Loredana van de Waart, Partner

Loredana van de Waart

  • Corporate/M&A
  • Contracts/Commercial
  • Real Estate
  • Public Procurement
  • Litigation & Tax Litigation

Passionate about business law with a profound pro-business orientation, she is using her +20 years in business law areas and in coordination and management of legal teams, as well as her international education background to provide tailored legal solutions, to innovate, to import from other legal systems and adapt to Romanian legal system, to be the Clients’ partner in helping them to make best judgments for achieving their goals.

Education and Biography

TRAINING

Loredana qualified in June 2000, after obtaining an Honours Degree in Law from Bucharest University. She attended several international law courses in the US, Washington D.C. (US law), in France, Paris Bar Association (French law) and in Italy, Rome (private international law), and at the Academy of European Law (European Law).

APPROACH

Listening and understanding the Client’s business and objectives are the key aspects for offering best-tailored solutions to difficult challenges and explaining them in the Client’s language.

SPECIALISMS

With more than +20 years of experience in business law, Loredana has a good understanding of all business law areas with a special focus on M&A, contracts, real estate, public procurement, tax litigation and commercial dispute resolution. Loredana is also recognized for her skill in negotiating, drafting and advising on commercial contracts, both domestic and international.

LANGUAGES

Romanian, English, French and Dutch (basic)

CLIENT TESTIMONIALSThe Soufflet Group and I are very satisfied with our cooperation with Loredana van de Waart. The ability to propose schemes relevant to our business, the responsiveness and know-how of the team are strong points that strengthen our relationship day by day.

Pierre Cothenet

International Director
SOUFFLET AGRICULTURE

CLIENT TESTIMONIALSThis 10 year partnership has contributed to the successful completion of our projects in Romania. We recommend Mrs. van de Waart and her law office for their professionalism, their strong involvement in the optimal management of our files and for the success of our projects.
Ingrid WALCKER

International Business Developer
BUI Coordinator Europe
VALOREM GROUP

CLIENT TESTIMONIALSI am working with Loredana Van de Waart for more than 15 years. During this time, she handled our company incorporation in Romania, assisted us in our development and protected our interests daily and always successfully. Coming to matters linked with our company strategy, Human Ressources problematics, finance, corporate law or contract negotiations, Ms. Van De Waart has always been a strength for our company. We are dealing with a quite extensive number of lawyers within the 14 countries where we developed our business, I can say that Ms Van de Waart is the most efficient and closest partner I am dealing with. I can only recommend Ms Van De Waart to any corporation willing to have an efficient and pragmatic approach within the protection of its interests.
Philippe MAHOU

Corporate Real Estate Development Director
NG Concept / FM Logistic Group

Some Highlights

CORPORATE / M&A
Advising a French company active in the renewable energy field, in their projects in Romania by creating a joint venture with a Romanian developer, establishing their SPV’s projects, advising during the development of the projects and legally structuring the sale process by drafting and negotiating the transaction documents (MOU, SPA, BGL)
RESTRUCTURING/ MERGERS AND SPIN-OFF
Advising an international group in restructuring their activities in Romania (15 subsidiaries, branches) by carrying out the legal due diligence process and finding the appropriate solutions, as well as by performing all the related operations (mergers, spin-off, assignment)
DAY-TO-DAY LEGAL COMMERCIAL MATTERS
Loredana advises multinational companies and their Romanian subsidiaries in their day-to-day legal business operations by providing general commercial advice on different business legal matters and commercial contracts, being also a skilled negotiator of commercial contracts and settlement disputes prioritizing good and rapid settlement of disputes.
CONTRACTS
Advising a subsidiary of a multinational company in agriculture field on all their contracts (equipment acquisition and installation contracts, design and construction projects, utilities and connections agreement, etc.), related to the construction of a seed facility, as well as in relation with their business (authorization process, guarantees, procedures to follow in the Covid context, sale and acquisition contracts, suppliers contracts, transport contracts, etc.)
PUBLIC PROCUREMENT
Advising for more than 10 years several Romanian subsidiaries of an important group in the road and railway infrastructure in their public procurement procedures for the construction of national and county roads, railways, trams, metros. Providing advice on the legality of the tender documentation, the legal ways to act against illegal acts / actions of the contracting authority or in relation with such authority, as well as during the litigation proceedings regarding the public procurement procedures, the performance of the awarded contracts.
REAL ESTATE
Advising one of the biggest logistic and transport French company in land acquisition and obtaining the related utilities for several logistic warehouse projects in Romania (due diligence process, drafting and negotiation of the presale, sale contracts and guarantees) for all their logistic projects in Romania
TAX LITIGATION - MANAGEMENT OF INTRA-GROUP SERVICES
Successful representation of the subsidiary of a large French group in the tax appeal regarding intra-group services
DISPUTE RESOLUTION CORPORATE / LOI / SPA EXECUTION
Successful representation of a client in a complex litigation regarding the execution of an LOI and the payment of damages for non-compliance with the obligation to buy. Successful representation in a litigation regarding the payment of the variable price established under a SPA
TAX LITIGATION - TRANSFER PRICING, THIN CAPITALIZATION AND VAT
Successfully represented and advised several clients in their tax disputes regarding price transferring, intra-group services, VAT, with ANAF during the administrative and judicial procedure
DISPUTE RESOLUTION - COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS
Successful representation of a client active in the agricultural field in litigations regarding the complex commercial relations with a client , as well as in the negotiations for closing a settlement and the related guarantees

Practice Areas

Corporate<strong> / M&A</strong>

Corporate / M&A

Use the right corporate strategy for establishing, developing and growing your business.
Contracts<strong> / Commercial</strong>

Contracts / Commercial

Secure your business with bulletproof international and domestic commercial contracts.
Real <strong>Estate</strong>

Real Estate

Assess the target, strategize your transaction for the best outcome and put in place solid contracts.
Public <strong>Procurement</strong>

Public Procurement

Create value during the entire tender process for a successful public procurement procedure.
Litigation

Litigation

Get representation from first-rate trial attorneys. Our every step strategized to build your victory.