Starting January 2009 bpv GRIGORESCU expands its contentious practice into a full-fledged Litigation and Arbitration practice area. The practice will be headed by Liz Minea who joined our firm as a partner.
The decision to expand the Litigation and Arbitration practice was triggered by the large number of client requests for litigation and arbitration services and by the need to complement the advisory practice with litigation knowledge and experience allowing us to design the best possible conflict prevention strategies.
“The Litigation and Arbitration practice will play a significant role in the firm’s strategy to consolidate as a full-service firm. For this purpose we attracted in our team a partner with significant experience” stated Catalin Grigorescu, managing partner with bpv GRIGORESCU. “We think that Liz Minea is the right person in pursuing our goals in this area, given her experience in litigation and arbitration, spanning almost 14 years of practice, and the fact that she shares with the existing partners the same type of serious commitment and involvement in client representation matters” added Catalin Grigorescu.
Our estimates as to the contribution of the Litigation and Arbitration practice to the overall business of the firm are around 15-20% of total revenue.
Our strong advisory background in commercial, corporate and regulatory matters provides our Litigation and Arbitration practice with the most needed expertise in dealing with a broad range of litigation matters and enables us to understand and adapt our litigation strategies.
While providing full-range litigation services, we differentiate from litigation practices of other law firms by placing a strong emphasis on administrative litigation, in particular antitrust, public procurement and tax litigation.
We advise and represent clients in all litigation and arbitration phases, including enforcement procedures, in the following areas: antitrust, banking and securities, civil and commercial litigation, commercial arbitration, corporate and insolvency, employment, environmental, insurance, intellectual property, product liability, public procurement, real estate and construction, zoning and planning, taxation.
Liz Minea will lead a team of 5 lawyers with mixed expertise, able to cover the actual workload on Litigation and Arbitration. The mixed expertise of the team will give us a valuable flexibility in resource allocation and thus we will adapt more easily to the nature of litigation that are triggered by the current economic context. Our growth plans include the addition of two senior lawyers to the current Litigation and Arbitration team.