Remus Codreanu


Partner

+40 21 307 1612

Remus Codreanu

Partner
+40 21 307 1612

 

Office

8 - 10 Nicolae Iorga
010434 Bucharest
Romania

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Remus Codreanu is a Partner in the Bucharest office and the head of the local Dispute Resolution, White-Collar Crime, Compliance, Risk & Sensitive Investigations, Employment & Labour Law, and Intellectual Property practice areas. He is also involved in public procurement and insolvency matters.

Remus has more than 16 years of broad and in-depth experience in advising and representing multinational companies across a wide variety of industries, such as IT, construction, retail, agribusiness, energy, pharmaceuticals & healthcare, media, etc.). He has advised clients on a broad spectrum of matters involving both consultancy (pre-litigation advice, off-court settlements) and contentious litigation (representing clients before courts, including courts of arbitration, prosecution offices and many other jurisdictional bodies). He has managed to win the vast majority of the cases.

RECENT ENGAGEMENTS INCLUDE ADVISING

Dispute Resolution

  • A GLOBAL ENERGY SUPPLIER on numerous litigation and other contentious matters involving energy, administrative, corporate (e.g. disputes with minority shareholders), employment, intellectual property, public procurement and internal investigations angles, including in a successful ICC arbitration case
  • A GLOBAL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY on a contractual arbitral dispute involving FIDIC, joint venture contracts and construction contentious matters related to a major residential and retail property development in Romania
  • A FRENCH PHARMACEUTICAL GROUP OF COMPANIES on a EUR 30 million claim made by a Romanian distributor in relation to the termination indemnity of a distribution agreement
  • A LEADING FORESTRY AND AGRICULTURAL INVESTMENT FUND on several complex environmental regulatory disputes, involving administrative and judicial procedures in Romania
  • AN INTERNATIONAL CONTAINER TERMINAL OPERATING COMPANY on several complex employment, contractual, administrative and insolvency litigation cases

White-Collar Crime

  • A GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY COMPANY on a complex matter related to cross border investigations and a high value white-collar crime case concerning several projects in Romania, as well as on the design and implementation of enhanced compliance programmes
  • THE SECOND LARGEST COMPUTER COMPANY IN THE WORLD on cross border investigations and representation before the National Anti-Corruption Prosecution Office in three white-collar crime cases concerning several important public projects in Romania
  • A LEADING PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY on a white-collar crime case concerning alleged undue benefits in the health/medical system in Romania
  • A DANISH GROUP OF COMPANIES SPECIALISED IN DEVELOPING SUCCESSFUL FARMLAND PROJECTS on a sensitive ongoing criminal case conducted by The Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism regarding suspected tax evasion, money laundering and establishing an organised crime group criminal offence
  • AN INTERNATIONAL STEEL MANUFACTURER on several cross-border criminal cases in Romania, the Czech Republic and Turkey concerning large quantities of steel that were stolen from the client as a result of an international fraud scheme committed against it

Employment & Labour Law

  • A GLOBALLY REPUTED BANKING SOFTWARE COMPANY on compensation claims raised by a former employee for having performed overtime including assistance and representation in the litigation phase of the matter
  • A LEADING EUROPEAN HOTEL GROUP on various Romanian law contractual matters involving TUPE, as well as other various internal reorganisations and employment relationship terminations
  • A LEADING DANISH SHIPPING COMPANY on day-to-day employment matters, including on complex mandates such as internal reorganisation of the Romanian subsidiary and employment relationship termination of the general manager
  • ONE OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST PRODUCERS OF ENERGY-EFFICIENT, RESOURCE-SAVING TECHNOLOGIES on internal investigations and a complex reorganisation process, involving inter alia employment relationship terminations of various employees (including managers) within the Romanian subsidiary and the related challenge in court
  • A GLOBALLY REPUTED SOIL AND GROUNDWATER TREATMENT COMPANY on various employment law matters mainly involving collective dismissal of all employees of the Romanian branch

Intellectual Property

  • A GLOBAL ENERGY SUPPLIER on trademark infringements initiating proceedings against unauthorised users of identical or similar trademarks in their commercial activities
  • ONE OF THE WORLD’S LARGEST FOOD SERVICES AND FACILITIES MANAGEMENT COMPANIES on the registration process of nine trademarks
  • ONE OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST PRODUCERS OF ENERGY-EFFICIENT, RESOURCE-SAVING TECHNOLOGIES on an intra-group trademark and internet domain license
  • A LEADING HYPERMARKET OPERATOR on several trademark litigation proceedings, also involving counterfeit of products and protection of registered trademarks
  • A GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURER on IP licensing matters in Romania allowing it to implement products and services available in Germany and other markets also in Romania

Insolvency

  • A DANISH GROUP OF COMPANIES SPECIALISED IN DEVELOPING SUCCESSFUL FARMLAND PROJECTS on two court claims for damages filed in insolvency proceedings by judicial liquidator in connection with the annulment of addenda to agricultural related agreements and tort liability
  • A REPUTED SOIL AND GROUNDWATER TREATMENT COMPANY on the restructuring of operations in the context of a contemplated shutting down of its subsidiary in Romania and on the recovery of receivables from several debtors
  • A LEADING SWISS DRUGS PRODUCER on the preservation and recovery of its receivables from a major local producer and distributor undergoing insolvency proceedings
  • AN AMERICAN WORLDWIDE BANKING AND FINANCIAL SERVICES HOLDING COMPANY during court proceedings concerning insolvency and bankruptcy of the Turkish-Romanian Bank
  • A REGIONAL LOGISTIC SERVICES PROVIDER on an insolvency claim filed by a company active in the building and construction industry related to an unpaid amount resulting from contractual arrangements

Public Procurement

  • ONE OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST PRODUCERS OF ENERGY-EFFICIENT, RESOURCE-SAVING TECHNOLOGIES on various public procurement aspects in connection with public tenders in which the client participates either as bidder, subcontractor and/or third supporting party
  • A GLOBAL IT SERVICES VENDOR on several public procurement tenders and related proceedings concerning its services and hardware equipment
  • AN ISRAELI PHARMACEUTICALS COMPANY on various areas of public procurement processes and related proceedings concerning the public health system in Romania
  • INDRA SISTEMAS on various public procurement procedures concerning inter alia (i) the delivery, installation, setting parameters and commissioning of radar systems by Romatsa, (ii) the procurement of pre-feasibility and feasibility studies and the economic-financial substantiation for the development of Aurel Vlaicu-Baneasa Bucharest International Airport, (iii) the supply of electronic warfare equipment for a C-130 aircraft

EDUCATION

  • 2007 – 2012: University of Bucharest, Romania, Faculty of Law, Ph.D. in IP infringements
  • 2011 – 2012: University of Bucharest, Romania, Faculty of Law, Postgraduate civil law studies
  • 1998 – 2002: University of Bucharest, Romania, Faculty of Law, Bachelor of Law

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION

  • Romanian Union of Lawyers
  • Bucharest Bar Association

LANGUAGES

Romanian, English