Our recent work includes assistance in the following projects:
TENDER FOR VIDRADRU DAMN MODERNIZATION ORGANIZED BY HIDROELECTRICA SA
We advised a construction company in relation to the Vidraru Dam modernization tender, an 80 EUR million worth tender organized by HIDROELECTRICA SA
TENDER FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A GAS PIPELINE, ORGANIZED BY TRANSGAZ S.A.
We advised an international construction company during one of the largest public tender exercises in Romania on the construction of a gas pipeline. It was organized by TRANSGAZ SA. We supported our clients in the review of their contracts and risk assessment. We drafted requests for clarifications and provided general legal assistance on the Romanian regulatory framework.
TENDER FOR DEVELOPMENT OF THE NATIONAL GAS TRANSMISSION SYSTEM – THE BRUA PIPELINE ORGANIZED BY TRANSGAZ S.A.
We successfully worked with an international piping manufacturer during one of the largest public tender exercises in the European gas sector for the Development of the National Gas Transmission System – the BRUA Pipeline. The tender had a total value of 200 million Euros and was organized by TRANSGAZ SA. With our support, our client was able to submit a tender.
TENDER FOR THE PURCHASE OF RAILWAY EQUIPMENT ORGANIZED BY ROMANIAN RAILWAY AUTHORITY
We successfully assisted and represented a major Spanish company in a procurement dispute related to a EUR 300 million tender for the purchase of railway equipment. . The contracting authority was the Romanian Railway Authority (Autoritatea pentru Reforma Feroviara. We secured the modification of the selection criteria pursuant to a successful claim brought before the CNSC. With our support, our client was able to comply with the set requirements for submitting an offer.
TENDER FOR WATER TREATMENT PLANT WORKS ORGANIZED BY RAJA CONSTANTA
We assisted and represented two construction companies with procurement claims in respect with a tender procedure for a new water treatment plant and works being carried out within another. The EUR 30 million project was organized by RAJA CONSTANTA. We established a defense strategy for the clarification of the requirements related to the execution of works for a discharge pipeline within the sea and we developed legal and technical arguments in relation to the pipejacking techniques applicable to the set requirements based on CJEU case law on the legality of award criteria.
TENDER FOR ELECTRICAL POWER PLANT WORKS ORGANIZED BY TRANSELECTRICA SA
We assisted and represented a Spanish contractor in a dispute against TRANSELECTRICA SA which arose during a tender procedure for the construction of a 63 million Euro power plant. We developed a defense strategy based on EU and national legal arguments, particularly CJEU case law. We developed matters ranging from third party capabilities reliance, reliability of economic operators, confidentiality of tenders, standing and justiciability as well as conditions on payment of bonds
TENDER FOR WORKS ON THE SEWAGE SYSTEM AND WATER TREATMENT IN BRASOV COUNTY ORGANIZED BY COMPANIA APA BRASOV
We assisted and represented a construction company in a claim for annulment in relation to an important tender for works on the sewage system and water treatment in Brasov County. The contracting authority was Compania Apa Brasov. We developed a defense strategy against the rejection of our client’s offer based on the price breakdown requirements of the contracting authority
TENDER FOR SPECIALIZED TEXTILE IN A DEFENSE PROCUREMENT PROCEDURE
We assisted one of the largest specialized textile in a defense procurement procedure. Our assistance included legal advice on domestic and EU defense procurement regulations, risk assessment, contract interpretation, drafting of request for clarifications, and assistance during the bids opening session. As a result of our input, our client was successfully awarded the contract.
ASSISTANCE TO A LARGE SPANISH CONSTRUCTION COMPANY IN OVER 15 TENDER PROCEDURES IN ROMANIA
We assisted a large, Spanish construction company in over 15 tender procedures in Romania. These included highway construction, rehabilitation and extensions of sewage systems across Romania, large and medium sized water treatment plants, wastewater pump stations rehabilitation. Our work with the client included FIDIC-based vs. national standard contract analysis and risk assessments for each of the tenders, contract interpretation, and descriptions and explanations on the applicable regulatory framework, including on issues such as guarantees and insurance as well as procurement remedies.
AVOIDANCE OF THE EXPROPRIATION OF AN INTERNATIONAL COMPANY’S MAIN ASSETS IN AN EXPROPRIATION PROCEDURE
We represented a major, international company in an expropriation procedure. We successfully secured avoidance of the expropriation of the client´s main assets. Additionally, we obtained a technical modification of a highway project to ensure that the functionality of our client’s factory would not be affected. Our support included an administrative dispute against the government as well as multiple negotiations and meetings with the expropriator, the contractor, and the client.
TENDER FOR THE ACQUISITION OF ELECTRIC BUSES
We assisted an international consortium made of Italian, Chinese and Bulgarian manufacturers in a tender procedure for the acquisition of electric buses. Our work included regulatory risk assessment, as well as advice with requests for clarifications. We secured a flexible interpretation of the selection criteria from the part of the contracting authority through motivated requests for clarifications.
REPRESENTATION AGAINST THE REFUSAL OF THE PUBLIC ENERGY REGULATOR TO ISSUE A REQUIRED PERMIT
We represented an international renewable energy company in an administrative dispute in Romania against the refusal of the public energy regulator to issue a required permit for our client´s access to the green certificate scheme.
DUE DILIGENCE FOR THE ACQUISITION OF A LARGE PROPERTY LOCATED IN THE CENTER OF BUCHAREST
We assisted a real estate developer during the due diligence process in acquiring a large property located in the center of Bucharest. As a result of our work, our client acquired the land for the development of a high-stake residential and office development project. We assisted the client during with the drafting and negotiating of the Sale Purchase Agreement, and effectively assisted the client before various entities, inter alia banks, notary and public administration.
SALE AND PURCHASE AGREEMENTS OF LAND LOCATED IN BUCHAREST VALUED AT OVER 5 MILLION EUROS
We assisted in the sale and purchase agreements of land located in Bucharest. The property belonged to an important real estate investors group valued at over 5 million Euros.
IMPLEMENTATION OF MULTIPLE CONTRACTS FOR HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION
We provided support for various contractors and subcontractors with the implementation of multiple contracts for highway construction as well as dispute management in projects for highways, railways and water projects.
ASSISTANCE IN REGULATORY FRAMEWORK TO ONE OF THE BIGGEST CONTRACTORS IN THE WORLD WITH PROJECTS OVER 40 COUNTRIES
We assisted one of the biggest contractors in the world with projects over 40 countries and 5 continents with analysis and advice on the Romanian construction and procurement regulatory framework with highlights on contractual and regulatory risks; including liability, damages and guarantees.
ADVICE IN NUMEROUS FIDIC-BASED CONTRACTS
We provided advice on FIDIC-based contracts, including for potential of termination of contracts by employer and contractor, risks (including consequences of employee’s risks), and defects liability
ADVICE ON THE ROMANIAN NATIONAL STANDARD CONTRACT TO VARIOUS CLIENTS
We have provided advice and assistance on the Romanian National Standard Contract applicable to all general public construction works with values over the prescribed threshold.
ADVICE IN STRUCTURING A REAL ESTATE AND MERGER AND ACQUISITION DEAL
We assisted an international real estate investor in structuring a real estate and merger and acquisition deal with a local real estate developer.
ADVICE IN BIM ADAPTATION OF CONTRACTS
We provided advice to contractors on the BIM adaptation of their contracts, analysis impact on contractual provisions including liability, IP rights and project timeline.
Our recent Clients include:
- An international construction company and leader in providing sustainable solutions for infrastructure and renewable energy projects in 40 countries on 5 continents.
- A Spanish business group with presence in more than 50 countries and a benchmark in the infrastructure, renewable energy and technology sectors. Listed in the Stock Exchange.
- An international leader in innovative steel service centers and located in seven countries with activity in the automotive sector. Listed in the Stock Exchange.
- A leading company in the railway sector, manufacturing of high-speed passenger trains and operating in 28 countries worldwide. Listed in the Stock Exchange.
- World-renowned Spanish piping group consisting of specialized companies that supply pipes, valves and fittings for the oil and energy sectors worldwide.
- A Belgian textile manufacturer with over 100 years’ experience in the making of protective clothing and high-tech textile. Worldwide acknowledged as an expert and innovator in outdoor clothing.
- A leading family-owned Spanish business group with more than 50 companies operating in the field of infrastructure, industry, and water engineering and management.
- An international company with a large portfolio of construction and operation of sewerage and water supply networks, as well as execution and conservation of wastewater treatment plants.
- An international electrical bus manufacturer.
- One of the main equipment and machinery suppliers for civil and industrial construction and infrastructure projects worldwide.
- Part of an important renewable energy group with a portfolio of 10MW investment in the north of Romania.
- One of the largest PV power generation enterprises, present in over 140 countries, with projects spread across the globe, including a portfolio of over 100 million euros in Romania.
- An investment fund operating in the Iberian Peninsula and South-Eastern Europe with a significant real estate and private equity portfolio in Romania.
- A real estate investment group with a significant portfolio of land and buildings in Romania.
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When we worked with the law firm in an important real estate transaction for our group, we appreciated their availability, flexibility and initiative. I recommend them as a law firm to parties seeking active support in negotiations – and not simply a law firm who will tell you what you can or cannot do.
I would certainly recommend their services. Their professionalism truly stands out. I also valued the care they took to address each legal matter thoroughly. I recommend Georgiana and Roxana and their team to anyone who wants to make an investment in Romania or has a legal problem to solve.
Timely delivery of work, expert knowledge on the subject and professionalism at all times. Very happy with the results and we felt the law firm was an extension of our own team. I recommend them to any Spanish company that operates in Romania.
We trusted the legal advice will be delivered with a full understanding of the subject matter. Solution-oriented approach, openness, dedication and responsibility along the way!
With their help, we managed to correctly present our offer. Their advice and clarifications on Romanian legislation helped us immensely to perfect our offer, and ultimately contributed very positively to a project of great importance for us.We appreciate the speed, conciseness and clarity of their advice and we strongly recommend Georgiana and Roxana’s law firm to companies interested in entering the Romanian market or aspiring to participate and be a public works contractor in Romania.
We welcomed the quick responses provided to all our questions. In the tender business, time is crucial, and therefore a short response time is appreciated. Georgiana and Roxana and their team were as much dedicated to the dossier for the tender process as we were, which made them feel part of our team. We highly recommend them as a professional and dedicated law firm.
The extensive due diligence performed by the law firm ensured that our results were very exemplary. It enabled us to buy an important piece of land in Romania, minimizing our risks and securing the highest possible guarantees and legal certainty for us.
I most appreciated the rapid and efficient communication and the rigor of their work, as well their capacity to deal with all parties involved in the transaction and to facilitate solutions for all our issues.
I also appreciated the convenience to communicate in Spanish as this has significantly facilitated the understanding of complex legal issues in Romania. I would certainly recommend Georgiana and Roxana’s law firm to all real estate businesses.
When we worked with Georgiana & Roxana’s law firm, we achieved a great support during a Romanian tender. I appreciated their flexibility and rapid advice most. And coupled with their experience and practical approach and efficient services, they were a winning choice.
I would definitely recommend them, especially to Spanish companies wanting to do business in Romania.