Chisinau

Cathay Associates Chisinau brings the experience of lawyers from different legal disciplines to operate a leading law firm in Romania and Moldova for foreign and local clients. The transactions handled by us range from assisting small and medium size enterprises to advising major multinational companies. Our mission is to serve clients with exceptional quality and traditional values while at the same time fostering an entrepreneurial spirit amongst lawyers. The delivery of services is done in a fashion that meets the standard of excellence and the needs of the clients.

Year of establishment: 2007

Number of staff: 25

Experience:

  • Advising a French client on incorporating trust in another European country (4 mil Euro)
  • Assisting and advising a Romanian company acting in the transport industry on the transfer of shares and restructuring of the company
  • Assisting and representing a Luxembourg-based group of firms in handling the insolvency proceedings of its Romanian subsidiary
  • Advising Swiss investor on purchasing stock in a Romanian company that was publicly traded
  • Advising a major Romanian company on selling an important number of bonds in order to cover its investment in a different company in the green energy sector
  • Legal advice to a Romanian company concerning e-commerce and the exigences of the European legislation.
  • Advising international consultants in relation to requirements of short term contractors and long term employees especially with regard to visa, residency and tax requirements
  • Advising an airlines company in respect of requirements under Romanian Labor Code and drafting internal rules and regulations
  • Advising on transfer pricing of services between Romanian client company and parent holding company
  • Acting for international pharmaceutical company in relation to protection of property rights
  • Advising and assisting international media specialist on setting up local Romanian subsidiary and advising on intellectual property matters involved (7 mil Euro)
  • Representing an airport in Romania related to a claim following an incident on an airport (20 mil Euro)
  • Legal assistance and representation for a major French software company in relation to a various number of litigation files
  • Legal assistance for an Italian Company specialized in the production of finished and semi-finished products in PTFE in the acquisition of aircrafts (12 mil Euro)
  • Assisting and representing an international debt collect company in a series of debt recovery cases from Romanian debtors
  • Legal assistance and representation in front of the Romanian Court to a multinational green energy company
  • Assistance in drafting contracts and sales agreements to an important company in the Romanian energy market
  • Acting as local counsel of a major South African pharmaceuticals company in the acquisition of two thrombosis brands and factory from pharmaceuticals competitor
  • Acting for a Greek bank group in proposed major purchase in health field
  • Assisting a German infrastructure group operating internationally in relation to a developing project for Romanian railway (15 mil Euro)
  • Acting for a foreign investment fund concerning its investments in Romania and the various legal procedures available to it to recover funds invested (6 mil Euro)
  • Assisting, advising and acting for a Belgian company in relation to a major real estate project in Romania (5 mil Euro)
  • Legal assistance to a French company in drafting agreements for important construction projects on Romanian territory
  • Acting for major food supplier in respect of its contracts with suppliers and customers
  • Providing legal advice and assistance to a major supplier of kitchen and catering furniture and equipment
  • Legal assistance in fiscal optimization for a Greek bank in Romania (24 mil Euro)
  • Providing legal assistance to a major international tax company in Romania
  • Advising a major Romanian sport figure in the legal aspects of launching an autobiographic documentary
  • Advising British company on the Romanian legal requirements of conducting an online competition for representing the company in PR events
  • Acting for investors in establishment of an airlines company in Romania including corporate formation documents

Awards and recognitions:
Ranked Law Firm in Chambers and Partners Global 2013
IFLR 1000 – Recognized Law form 2013
Legal 500 Recommended Law Firm
Leading Lawyer in Romania Award by the international finance publication ACQ at the ACQ Global Awards 2014.

Local specialities in addition to our Key Practices and Key Industries:

Pharmaceuticals

Food and beverage industry

Transfer pricing

E-commerce

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Christian Bogaru
Managing Partner
Stelian Hilca
Associate
Laura Sarghiuta
Associate

 

Address:

69, Grigore Ureche str., MD-2005 Chisinau, Moldova

Email:
chisinau@cathayassociates.com