Daniel Voicu

Daniel Voicu

Managing Partner

“Clients’ trust is not for granted. It takes creative thinking and strong commitment to build a long run relationship. Their confidence enables us to take every step and build the next level in their development.”

Daniel Voicu is a managing partner of Voicu & Filipescu and one of the firm’s founders. He advises international and Romanian clients on a wide range of issues under Romanian law, including corporate, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, construction, contracts. His client’s portfolio comprises multinational companies active in various industries like food & beverages, IT & C, healthcare and pharma, tobacco, real estate development, chemicals, logistics, management consulting, tires, banking.

Daniel Voicu founded Voicu & Filipescu in 2001, by means of the acquisition together with Mugur Filipescu of the Romanian office of the international US based law firm of Arent Fox Kitner Plotkin & Kahn, PLLC, in which he had been a Senior Romanian Attorney for several years.

Education Law School – University of Bucharest (1993)
Asser College – Europe, The Hague, The Netherlands (1996)
Memberships Bucharest Bar Association (1993)
International Bar Association (1995)
National Union of Insolvency Practitioners in Romania
Languages Romanian, English

Representative Projects ...

 Assisted the leading local provider of recover sports medicine services, regarding the transfer of business to the biggest private medical services provider in Romania, also integrating the management team of the seller, including assistance from negotiation and up to the completion of the transaction documents and implementation of the business transfer.
 Assisted one of the top global suppliers of flexible packaging, a US based buyer, in acquiring a local group of companies acting in the same industry, as part of its European extension plan; services rendered included the due diligence exercise over the targeted companies, provided comprehensive advice in relation to the remedy actions to be implemented in view of the successful closing of the deal and assisted the buyer during the negotiation and completion of the transaction documents.
 Assisted a Swiss transport company providing logistics and transport for the chemical industry, in the transfer of business to be made by a group of local companies operating an intermodal transportation terminal located in a hub region for transportation services. Services provided included the due diligence investigation over the targets and negotiating the business transfer implementation mechanism and the transaction documents.
 Assisted a local publishing house, active in the sector of children book titles and educational book titles in the transfer of part of its business activity and making a joint venture with a German based group of companies, one of the leading European publishing houses in educational materials, dedicated both to scholastic and adult education. Services provided included assistance with negotiation and completion of the shareholders agreement underlying the joint venture, as well as with the establishment of the venture and the initial transfer of the business line to the new company.
 Assistance of an important City Hall of a city in Romania with approx. 115,000 inhabitants in a series of litigation cases, including conflicts with Compania de Apa, complaints against decisions of Curtea de Conturi (Court of Accounts – state authority with attributions of control for use of public funds), problematic insolvency cases having the City Hall as a majority creditor (over 150 files) and also legal claims against individuals who failed to pay their taxes to the local budget, as well as in the complex audit services for the period 2012-2016, including analysis of contracts, different commercial operations, implementation of Court of Accounts decisions, execution of court decisions, and others.
 Advised the largest broadband cable operator outside the US in terms of subscribers, in the acquisition of the second largest cable TV operator of Romania, by way of acquisition of shares for a price exceeding US$ 400 million.
 Advised as Romanian counsel one of the largest Japanese manufacturers of wire harnesses and other automotive components in the acquisition process of a Spanish specialized corporation evaluated at EUR 150 million with production units in Spain, Mexico and Romania.
 Advised the largest pharmaceuticals distribution company in Romania, by seconding one of its attorneys at the client headquarters in connection with listing 30% of its ordinary shares in the form of Global Depositary Receipts on the London Stock Exchange totaling EUR 120 million, including preparation of the data-room, assistance during the due-diligence, supervision of the restructuring process of the Group and drafting of the Prospectus.
 Assistance to, one of the most active real estate developers active on the Romanian market, in its share deals for the sale of various of its investments in Romania, by transactions raging between EUR 19 and EUR 90 million.
 Advised a Slovenian financial corporation with presence in the South-East Europe with regard to the entire process of establishment of a brokerage company in Romania, including the licensing process with National Securities Commission.
 Advised the largest company for the distribution of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics in Romania, with respect to the extension of its activity on the Bulgarian, Ukrainian and Russian markets.
 Advised a major Greek company, active in the food industry, listed on the Athens stock exchange, with respect to the acquisition of the Romanian entity minority shareholders’ participations.
 Advised the global leader in the beverage industry, manufacturer, distributor, bottler and marketer of non-alcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups in the acquisition of the third Romanian mineral water producer, at that time, including conducting extensive due diligence investigation of the company, drafting and negotiating all the necessary documentation for the acquisition and further implementation of the formalities with the state authorities.
 Advised the third largest brewery in Romania in the entire exit process by sale of its stake in the three breweries to an Austrian Breweries company for a total consideration of EUR 164 million.
 Advised at that time, the third largest brewery in Romania, in purchasing three Romanian breweries from a Spanish investor, including representation during the full due diligence investigation of the companies, preparing a report of conclusions after inspecting the factories and providing legal support on the implementation of the further issues pursuant the acquisition, also covering competition issues.
 Advised 12 large Romanian companies active in the food and detergent industries, in view of creating the first company for the management of packaging waste affiliated to the international “Green Dot” network.
 Assistance to the shareholders of a group of companies, specialized in metal constructions, in the sale of the companies to the Polish market leader, Polimex-Mostostal; project value: EUR 25 million.
 Advised one of the most active developers of retail parks on the Romanian market, in the sale to a investments fund of a retail park in Braila developed by the client, in the largest real estate transaction of 2009 by value, in amount of EUR 63 million.
 Represented an Israeli real estate developer during the entire process of acquisition of several plots of land exceeding 13 ha located in the North-Est, as well as in the West of Bucharest for a price exceeding EUR 10 million designed for construction of a residential complex.
 Advised the Flemish real estate developer during the entire process of acquisition of several plots of land of approximately 12.5 ha located in Focsani and of approximately 13 ha located in Braila as well as in the entire process of acquisition of 17 plots of land totaling more than 10 ha in Bacau in order to build a retail park.
 Advised a British investment fund during the process of acquisition of a plot of land of 10 ha located in Ploiesti for a price exceeding EUR 7.5 million, as well as on aspects regarding the Romanian market necessary for the listing of the fund on AIM market.
 Advised one of the leading Latvian real estate developers, with regard to the due diligence on the plot of land exceeding 1.7 ha located in Bucharest, Marasesti Boulevard for developing a residential park.
 Advised a Romanian subsidiary of the world leading American based chemical company, providing innovative products and services for agriculture, constructions, communications and transport with regard to the negotiation and drafting of the lease agreement for the space of its headquarters in Romania.
 Represented the global leader in the beverage industry, manufacturer, distributor, bottler and marketer of non-alcoholic beverage concentrates and syrups during the process of acquisition of 1.8 ha of land to be used for extending the production facility, including advising on the due diligence on the real estate, negotiation with the owners of the acquisition documents, rezoning the land and the related formalities with courts, land book, cadastral system and tax authorities.
 Represented a major Flemish property investor in interests during the negotiation and drafting of the lease agreement with a construction retailer for the opening of one store/warehouse in a Shopping Center in Bucharest.