bpv GRIGORESCU receives recognition from three major international legal directories

bpv GRIGORESCU receives recognition from three major international legal directories - 10 May 2007

The 2007 editions of the prestigious legal directories Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 EMEA and PLC Which Lawyer? recommend bpv Grigorescu as a reliable partner and active player in the legal advisory services market in Romania.

Most of the reviews on bpv Grigorescu were focused on the team`s experience in corporate, mergers & acquisitions, competition law, real estate and taxation, areas which form bpv Grigorescu`s core expertise. In addition to this, the firm`s international outreach, as a result of being a founding member of the bpv Legal alliance, as well as the high level of proficiency in general were highly appreciated. Moreover, bpv Grigorescu partners were nominated in several areas of law especially for their result-oriented attitude and dedication in working with clients.

“We are proud to see that the intense work and commitment of all our staff has earned the team so many credentials in such a short period of time since we started this venture. It gives the team a tremendous boost in keeping up with and improving this performance”, commented Mr. Cătălin Grigorescu, the firm`s Managing Partner.

We present below a selection of quotations from these legal directories:

Chambers and Partners, 2007 edition

“Clients appreciate bpv Grigorescu`s international outlook and network that includes offices in Vienna, Budapest and Prague.”

“An experienced background in corporate law has benefited this real estate practice, which lists tax restructuring as an essential component, but bpv Grigorescu team also advises effectively on construction issues and real estate financing.” Client feedback was highly positive regarding bpv Grigorescu lawyers` “excellent understanding of Romanian law, combined with international commercial law,” while another stated: “The team always has the solution.”

“Catalin Grigorescu has built up many years` experience in international corporate and competition matters. “He provides a complete service and offers constructive ideas, not just options,” report clients. “He supports you in making the right decisions.”

“Clients raved about Anca Grigorescu`s proactive, “dependable and committed” approach to her work. One interviewee was particularly “confident in her work” as an alert lawyer who is quick to respond.”

The Legal 500 EMEA, 2007 edition

“bpv Grigorescu, […] has already secured an impressive collection of international financial clients, due to its proficiency in leasing and consumer finance.”

“bpv Grigorescu also benefits by being a founder member of `bpv Legal`, an alliance of independent commercial law firms stretching across CEE. The main focus of the firm is the provision of a spectrum of corporate law services and it specialises particularly in handling corporate reorganisation and advising on competition law.”

PLC Which Lawyer?, 2007 edition

“The competition/antitrust area is dominated by domestic firms, including […] bpv Grigorescu. The firm is recommended for advising national and foreign companies on all competition law aspects of their mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and privatizations. Also defends companies involved in allegations of restrictive trade practices.”

“Prominent legal advisers in the tax market include domestic commercial law firm […] bpv Grigorescu […]. bpv Grigorescu runs a central and eastern European (CEE) tax practice, and is particularly strong in cross-border transactions and VAT issues.”

“Anca Grigorescu is recommended for her broad tax advisory practice advising on the tax aspects within foreign direct investment, M&A, real estate and private equity transactions. Also advises on indirect (VAT) and direct taxation matters”