate practice with solid expertise in handling both cross-border and domestic deals in Romania. The clients come from a broad range of industries, and the team is well versed in advising on establishing business operations in Romania, as well as handling corporate governance matters. The department is jointly led by Mihai Voicu and Lorena Ciobanu; the duo are lauded as 'exceptionally great communicators'. Alina Bilan, Ana Petrescu and Bogdan Carpan are also recommended.

The dynamism of public investment projects is complemented by the positive trend in foreign investment projects, particularly in the M&A segment. Only last year, ONV LAW was involved as consultants in various transactions, such as the acquisition of the Alufix factory in Brasov by the Ukrainian company Biosphere Corporation, as well as the acquisition of a local company by a foreign entity in the field of electronic engineering. The ONV LAW team assisted clients and foreign investors, most of them from Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany and the USA.

"I would like to mention Mihai Voicu and Lorena Ciobanu, both exceptionally great communicators, being available for calls and e-mails to facilitate better understanding of client needs. It is a great pleasure work with them, real team workers." - according to client testimonials provided to The Legal 500.

ONV LAW extends gratitude to clients, partners in the Legal Netlink Alliance and the entire team for making these rankings possible.