Maravela|Asociații is a one-stop-shop for legal, tax advisory and insolvency matters pertaining to the business and public sectors. Our clients (amongst which large multinational corporations, sound Romanian companies, private investors, public authorities and State companies) have consistently endorsed our quality services and flexible approach as well as our responsiveness and friendly working climate.
As a spin-off from top tier firms, Maravela|Asociații was founded by prominent partners who have been at the forefront of some of the largest projects and transactions unfolded in Romania throughout the past fifteen years. Gelu T. Maravela and Alina Popescu, former partners with top tier Romanian law firm Mușat & Asociații, as well as Marius Pătrășcanu, former senior associate with said law firm, have combined forces to create a state of the art Romanian legal, tax advisory, insolvency and dispute resolution team.
Maravela|Asociații’s core arm currently consists of a total of 15 carefully selected attorneys, affiliated tax advisors and insolvency practitioners, working in the head office located in Bucharest, and having correspondent offices in all major Romanian regions, as well as in Khisinev, Republic of Moldavia, ensuring that no local or regional matter is out of reach.
In addition, the firm has developed close cooperation relationships with sound law firms on virtually all continents, thus being able to quickly coordinate cross-border legal advice for matters requiring input under several jurisdictions.
Maravela|Asociații advises clients in all areas of practice entailed by the business and public administration activities, including: Aviation, Transportation & Shipping, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Competition, Corporate & Commercial Law, Employment, Energy & Natural Resources, Environment, Insolvency (Restructuring & Bankruptcy), Intellectual Property, IT & Telecommunications, Litigation, Arbitration & ADR, Mergers & Acquisitions/Privatization, Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare, PPP & Public Procurement, Real Estate & Construction, Regulatory & Compliance, Tax.
In terms of insolvency practice, our dedicated team comprises qualified lawyers as well as affiliated financial analysts and insolvency practitioners who are all acknowledged amongst the most prominent professionals in their field. Firm partners benefit from our strategic alliance with the specialized insolvency house Trust Insolvency SPRL, whose reputed managing partner Marius Huțanu has acted as receivers / insolvency practitioners in some of the soundest Romanian insolvency cases.
As regards our tax advisory expertise, carefully selected affiliated tax advisors and specialized lawyers deliver full support on complex assessments and disputes involving our clients, thus enabling us to provide advice and assistance on the full spectrum of tax matters for a genuinely integrated service.
We have gained an in-depth and practical knowledge of relevant legal framework and aspects covering all areas of interest for any type of investment or investor, and have also developed the experience required to work together with our clients seamlessly and efficiently to reach our common goal. Our client-orientated, innovative and creative approach helped us set precedents in solving intricate legal issues entailed by the complicated and sometimes unstable legal environment.
For instance, clients state that they were “… impressed about” our “professionalism and pragmatic approach, which bring considerable added value to one’s business”. Maravela|Asociații is also considered as “proactive, business-oriented, giving good support” by its clients, who have added: "They were very knowledgeable, able and innovative." or "they exceeded our expectations every time we requested their advice. They are a full service law firms in Romania, thus having the capability and knowledge to provide integrated legal advice". Specific letters of recommendation can be made available upon request.
Another recognition comes from reputed legal ranking publications at both international and local level, such as Which Lawyer in Romania, Chambers Europe, Legal 500 etc. who have recommended Maravela|Asociații partners as leading lawyers in their fields.
Over the years, Maravela|Asociații lawyers have represented high profile clients, including international and national private and public companies, operating in the main areas of commerce and industry, individual investors, government authorities and agencies, such as: THE WORLD BANK, NOKIA, AMER SPORTS, B BRAUN, LINDE GAS, OCCIDENTAL OIL PETROLEUM, GDF SUEZ, NIS PETROL (GAZPROM Group), ASTRA RAIL GROUP, ELI LILLY, NOVO NORDISK, IPSEN PHARMA, THYSSEN KRUPP, ASTELLAS, RBS BANK, GLAXOSMITHKLINE, BRITISH PETROLEUM, SANOFI-AVENTIS, LUNDBECK, GENERAL MOTORS, MITCHAM INDUSTRIES, MAYNARDS INDUSTRIES, AEGEAN AIRLINES, ENEL, BIOGENERIX AG, PFIZER, MERZ, BIOTEST AG, ASTRAZENECA, GENERAL ELECTRIC CAPITAL, MITTAL STEEL, AIG, just to name a few.
We aim to provide accurate, to the point, efficient and flexible services, adding genuine value to our clients’ business.
Accordingly, our attorneys and affiliated tax advisors are carefully selected based on the paramount principles of thorough knowledge, flawless legal/tax reasoning, sound experience, pro-business thinking and dedication, and undergo regular trainings for a continued specialization. As an added value, all our lawyers are fluent in English, whilst some of them speak fluently French and/or German and/or Spanish. Moreover, most of our team members have graduated LL.M degrees in Europe or Romania.
For each and every mandate, legal, tax advisory and insolvency assignments are made strictly depending on their specific skills and expertise so that matters are handled by the most appropriate person. In addition, work is closely and constantly coordinated by the firm’s partners to ensure an outstanding level of quality, vision and strategy.