Our Expertise

Our Expertise

Our expertise covers the following fields

Whether you want a legal advice or a strategic legal partner, we offer you tailor made services designed for your company, ranging from addressing specific legal issues up to legal-proofing your entire business operations. Regardless of the degree of involvement you should require, we bring you a legal approach that is strategically integrated at management level, thus providing the tools and means to broaden your business perspective so as to legal-proof your action plans, your projects, your objectives and, ultimately your business strategy.

Șerban & Asociații comprises the largest team of specialists in criminal law among the leading law firms in Romania and is a recognized leader in the assistance of Top 50 major Romanian companies in matters concerning the representation of corporations, boards of directors, officers and employees, other management bodies and individuals, as well as of victims of fraud in connection with a broad range of government investigations, enforcement actions, internal investigations, and white collar criminal investigations and litigation.


Starting 2021, Șerban & Asociații was granted the award TOP TIER for “White-collar” practice area by the Legal 500 guide, one of the leading monthly titles for business leaders, professional advisers and providers of finance throughout the world.

At Serban & Asociații, we set up efficiently teams of litigators in order to minimize costs and time for resolving our clients’ disputes. We provide professional advice and representation to our clients on litigation, arbitration, alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and regulatory matters.

We provide advice in a full range of corporate law matters, including mergers and acquisitions and acquisition of distressed companies, spin-offs, corporate governance, restructurings and privatizations.

At Serban & Asociatii we are known on the market for providing swift and pragmatic assistance on a variety of complex restructuring & insolvency projects, our experts having represented in the last years clients in some of the largest and most difficult national restructurings and insolvencies, such as Aro Campulung bankruptcy case, Astra Vagoane Arad insolvency case, or BOOM TV insolvency case.

In general, our team, advise creditors, including banks and other financial investors and steering committees, insolvency practitioners, corporate debtors and their directors/officers on restructuring and insolvency matters.

Our advice includes debt restructuring and rescheduling, equity capital raising and restructuring, financially distressed companies and creditor, insolvency litigations, distressed creditor and equity investments. Furthermore, we have facilitated settlements of all types, supported with capital raising in order to prevent payment defaults, and assisted in disposing or acquiring core and non-core assets in such ways as to protect and preserve their values.

Our team members have acquired a long-standing expertise in all fields of regulatory and administrative law matters, such as utilities, public procurement and urban planning.

While human resources are among the most important business resources, workforce management is among the most challenging tasks, especially in a quite high protectionist legal frame for employees.

Our Employment department assists clients on daily basis in all employment matters, from negotiating, concluding and terminating individual and collective employment contracts, drafting staff hiring procedures and KPIs setting-up, drafting internal regulations, disciplinary investigation procedure, workplace safety compliance procedure, providing legal assistance to clients within collective layoff processes etc.

Among the most recent major employment projects we mention providing legal assistance during the negotiations of a collective bargaining agreement for one of the leading multinational retail chain, and two collective layoffs for a leading multinational tobacco manufacturer, and for a leading multinational company operating in catering industry, involving more than 200 employees.

In the current economical environment, energy and utilities investments can no longer be supported by traditional public funding and raising additional funds for this national investment need calls for creativity and innovation for its achievement, backed up, at the same time, by a good knowledge of the relevant industries and the related best practices.

We at Serban & Asociatii, have a team of specialists combining the above with first-hand experience in energy, mining and utilities large projects, allowing us to assist our clients with the structuring, financing, acquisition or sale, and implementation of their projects in an always changing and challenging Romanian economy. We are able to prudently assess the needs of each of our clients and to provide them with tailor-made and genuine legal solutions.

Our portfolio of clients include investors in all types of energy and utilities projects, predominantly in renewable energy fields, such as photovoltaic, wind, biomass and biogass, as well as in oil and gas, pipelines, refineries, electric transmissions projects, brown-field and green-field investments and privatizations, but also commercial lenders, investment banks, project sponsors and contractors. Our Energy and Utilities team members are internally supported by a strong regulatory team, with experience of dealing with regulators and antitrust authorities, as well as particular experience of takeovers and acquisitions work in the energy and utilities sectors.

Real estate transactions have become more complex and specialized in the last years, featuring many cross-border elements for tax efficiency purposes mainly.

Serban & Asociatii has specialists which hold individually a great knowledge of transactions of such nature and complexity, supporting inter alia real estate developers, lenders, investment banks and funds, and major international companies with real estate related projects, such as, sale or purchase, financing, JVs, construction, development, operation and management of retail, commercial, industrial and residential projects throughout Romania.

Our Real Estate team also supports the clients with advice on commercial leases (lessor or lessee side), disputes and arbitration in real estate related matters, arrangement outside the courts and restructurings, including under insolvency procedure, traditional sale, purchase and joint venture transactions concerning office buildings, hotels and shopping centers being a significant part of Serban & Asociatii’s real estate practice.