Our Presentation
Hategan Law Office in figures
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8 Years of creative effort in the interest of our clients
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3 Divisions – Consultancy, Litigations and Business Compliance
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5 Departments
– M&A and Capital Market
– Energy and Mineral Resources
– Real Estate and Public Private Partnership
– Corporate and Commercial Transactions
– Labour and Social Security
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15 Lawyers
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3 Partners
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1 Founding Partner – Attorney Ioana Hategan (Graduated in 1998, Law
Faculty within the University of Bucharest, Master in Business Law and
Taxation within the University of Mannheim, Germany, 2003)
Hategan Law Office in figures
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1 Headquarters in Timisoara, 1 Branch in Bucharest
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5 Foreign Languages used to provide our services: English, German,
Italian, French, Romanian
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25 counties in which we represented our clients’ interests
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75% international clients
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155 partners in one of the most exclusive network of law firms in the world:
Alfa International – Global Legal Network, having one exclusive member
in each country
Alfa International – Global Legal Network
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ALFA International is a global network of independent business focused law
firms which allows them to complete their own expertise and resources with
those of other members from more than 60 different countries
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Founded in 1980, it is the oldest legal network and one of the largest and
strongest worldwide
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Advantages for our clients:
– geographically comprehensive network of exceptional law firms, thereby
avoiding the pitfalls of retaining counsel in unfamiliar jurisdictions
– access to an unparalleled collection of seminars, reference materials, and
other client-focused programs
Awards received
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2009 – “M&A Law Firm of the Year in Romania”
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2010 – “Energy Law Firm of the Year in Romania”
Granted by Corporate International at the Global Awards Gala
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2011 – “Important contribution regarding the attraction of foreign investors in
Banat and Transilvania”
Granted by the Top Attorneys journal
Locations in Romania where we have represented the interests
of our clients
Areas of expertise
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M&A and Joint-Venture
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Energy
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Corporate
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Real Estate and PPP
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Licences and Approvals
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Public Acquisitions
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Environmental law, focusing on the energy domain
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Labour law
Relevant M&A and Corporate Projects (I)
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The approx. 8 million Euro acquisition of the majority share package in a
multinational company in the mining industry and the approx. 9 million Euro
acquisition of the majority share package in a multinational company in the
mining industry, both transactions being performed in record time, including
extensive due diligence verifications also regarding the specific authorizations
and permits related to the mining domain;
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A joint venture between two leading companies in the construction and
mining field, amounting just under 1 million Euro
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Assistance in corporate restructuring regarding an important surface located
on the Western part of the country, of all Romanian subsidiaries of a German
group that is active in the agricultural field
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Complete commercial assistance of a Czech company, specifically for its
Romanian subsidiary, regarding its entire activity, company which is active in
the metallurgical industry
Relevant M&A and Corporate Projects (II)
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Corporate consultancy and assistance in performing several share capital
increase procedures, including by incorporating the reserves or converting the
claims, for German and Austrian companies
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Assistance in the corporate restructuring procedure for a company active in
the mining industry in Targu Jiu
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Assistance with the setting-up procedure and commercial & corporate
consultancy offered to a subsidiary of a holding having its headquarters in
Ciprus, which created a Romanian SPV for agricultural investments in Pitesti
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Commercial & corporate assistance for a German company active in the
recycling field
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Assistance and commercial consultancy for a German group who acquired a
company from Cluj county, active in the automotive industry
Significant Real estate, Constructions and PPP
Projects (I)
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Due diligence verifications for a German company – major player in the
agricultural field in the Western part of the country –, requiring an analysis of
all its previous real estate issues, followed by a restructuring of all its
contracts
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Due diligence verifications for one of the most significant Austrian investors in
the forestry field, drafting and negotiating sale purchase agreements, which
amounted to a total value of 12 Mil. EUR.
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Due diligence verifications for purchasing lands and obtaining the required
permits in the benefit of an important German company active in the road
construction industry, investment which added up to 14 Mil. EUR.
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Due diligence verifications intended for purchasing lands, for obtaining
permits, authorizations and building approvals, negotiation of the banking
contracts, drafting the contracts concluded with the entrepreneurs and
suppliers, legal assistance from the moment when the factory’s building
project has been implemented until the respective project was finalized and
put into function – for a significant German investor that performs its activity
in the product packing industry
Significant Real estate, Constructions and PPP
Projects (II)
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Obtaining, for the first time in Romania, an authorization issued by the
Ministry of Culture in the benefit of a Germen entrepreneur renowned
worldwide, for the purpose of restoring historical buildings by means of a
joint venture partnership with another German company active in the
engineering industry; legal consultancy for the application of the FIDIC
conditions, as well as drafting the building subcontracts and negotiating the
development of one of Timisoara’s most important restoration projects with
the Ministry of Culture
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Assistance of an important German company active in the field of industrial
building, that concluded a joint venture with a Romanian company, by
amending the joint venture contract in order for it to comply with the
Romanian legislation in force; offering legal support for the development of
each construction stage (drafting contracts and subcontracts, reception for
each stage and final reception etc.)
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Assistance in creating the legal frame of a joint venture partnership between
a German company specialized in supplying products, having the know-how
upon the quality parameters applicable for American military bases located in
Germany, and a Romanian company representative in the building industry, in
order to build a NATO military base; legal support for participating at the
auction and amending the support documentation
Relevant Real Estate Projects linked to the
Energy Field
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Due diligence verifications as well as ongoing legal assistance in order to
obtain the necessary construction authorizations for an Irish management
company implementing two wind energy projects with an installed power of
300 MW and an investment value of 500 Mil. EUR
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Assistance of a German company, consultant and developer in the field of
electric energy production from wind, solar, geothermal sources, with ongoing
projects in Germany, Italy and France. Our support consisted in performing
due diligence verifications, drafting and negotiating the superficies agreement
as well as providing legal support in the procedure regarding the necessary
authorizations. The investment amounted to approximately 70 Mil. EUR
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Legal support for a German company in the development of a wind farm by
doing a prior due diligence analysis of the relevant plots as well as
restructuring of the legal framework establishing the right of use over the
envisaged plots – object of the wind investment (Investment Value 60 Mil.
EUR).
Significant Energy Projects (I)
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Assistance of a multinational, developer of wind parks and photovoltaic parks
in Austria, Bulgaria and Romania, namely in establishing PPP relations with
the local authorities in order to implement a wind power park project in
Caras-Severin area. Value of the investment 40 Mil. Eur.
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Assistance of a German company, consultant and developer in the domain of
electric energy production from wind, solar, geothermal sources, having
ongoing projects or projects in the start-up phase in Germany, Italy and
France. The contribution of our law office consisted in proving legal
consultancy for implementing a wind park in Dobrogea area, project that
required an investment of approximately 70 Mil. EUR.
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Assistance of an Irish management company in implementing two projects
having as object the development of a wind park in Vrancea area, having an
installed power of 240 MW. The value of the investment amounts up to
approximately 450 Mil. EUR.
Significant Energy Projects (II)
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Assistance of a German company that produces photovoltaic energy, by
negotiating and drafting specific contracts
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Assistance of a German multinational company, large consumer, active in the
automotive components industry, by negotiating and drafting electric energy
supply contracts
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Assistance of a Swiss multinational company, large consumer, active in the
mining industry, referring to the negotiation of electric energy supply
contracts and drafting such contracts
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Assistance and due diligence verifications of a Swiss multinational company
active in the mining industry, in order for it to take over several companies
active in the same industry, and assistance in the licensing procedure
Relevant Banking Finance & Private Equity Projects
(I)
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Assistance of an Austrian
transactions in Romania
financial
group
that
financed
real
estate
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Assistance of an Austrian bank having its headquarters in Bucharest, for
reviewing its standard credit contract and the mechanism of the ownership
right’s retention as contractual guarantee
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Assistance of a German investment fund for the purchase of an open
company’s shares from Deva
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Assistance of a developer of a wind park in order to obtain the financing for
an SPV and the subsequent financing needed for the development of a wind
park in Moldova having a power of 380 MW
Relevant Banking Finance & Private Equity Projects
(II)
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Assistance of a group of Austrian investors for the negotiation of financing
contracts having as object the purchasing of agricultural lands in Romania
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Assistance of an Austrian group that purchases forest lands in Romania, for
ensuring the market mechanism applicable to the price payment operation by
means of the escrow mechanism
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Legal consultancy for a Swiss company regarding the capital market issues
Significant Insolvency Projects (I)
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Administrating a portfolio of over 20 Mil. EUR. in regard to the insolvency
procedures to which approximately 20 debtors from all over the country were
submitted, for one of the most important leasing company from South of
Germany
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Participating in different restructuring and insolvency procedures, in the
benefit of a German company active in the steel industry, that has its
headquarters in the Czech Republic
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Assistance and representation of a German company in the insolvency
procedure, company that distributes equipments used in the construction
industry in order to urgently recover the equipments which were in the
possession of the insolvent debtor and also negotiated the taking over
conditions, respectively the conditions for continuing the contracts with the
judicial trustee
Significant Insolvency Projects (II)
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Creating protection mechanisms for potential insolvency cases, in order for
them to be inserted in the frame-contracts of distribution, for a company that
produces building materials
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Representing a company whose object of activity is the road construction, for
recovering the debts from its insolvent debtors and starting the legal
procedures required for the responsible administrators to be held liable
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Assistance of a company active in the building industry within the insolvency
procedure, monitoring the procedural steps and drafting petitions in the name
of the creditors’ committee with the scope of holding responsible the culpable
administrators
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Assistance and representation of a German company that distributes steel
components used in constructions, in the context of its debtors’
reorganization
Significant Labor and Social Security Projects (I)
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Assistance of a German multinational company that performs its activity in
Timisoara, in the automotive industry, in respect to the collective dismissal
procedures of a number of over 300 employees
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Assistance of a German multinational company active in the furniture
production industry, having its headquarters in Satu Mare, by drafting and
negotiating with the representative union the applicable collective labour
contract
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Assistance of a German multinational company producing auto components,
by drafting individual labour contracts, developing labour relationships with
the employees and drafting documents that fall under the provisions of the
collective labour law
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Assistance of a German multinational company intensely active on the
Romanian market in the retail industry, namely in the food industry from
Sibiu, by drafting the documents needed in order to end the labour
relationships established at the top management level
Significant Labor and Social Security Projects (II)
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Assistance of a German multinational company active in the industry of
producing and marketing technical solutions for securing the governmental
institutions and for national security, by drafting the individual labour
contracts and developing labour relationships with the employees
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Assistance of a French auto components producer, by drafting all the
necessary documents an developing labour relationships with the employees
originated from other states of the EU
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Assistance of a German multinational company located in Cluj, part of an
American group active in the industry of renting moulds, framings,
equipments and installations, by negotiating and drafting the documents
needed for starting the labour relationships at the top management level
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Assistance of a leading worldwide industrial services company, when
implementing its Code of Conduct within the Romanian branch
Hategan Litigations (I)
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Hategan Litigations is the result of unceasing efforts in our clients’ benefit, for
over 6 years, which has materialized in advocating their interests with the
competent courts nationwide
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The support we offer our clients includes the objective and realistic
analysis and approach of the presented case, pursued by the
identification of the most efficient and adequate strategies which could
lead to favourable court resolutions or settlements in the shortest time
possible
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The separation of the litigation division occurred naturally as a necessity,
developing into a distinct Division of Law Office Hategan – Hategan
Litigations – in order to respond without delay to the constantly increasing
and more complex requests of our clients
Hategan Litigations (II)
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Hategan Litigations offers key proficiency and expertise in the following legal
practice areas:
– Real Estate and Constructions
– Insolvency
– Public Acquisitions
– Administrative and Fiscal Contentious
– Corporate Commercial
– Labour and Social Security
Significant Dispute Resolution Projects (I)
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Successful representation of an Austrian multinational company in the
procedure of VAT reimbursement from the Romanian state – value: 300.000
Euros
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Legal representation of a German multinational automotive company in a
lawsuit against the Romanian fiscal authority, having as object the transfer
pricing, with the result of the annulment of the tax assessment and refund of
the maid tax payment – value: approx. 1 million Euros
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Representation of a Belgian company, active in the field of cement production,
in a procedure regarding some controversial aspects referring to the
application and implementation by the European Court of Justice of the
European legal provisions relating to the transfer of a part of a company
together with the employees
Significant Dispute Resolution Projects (II)
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Representation of a French company, active in the field of metal production,
in numerous labor law related disciplinary proceedings against several of their
employees and judicial ascertainment of the lack of representation capacity of
the existing labor union in the negotiation of the company collective labor
agreement
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Judicial prosecution of the manager of several insolvent companies for the
purpose of recovering the outstanding claims of a German multinational
company – producer of steel components
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Legal representation of a German company, active in the footwear field, in a
procedure regarding the recovering of a debt and in a claim for recovery of
goods – value: approx. 1 million Euros
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Representation of a German joint venture, operating in the field of
rehabilitation of historic buildings, in various construction law disputes
Anticorruption and Compliance in Business Ethics
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In the context of the development of this area at an European level, our law
office adapted to the needs of the multinationals represented by us, offering
assistance in respect to legal compliance and business ethics issues
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In order to provide such professional services, we created within our
organization a Confidential Consultancy Office, premises of performing
activities specific to a Compliance Program, in the same conditions as this
type of program applies in any other European countries
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Our experience in business consultancy in various practice areas, as well as in
different industry areas, allows us to recognize the mechanisms that may
lead to behaviors which are not according to the legal provisions, that
negatively affect a company’s image, and thus we support our clients in
implementing ethics practices in business and compliance.
Significant Compliance Projects
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Significant for the activity of the Hategan Compliance division within our law
office is the fact that two of the most important German retailers which
perform their business in Romania have requested our collaboration in
complex programs of this type.
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We have counseled an important German automobile, motorcycle and engine
manufacturing company in its intention to implement a compliance project for
its subsidiary in Romania
Relevant Data Protection Projects
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Another important area that must be supported by legal actions is the
performing of formalities applicable for data protection, legal area with
significant impact on the multinational companies
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One of the main actions performed by our office resulted from the request of
a multinational company performing its activity in the IT field in Bucharest,
part of a group that transfers data regarding its employees in Hungary and
afterwards in the USA
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Another significant project performed by us, was the assistance and
consultancy in this field offered to a German automobile manufacturing
company.
We look forward to seeing you in our office!
Hategan Law Office
Managing Partner Ioana Hategan
Str. Ady Endre 11
300175 Timisoara România
Tel: +40-256-430454
Fax: +40-256-436516
E-Mail: [email protected]
Web: www.hategan.ro
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