Every business must address the issue of its legal relationships and we assist our clients in their efforts to maximise the potential of their business in this respect. This approach is one of the hallmarks of our success in representing businesses in Romania, but it is by no means the only one.
We encourage a team approach, and our ability to draw on different expertise from across the firm enables us to meet the full range of a clients needs.
On employment matters we always consider the business sector so that we are aware of industry standards, competitive pressures and other legal and regulatory constraints that affect employment decisions. By drawing upon the full resources of the lawyers in our firm, we go beyond the extensive experience we have in employment matters to provide a more holistic approach to our clients’ needs.
The employer-employee relationship is probably the most challenging. It is meticulously governed by both statute and regulations. We help our clients avoid pitfalls and resolve the inevitable conflicts that arise within these relationships.
We’ve handled both contentious and non-contentious employment and social security matters which arise as part of day-to-day business, as well as the employment issues arising from a transfer of business, corporate restructuring and reorganisation, mergers and acquisitions as well as outsourcing and insourcing operations, issues of workforce planning and the mitigation of any potential risks related to such operations.
We also advise in relation to regulatory compliance issues, such as drafting standard employment contracts, internal employment policies, the status of foreign workers and the structuring of remuneration packages and contracts.
We have dealt with complex issues arising from collective dismissal procedures, collective bargaining agreements and other contentious issues, including labour disputes. We have experience with guiding clients through all relevant aspects of a litigation process, both in individual and collective actions, mediations and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings that have, in some cases, included cross-border issues.
Our Relevant Experience
We acted on behalf of a local Romanian company with over 25 years presence on the IT solutions market in retail and food industry on the settlement of a dispute with an important employee. Also, we provided review and advice on the implementation of the employees’ handbook and the professional evaluation procedure, including proposed key performance indicators (KPIs) of the employees.
We assisted Vinarte SA, a top Romanian wine producer, on the sale of its business and assets while managing the transfer of employees and providing ongoing consultancy during insolvency proceedings. Our work involved our experts in Corporate / M & A and Insolvency and Restructuring.
Revising and amending the comprehensive manuals of a water cooler system for a Romanian market leader in office water supply. The mandate included revision according to the latest legislative changes related to non-discrimination and labor safety provisions and conceiving full scale of possible disciplinary deeds and related sanctions.
We provide day-to-day legal assistance on a wide range of employment issues related to the business activities to Willis Towers Watson in Romania and we have assisted the client in implementing the new fiscal changes approved by the Romanian Government, based on which taxes and social contributions are imposed on the employee starting with January 1st, 2018.