“Efficiency and trustworthiness is our scope in every deal. There is nothing which defines better our team than the joy of being part of the clients business and the responsibility for its success.”
Roxana Negutu is a partner of Voicu & Filipescu and the head of the real estate practice group. She has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial real estate and has been actively involved in some of the largest transactions performed on the Romanian market, advising commercial, industrial, financial, institutional and individual clients.
Further to her expertise in real estate matters, Roxana Negutu also covers corporate and M&A sector, acting in transaction structuring, acquisition related matters, project management, complex due diligence processes and international dispute matters, representing clients in various industries such as real estate, constructions, retail consumers’ goods among others.
A further focus of her practice is on retail and consumer protection related matters, having coordinated advice for national and European retailers in connection with expansion as well as closing down projects throughout the country, advising on aspects related to acquisitions, constructions, lease and general commercial compliance.
She is the author of various articles published in international and Romanian magazines and the Exclusive four-time winner of ILO and Lexology Client Choice award in Real Estate.
|Education||Law School – University of Bucharest (2000)
Master in Diritto, Economia e Politica dell`Unione Europea Padova University (2001)
|Memberships||Bucharest Bar Association (2000)
National Union of Insolvency Practitioners in Romania
|Languages||Romanian, English, Spanish, Italian|
Representative Projects ...
|Assistance to one of the most active retail park developers on the Romanian market on all phases of a series of real estate projects developed in Romania, from real estate acquisition to financing, development, operation and project exit. A selection of major projects is listed below:|
|assistance in the sale of the retail park developed by the client in Braila, in a transaction of EUR 63 million – the largest real estate transaction of 2009 on the Romanian market|
|assistance in the sale to an investment fund of a shopping center, a project developed by the client in Drobeta Turnu Severin city, with a total area of approximately 16,000 sqm|
|assistance in the sale of the 140,000 sqm retail park in Targu Mures in a transaction of approximately EUR 90 million|
|assistance in the sale process of a retail park in Sibiu to an investment fund for a total consideration exceeding Euro 82 million|
|assistance in the acquisition of over 250 individual land plots throughout ten Romanian cities, including high value properties such as a 9 hectares land in Bucharest, acquired for a price of EUR 60 million|
|assistance in the sale an investment fund of 12 hectares of land out of the client’s 22.5 hectares property in Ramnicu Valcea city|
|assistance in connection with the project financing transactions by which the client, acting as borrower, has obtained funds from international financial institutions active in Romania for the purpose of financing their investments, as well as in subsequent credit facility increases. Financed values range between 1.5 and 43 million Euro|
|Assistance to a major bank active in Romania and its real estate division in a complex assets disposal project; coordinating this ongoing project, which up to this moment has covered approximately 500 real estates (residential, industrial, commercial properties and regulated land plots and agricultural land) and which includes conducting due diligence investigations on each individual asset, assessing ownership documentation, completing the files of each asset to prepare such for sale.|
|Assisting the Romanian subsidiary of one of the leading European retailers, in connection with a series of legal matters related to the client’s business activity such as:|
real estate acquisition projects as part of the client’s nationwide retail chain expansion including conducting due diligence investigations on target real estates, negotiation and drafting of transaction documents, assistance in completing transactions
corporate and commercial matters such as: all related aspects regarding the expansion process and the agreements concluded with the architects, constructors and other service providers, negotiating and signing of agreements with suppliers, distributors and other service providers, advice related to various controls from different Romanian public authorities, as well as assistance in connection with the procedure of obtaining specific permits, activities related to social responsibility involvement, trademark related issues, labor law among others
|compliance and consumer protection matters including establishing internal policies regarding deceptive commercial practices, specific situations commonly encountered in practice sanctioned by National Consumer Protection Authority (NCPA) representatives, labeling, promotional packages, expired promotional campaigns among others. The services provided also included revising contracts concluded with various suppliers of food/non-food products, updating documents according to the changes in legislation and in practice|
|Assisted the seller, the shareholder and founder a multidisciplinary private clinic in the sale of his participation to one of the most important private medical services providers active in Romania, as part of the seller’s expansion plans on the local market.|
|Assistance to a series of Israeli investors active in the real estate development sector in the process of obtaining necessary zoning and permits for development of office and residential projects in Bucharest city centre. Services include advice on administrative procedures and in relation with the public authorities; assistance in the resolution of various disputes with NGOs, as well as in disputes with the authorities; real estate project development; negotiating and drafting pre-sale-purchase and sale-purchase agreements.|
|Assistance to a real estate developer active on the office and residential market, acting as borrower, in obtaining a credit facility from Piraeus Bank, for the purpose of building a residential project in the center of Bucharest.|
|Assistance to the Romanian subsidiaries of, the owner and operator of leading franchise retail concepts, with a strong network of retail outlets and over 30 international brand names across clothing, accessories, food, multimedia, sporting goods and home furnishings, while acting as lessees, preparing and negotiating complex lease agreements for commercial spaces to be used as stores for the client’s brands located in shopping malls such as Baneasa Shopping Center, Plaza Romania, Polus Center Cluj.|
|Assisted the Romanian entity of a large cash & carry company in connection with different controls by the National Consumer Protection Authority (NCPA) representatives, including analyzing the identified problems and creating remedies, using different marketing formulas as well as different procedures for price listing and promotional campaigns, publishing leaflets among others|
|Coordinated the legal team advising in connection with the development of a residential project in Bucharest by an Israeli investment group, a project that would include approximately 4,500 housing units.|
|Advised one of the largest real estate players in Central and Eastern Europe with respect to the negotiation and drafting of more than 180 lease agreements for a multifunctional commercial complex.|
|Successfully assisted several Italian and Romanian investors while acting as respondents in an arbitration case filed against the clients in front of Vienna International Arbitral Centre for claims in amount of EUR 8 million arising from alleged breach of the sale and purchase agreement afferent to a share deal regarding a major constructions company.|
|Assistance to the client, a major international hydropower engineering and construction company, acting as bidder, in preparing and submitting their offer in the initial investors selection procedure organized by the Romanian Government for the award of a major national energy infrastructure project with a view to implementing the largest hydro power plant in Romania.|
|Advised a Romanian entrepreneur on the medical services market during the process of selling a consistent minority stake to an UK based investment fund, in the first sale of a health services company in Romania.|
|Advised 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.|
|Assistance to a company active in textiles and interior design accessories in connection with the acquisitions of the Romanian production unit of a renowned Belgian manufacturer of polyurethane foam products, as well as on the supply agreement to govern parties’ future cooperation.|
|Represented one of the largest Greek banks in its attempt to acquire the majority stake in two Romanian banks in the largest privatization process in the Romanian banking system.|
|Assisted an American multinational financial services corporation on various private data legal matters, including international data transfer, private data processing, preparing the terms and conditions regarding a website for collecting personal data from individuals|
|Advised a world leading American-based multinational technology company on consumer protection related matters in connection with one of Microsoft’s products|
|Assisted the global leader in pressure-sensitive labeling materials, office products and retail tag, ticketing and branding systems in the negotiations of the addendum to the office lease agreement with specific on fire protection legislation and specific parties’ obligations following the updated of the Romanian legislation and strengthening of the compliance regulation in this respect|