Securities, Insurance, Commercial Litigation, White Collar Crime, Criminal Litigation
Mrs. Amala Mararu is the law firm’s Managing Partner. She works with clients on issues of strategic counsel, crisis management and public relations matters, and regularly represents clients in front of various public authorities including courts of justice. Her practice encompasses a broad range of general corporate, commercial, insurance, labor, NGOs, commercial and criminal litigation matters, both domestically and cross-border.
Amala Mararu’s clients have included Nike Inc., in conjunction with McKenna Long & Aldrige LLP, Brussels, Belgium, on sportware, sport and electronic apparel consumer products and product marketing, labeling and safety issues, Convinus GmbH, Zürich, Switzerland on legal advice on social contributions, mother company to subsidiary financing, capital returns, personnel incentives, board of directors wages and compensations, special benefits and profit repatriation for a major Swiss print media corporation, one of Romania’s biggest media groups and, on an ongoing basis, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Switzerland on a number of representation and assistance matters concerning incorporation, administrative, commercial, financial and employment. Since 2004, Mrs. Mararu assists and represents on an ongoing basis Ericsson Telecommunications Romania, on corporate, labor, contract and representation in front of various public authorities, and since 2010, CSC Computer Sciences s.r.o. Czech Republic on contract matters.
Mrs. Mararu had counseled and successfully represented various major clients in Romanian first or appeal courts up to the High Court of Cassation and Justice, such as in a series of over 80 commercial, administrative, tax, and criminal court cases concerning an industrial and property dispute over Archim SA Arad, a major Romanian chemical and fertilizers plant, the Financial Investments Company SIF Transilvania” SA (SIF3 on the BVB, the Romanian Stock Exchange), in Romania’s biggest securities market series of trial cases involving over 7M shareholders and over 17M Euro share capital increase issue against shareholder’s complaint, Cocor S.A., Frigotecnica Industriale Chiavenna s.p.a. in debt collection issues, Ovidiu Tender, one of Romania’s wealthiest businessmen, UGIR-1903 (the General Confederation of the Romanian Industrialists), the biggest employers confederation in Romania signing 9 of the 14 Collective Labor Agreements at national level, in numerous administrative, labor, contract, insolvency, NGO formation and administration, accounting and taxation matters, as well as trial cases.
As member of the Social Dialogue Committee with the Justice Ministry and Labor Ministry, Mrs. Mararu had actively participated in the drafting of and the debates over the Romanian Labor Code and the Insolvency Law, some of Romania’s most debated pieces of organic legislation during the 2003 and 2004 legislative reforms.
Mrs. Mararu’s other recent transactions include representing:
•BayFront Capital Partners and Roman Copper Corp. on the acquisition of Cupru Min SA Abrud, the state-owned operator of Rosia Poieni world-class copper deposit with evaluated reserves of 900 million tones (60% of Romania’s copper reserves) and a current commercial value of around Eur 5.7 billion;
•Ericsson Telecommunications Romania, in connection with the appointment of the new Country Manager, the takeover of the commutation/switch and electrical supply departments of Romanias biggest landline telecomm operator, Romtelecom SA, implicating a personnel transfer of 400 employees and hundreds of business locations throughout Romania, and the share transfer from Ericsson Holding International BV, Holland to LM Ericsson AB Sweden;
•Frigotecnica Industriale Chiavenna s.p.a. in an insolvency trial against Farmer Logistics Romania;
•Betclick Ltd., London, on gaming and betting matters concerning the launch of its online platform in Romanian language;
•Legal counsel, assistance, and representation in front of AVAS, the State Assets Agency, in connection with the annulment of a tender notice and correspondent state title against her client, involving an industrial park as collateral, valued 800,000 Euro;
•Dispute resolution over some industrial parts finalized with a 2 million Euro settlement;
•Dispute resolution over 1,4 million Euro financing and further investment for industrial technologies and production process lines for Skiadopoulos Bros. Church Supplies;
•Complex court case won against Azomures SA, the biggest Romanian producer of chemical fertilizers, in connection with a technology transfer followed by acquisition, 4,000 pages documentation, case valued at 220,000 Euro;
Mrs. Mararu was born in Fagaras, Romania. She received a LL.B. magna cum laude in general practice of law in 1999, a postgraduate diploma in criminal sciences from the Law Faculty of the Bucharest University in 2002, and a MBA in business communication from the British Academy of Business and Communication in 2006. She is one of the two founders of Mararu & Mararu in February 2004.
Mararu & Mararu SCA is a premier Romanian boutique law firmspecialising in cross-industry and cross-practice digital and technology law, from IT&C to finance technology, marketing technology, e-commerce, distributed ledger technology (DLT) & blockchain, industrial property & patents, intellectual property, cybercrime, aerospace, and to computer and data science, with a long-standing legal practice in corporate and M&A, litigation, energy and natural resources, public private partnership and procurement, international private & public law, NGOs and white collar crime.
For 20 years, Mararu & Mararu’s English-speaking lawyers in Bucharest have dedicated themselves to a quality and successful legal practice, continuous legal training and legal risk management for Fortune 500, start-ups and multinational private or public corporations, working at the forefront of technological, industrial, financial, social and regulatory changes, bringing value, clarity and opportunity to its clients in an ethical, adaptive, integrated, clear, and sound legal manner, with affordability and efficiency.
The lawyers at Mararu & Mararu have dedicated themselves to detailed and personalised service, committing wholeheartedly to their clients’ needs and education, and preferring each to handle a few clients well rather than many with mediocrity, its expertise and ethics quickly giving the firm, one of the oldest law firms in Romania, a reputation for long-term client commitment that foregoes short-term profit if necessary.
Mararu & Mararu practicing attorneys are High Court of Cassation and Justice qualified, being licensed to appear before all Romanian courts.