As a law firm, we believe that our lawyers must deliver not only high quality technical advice on each file, but they also need to understand our client’s business. Each file must be understood in the context of the client’s broader strategies and priorities.
Our team of dedicated lawyers – with their wide range of interests, specializations and expertise – are committed to this approach.
With our broad scope of practice areas, we seek to be there every step of the way, side-by-side with our client.
CHAMBERS GLOBAL, 2014
Dragne & Asociatii is recommended by Chambers Global in the field of Dispute resolution, being included in the 3rd band, along with the most important Romanian law firms.
Practice coordinator, av. Ion Dragne is regarded as “one of the most capable litigators in Romania” by market commentators. He recently advised the National Company for Uranium Exploitation on a dispute related to administrative and tax issues and patent infringement.
Clients highlight his “hands-on and pragmatic style.“
THE LEGAL 500, 2013:
Within Dispute resolution, Dragne & Asociatii is a second tier firm,
Well-respected dispute resolution boutique Dragne & Asociatii regularly acts for leading Romanian or international companies in multimillion-euro disputes. It recently represented Orange in various commercial contract disputes, and represented Bouygues in a case relating to a construction agreement. Ion Dragne is ‘a respected litigator who is well regarded by judges’. Andreia Dumitrescu is ‘a young and determined lawyer who puts a lot of energy into her work. She is proactive and has very good legal reasoning’. Other key partners include Delia Bosman and Stelian Garofil.
Within Corporate and M&A, tier 5,
Dragne & Asociatii provides ongoing corporate advice to clients such as Electroprecizia and AIM Trust. Practice head Stelian Garofil is ‘an excellent legal counsellor with vast knowledge of the law’.
BEST LAWYERS, 2013:
Ion Dragne was selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers® 2013 in the fields of Arbitration and Mediation, and Litigation (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).
Delia Bosman Topoleanu was selected by her peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers® 2013 in the fields of Arbitration and Mediation, Insolvency and Reorganization, and Litigation (Copyright 2011 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).
CHAMBERS GLOBAL, 2013:
Within Dispute resolution, Dragne & Asociatii, band 3,
Department head Ion Dragne is a well-known figure in the market.“He’s amazing. Everybody in court listens when he talks,” says a source. He is currently assisting Orange Romania with several commercial litigations, valued at EUR12 million.
CHAMBERS EUROPE, 2013:
Within Dispute resolution, Dragne & Asociatii, band 3 (up),
THE FIRM This team has a particular focus on working for multinational companies, banks, insurers and major local entrepreneurs. It assisted Eureko Asigurari with a EUR6.5 million dispute, and was involved in the litigation arising from a dispute over a public procurement procedure concerning the national railway. The group has also represented Orange in commercial litigation.
Sources say: “The lawyers work well together and are good communicators.”
Within Dispute resolution, Ion Dragne, band 2 (up),
Department head Ion Dragne is a well-known figure in the market. “He’s amazing. Everybody in court listens when he talks,” say sources. He is currently assisting Orange Romania with commercial litigation valued at EUR12 million.
Within Restructuring/Insolvency, Dragne & Asociatii, band 3,
THE FIRM This 11-strong team is still relatively new in the market but is making a name for itself in restructuring and insolvency. The firm’s client portfolio includes Italo Romena Bank and Caixa Bank, and a recent mandate was representing S.C. Cetelem in EUR3 million insolvency disputes.
Sources say: “A renowned team of litigators.”
Within Restructuring/Insolvency, Ion Dragne, band 2,
KEY INDIVIDUALS Managing partner Ion Dragne advises Orange Romania on several insolvency disputes. Clients appreciate his extensive experience and practical approach.
IFLR 1000, 2013:
Dragne & Associates is an independent Romanian firm led by Ion Dragne. Deputy managing partner Stelian Garofil leads the firm in banking and finance and M&A. Daniel Cirstea leads the firm in restructuring and insolvency.
The firm advised Espe Energia in negotiations for a €17 million financing of a solar energy project in northern Romania. The firm links its corporate work with dispute cases and assists clients through all stages of the corporate lifecycle. In restructuring and insolvency, the firm makes use of its expertise in dispute resolution, corporate law and tax.
It acted for Banca Italo Romena in several insolvency procedures against Romanian real estate companies and in enforcement and execution procedures against third parties guarantors. “It provides a very high level of service in terms of professional quality; it responds to our questions and issues promptly in a proper period of time; it has good business acumen and knowledge and we recommend it as being appropriate for any legal advice,” one client says. “We trust Dragne & Asociatii for the best solutions to our legal issues and for the best results in court. Its assistance provides great value for money.”