Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution

 

Legal 500 EMEA

“Leroy și Asociaţii is ‘particularly skilled in administrative law litigation’ such as competition and procurement disputes.” – Legal 500, 2016 Edition

 

Our Dispute Resolution team has outstanding experience in litigation and arbitration. Our lawyers have advised and represented clients in disputes arising in a broad range of business law areas, such as general civil and commercial law, corporate, mergers & acquisitions, banking & finance, public law, energy, insurance & transport, insolvency, competition & distribution, employment, real estate and intellectual property.

The team assists local and international clients in all stages of the disputes. Before disputes actually arise, our lawyers perform due diligence and risk audits and plan pre-litigation strategies. The members of the team regularly advise and assist clients during pre-litigation negotiations or alternative dispute resolutions procedures and, if such fail, they conduct litigation proceedings before national courts and arbitral tribunals. The team also assists clients in drafting settlement agreements and enforcing national and international arbitration awards or judgments and court orders in Romania.

In order to provide the best services to our clients, we have built a team consisting of the best specialists from each practice and combined their expertise with the know-how of our litigation lawyers.

Representative highlights:
  • Advising a major operator in the Romanian natural gas market on a claim against the Romanian Energy Regulatory Authority where our client requested damages for the Authority’s failure to meet its legal obligations with regard to the setting of regulated prices for the supply of natural gas.
  • Advising an international company in the sector of manufacturing and marketing of jet fuel and aviation gasoline in a dispute with a former employee regarding the annulment of a dismissal decision.
  • Advising a German company operating in the scrap metal recycling sector in connection with the exequatur of a decision rendered against a Romanian company by the International Court of Arbitration of Paris.
  • Advising a major electricity company on litigation related to a privatisation agreement concluded with a Romanian state-owned entity.
  • Advising a US car manufacturer on a dispute between its Romanian importer and members of its dealership network.
  • Advising a major truck manufacturer on a dispute with a former concessionaire.
  • Advising an airline company, its insurer and reinsurers in connection with indemnification claims filed by passengers following an aircraft crash.
  • Advising a major car manufacturer in connection with several court proceedings involving its minority shareholders.
  • Advising a leading electric equipment group in connection with pre-litigation procedures initiated by one of its competitors in Romania, after having sent formal notices of infringement of industrial designs.
  • Advising the Romanian subsidiary of a European gas company in a dispute concerning the supply and distribution of natural gas against one of the major natural gas suppliers in Romania.
  • Advising a top Romanian bank, as creditor and in its capacity as president of the creditors committee, in the insolvency of the largest Romanian state owned hydro energy company.
  • Advising an American packaging company on the recovery of receivables against an insolvent Romanian wine producer.
  • Advising a French publisher before the Bucharest Court of Appeal in a litigation initiated by a Romanian author requesting the Romanian courts to ascertain the absence of copyright over a literary work.
  • Advising a major French company in a challenge against a decision of the Romanian Competition Council regarding possible restrictive competition practices.