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Our Expertise

S.C.P.A. "Dragan & Partners" is a full service law firm offering complex legal advice across a full range of practice areas. Using our own and our partners resources we believe that existing partnerships strengthens our ability to provide a multi-jurisdictional approach to the legal challenges facing any business.



  Business & Corporate
Energy & Infrastructure

Our Business Restructuring & Workouts Group draws on the extensive and diverse resources of major international partners - which includes top-ranked practices in finance, mergers and acquisitions, tax, litigation, internal investigations, financial institutions, executive compensation and real estate - to develop practical, comprehensive and innovative solutions to restructuring problems.

 

Finance

The firm’s distinguished financing clients include issuers, transaction sponsors, investment bankers, underwriters, commercial banks, institutional investors, lessors, lessees and financial advisers whose needs involve acquisition finance, project finance, equipment finance, structured finance and derivatives, syndicated loans, high yield bond offerings, mezzanine finance and private placements.

 

Tax

Our tax lawyers work closely with clients and investment banks to develop and implement solutions for complex mergers and acquisitions, international transactions, private equity and hedge fund formations, joint ventures, bankruptcies and restructurings, public and private financings (including equipment leasing and project finance) and real estate transactions.

We have extensive experience in a variety of financial products, such as funding agreement-backed notes, capital offerings and hybrid securities, and on insurance industry tax issues.

 

Our strength lies not only in our wide range of capabilities, but also in the scope of businesses we represent. Our clients are active in a diverse group of industries, including airlines, banking, communications and media, computer software, energy, insurance, international trade, investment management, investment and merchant banking and other financial services, mining and real estate.

 

 

 

In the energy industry, we regularly represent developers, public and private utilities, independent power producers, equity investors, monoline insurers and lenders in M&A transactions, project financings and restructurings. Facilities involved have included conventional base-load power plants, peaking units, cogeneration, refuse-to-energy, wind-powered and hydroelectric and transmission projects.

 

Our firm lawyers advise important players in the oil and gas sector on a broad range of complex transactional projects, including oil & gas exploration and production projects, off-take and marketing arrangements, investments and financings of refineries, pipeline acquisitions and project financings of other petrochemical facilities.

Litigation

We represent clients as plaintiffs and as defendants in a wide range of substantive areas including commercial disputes, white collar criminal defense, securities and derivative actions, securities regulation, products liability, domestic and international dispute resolution, intellectual property and media, antitrust, insurance regulation and coverage disputes, bankruptcy, environmental litigation, mergers and acquisitions, employment, tax disputes and professional liability cases.​

Communications

Our clients include firms in the financial services, telecommunications, media and entertainment, internet, publishing, consumer goods, technology and consulting sectors. We work with them to develop appropriate data security policies and compliance procedures, as well as privacy policies and website terms of service.

We counsel clients on best practices for prevention of data breaches and assist them with post-breach remediation, including public notices and regulatory responses. We have in-depth experience with internal investigations regarding security events and data thefts, and we have represented clients in class actions, government investigations and other litigation arising out of data safekeeping and related technology issues. 

 

 

Environmental Protection

Our environmental practice is an intrinsic part of the firm’s corporate department where lawyers advise on mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, financings and other corporate matters. Our firm lawyers actively represent private equity firms, industrial companies and other businesses in a wide range of transactions. We have also recently represented industry leaders, including those in the mining, paper and energy sectors, in domestic and international transactions.

Our firm is well-known for work in complex, cross-border transactions, which demand substantial coordination and oversight, ensuring successful outcomes for our clients. We counsel clients on how to effectively mitigate environmental risks and manage environmental liabilities associated with their transactions.  Our close relationships with the major international environmental consulting firms assist in providing comprehensive and efficient due diligence.

 

We advise clients on issues associated with climate change, including in connection with renewable and traditional energy projects, laws regulating greenhouse gas emissions and disclosure matters.

   Intellectual Property

Our firm has a dynamic and broad-based Information Technology and Intellectual Property Transactions practice.

We represent both leading technology vendors and major customers located both within and outside of Romania in information technology transactions.

Our other intellectual property transactions cover all types of intellectual property in multiple business sectors, including entertainment, financial services, transportation, health and fitness, energy, e-commerce, retail and luxury goods and education.